Basket Economics

Industry Partners

Nonessentials Get the Boot From Grocery Shoppers as Inflation Continues to Climb

More than one-third of shoppers polled by IRI said they're cutting back on discretionary items, but they're still willing to spend for convenience, especially when feeding a crowd.

Retailers

Inflation Is Driving Grocery Shoppers to Trade Down (or Out)

Consumers are switching to less-expensive options and cutting down on nonessentials, IRI's Krishnakumar "KK" Davey says.

Basket Economics: Supervalu's former CEO returns to lead the discount division he once dreamed of doubling in size; and other recent financial news.

Basket Economics: On Day 1 for Buyk, 'real-time retail' comes to life, and really big ambitions are revealed.

Basket Economics: A maiden voyage to a new Amazon Fresh store left some questions unanswered.

Basket Economics: A Grocery Outlet benefit program in Oregon brings a community together, and its husband-and-wife store owners temporarily apart.

Basket Economics: A new DGX in a Huntsville, Ala., parking garage—and another fast-rising hit in Popshelf—have Dollar General rocking.

Basket Economics: In an unusual recovery to an unusual recession, input costs are soaring while food retailers prepare for “difficult conversations” and greater productivity.

Basket Economics: The big ambitions for e-commerce in Kroger's new game plan could mean tough times for a store base that's still catching up to ever-higher consumer expectations, analysts say.

Basket Economics: A comprehensive reset, an unpredictable environment and, for the time being, an attractive stock price raise speculation around a Sprouts acquisition.

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