Consumer grocery trends

Retailers

A Price and Promotion Pandemic

COVID-19 has delivered a big but delicate sales boom that has highlighted emotions—and will pressure retailers to adjust when the crisis subsides.

Fresh Food

Fresh Produce Sales Up 33.9% Amid Growing Number of COVID-19 Cases

Vegetables were up nearly 41%, while fruits increased 27% for the week ending March 15, 2020.

It’s “slim pickings” as sales surge across all proteins and offerings; department sales were up a whopping 76.9% for the week ending March 15, 2020.

The latest category data and store visits affirm that shoppers are returning to the familiar and are putting meat back on the center of plate.

The Lempert Report: Lack of access to healthy food is a factor in obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure, and those who live in and around food deserts suffer the most, but Baltimore is making strides.

New research from Acosta tracks how consumers’ buying behaviors are changing amid the coronavirus crisis.

In the U.K., discounters are losing to big boxes for the first time in a decade as stock-ups devastate availability and grocers face much uncertainty ahead, the author says.

The Lempert Report: Men are more likely to shop in-store and buy plant-based meat alternatives. Tracking and responding to men's preferences can equal healthy returns for food retailers.

Robust Q2 figures are enhanced by heavy volumes as the club store retailer's members stock up on virus prep needs.

Lee Delaney reveals $100 million "Project Momentum" built to revamp assortments, grow omnichannel and attract more young families.

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