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Organization Tips for the Kitchen Pantry
There is nothing worse than cooking and reaching for something in your pantry that you are sure you have and coming up empty-handed. No matter if you are a seasoned chef or starting your first apartment, it is great to have a checklist for staple items you should have on hand.
You may have some other items you consider staples, such as salad dressing or barbecue sauce, but those items can be made if you have these staples.
Pantry storage tips:
Get a turntable for the bottles of oils, vinegars, and such. You can easily spin it to find what you need. Open bags of flour and sugar invite pests plus spill and make a mess. Use a gallon zippered plastic bag or a jar to contain them. Bags of food staples, like rice, beans, and cornmeal are seldom used up in just one recipe. Use food storage containers, bags, or even rubber bands to contain them. Have extra staples? Check out our tip for Managing Extra Staples
- Olive oil
- Vegetable oil
- Cooking spray
- Balsamic vinegar
- Apple cider vinegar
- hite wine vinegar
- Soy sauce
- Hot sauce
- Cooking sherry
- Broth or bouillon
- Canned milk (evaporated)
- Peanut butter
- Tomatoes, diced
- Tomato, paste
- Tomato, sauce
- Bread crumbs
- Dry beans
- Brown sugar
- Powdered sugar
- Baking powder
- Baking soda
In the Fridge:
- Lemon juice
- Parmesan cheese
Spice storage tips: Store spices so that you can easily find them. Use a stacking turntable, a stacker-shelf, or drawer organizer to help you find them. Learn more about storing spices at our Spicy Ideas article. There are a lot more spices available than this basic list but this will get you started. You can add additional spices as recipes call for them.
Spice Turntable –
Make the most of cabinet space with a stacking-turntable for your spices.
Spice Cabinet –
Most often, spices are up high. But, choosing a low kitchen cabinet can work. Since the cook now looks down on the bottles, adding labels to the tops makes this situation very workable.
- Bay leaves
- Chili powder
- Dry onion
- Garlic powder
- Vanilla extract
Author Lea Schneider, a columnist for What’s Cooking America, is a freelance writer and organizational expert whose organizing ideas have been published in many magazines including Woman’s Day, Better Homes and Gardens Kitchen and Bath Ideas, Family Circle, Parents Magazine, as well as numerous newspapers and websites. She is a member of the Association of Food Journalists.
Getting organized is all about living simpler and making things easier. The bonus is it often leads to saving money. Lea Schneider’s kitchen organizing columns tell you how to organize the many things that relate to kitchens, menus, meals, and special food events.
Check out all of Lea Schneider’s helpful home and kitchen columns at Organizing Kitchens, Pantries, Menus and Meals.
Where’s the TP?! Relish Launches Stock Checker to Help Shoppers Find Staples at Local Grocery Stores
SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Apr 3, 2020–
Relish, owned by Fexy, is a free web tool that makes online meal planning and grocery shopping quick and easy for more than 100 million monthly users, and today, they launched the Relish Stock Checker, a tool that helps pinpoint the hardest-to-find grocery staples at nearby stores. With the new Relish Stock Checker, customers can enter their zip code and check stock on 50 of the hardest-to-find items from toilet paper to paper towels to diapers at nearby Target and Walmart stores before heading out the door.
Since COVID-19 related shutdowns and stay-home orders began to make their way across the nation and the world, consumers have significantly changed the way they shop and eat. According to a recent study by Adobe Analytics, grocery retailers have seen a 100% increase in daily online sales*. Research by Relish shows that nearly half of all consumers are considering online grocery shopping in the next 30 days compared to only 12% who said yes just two weeks ago**. And stores are having a challenging time keeping up – with stock AND with the volume of online orders.
Since the increase in demand, it’s been challenging to use online grocery ordering to book grocery delivery or pickup, leaving some consumers out of luck – and out of their homes to head to the store for themselves. To make matters worse, panicked shoppers are stockpiling the most common items, so it’s hard to know if stores are going to have essential household staples available. Shoppers are bouncing from store to store to find the things they need which increases the risk of coming in contact with the novel coronavirus.
“The goal of the Relish Stock Checker is to ease a pain point for shoppers, allowing them to efficiently build a meal plan and organized shopping list and then head to the store with added confidence that the hardest-to-find items will be there,” said Cliff Sharples, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Fexy. “These are stressful times, and we know the daily routines of our customers are significantly altered. The team at Relish is committed to providing solutions to some of the most frustrating grocery related challenges – from figuring out what’s for dinner tonight to finding TP – we’ve got you covered.”
Relish plans to continue adding additional grocery items and grocery stores to the site in the coming weeks. There is also a module on the site where shoppers can submit suggestions for household staples they are trying to find, so the Relish team can prioritize adding the most needed items.
The Relish online grocery shopping experience allows for customers to find and save recipes on Relish.com or sister sites Simply Recipes and Serious Eats as well as 20+ other trusted recipe websites including popular blogs like SkinnyTaste, Two Peas and Their Pod, Recipe Girl and more. With one click, the recipe ingredients can be added to a customizable shopping list which can then be easily passed through to the online shopping cart at one of many participating grocery partners like Walmart, Safeway-Albertsons, Instacart, Amazon, Target, Shipt, or Kroger for delivery or pickup – offering all the convenience of meal kits with more flexibility and less cost.
While online grocery ordering is a challenge for the foreseeable future as stores work to keep up with the new shopping habits – Relish Stock Checker can ease the uncertainty for millions looking for the best place to pick up the things they need most. For more information or to try out Relish Stock Checker, visit Relish.com.
* Adobe Analytics study featured in USA Today on March 31, 2020
**Research conducted by Relish via a survey of more than 1,100 people within the general population, and audiences on Simply Recipes and Serious Eats from March 6 – March 8, and then again with the same sample size March 24 – March 26. Please reach out for additional report details.
