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HelloFresh Brings Back Holiday Hosting Box and Introduces Winter Market Offerings

HelloFresh, the world’s leading meal kit company, is bringing back its annual Holiday Hosting Box, providing a sumptuous, stress-free feast to make holiday hosting easier than ever this season. Additionally, HelloFresh is introducing Winter Market, a collection of festive winter-themed appetizers, baking kits, quick snacks, and more, which can easily be added to customers’ weekly orders through the HelloFresh Market.

Holiday Hosting Box

The Holiday Hosting box provides all of the ingredients and step-by-step instructions to prepare a full holiday spread, with...

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Dec 1 9:44 AM, General News



Del Taco Spreads Holiday Cheer with Return of Holiday Gift Card Bonuses and More Seasonal Deals

Del Taco Restaurants, Inc., the nation’s second largest Mexican quick service restaurant*, celebrates the holiday season bigger and better this year with the return of its holiday gift card bonus program and launch of new Black Friday deals. Del also welcomes back its popular Cyber Monday deals, limited-edition holiday merchandise, and 12 Days of Holiday retail offers.

“Del Taco fans enjoyed giving the gift of Del so much last year, we brought it back to reward them with more opportunities to spread some..."

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Nov 29 1:00 PM, General News


TGI Fridays® Brings Holiday Cheer with New Digital Innovations, Holiday-Themed Menu Items

Topping even pre-pandemic sales numbers in 2019, TGI Fridays® the iconic casual bar and grill, credits 34 consecutive weeks of same-store sales growth to its development of innovative tableside and digital experiences. To build on this transformative momentum this holiday season, Fridays is introducing a new proprietary augmented reality experience, "Top Shelf Elf." By scanning a unique QR code, guests will unlock various content – from festive cocktail recipes to flair bartending. The one-of-a-kind experience is led by the Top Shelf...

 

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Nov 19 8:01 AM, General News


Walmart Serves Up Savings on Thanksgiving Meal

As we approach our second holiday season since the pandemic began, concern over rising costs and short supply has stirred up a conversation centered on uncertainty about the Thanksgiving meal. But amidst it all, here’s what we’re certain of: Walmart is ready. We planned early for Thanksgiving, and we’re setting the table with savings, assortment and convenience.

Five Years of Savings on Thanksgiving Dinner
This year, customers shopping Walmart for their Thanksgiving meal can expect to save more than $14 (or nearly 28%) compared to the national average price reported by the...

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Nov 19 8:00 AM, General News


Subway® Rings in The Holiday Season With Latest Menu Refresh & Gift Card Bonus Offer

The holiday season is fast approaching, and Subway is celebrating early with brand new menu items, plus a bonus on the perfect holiday gift for sandwich lovers. Subway is introducing new rotisserie-style chicken builds, adding a decadent caramel brownie cookie, and welcoming back its fan-favorite roast beef.

New Menu Enhancements
Subway continues its transformation journey, kicked off by this year's Eat Fresh Refresh™ in July, by introducing more new and improved ingredients, sandwiches and sweets. The latest mouth-watering menu additions include...

 

 

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Nov 17 8:17 AM, General News


October Retail Sales Grew as Consumers Got an Early Start on Holiday Shopping

Retail sales rose in October as many consumers began holiday shopping early to avoid any shortages amid pandemic-driven supply chain disruptions that are dominating businesses and shoppers this holiday season, the National Retail Federation said today.

“Retail sales data for October reflects the enduring strength of consumers’ finances and willingness to spend as the holiday season gets underway,” NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay said. “The robust balance sheets of American households are being met by retailer preparation and hard work to provide products that consumers...

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Nov 17 8:00 AM, General News


Survey Says Americans Want Chicken on their Friendsgiving Plates

Please pass the…chicken! As Americans kick-off the holiday season, many are also gearing up for Friendsgiving – a moment to appreciate our friends that matter most. And this year, friends are choosing chicken as their Friendsgiving centerpiece.

A recent survey of more than 1,000 people across America revealed 65% of people who celebrate Friendsgiving want chicken during the holidays and 77% want to create new traditions, which may include anything from who is at the table to decorations to games played. More than two thirds want...

