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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.


Target Joins Walmart in Updating Mask Requirements

Effective Aug. 3, Target will require masks for team members in areas of substantial or high COVID-19 transmission as defined by the CDC.

"We know vaccinations are our solution to drive change," the Bentonville, Ark.-based retailer—the country's largest private employer—stated in a memo to staff.

Vivek Sankaran says digital engagement, e-commerce and remote work are three sticky trends that "could be very positive” for the industry.

The association's Power of Health and Well-Being in the Food Industry report examines consumers' growing interest in health and wellness, as well as retailer progress and support.

In a sprint to meet federal vaccination goals, the retailer will offer five $1 million prizes and give away free groceries.

The association explores how food retail will be affected by the pandemic, which sparked an increase in at-home cooking, accelerated adoption of e-commerce, and fostered a focus on health and wellness.

Grocers breathe new life into this popular area of the store.

Some grocery retailers are dropping mask requirements for individuals fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Others are leaving them in place for the time being. Here's a look at who has said what so far.

Price and quality will return as the dominant preference drivers when the fear of going in public evaporates, the author says.

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