Consumer grocery trends


Watch out restaurants, grocers are coming for you

Aisle 1: The pandemic lessened consumer reliance on restaurants, and inflation made dining at home more appealing. Now it’s time for grocers to seize that opportunity, writes WGB Editor-in-Chief Heather Lalley.


Dollar stores sound the alarm

Aisle 1: In the past week, both Dollar Tree and Dollar General have warned that their shoppers are struggling. If deep discounters are feeling the stress, other retailers need to pay attention, writes WGB Editor-in-Chief Heather Lalley.

Dollar ring and items purchased per trip decreased following the expiration of Emergency Allotments, a new Numerator tracker shows.

End of Emergency Allotments brings loyalty opportunity to retailers that better meet the needs of food insecure shoppers, a new dunnhumby study finds.

Ten product segments average double-digit inflation rates in the U.S. and Europe, Catalina’s Shopping Basket Index shows.

Low-price food chains feel bigger bite from loss of Emergency Allotment dollars, Numerator SNAP Shopper Scorecard shows.

Total organic product sales, including nonfoods, climbed 4% for the year amid a challenging economic environment, the Organic Trade Association reported.

The decline reflects flattish results for total U.S. retail sales as well as a letup in inflation, according to new U.S. Census Bureau data.

Kroger CEO Rodney McMullen tells Good Morning America that “the rate of increases will slow down.”

Study finds vast majority of shoppers believe brands—namely food—are using inflation as an excuse to hoist pricing.

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