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Nov 17 8:00 AM, General News


PODCAST: UK Beef Chats Episode 40

This week on UK Beef Chats, Mike Nesbitt gives us a rundown of trade, foodservice demand starting to drop off with the holiday season, retail driving the market with firm demand, availability issues affecting price movement.

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Nov 12 10:32 AM, Urner Barry


Mariah Carey Takes the Holidays Up an Octave with 12 Days of McDonald's® Deals

All McDonald's wants this holiday season is for you... to join Mariah Carey for 12 days of deals. Because when an iconic holiday superstar is a fan of the Golden Arches, it's only right to begin the season by gifting customers an entire menu full of free* goodies. From Mariah's own favorite, a classic Cheeseburger, to soft-baked Chocolate Chip Cookies, we made a list of some of our fans' favorite menu items and checked it twice. The Mariah Menu will make its debut in...

 

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Nov 11 8:00 AM, General News


The Honey Baked Ham Company® Has You Covered this Thanksgiving (and Friendsgiving)

Calling all out-of-practice hosts, The Honey Baked Ham Company® has you covered for all your holiday gatherings with simple ways to serve, gift and shop during the festive season. From delicious holiday meals with convenient ordering options to unique host gifts, HoneyBaked® is dedicated to helping everyone spend less time in the kitchen and more time reuniting with their loved ones this Friendsgiving and Thanksgiving.

HoneyBaked's holiday meals, complete with a brand-new brunch option, are fully-cooked and undeniably delicious. They include...

 

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Nov 10 8:00 AM, General News


Retail Imports Near Record Pace Despite Port Congestion as Holiday Season Begins

Imports at the nation’s congested container ports are expected to remain at near-record levels for the remainder of the year as retailers rush to move merchandise from docks to shelves in time to meet the expectations of holiday shoppers, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

“Dockworkers are unloading ships as fast as they can, but the challenge is to move the containers out of the ports to make room for the next ship..."

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Nov 9 7:57 AM, General News


IHOP® Celebrates the Most Wonderful Time of the Year With New Festive Limited-time Menu

Today, IHOP® launches its limited-time holiday menu to spark joy and help guests relieve holiday stress with delicious food. The new menu includes a variety of savory and sweet options for every palette, featuring popular flavors and quality ingredients from the season – such as fresh cranberries and all-natural roasted turkey – to satisfy every craving.

The menu offerings feature new takes on classic IHOP pancakes and milkshakes; newly introduced options like Hand-Crafted Melts; a Kids Breakfast Combo; and a Family Feast...

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Nov 1 8:47 AM, General News


Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Helps Families Celebrate Together With Care This Holiday Season

This holiday season, care is in the air and Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® is the perfect one-stop-shop to help guests care for their loved ones and make this holiday season special. After more than a year of interrupted and often cancelled family gatherings, Cracker Barrel boasts a variety of seasonal offerings made with care, fully prepared meals, and holiday gift options to help guests celebrate with family and friends both in store and at home. For a limited time...

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Oct 22 8:00 AM, General News


‘Tis the Season: Ruth’s Chris Steak House Unveils Holiday Offerings

Ruth’s Chris Steak House, known for its unmatched dining experience and steaks served on 500-degree sizzling plates, today announced its holiday offerings available soon in-restaurant or for pick-up at more than 150 locations nationwide.

Enjoy the Holidays at Ruth’s Table

Ruth’s Chris’ in-restaurant menu for Thanksgiving encompasses the following:

Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner
Single portion inclusive of the below; exclusively available in-restaurant on Nov. 25.
- Starter: Choice of Caesar Salad, Steak House Salad or Lobster Bisque
- Entrée: Sliced Oven Roasted Turkey, Ruth’s Sausage and Herb Stuffing...

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Oct 21 8:00 AM, General News


Amazon Hiring for 150,000 Seasonal Jobs to Help Deliver Great Holiday Experiences

Amazon continues to provide diverse employment opportunities for people of all backgrounds and skill levels, announcing today 150,000 seasonal jobs are now available across the U.S. All Amazon jobs in the U.S., including seasonal roles, have an average starting pay of $18 per hour, sign-on bonuses up to $3,000 and an additional $3 per hour depending on shifts in many locations.

“We are proud to be offering a huge range of full-time, part-time, and now seasonal jobs with great..."

