Consumer grocery trends

Retail Foodservice

Shoppers Signal Support for Return of In-Store Sampling

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.

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Time Edges Out COVID Concerns for Buying Groceries Online

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.

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.

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