Consumer grocery trends

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What the Pet Adoption Boom Means for Retailers

The adoption of dogs and cats during the pandemic “provides retailers and brands with the opportunity to identify and provide value for the ongoing needs of their customers—and their pets,” Quotient CEO Steven Boal says.

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Online Grocery Sales Dip 23% in June, Survey Reveals

The monthly benchmark survey from Brick Meets Click and Mercatus indicates that pickup remains the preferred method of shopping and that consumer intention trends favor mass retailers.

A new study reveals that most shoppers want to shop in physical stores more often, and be more intentional as to where they shop, than they did a year ago.

In its latest white paper, IRI notes that discovery, authenticity and in-store experiences are key to connecting with this influential generation.

Consumer confidence hit a pandemic high in June, The Conference Board reported, as U.S. consumers' short-term economic outlook improved—despite the inflation they're anticipating.

Vivek Sankaran says digital engagement, e-commerce and remote work are three sticky trends that "could be very positive” for the industry.

The retailer strives to convey "local impact and a greater purpose," Kevin Holt says during an FMI Midsummer Strategic Executive Exchange session.

Consumers shopped less frequently and spent less per order online than they did a year ago as pantry loading slows and multioutlet shopping returns, the latest Brick Meets Click/Mercatus survey indicates.

Despite anticipation that the food-at-home trend would slow as the nation moves further from the pandemic, the fiscal year got off to a better-than-expected start, indicating Kroger was executing its strategy.

Behind new support facilities and a new real estate team, the natural foods merchant is teeing up its forthcoming “V6” format and a resumption of rapid new store growth.

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