Consumer grocery trends

Industry Partners

3 in 5 U.S. Consumers Now Buy Groceries Online: Report

COVID-19 drove consumers online for their grocery purchases, and many shoppers won’t be changing their shopping habits as the crisis eases, Coresight Research’s latest report finds.

Retailers

The Future of Grocery Promotions

Symphony RetailAI's Jonathan Tye-Walker talks about the retail promotions that will get COVID-changed consumers into stores again and again.

While private label’s outperformance narrowed, according to a recent Coresight report, its stickiness will likely continue as retailers invest in product and brand development.

Consumer confidence rose significantly in April, reaching its highest level since before the start of the pandemic, as the latest round of federal stimulus payments helped boost disposable personal income more than 23% in March.

Bryan Dickey, who created a viral social media empire around the grocery chain's phenomenal following for its sandwiches, has run into a legal grinder that raises questions surrounding even bigger industry trends.

“As vaccines become more widely available, it is natural that today’s shoppers choose to head back into the store as a part of their grocery shopping routine,” said Spencer Baird of Inmar Intelligence's MarTech division.

Share of volume of digital coupons increased 27% year over year, according to Inmar’s 2021 Shopper Behavior Study, which also found that Gen Xers and baby boomers are top users.

Pickup becomes a “dominant” modality as ship-to-home slips and sales reach $9.3 billion in March, Brick Meets Click/Mercatus survey indicates.

The rate of grocery inflation slowed again in March, and is more pronounced in some locales where restaurant dining restrictions have eased.

From easy meals and bulk produce to home fitness and comforts, these trends reflect the height of the shutdown to continued changes in home and work lifestyles.

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