“You can feel it in the streets, on a day like this, that heat, it feels like summer.” That’s right, from Gambino’s lips to our ears, it’s that time of year again; dig into the closet, unpack your seersuckers and white linen pants: summer is almost here!
The cannabis industry, though becoming more accepted and mainstream every day, remains shrouded in uncertainty and even taboo. This obscures the many ways the industry will, and indeed already is, shaping retail, manufacturing, grocery, c-store, and food service.
Gosh, it must seem like we always want to talk about booze at TrendSource, but did you hear that beer giant Anheuser Busch, part of the ABInBev conglomerate, recently purchased Cutwater, upstart distiller and crafter of canned cocktails? Honestly this market research blog just follows the news and, these days, and lately it all seems to come with an alcohol content.
When Beyoncé, reigning queen of all that is pop and popular, took over the world for those two weekends in Coachella (hereafter known as BeyChella), she had spent the previous months eating vegan, reclaiming her legendary curves less than a year after giving birth to twins. No, this isn’t just your humble blogger’s latest attempt to remind the world that he was there, witnessing the defining concert of our generation and falling in love (but, yeah, it kinda is), it is about the mainstreaming of plant-based diets.
Welcome to the second of our two-part series on the changing state of CPG and grocery. Last week we discussed the unique challenges manufacturers are currently facing as the relationship between consumer, retailer, and manufacturer all undergo radical shifts.