Consumer grocery trends


Holiday Shoppers, 2021: Price-Conscious But Ready to Spend

More than 40% of consumers said they have low financial comfort right now, Kroger-owned media and data company 84.51° finds, but only 12% are planning to cut back on holiday spending.

Fresh Food

Hold the Beef: As Prices Rise, Consumers Pull Back on Meat Purchases

Consumers made fewer purchases from the meat department and spent less when they did buy so far in 2021, market researcher IRI reported.

The delta variant continued to dampen consumer confidence this month, The Conference Board reported, while a new Dunnhumby survey called out shopper dissatisfaction in grocery stores.

Comprehensive investment in stores, assortments and technology were already delivering momentum when the pandemic spiked share gains, Rick Gomez told the Groceryshop conference.

Eight in 10 consumers are interested in these one-to-one experiences, an Advantage Customer Experience survey finds, with the opportunity to try before they buy remaining a powerful influencer on the decision to make a purchase.

Customer survey by e-commerce provider Rosie further finds that 80% of shoppers plan to continue placing grocery orders online at the same rate or more in the coming 12 months.

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.

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.

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