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Schuster’s Blog: WIC Foods, SNAP, Rewards Programs and More

Posted by: and on Friday December 2, 2022

A soft drink vending machine at the checkout of a shoe store? My first thought when I saw this 8 years ago: Why? (One in the back for employees made more sense.) In the years since, food availability and convenience, good and bad, has skyrocketed. Add to that, food companies that shape our food behaviors in ways we are unaware of. Note: The data about the cost of using a food delivery app in the ‘Online’ section is of particular importance to consumers!


WIC foods update…

SNAP…

Convenience for the food insecure/finding help/donating…

Rewards programs: buy more/eat more…

Online…

popular w/Gen Z and gamers (https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/373941/mcdonalds-kfc-top-qsrs-for-youtube-video-views-i.html?edition=126271). Chuck E. Cheese, YouTube and a children’s virtual menu (https://www.nrn.com/operations/chuck-e-cheese-taps-youtube-brand-lankybox-new-virtual-concept). TikTok’s effects on our food habits include limited ingredients at stores and Walmart

adding a ‘Trending on TikTok’ section with ingredients recently mentioned on the site (https://www.specialtyfood.com/news/article/tiktok-trends-ripple-effects/); it’s effect on our relationship with food both good and not so (https://www.michigandaily.com/arts/how-tiktok-has-transformed-our-love-affair-with-food/). Chipotle influencers: the Chipotle Creator Class

(https://www.qsrmagazine.com/fast-casual/how-chipotles-candice-beck-builds-social-media-relevancy). Kroger let’s Snapchat target customers (https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/379856/kroger-expands-retail-media-reach-to-snapchat-off.html).


Quick, quick, quick: curbside/pickup/drive-thru/self-checkout…

Drones/delivery robots…

In-car…

Food everywhere you are…

Voice assistants…

Shoppable is everywhere…

Meal kits…

Pre-filling online shopping cart…

Fast and small bites…

Credit…

And one last thing…
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