Fexy was founded in Seattle, Washington in 2014 by tech veterans Lisa and Cliff Sharples and investment professional, Ben Sternberg. Fexy is ranked 5th in Comscore’s Food Publisher Ranking and growing 44% year-over-year. Fexy’s properties enjoy more than 32 million monthly visits across a portfolio that includes 5 recipe and food culture sites. Fexy’s two largest owned and operated food sites, Simply Recipes and Serious Eats, are the top two food websites in Comscore for millennials. The Relish Network and web tool reaches more than 100 million monthly users. Fexy is backed by Tritium Partners in Austin, TX. For additional information on Fexy, visit: http://www.fexy.com/
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12 Best Consumer Staples Stocks for the Rest of 2021
Consumer staples stocks had a slow start to the year, but have been gaining momentum in recent months, thanks in part to a third round of stimulus checks issued to Americans in March.
According to S&P Dow Jones Indices, the S&P 500 Consumer Staples Index is up 13.8% since its March lows. And while that’s certainly slower growth than what the sector experienced last year during the height of the pandemic, there are tailwinds on the horizon – including back-to-school shopping and direct child tax credit payments – that could keep the momentum going for consumer staples stocks.
Not to mention, there’s always a place in a well-constructed stock portfolio for a few defensive plays that are less cyclical in nature.
With that in mind, here are 12 consumer staples stocks to watch for the rest of 2021. The names on this list have either performed well in 2021 and appear poised to continue to do so over the back half of the year, or have underperformed year-to-date but look ready to take off.
Data is as of July 25. Dividend yields are calculated by annualizing the most recent payout and dividing by the share price. Analysts’ opinions courtesy of S&P Global Market Intelligence.
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- Market value: $187.2 billion
- Dividend yield: 0.7%
- Analysts’ opinion: 19 Strong Buy, 3 Buy, 10 Hold, 2 Sell, 0 Strong Sell
Costco Wholesale (COST, $423.43) appears ready to cover the Midwest, one of the few regions of the U.S. where the consumer staples giant doesn’t control significant market share.
In July, Costco opened three new wholesale clubs in Murfreesboro, Tennessee; Little Rock, Arkansas; and Moore, Oklahoma. They are all within four miles of existing Sam’s Clubs, the wholesale division of Walmart (WMT). The Little Rock location is Costco’s first location in Walmart’s backyard.
“They have historically dominated the Eastern Seaboard, Western Seaboard and the densely populated markets, but this shows they want to be unbeatable where they have a void in the Midwest,” Burt P. Flickinger, managing director for Strategic Resource Group, told Winsight Grocery Business in an interview. “It’s a strategic decision to go up against Sam’s Club.”
With COVID-19 looking to rear its ugly head in the second half of the year, grocery-related stocks such as Costco appear to be popular with investors.
“You have seen a flight to more safety,” Edward Jones retail analyst Brian Yarbrough told CNBC. “If this plays out and Covid starts to rear its head again and things start to shut down, you’d see grocery benefit from that.”
The truth is that Costco seems to do well in good times and bad. And while no stock is 100% resistant to business slowdowns, it’s close.
In the trailing 12 months ended May 9, Costco generated $6.9 billion in free cash flow from $186.64 billion in revenue for an FCF margin of 3.7%. In the meanwhile, through its fiscal third quarter, same-store sales are up 15.1% in the U.S., 14.7% in Canada, 16.3% internationally and 63.6% for e-commerce, for overall growth of 15.2%.
When you consider that Costco thrives on 3.3% operating margins, the secret to its success continues to be passing on its savings from suppliers to customers, making most of its profits from its membership fees. In the first nine months of 2021, membership fee revenues grew by 8.5% to $2.64 billion. At the end of the third quarter, it had 60.6 million paid members, up from 55.8 million a year earlier.
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- Market value: $120.9 billion
- Dividend yield: 0.6%
- Analysts’ opinion: 14 Strong Buy, 6 Buy, 6 Hold, 1 Sell, 0 Strong Sell
Good companies are constantly changing. Estée Lauder (EL, $333.55) is no exception despite continuing to deliver strong global results.
In late June, the head of the cosmetic giant’s North American group sent a memo to staff suggesting that the changes it would be making include employee layoffs.
“As we evolve our organization to reflect our new reality, there will be some talent impacts in certain areas of the business. While difficult, these decisions are necessary to effectively pivot to new market dynamics and lead our business into the future,” North American Group President Chris Good wrote in the memo to staff.
Estée Lauder’s business pivoted during COVID-19, and it expects that the changes that took place during the pandemic will carry on after the pandemic is over.
EL is certainly thriving. It expects fiscal 2021 to be a record year for sales. It estimates its sales this year will be approximately $16 billion, considerably higher than the $14.3 billion in sales the company saw in 2020. Its adjusted operating margin will also be 18%, the highest it’s been in the past five years.
In its most recent quarter ended March 31, the company’s makeup sales took a hit, sliding 13%, excluding currency, during the three-month period. However, its skincare business – its largest segment accounting for 58% of sales – saw revenues jump 28% during the fiscal third quarter, with operating income up 92%.
Overall, sales increased 13% during EL’s fiscal third quarter to $3.9 billion, with operating income of $616 million, 465% higher than the same period a year ago.
“Impressively, we are investing in many compelling long-term growth drivers, including end-to-end innovation with a new center in Shanghai, state of the art manufacturing in Asia/Pacific, global online and consumer analytics,” stated Estée Lauder CEO Fabrizio Freda in the company’s Q3 2021 press release.
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British American Tobacco
- Market value: $87.8 billion
- Dividend yield: 7.6%
- Analysts’ opinion: 4 Strong Buy, 0 Buy, 0 Hold, 0 Sell, 0 Strong Sell
Tobacco companies like British American Tobacco (BTI, $38.27) are working to reduce the health impact of their products to persuade environmental, social and governance (ESG) investors that they’re not so lethal.
In a June presentation at the Deutsche Bank Global Consumer Conference, British American Tobacco Chief Marketing Officer Kingsley Wheaton discussed the company’s strategy in the years ahead.
“Our purpose, A Better Tomorrow, is ‘to reduce the health impact of our business.’ We want to encourage smokers who would otherwise continue to smoke, to switch completely to scientifically-substantiated reduced risk alternatives,” Wheaton stated.
“Given the health impact of cigarettes, that is the greatest contribution that we can make to society. And, in so doing, it will drive long-term, sustainable growth of our business. So, as we win, society wins.”
That might sound like wishful thinking, but BTI is the only tobacco stock in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. Its goals include generating 5 billion British pounds ($6.9 billion) in annual “New Category” revenue by 2025 and attracting 50 million consumers of non-combustible products by 2030.
