Basket Economics


October brings hiccup in food-at-home inflation

Grocery pricing inches up month to month despite no sequential gain in overall Consumer Price Index.


Lidl enters the Thanksgiving price war

Lidl shoppers will be able to scoop up a turkey for 49 cents a pound, $1.30 less than the national average, to be the centerpiece of a holiday meal for 10 for less than $30.

Holiday deal serving four people blends in Good & Gather-brand items and brings price relief after inflation-driven costs last year.

Circana research shows consumers on GLP-1 medications are changing—but not reducing—their food and beverage purchases.

Real GDP surged by almost 5% in the third quarter, though food and beverage purchases ticked down.

With grocery price inflation moderating, retailers are offering significant discounts on the traditional holiday meal.

Grocery Doppio: Third-party apps lost 4.1% of the overall market in Q3.

Letup in food-at-home pricing continues to outpace annual declines for foodservice.

In meetings with public officials, Loblaw, Sobeys, Metro, Walmart and Costco agreed to a range of initiatives to help make groceries more affordable for consumers.

Fresh Perspectives: At Groceryshop, Wall Street analyst Karen Short sketched out the business environment going into next year.

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