Consumer grocery trends

Fresh Food

Price Saves the Non-Holiday Week for Meat Department

Volume sales of meat vs. last year were flat for the first time since the pandemic began.

Retailers

The Supermarket Experience: It's Time to Integrate

Findings from Retail Feedback Group’s latest study indicate an opportunity for food retailers to rethink the customer experience, the author says.

The week saw huge sales in both dollars and volume as selection was more expansive than previous weeks and even though prices remained elevated.

Produce continues to see increased sales, with fresh items up nearly 16%.

Father’s Day led to a spike in sales for dairy, bakery and deli as pandemic shopping patterns continue.

Sales increased nearly 10% over last year, but the gain was not as large as in previous weeks.

Compared to last year, the category grew nearly 16% in dollar sales but volume had a much less robust growth of only 1%.

Frozen category sales growth remains in the double digits but the selection in-store remains spotty.

WGB editors discuss the news from the week with Supermarket Guru Phil Lempert.

Investments in online shopping and other "moats" of Restock helped the retailer bank record volume gains.

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