As part of this move into new categories, British American Tobacco in March entered into a research and development collaboration with OrganiGram, a Canada-based cannabis producer. As part of the partnership, BTI acquired 19.9% of OrganiGram for $175 million.
How far has British American Tobacco gotten in its strategy?
It has approximately 15 million customers buying its vaping devices and using its heated tobacco and oral nicotine pouches. This compares to around 140 million cigarette smokers.
BTI has a long way to go, but it’s on the right path – and it’s certainly one of the best consumer staples stocks to watch going forward.
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- Market value: $37.3 billion
- Dividend yield: 2.6%
- Analysts’ opinion: 2 Strong Buy, 3 Buy, 8 Hold, 1 Sell, 0 Strong Sell
Back in August 2015, activist investor Nelson Peltz acquired 7% of Sysco (SYY, $72.87) to become the foodservice distributor’s largest shareholder. Peltz paid roughly $1.6 billion for his 42 million shares. Today, those shares would be worth approximately $3.1 billion.
At the time, Peltz felt the company’s margins could be better. The billionaire investor also felt it could return more capital to shareholders through buybacks and dividends. Peltz is still one of Sysco’s largest shareholders, although the number of shares held has dropped to 20.6 million.
Sysco generates 62% of its sales from restaurants. As a result, COVID-19 did a number on its business. However, despite the challenges it faced, it has a 16% market share in the U.S. and serves approximately half the country’s independent restaurants.
Over the past year, it has picked up business from restaurants, large and small, adding $1.8 billion of net new business with national brands such as Panera Bread and Wendy’s (WEN) and more than 13,000 local customers.
SYY has created five strategic pillars of growth – future horizons, digital, products and solutions, supply chains and customer teams – that it believes will help it grow 1.5 times faster than its peers through the end of fiscal 2024.
Additionally, Sysco announced some M&A news earlier this year, saying it would buy Greco and Sons. This is a leading independent Italian specialty distributor with $800 million in annual revenue generated from 10 distribution centers across the U.S. Greco and Sons serves more than 8,000 customers.
Sysco is still recovering. In its fiscal third quarter ended March 27, the company’s sales declined 13.7% to $11.8 billion, while its non-GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles) operating profit fell 32% to $256.2 million.
However, for the first 39 weeks of its fiscal 2021, Sysco’s free cash flow arrived at $1.2 billion, up $760.1 million from the year prior. It’s a sign profitable business is coming back – and SYY could be one of the best consumer staples stocks going forward.
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- Market value: $37.1 billion
- Dividend yield: 1.8%
- Analysts’ opinion: 3 Strong Buy, 5 Buy, 10 Hold, 1 Sell, 0 Strong Sell
As part of its trend toward healthier products, Hershey (HSY, $179.26) completed its acquisition of Lily’s on June 25 for $425 million. Lily’s was founded by Cynthia Tice in 2010 as a way for her to quit sugar but still enjoy a sweet treat from time to time. The company’s products have no sugar added.
When HSY announced the acquisition in May, it said that Lily’s would be a welcome addition to its better-for-you (BFY) portfolio.
“Cynthia (Tice) had the vision that consumers wanted a better-for-you option in confections and today 80% of adults want to cut back on their sugar intake,” Lily’s CEO Jane Miller stated in May, as reported by CStoreDecisions.com. “By joining the Hershey’s family of brands, Lily’s will become a platform confection brand making BFY options easily accessible to all consumers.”
In June, HSY discussed its growth plans. The company’s research has found that one in four online purchases happened following a visit to a physical store selling Hershey products.
Additionally, it has found that 55% to 70% of customers, whether online or in-store, purchase additional items that weren’t on their original shopping list, providing plenty of growth opportunities for the consumer staples stock.
In the first quarter ended April 4, Hershey sales hit $2.3 billion, 12.7% higher than a year earlier. As a result, the company’s adjusted earnings increased 17.8% to $1.92 per share.
At the midpoint of its 2021 guidance, Hershey estimates 5% sales growth, 200 basis points (a basis point is one-one hundredth of a percentage point) higher than its previous guidance. It also expects adjusted earnings per share (EPS) of $6.86 at the midpoint, 9% higher than in 2020.
Hershey currently has a price/cash flow (P/CF) ratio of 18, slightly less than its five-year average of 18.6.
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- Market value: $34.5 billion
- Dividend yield: 1.0%
- Analysts’ opinion: 1 Strong Buy, 0 Buy, 10 Hold, 2 Sell, 4 Strong Sell
Brown-Forman (BF.B, $72.02), the maker of Jack Daniel’s, had a reasonably strong year in fiscal 2021, which ended April 30. Sales grew by 6% to $3.5 billion, while operating profit increased 7% to $1.2 billion.
Plus, BF.B generated free cash flow of $755 million in 2021, 23.6% higher than a year earlier. A big reason for this was its performance in the U.S., where it generates approximately half its overall sales. It had underlying net sales of 10% in the U.S. in 2021, its best year of domestic growth in over 20 years.
Key contributors to this growth included the company’s premium bourbon, tequila and Jack Daniel’s ready-to-drink (RTD) line, which offset poor sales in Travel Retail – an area that got hit by COVID-19. According to BF.B’s fiscal fourth-quarter 2021 conference call transcript, Jack Daniel’s RTD accounted for 12 million cases across all its markets.
Thanks to the premiumization of alcohol, the company’s high-end brands, such as Woodford Reserve, Old Forester, Benriach and Herradura, continue to grow by double digits. That’s unlikely to change in the near term.
Despite higher input costs, which lowered its gross margin by 270 basis points, Brown-Forman still increased its operating margin in 2021 to 33.7%, 130 basis points higher than a year earlier.
In fiscal 2022, Brown-Forman expects to grow the top and bottom lines by 4% to 6% on a year-over-year basis. You’re likely not going to get rich owning Brown-Forman, but as far as consumer staples stocks go, it’s an excellent defensive play over the long haul.
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- Market value: $32.4 billion
- Dividend yield: 2.6%
- Analysts’ opinion: 8 Strong Buy, 3 Buy, 3 Hold, 1 Sell, 0 Strong Sell
Archer-Daniels-Midland (ADM, $58.01) is one of the world’s leading agricultural processors, with approximately 800 facilities served by more than 39,100 employees in 200 countries. A public company since 1924, it has paid dividends for 89 consecutive years and is a member of the Dividend Aristocrats.
