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AroundtheIndustry

Stadium fare provides
food for thought
By Lawrence Aylward

Want to see what differentiavegetarian offerings with its
tion and exclusivity look
Protein Quinoa Salad made
like? Look no further than
with fresh corn, green
the latest menus at Major
onions and chickpeas. So
League Baseball stadiums.
are the New York Yankees,
Major League Baseball
which are offering a vegan
eats have come a long
sausage topped with jalaway from just offering "a
peños and onions at Yankee
dog and a beer." Stadiums are
Stadium in the Bronx.
no longer just for baseball fans;
At Globe Life Park in ArAt Globe Life
they're for foodies. Fans flock
lington
Texas, where the Texas
Park in Arlington
to games to eat, not just for a
Rangers
call home, there's the
Texas, the Dilly
chance to see guys like New York
Dilly Dog - a cored dill pickle
Dog is as
different as
Yankee Aaron Judge hit a ball
stuffed with a hot dog and
it gets.
into the stratosphere.
then deep fried. Talk about
Some of the creative and even
differentiation.
outlandish offerings on menus throughWrigley Field, where the Chicago
out America's 30 baseball stadiums are
Clubs play, introduced the Polk Street
innovative and focus on regionality.
Breaded Pork Shoulder, which is a
And with retailers looking to capitalize
house-smoked and breaded pork shoulon their fresh and grab-and-go cuisine,
der topped with house-made pickles and
these offerings just might spark a few
Dijon sauce served on a telera roll.
ideas for private brands.
At Progressive Park, the Cleveland InLet's go first to Houston's Minute Maid
dians debuted The Flamethrower, a pork
Park, home of the 2017 World Series
belly and pulled pork sandwich topped
Champion Houston Astros, to check out
with bacon jam, barbecue sauce, green
the piquant .45 Express, an all-beef hot
apple slaw and Flamin' Hot Cheetos.
dog topped with Flamin' Hot Cheetos,
At the Great American Ball Park, The
green chili queso, tortilla strips, cheese,
Cincinnati Reds debuted the Queen
pico de gallo, pickled jalapeños, sour
City Fried Garlic Bologna, a fried
cream and cilantro served on a crisp
bologna sandwich served on a bun and
corn tortilla inside a flour tortilla. Mintopped with spicy mustard.
ute Maid Park is also serving up its BBQ
As you can see, these foods hit on the
Funnel Cake, which consists of pulled
same trends - from taste to health to
pork, chopped beef, smoked sausage,
inventiveness - that private brands are
citrus kale black bean slaw and golden
aiming to do.
grain mustard barbecue sauce served on
So if you are a retailer's head of pria deep-fried funnel cake.
vate brands, it's time to talk your boss
At Dodger Stadium, home of the Los
into taking a road trip to several MLB
Angeles Dodgers and long known for its
stadiums for a little "field work." Now
Dodger Dog, fans can build their own
wouldn't that be the "business trip" of a
tortas (Mexican-style sandwiches) by
lifetime? Seriously, though, MLB stadichoosing from carne asada, nopales/
ums are taking their food fare to another
cactus, pulled chicken, refried beans, jalalevel - just what private brands want
peno, cilantro, crema and pickled onions.
to do. There's something to be learned
Dodger Stadium is also adding to its
from the great American pastime. SB
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SHORT TAKES
Walmart to sell majority
share of Asda to Sainsbury
Bentonville, Ark.-based Walmart Inc. and
J Sainsbury announced on April 30 the
"combination" of Sainsbury's and Asda
Group Ltd., Walmart's wholly owned U.K.
retail subsidiary.
"At a time of significant and
rapid change in the retail sector, the
combination will create one of the U.K.'s
leading grocery, general merchandise and
clothing retail groups," Walmart stated in
a press release. "Bringing together two
distinctive customer propositions will
create a more competitive, adaptable and
resilient business - better placed to invest
in price, quality, range and more flexible
ways for customers to shop."
Under the terms of the combination,
which is subject to various approvals,
Walmart would hold 42 percent of the
combined business' share capital. Walmart
would also receive approximately $4.10
billion in cash, subject to customary
closing adjustments, valuing Asda at
approximately $10.05 billion.
"We believe the combination offers
a unique and exciting opportunity that
benefits customers and colleagues," said
Doug McMillon, Walmart's president and
CEO, in a statement. "As a company, we've
benefited from doing business in the U.K.
for many years, and we look forward to
working closely with Sainsbury's to deliver
the benefits of the combination."

Boer retiring as CEO
from Ahold Delhaize
Dick Boer is retiring as CEO of Ahold
Delhaize on July 1. Franz Muller will take
over as CEO on that day for the Zaandam,
the Netherlands-based retailer.
In a press release, Mats Jansson,
chairman of Ahold Delhaize's supervisory
board, thanked Boer for his leadership and
dedication throughout his 20-year career
at Ahold Delhaize and Ahold.
"Dick's accomplishments include
the successful repositioning of Albert
Heijn to market leadership; strategically
building Ahold's portfolio into brands
with number one and two positions in
the markets they serve; and introducing
digital, e-commerce and sustainability
as integrated parts of the business,"


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