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Shopper Concerns, Purchases of Comfort Foods Escalate

Pantry and paper product purchases taper off to make way for more goodies, Acosta’s latest COVID-19 survey finds.

Retailers

One Way Is the New Way In-Store

To help customers keep to social distancing practices, retailers are converting aisles to one direction.

Grocers struggle to keep sweet and salty snacks in stock as consumers look for comfort in cookies and chips amid growing coronavirus fears.

The Lempert Report: In Europe, efforts are under way to remove cartoon characters from marketing and food packaging to boost healthy food choices for children.

Coca-Cola taps into “Aha” moments for seltzer lovers as Americans’ thirst for sugar- and calorie-free drinks surges.

Today’s grocery store is changing, and retailers need fewer machines, more compact equipment and stackable products to deal with the premium cost placed on space.

The author identifies three major trends that bold grocers can harness for success.

Actively engaging consumers across the value chain will allow them to enjoy a greater sense of ownership with the brands they love.

A replacement unit in Broomall, Pa., offers customers an expanded variety of produce, meats and fish; a fresh deli; and an in-store eatery.

When it comes to marketing spending, small changes over time can equate to significant shifts, even for mindful manufacturers.

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