The company is currently transforming the way it does business to deliver the best possible customer experience at the lowest cost. Initially, it intended to find $1.2 billion in annual cost savings by the end of 2020, but instead, it found $1.3 billion.
As a result of its cost-cutting measures, ADM generated adjusted operating profits of $2.1 billion in fiscal 2020, up 8.9% from the year prior.
In the first quarter, ADM’s adjusted operating profit increased 86% to $1.2 billion. This was due to significant contributions from all three of its operating segments, including an 84% year-over-year improvement in its Ag Services and Oilseeds business, which accounts for 65% of overall profits.
ADM recently found itself in hot water over a South Carolina grain elevator it sold to former Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue’s company AGrowStar. The sale happened weeks before Perdue was appointed to the position by former President Donald Trump.
AGrowStar paid $250,000 for the grain elevator, while ADM bought it for $5.5 million in 2010. Some have questioned the timing of the discounted sale. ADM argued that the grain elevator was an underperforming asset making it difficult to sell for a better price. It’s most likely water under the bridge.
ADM’s business is improving, and that shows in the stock’s performance over the past year. Specifically, the shares are up 38% in the last 52 weeks. Moreover, investors interested in consumer staples stocks can expect the good times to continue for this one into 2022.
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Coca-Cola Europacific Partners
- Market value: $28.0 billion
- Dividend yield: 2.8%
- Analysts’ opinion: 7 Strong Buy, 3 Buy, 3 Hold, 0 Sell, 0 Strong Sell
U.K.-based Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP, $61.34) has a history with Coca-Cola (KO) that goes back to 1904. Today, CCEP is the largest bottler of Coke globally with annual revenue of 13.5 billion Euros ($16.0 billion) and a combined market of more than 600 million consumers across 29 countries.
In May, Coca-Cola European Partners merged with Australian-based Coca-Cola Amatil to form CCEP. The acquisition of Coca-Cola Amatil accelerates the company’s revenue growth by 25%, while also giving CCEP access to the lucrative Australian and New Zealand markets.
On a pro forma basis, the two companies sold more than 3 billion cases of product in 2020, 60% of which was Coca-Cola. Energy drinks and other flavored drinks made up another 25% of shipments. By 2025, CCEP expects its total addressable market to grow to 138 billion Euros ($163 billion).
Coca-Cola European Partners itself was the result of three KO partners coming together in 2016.
The company is making strides on the ESG front, too, and expects all of its vehicles to be electric or low-emission by 2030. Coca-Cola Europacific Partners’ electric vehicles (EVs) currently account for 5% of the more than 8,000 light vehicles in its fleet.
CCEP is one of the more expensive consumer staples stocks on this list at the moment. It has a P/CF ratio of 16.1, which is 42% higher than its five-year average. However, the company’s trailing 12-month free cash flow is $1.1 billion for a FCF yield of 3.9%.
Given the company’s growth potential, its FCF yield is more than reasonable.
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- Market value: $8.6 billion
- Dividend yield: N/A
- Analysts’ opinion: 5 Strong Buy, 3 Buy, 7 Hold, 0 Sell, 1 Strong Sell
Boston Beer (SAM, $701.00) has come down a lot since hitting its 52-week high of $1,349.98 in late April. However, this arguably provides investors with an excellent opportunity to buy the maker of Samuel Adams and Dogfish Head beer, Truly Hard Seltzer, Angry Orchard Cider and Twisted Tea Hard Iced Tea.
Credit Suisse analysts recently upgraded SAM stock to Outperform from Neutral (the equivalents of Buy and Hold, respectively). They currently have a 12-month price target on the stock of $1,281 per share, some 83% higher from current prices.
CS’s bull case revolved around the fact that Truly Hard Seltzer had been gaining ground on industry leader White Claw, and that seltzer growth is expected to account for 10% of the overall alcohol beverage market by 2025. However, weak Truly’s sales in Q2 resulted in a big whiff in Boston Beer’s earnings, and a big drop in SAM shares.
“We overestimated the growth of the hard seltzer category in the second quarter and the demand for Truly, which negatively impacted our volume and earnings for the quarter and our estimates for the remainder of the year,” CEO Dave Burwick said in a statement.
Still, Credit Suisse maintained its rating, saying that “Boston Beer’s 2Q miss indicates category growth is still strong but expectations were higher. Double-digit growth should continue with the company continuing to gain share from competitors.”
Investors seeking out growth in consumer staples stocks can still look to Sam, however, with CS modeling 32% growth in 2021 revenues despite the Q2 miss.
Boston Beer’s price/earnings growth (PEG ratio) is currently 1.4, almost half its five-year average of 2.6.
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Casey’s General Stores
- Market value: $7.2 billion
- Dividend yield: 0.7%
- Analysts’ opinion: 5 Strong Buy, 0 Buy, 7 Hold, 1 Sell, 0 Strong Sell
In 2021, Casey’s General Stores (CASY, $195.15) acquired 49 properties in the Oklahoma market from Canadian convenience store operator Alimentation Couche-Tard for $39 million. The sale was part of Couche-Tard’s strategic review, which will include it selling an additional 306 North American locations over the next year.
Interestingly, Couche-Tard tried to buy Casey’s in 2010 but ended up walking away after CASY shareholders failed to elect its slate of directors. Couche-Tard offered $38.50 a share. The shares have increased roughly fivefold or 16% compounded annually in the 11 years since.
Casey’s reported its fiscal fourth-quarter results in June. Fiscal 2021 included a slight drop in revenue to $8.7 billion from $9.2 billion in 2020. However, its earnings per share increased 18% year-over-year to $8.38.
The operator of convenience stores opened 36 net new locations in 2021. It expects to add approximately 200 stores in fiscal 2022.
On July 8, the company announced the appointment of BJ’s Restaurants (BJRI) CEO Greg Trojan to its board. Earlier in Trojan’s career, he ran California Pizza Kitchen when PepsiCo owned it. In addition to being the third-largest convenience store chain in the U.S., Casey’s is also the fifth-largest pizza chain.
