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Dairy, Bakery Sales Still Strong; Deli Sales Struggling

Dairy sales are up over last year as pandemic shopping patterns continue.

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In week six of the coronavirus pandemic, dairy and bakery sales were strong while deli sales were not as high.

Buoyed by a 41.2% gain in meat, total perimeter store sales increased 15.8% through April 5 vs. same week last year.

Understanding shifting consumer purchase behavior in the current COVID-19 landscape is "incredibly important to understand what’s next."

The week of March 15 marked a turning point for the grocery industry, which saw sales across the store rise a whopping 62.5%.

Consumers today want better-for-you bread and bakery products that range from artisanal to clean label.

National Pi Day is coming, and it's one more reason for grocers to celebrate and bake up something special for customers while also ringing in profits.

Sharing experiences and enthusiasm for fresh department teams is an ideal way to pay it forward for the next generation of industry leaders, says IDBBA President Mike Eardley.

Company cites increased availability of product from third-party bakeries for the closure of the baking operation on March 8.

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