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Lucy Britner

Articles by Lucy Britner

Alibaba - hoping market research deal will speed up product development.Alibaba's Tmall eyes faster product innovation in market research deal 17 October 2018

Chinese online retail giant Alibaba's e-commerce platform has partnered with a range of market research groups as it looks to help companies speed up their new product development process.

Future food company Open Meals trialed edible 3-D printed sushi at this year's South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas

Trend Hunter Future Festival's 11 food-and-drink consumer trends to watch in 2019 27 September 2018

As part of the Trend Hunter Future Festival in Toronto last week, the consumer insights company laid out key trends for 2019. Here, Lucy Britner highlights the top picks for food and drinks.

Hunter: How to lead a business through disruption – lessons from the former CEO of Chicago Tribune – Trend Hunter Future Festival 25 September 2018

In the latest of her dispatches from the Trend Hunter Future Festival in Toronto, Lucy Britner looks at how FMCG manufacturers might learn from one of the major names in US media.

Kroger using shelf-edge tech to send pricing and promos to phonesThe future is omnichannel and it's now - dispatches from Trend Hunter Future Festival 21 September 2018

These days, omni-channel is the latest buzzword in retail circles, with Alibaba's 'new retail' concept in China, Hema, one of the leading players in creating a crossover between on- and off-line shopping.

Welch's names new CEOWelch's names ex-Schwan's exec Trevor Bynum as next CEO 21 September 2018

US food and beverage group Welch's has appointed a new president and CEO.

"Micro-influencers" can drive brand awareness - TrendHunter 20 September 2018

Brand owners should look to micro-influencers in the social media realm in order to drive consumer awareness, the president of consumer trends specialist TrendHunter has recommended.

Coca-Cola linked to Horlicks brandCoca-Cola 'set to move for GSK's Horlicks' 10 September 2018

The Coca-Cola Co. could be about to follow its acquisition for Costa Coffee with a bid for GlaxoSmithKline's Horlicks business in India.

Alibaba executive chairman Jack Ma believes e-commerce The future of retail in China: using Big Data to create smart shops 18 May 2018

The way consumers shop in China is changing. The country's Internet giants are using e-commerce data to blend on- and off-line experiences in an effort to create a 'new retail' landscape. In this report, Lucy Britner offers an overview of the major changes and a closer look at how food and beverage companies are getting involved.

FrieslandCampina said Optiwell will create FrieslandCampina launches Optiwell yoghurt drink in UK, Ireland 24 August 2015

FrieslandCampina, the Dutch dairy co-operative, is launching its Optiwell yoghurt drink in the UK and Ireland.

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