Casey’s finished fiscal 2021 with free cash flow of $336 million, up significantly from $78 million a year earlier.
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- Market value: $4.7 billion
- Dividend yield: N/A
- Analysts’ opinion: 6 Strong Buy, 4 Buy, 0 Hold, 0 Sell, 0 Strong Sell
For those unfamiliar with Nomad Foods (NOMD, $26.69), it is a U.K.-based frozen foods company whose brands include Birds Eye, Findus and Iglo. It sells its products in 13 countries across Western Europe.
In NOMD’s November 2020 Investor Day presentation, CEO Stefan Descheemaeker laid out the company’s four key messages, which include plans to generate adjusted free cash flow of 1.5 billion Euros ($1.8 billion) over the next five years.
Nomad generates 100% of its revenue from frozen foods. Fish is the largest category, accounting for 40% of its sales. Other significant categories include vegetables (19%) and potatoes (10%).
NOMD is the third-largest branded frozen food company in the world, behind only ConAgra (CAG) and Nestle (NSRGY). It is by far the biggest in Western Europe. Nomad holds a strong market share position in Europe for both peas (56%) and fish fingers (64%).
As for the plant-based foods movement, the company’s Green Cuisine brand is developing a strong following. In the U.K., Green Cuisine has captured 8% of the market share for plant-based frozen foods.
“We’ve publicly said for Green Cuisine, we want to reach £100m very quickly,” Nomad Foods’ U.K. Managing Director Wayne Hudson told The Grocer in June.
In May, NOMD reported strong first-quarter results that included organic revenue growth of 1.8% and a 42% increase in adjusted EPS. The company expects to deliver a fifth consecutive year of organic revenue (3% to 5%) and adjusted earnings per share (11% to 15%) growth in 2021.
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- Market value: $3.3 billion
- Dividend yield: 0.9%
- Analysts’ opinion: 1 Strong Buy, 0 Buy, 0 Hold, 0 Sell, 0 Strong Sell
It’s been almost eight years since The Washington Post Company was renamed Graham Holdings (GHC, $653.76) to reflect the sale of the iconic newspaper to billionaire Jeff Bezos in 2013.
How has it performed? Up until the past year, not very well.
However, over the past 52 weeks, it has come alive, generating a total return of 63%, and is up 23.5% in 2021. Of course, these returns don’t include Cable ONE (CABO). The telecommunications firm was spun off in July 2015 into its own publicly traded company. As a result, Graham Holdings stakeholders received one new share in Cable One for every share held of the parent.
Graham Holdings’ business interests include Kaplan, the test preparation people, Graham Media, a collection of U.S. television stations, several industrial manufacturers and a home healthcare business, among other ventures.
Unfortunately, if you’re looking for pearls of wisdom about the holding company, you’re out of luck. Only one analyst covers the stock, though they rate GHC a Strong Buy with a target price of $780, indicating expected upside of 19% over the next 12 months or so.
Graham Holdings’ most recent addition to the company is Leaf Group, a business that develops online brands built around lifestyle categories, including fitness and wellness. The company paid $323 million for Leaf, and the transaction closed on June 14.
In the first quarter ended March 31, Graham Holdings’ revenues fell by 2.7% year-over-year to $712.5 million. However, operating income jumped 319% to $33.8 million.
If you like owning consumer staples stocks with lots of moving parts, GHC could be for you.
Best Consumer Staples Stocks to Buy in 2021
Updated: May 11, 2021, 6:34 p.m.
You probably rely on consumer staples companies every day. Consumer staples are daily essentials such as food and beverages, cleaning and personal hygiene products, household products like paper goods, and alcohol, tobacco, and cosmetics.
They’re the kinds of goods you buy and stock your house with regardless of the state of the economy, and the amount you buy or spend on them is relatively fixed. In this way, the consumer staples sector behaves much differently from consumer discretionary businesses such as restaurants, hotels, and apparel, or consumer durables, which are long-lasting products like furniture and electronics.
Consumer staples companies may not have the highest earnings growth or year-over-year revenue growth because, as market leaders, they tend to already be large, mature companies. But these stocks make up for that modest growth with low price volatility, reliable profits and dividends, and defensive positioning.
Advantages of consumer staples stocks
Consumer staples stocks function in a noncyclical manner, meaning that they offer investors safety during recessionary climates. Since these companies sell products such as food and cleaning products that consumers rely on regardless of the state of the economy, they tend to generate solid profits even in weak economies. For instance, a number of consumer staples companies have thrived during the COVID-19 pandemic as consumers stocked up on essentials and avoided spending on non-essentials like travel and restaurant meals.
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Consumer staples are noncyclical, meaning they offer investors safety during recessionary climates.GSPC), which, on average at the time of this writing, pay a dividend yield of 1.4%.
Because consumer staples companies operate in stable sectors and sell products that are always in demand, the biggest ones have been around for ages, sometimes a century or more. That’s a sign of their brand value, as well as their ability to endure a wide range of challenges and economic cycles.
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Top consumer staples stocks
Just as you’re already familiar with many consumer staples products, you likely know many of the top stocks in the sector such as Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST), Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG), and PepsiCo (NYSE:PEP).
1. Costco Wholesale
Costco doesn’t make consumer staples products, but it sells them. Most of its inventory consists of groceries and household items such as paper products and cleaning supplies. Costco has a number of advantages over its retail peers, largely because its membership model creates a reliable customer base with a retention rate of around 90%. Costco also earns most of its profits from membership fees, so it can offer rock-bottom prices on merchandise, which is a competitive advantage. The retail stock has prospered during the coronavirus pandemic, with comparable sales growth (an industry metric that factors out new-store openings) jumping by double digits and e-commerce sales soaring. The company even rewarded investors with a $10-per-share special dividend in December 2020 to directly share with investors a portion of the windfall.
2. Procter & Gamble
Procter & Gamble is best known for its marquee brands such as Tide, Gillette, and Crest. The household and personal care company is nearly 200 years old and has 22 brands that generate $1 billion or more in annual revenue. Nearly all of those brands hold the No. 1 or No. 2 market share in their categories, which include paper products, laundry detergent, diapers, and beauty products. P&G is also a Dividend Aristocrat.
