Consumer grocery trends

Fresh Food

Plant-Based Meat Alternatives Show Robust Gains Amid Tight Meat Supply

Since the pandemic shopping began, dollar and volume growth have both been in the double digits compared to last year.

Retailers

Trade-Down Shoppers Encounter ‘A Different Dollar General’

As a recession takes hold, the discounter keeps an eye on vulnerable core shoppers—and welcomes wealthier new visitors, CEO Todd Vasos says.

Conventional supermarket retailers may eventually reckon with increased demand for value, but the unusual circumstances have them riding high—not low, analysts say.

Sales saw a 13% increase over last year in the last week of May.

During the last week of May, the meat supply remained tight but that did not affect demand, which was still high.

The pandemic condensed eight years of spending growth into one month, according to the report.

Sales of plant-based meat alternatives are at an all-time high, but share is down as meat sales also have increased significantly.

Pandemic shopping is still boosting demand for dairy, but consumers shy away from service bakery and deli products.

Two of the five CBD subcategories experiencing the highest growth are beverages, Nielsen data shows.

The pandemic has shifted grocery retailing online, and CBD products are no exception.

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