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Oct 18 9:08 AM, General News


How Walmart is Navigating the Supply Chain To Deliver This Holiday Season

We have all seen and heard a lot in recent months about supply chain issues across the retail industry. With so many news stories about port delays, increased consumer demand and holiday season forecasting, it’s natural to wonder whether items will make it to store shelves and how this might affect holiday preparations.

But increased demand for the products customers want is nothing new for this time of year, and it’s certainly nothing new for Walmart. We’ve been delivering the holidays for over 50 years. This year, we’re...

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Oct 11 8:00 AM, General News


PODCAST: UK Beef Chats Episode 32

This week on UK Beef Chats we discuss continued growth in demand as the UK returns to school, colder weather beginning to set in, and businesses preparing for the holiday season. All while tackling tight supply issues and a fear of food shortages in the UK. UK beef market expert Mike Nesbitt weighs in on market conditions.

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Sep 8 3:35 PM, Urner Barry


2020 Holiday Season: One for the Record Books at Retail

Record holiday season retail sales during the last two months of 2020 reflected the recovering economy but also got a boost from consumer emotions after a stressful year, National Retail Federation Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz said today.

“This was not a typical holiday season and it took place amid an unprecedented shopping landscape,” Kleinhenz said. “When we assembled our 2020 holiday forecast, we knew one scenario was that results could come in high and that sales might exceed...

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Feb 3 8:29 AM, General News


NRF Says 2020 Holiday Sales Grew 8.3 Percent Despite Pandemic

Retail sales during 2020’s November-December holiday season grew an unexpectedly high 8.3 percent over the same period in 2019 to $789.4 billion, exceeding the National Retail Federation’s holiday forecast despite the economic challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, NRF said. The numbers include online and other non-stores sales, which were up 23.9 percent at $209 billion.

“Despite unprecedented challenges, consumers and retailers demonstrated incredible resilience this holiday season,” NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay said. “Faced with rising transmission of the virus, state restrictions on retailers and...

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Jan 19 8:23 AM, General News


NRF Chief Economist says Latest Stimulus will Help Continue Recovery from Pandemic

Economic challenges brought on by the coronavirus pandemic will continue in 2021, but stimulus legislation signed into law just after Christmas will help maintain and accelerate the nation’s ongoing recovery, National Retail Federation Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz said.

“As we closed out 2020, it was an end to a whirlwind year whose challenging economic environment will almost certainly continue in 2021,” Kleinhenz said. “The coming year might be just as eventful as the economic recovery faces many uncertainties...

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Jan 6 8:29 AM, General News


November Retail Sales give Holiday Season Solid Start

November retail sales dipped from the month before but still showed the sixth consecutive monthly year-over-year gain by government calculations and set the stage for a healthy holiday shopping season compared with last year despite the pandemic, the National Retail Federation said today.

“Consumers held back on spending in November as virus rates spiked, states imposed retail restrictions and congressional stimulus discussions were gridlocked,” NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay said. “While consumers have been bolstered by increases in disposable income and savings, it’s clear that additional...

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Dec 18 7:01 AM, General News


Retail Imports Still Strong after Setting New Records for The Holiday Season

Imports remain strong after setting new records this fall as retailers stocked up both stores and warehouses for the holiday season and met new demands for quick delivery of online orders, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

“The pandemic has made the past year one of the most trying the supply chain has ever seen, but retailers have met that challenge,” NRF Vice President for Supply Chain and Customs Policy Jonathan Gold said. “We’ve gone from not knowing whether we would be able to...

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Dec 11 2:47 PM, General News


PODCAST: An Economic Point of View - Will Sawyer of CoBank

This week on Market Digest Laura speaks with CoBank Lead Protein Industry Analyst, Will Sawyer. Will brings his expertise to the plate as they discuss holiday demand for protein items, protein supply, the beef complex, corn and soy inflation, and...

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Dec 8 11:22 AM, Urner Barry


Protein Market Buying Opportunities 

As COVID-19 continues to impact consumer habits across the globe, many protein markets are experiencing unusual or contra-seasonal trends through the holiday season. Highlighted are just a few items that might be catching the eye of wholesale and distribution buyers in early December...

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Dec 8 8:17 AM, Urner Barry







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