This consumer staples company is currently developing innovative products, including the nontoxic insect repellent Zevo, and in 2019 released a line of plant-based cleaning products called Home Made Simple. After streamlining its business by selling off non-core brands, restructuring, and cutting costs, the company’s position is as strong as it’s ever been.
Like other consumer staples companies, P&G has gotten a healthy boost from the pandemic. Organic sales, which exclude the balance sheet impacts of acquisitions, divestitures, and currency exchanges, increased 4% in the quarter ending in March 2021. The company’s growth in beauty, fabric, and home care was the most robust.
PepsiCo is much more than just its namesake beverage brand. The company also owns Frito-Lay and Quaker, as well as other popular drink brands such as Tropicana and Gatorade. Its Frito-Lay snacks business generates nearly as much revenue as all of its beverages do internationally, and that business has been a source of growth while soda sales slow in the U.S. and around the world. With global brands and distribution, Pepsi enjoys many of the same advantages as industry giants P&G and fellow beverage company Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO).
The consumer staples company has also grown through acquisitions. In 2018, it acquired SodaStream, which gave PepsiCo a leading position in countertop soda-making. PepsiCo bought energy-drink market leader Rockstar Energy in 2020, showing that it continues to seek out acquisition opportunities.
PepsiCo is also a Dividend Aristocrat, having raised its quarterly payout for 48 years in a row. The company is facing some headwinds as it emerges from the pandemic, but its biggest segments are growing and it should get a boost as the dine-in restaurant business resumes in the U.S. and elsewhere.
There are many types of agriculture businesses that provide an array of investing opportunities.
These companies have typically performed well for investors, but they come with risks, too.
Consumer discretionary stocks
Unlike consumer staples, these companies tend to follow broader economic trends during times of expansion and recession.
While they are not considered staples, retail companies are intertwined with the consumer staples sector.
Consumer staples ETFs
For investors who prefer exposure to the whole consumer staples sector rather than pick individual stocks, buying shares in an exchange-traded fund (ETF) is the most sensible option. The chart below summarizes three different consumer staples ETFs:
Consumer Staples Select SPDR Fund (NYSEMKT:XLP)
Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF (NYSEMKT:VDC)
iShares U.S. Consumer Goods ETF (NYSEMKT:IYK)
The first two of these ETFs have Costco, Procter & Gamble, and PepsiCo among their top five holdings. The iShares U.S. Consumer Goods ETF includes both consumer staples and consumer discretionary stocks but doesn’t own the stocks of retailers.
In addition, all three of these ETFs own popular consumer staples stocks such as Coca-Cola and the following:
Are consumer staples stocks right for you?
The best consumer staples companies tend to have consistently strong organic sales, leading market shares in several consumer staples sectors, and attractive dividend yields. Although the industry sees relatively little innovation or growth, consumer staples products tend to be timeless, and these companies are likely to endure for generations to come.
Consumer staples companies have an excellent ability to withstand recessions, increase their dividends, and post consistent if incremental growth. All of these characteristics make them good choices for investors looking for reliable, income-producing stocks.
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Basic Pantry Staples Checklist | The Purposeful Pantry
Use this Basic Pantry Staples Checklist to help you learn what the basics are for a well-stocked, pantry that fits your family’s needs and helps you create meals your family will love. You can easily adapt this for long-term storage.
Do you ever open your pantry and wonder what the heck you’re supposed to have stored?
My mantra is always – store what you eat, eat what you store. But unless you’ve gone through and done a huge list on your own, it is daunting to know where to get started.
It would be awesome if there was a list somewhere, that you could download and have to check off and have a good idea of the 50 basic pantry items you should have? I can help!
This list will help you stock basic pantry items whether you’re starting from scratch or rebuilding your pantry to do more from-scratch cooking. You’re certainly encouraged to stock past this list! But huge, massive lists can be very daunting to some to get started, so this one will help you get on the right track.
A note about special diets: There are lots of special dietary needs that vary from family to family. Use this list to help you get started, adjust for your family’s special needs, and wants.
Storing Basic Pantry Staples
The enemies of food storage are air, moisture, light, and bugs. Thus, pantry staples should be stored in airtight containers, in a cool, dry, and dark place in airtight containers.
Your containers can range from the super organized and spendy containers to Grandma’s mason jars. But don’t get obsessed about the Pinterest-pretty pantry. Be sure your containers are airtight, and workable for your space. Work first at creating a pantry that fits your family’s needs with good food to last.
Those Pinterest-pretty pantries are often aesthetically pleasing with cool colors and airy spaces, but have you noticed how little food they actually hold? And not many of us have the huge pantries you see in some of those images. It’s important to know how to work within your own space and make it workable.
In most cases, I do recommend you remove things like pasta and rice and dry beans from their original packaging, and place them into airtight containers, no matter which ones you choose. This packaging wasn’t meant for long-term storage, and can allow bugs, air, and moisture to get in over time.
Basic Pantry Staples That Should Be in Your Kitchen
Herbs, Spices & Seasonings
Typically herbs and spices are good for no more than a year in their ground state. You can test them by using your nose. If, after you’ve ground a bit in the palm of your hand, you don’t have a strong scent coming through, you should replace it.
It is best to store spices in their whole state (pods, seeds, dehydrated roots, etc.), you can further the storage to a few years in airtight containers.
There are so many more herbs and spices that you can store in your pantry, grow in your herb garden and stock in your freezer. This list is a good starting place as you begin cooking more.
I’ve chosen my favorite 15 herbs and spices for my new DIY spice rack!
Canned & Jarred Goods
Many of these items are ones that we can eat fresh and frozen. Canned almost seem a distant third cousin. However, for a well-stocked pantry, having canned varieties of the foods we usually eat can help with quick meals when someone is sick or quick meals.
- Broth – try to stock organic if possible – great for soups and for sipping after sicknesses
- Fruit – pick a few of your favorite varieties, and make sure some of it is applesauce (another great one for sick times)
- Pickles – they are great for snacks and dehydrate well for pickle chips, too.
- Soups – Such an easy convenience food, especially for sick times
- Spaghetti – this makes such a quick and easy meal, it’s become a basic staple in most American kitchens
- Tomato – pureed, diced and sauce – helps make for quick meals if it’s not the height of summer and you haven’t frozen or canned your own.
