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The new normal doesn’t look much like the old normal, and these consumer behaviors are expected to last for a while.

Sales of meat alternatives have been up by double digits for 11 weeks, but the growth is not keeping pace with meat.

Industry data shows that the pandemic is altering how consumers shop and what they choose to buy.

Sales in the category continue to grow as consumers stocked up more due to supply issues and increasing prices.

The pandemic isn’t slowly produce sales as consumers continue to purchase at a rapid rate, with sales up 17% compared to a year ago.

Produce sales were up 17% for the first week of May, proving consumers are still turning to fresh options in pandemic shopping.

A closer look at who is spending today and who will be the prime spenders of tomorrow.

COVID-accelerated consumer changes and a pivot in focus toward smaller and more productive stores aimed at health-driven and discovery-minded shoppers points to a profitable future, CEO Jack Sinclair said.

Food entrepreneurs say innovation will serve them well as pandemic sparks a surge in meal kits, plant-based foods, snacks and breakfast foods.

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