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Survey Uncovers Shopper Frustrations During Pandemic

Three in 4 consumers fear getting COVID-19 while grocery shopping, according to a poll by Charleston|Orwig and Menu Matters.

Fresh Food

Meat Sales Slow to Single-Digit Growth for First Time Since March

The lower sales gain is still impressive as this year’s everyday growth outstripped last year’s Labor Day sales.

Shoppers habits have changed, but the fundamentals, including merchandising and service, are still important for independent grocers, the author says.

Heading into Labor Day weekend, grocery workers at Kroger, Food 4 Less and Whole Foods Market call for a reinstatement of hazard pay given the continued threat of COVID-19.

As back to school beckons, fresh produce sales are seeing a leveling off of about 10% above last year’s sales.

Of the hundreds of thousands of Americans who have died from the coronavirus, no small number were colleagues and counterparts in the supermarket and food industries. WGB tells the stories of just a few of them.

The Lempert Report: Food establishments innovate amid a pandemic.

The Lempert Report: Fixing the supply chain must be a top priority.

Consumers rediscovered the versatility of pork, but pandemic-level sales may be tempered by supply and inflationary issues.

September’s Family Meals Month stresses meals together as more meals than ever are being enjoyed together in the home, a trend expected to outlast the pandemic.

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