Heating Note: Did you know that you can heat most canned foods in a fondue pot?! It’s a great item to keep stored in your kitchen gear for an alternative cooking source during power outages from the weather. Keep an eye out for them at garage sales and thrift stores! And make sure to stock up on fuel, too!
- Flour – all-purpose, whole wheat, almond,
- Arrowroot powder – use as a thickener and for helping keep dehydrated powders dry
- Baking Powder
- Baking Soda — and there are more uses for baking soda than just making soda bread and kids’ volcano projects!
- Chocolate chips – Necessary? Maybe not, but it does help make everything a little better – from chocolate chip oatmeal cookies to chocolate chip pancakes to a little extra richness in hot chocolate, especially if you store it properly.
- Cocoa Powder – like chocolate chips, this is not necessary, but certainly helpful in creating comfort food for the family.
- Freeze-Dried Foods – convenience yes, but with the variety of foods that are available in freeze-dried forms that last for years and years, it’s worth it to stock up on freeze-dried ingredients to help meal prep go so much more quickly. Plus all the freeze-dried fruit is a great snack!
- Maple Syrup
- Molasses – good for cookies and for making your own brown sugar
- Oatmeal (Steel cut oats or rolled oats)
- Powdered Milk – can take the place of fresh milk when baking or if fresh milk is not available during emergencies
- Sugar – white, brown (or just make your own as needed), powdered, stevia, coconut sugar, monk fruit, etc. Pick your poison 🙂
Grains & Pastas
- Beans – store both canned and dried varieties of your favorite beans. Don’t like beans? There are still many creative ways to use beans in your kitchen!
- Couscous – a “grain” that is really little pasta pearls
- Quinoa – a full protein seed that is classified as a grain.
- Pasta – spaghetti, elbow, linguini, lasagna and/or shells.
Oils, Sauces & Vinegars
- Avocado Oil – I use this to cook with as it can handle the high heat, has little flavor and is a healthy fat to cook with
- Coconut Oil – refined and unrefined – and good for so many more things than just cooking
- Mayo – of course, you can make your own as needed
- Mustard – yellow, dijon, spicy, honey, grain, powder (you can just stock powder and make your own mustard as you need it).
- Olive Oil – regular and extra virgin
- Vegetable Oil / Canola oil
- Soy Sauce
- Vinegar — white, organic apple cider, balsamic, red, and white wine. Start with regular and build up your choices
- Worcestershire Sauce
Even if you store lots of meats in your freezer, you want a backup in case of a power outage or other long-term emergency. Never leave yourself with only one means of feeding your family.
- Chicken – either canned or freeze-dried
- Nuts & Seeds – flax and chia seeds (both can replace eggs in baking), pecans, walnuts, almonds, pistachio, etc. Store in the freezer for an even longer shelf-life.
- Peanut Butter – or stock your own nuts and grind your own nut butters. Peanut Butter powder is a good alternative, too.
- Freeze-Dried Eggs – great to either add extra protein to dishes, and they are great for the backup if your chickens are slow to produce.
- Salmon, Sardines, and other fish
Canning note: Canning can really help bulk up your protein supply in your pantry. Once canned, many types of meat are ready to eat and just need a little warming up.
My Pantry Includes Things in the Fridge & Freezer
Yes, my “Pantry” includes refrigerator items. These are the staples I keep on hand and should be in every kitchen
- Cheese – both fresh in the fridge and frozen for long term (you can sprinkle a little arrowroot powder in your shredded cheese before freezing to help it not stick)
- Eggs – I freeze excess eggs, too!
- Fresh/Frozen fruits & vegetables. You can dehydrate the most common frozen vegetables to save room in your freezer space.
- Freezer meals — ready to eat meals that can be used for times when you just can’t cook much are such a basic pantry staple!
- Meats – chicken, beef, pork, fish and turkey, and any other you fancy. Realize that if the power goes out, you’ll need to deal with them, but they are a great way to stock protein
- Yogurt – quick and easy for making dips and sauces as well as breakfast. I suggest Greek, full-fat yogurt because the nonfat yogurt contains so much sugar. You can make your own yogurt using your cabinet-style dehydrator!
How to Stock Up on Basic Pantry Staples
Once you get a basic supply of in your pantry, you can keep an eye out on the sales cycles to know when they go on sale. Then you can stock up for however long you’ve set your goals for.
Most sales cycles last about six weeks, so that is a good starting point. You can use a price book to help you track what is the rock bottom price to stock up on. Also, keep an eye out for ways that you can get even better deals on those items you buy every day!
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Last Thoughts …
Remember, this is a very basic list for those just starting out, or those wanting to double-check their own pantries. You’ll want to adjust the list to match any dietary needs you have.
Don’t feel you have to have this done in one fell swoop, either. Get the ones marked that you need to purchase, and begin to add them to your grocery list week by week.
I hope this has helped you see a clear vision of what you can do with your pantry. Let me know, in the comments below, what you feel is a basic need in a pantry that might be missing from the list!
Staples Signs On to Collect Rechargeable Batteries | Call2Recycle
The Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation announces program with the environmental leader in the office supply industry
ATLANTA, April 24, 2003 – The Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC), a non-profit organization dedicated to recycling rechargeable batteries, announced today the rollout of RBRC’s battery recycling program in Staples stores throughout the U.S..
RBRC’s battery drop off boxes will be in Staples stores starting Sunday, April 27. Staples customers can simply drop off their used rechargeable batteries at the store customer service desk, where the RBRC boxes will be located.
“Our program with Staples marks the first time we’ve joined forces with a national office supply retailer,” said Ralph Millard, executive vice president, RBRC. “Staples customers already know where to go for office supplies and business services, and it’s now more convenient than ever for customers to stock up and be green at the same time!”
Many people don’t know that the rechargeable batteries that power an ever-growing list of cordless electronics products can and should be recycled when they can no longer hold a charge. These products include cellular and cordless phones, digital cameras, laptop computers, portable DVD and CD players, PDAs, two-way radios, remote control toys, and cordless power tools.
“Rechargeable batteries power many of the electronic products that Staples offers every day, and we’re now helping customers recycle these batteries responsibly at the end of their use,” said Mark Buckley, vice president of environmental affairs at Staples. “Our new program with RBRC, the latest initiative in our overall environmental commitment, makes it easy for customers to ‘close the product loop’ whenever they visit their local Staples store.”
Now, even more locations to recycle
With about 1,100 Staples stores in the U.S., the RBRC/Staples program adds to the over 30,000 sites throughout the U.S. and Canada that consumers can access to drop off their used rechargeable batteries. Additional national retailers that participate in the RBRC program include Best Buy, Circuit City, The Home Depot, RadioShack, Sears, Target, Wal-Mart and many more.
To find a nearby participating Staples, as well as other drop off locations, consumers can simply log-on to www.rbrc.org or call 1-800-8-BATTERY, type in their zip code, and they are given a list of participating retailers and community collection sites. The program is free of charge to consumers.
Battery Check Week: Today and every day
The RBRC/Staples program was announced in conjunction with RBRC’s 5th annual Battery Check Week – a national call-to-action to encourage consumers to check the rechargeable batteries that power their cordless products, and if they can no longer hold a charge, to recycle them. Battery Check Week coincides with Earth Day (April 22) and runs April 21 – 25.
For more information on RBRC’s battery recycling program and to get tips for charging rechargeable batteries, go to www.rbrc.org or call 1-800-8-BATTERY.
Staples, Inc. is an $11.6 billion retailer of office supplies, business
services, furniture and technology to consumers and businesses from
home-based businesses to Fortune 500 companies in the U.S.,
Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Germany, the
Netherlands and Portugal. Headquartered outside Boston, Staples
invented the office superstore concept and today is the largest
operator of office superstores in the world. The company has 58,000
associates serving customers in approximately 1,500 office superstores,
mail order catalogs, e-commerce and a contract business. More
information about the company is available at http://www.staples.com.
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stewardship program for rechargeable batteries. The nonprofit program
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After that there are dairy products, drinks and at the very exit at the checkout – household chemicals. This is generally the golden rule – chemistry, because of its smell, should be separate. As a rule, there is alcohol at the checkouts, because these are the most successful shelves for sale. And not even because you are standing in line and looking at everything that is nearby (although different little things hang here for exactly this reason).The fact is that the buyer will still not be able to pass by the cash registers – the goods have to be paid for. And alcohol, it’s not a secret for anyone, has a fairly high margin, so the most profitable place is given for it.
There are no high shelves in the supermarket – the maximum height reaches 1.7 meters, so it will be convenient for the customer to reach any product. The best selling positions are at eye level – these are the best places to sell. Therefore, such shelf space is often bought by the distributors themselves when they need to increase sales or promote some new product.In addition to popularity, placement is also influenced by the cost of the product: on the top left there will be the most expensive product, on the bottom right the cheapest – this is how a person’s gaze slides along the shelf.
In addition to shelves, the manufacturer can buy the entire rack and brand it. Affects perception and color: it is much more pleasant for the buyer to look when there is a smooth transition of color on the shelves from product to product, and not when there are clumsy spots all around. Therefore, where possible, employees arrange products by packaging from dark to light or from light to dark.This is how compotes stand, for example.
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OBI construction hypermarket: goods for a summer residence, garden, home and repair: OBI catalog
OBI is the largest do-it-yourself (DIY) hypermarket chain and the leader in the number of services for customers in Russia. For more than 15 years we have been trying to help you change your living space for the better: build a house, start repairs in an apartment, prove yourself in interior design or equip a personal plot.Each of your ideas can be realized with the help of materials, equipment, tools, furniture and accessories from the OBI catalog.
Today in the OBI online store and hypermarkets there are more than 45,000 products of leading world brands, reliable products of Russian manufacturers and OBI own trademarks, which can be purchased only from us. Each of the 28 hypermarkets has everything for a home, a summer residence and a garden. We offer not only high-quality products, but also detailed instructions, advice and recommendations from specialists who will help you implement any of your projects.
OBI today is:
- • 28 hypermarkets in 14 cities of Russia
OBI hypermarkets have been opened in Moscow and the Moscow Region, St. Petersburg, Volgograd, Volzhsky, Bryansk, Yekaterinburg, Kazan, Krasnodar, Nizhny Novgorod, Omsk, Ryazan, Saratov, Surgut, Tula. The delivery area covers settlements within 50 km from the city limits.
- • Everything for construction and repair
OBI catalog includes a wide range of products for construction, renovation and interior decoration: building materials, ceramic tiles, floor coverings, paints and varnishes, power tools and much more.Pay attention to your own trademarks, which are exclusively represented in OBI – OBI, LUX-TOOLS, CMI.
- • More than 25 services
In OBI hypermarkets you can order wood sawing, paint tinting, interior design and other services. Many of our services have no analogues in other DIY networks. Learn more about OBI services.
- • Online store
You can reserve a product on the website and pick it up at the nearest OBI construction hypermarket or place an order with home delivery at a convenient time for you.
- • Mobile application
This is a building hypermarket in your smartphone. Choose products for renovation, home and summer cottages whenever it is convenient for you, learn about promotions and plan shopping lists. Install OBI mobile app to make shopping even easier.
Add creativity to your interior design and decor
In the OBI online store and hypermarkets you can choose new wallpapers, update kitchen furniture, shower or bath, home textiles or find accessories to taste that will make the interior more comfortable.Showrooms in the kitchens, decorative tiles and plumbing departments will help you find inspiration for change, show you how to use current trends in interior design, and introduce you to the most interesting materials in our range.
- • Do you lack professional advice to make your dreams come true? In the OBI World of Useful Tips section, we have collected many creative solutions and step-by-step instructions. This is a real encyclopedia of renovation, in which you will find useful tips and interesting ideas.
- • Register on the site DIY.obi.ru, communicate, exchange opinions, share your own experience, ask questions. Useful functionality on the site can help bring your project to life.
- • Come to master classes at OBI hypermarkets. You will learn how to properly lay laminate and tiles, apply plaster and paint, dilute dry mortar and glue wallpaper. In the “Garden Paradise” department, OBI employees will give advice on the choice of plants and seeds, recommendations for caring for the summer cottage
Construction hypermarket OBI wishes you a pleasant shopping! We are working to make your life more comfortable.If you have any questions about the assortment or services, please contact the hotline by phone: 8 800 500-80-80.