Fresh Food

Roller Coaster Ride for Retail Sales Continues

The latest research from IRI and IDDBA examines the sales performance of key perimeter categories.


ShopRite Renames Deli App, Expands Offerings

In the revamped app, customers can order their deli favorites and design their own custom cakes.

The California-based independent grocer made significant and successful changes to bolster its soup and salad bars, SVP Rachel Shemirani explains in an interview.

As more shoppers continue to prepare more meals at home, sales of dairy, deli and bakery settle into a new pattern.

Dairy, deli and bakery sales remain higher due to pandemic shopping, but growth is slowing.

Yet with supermarket foodservice still largely limited by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, sandwiches made in-house for sale in the deli have disappeared from many grocers’ repertoires.

Father’s Day led to a spike in sales for dairy, bakery and deli as pandemic shopping patterns continue.

Supermarkets have seen unprecedented increases in sales since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

Dairy sales are up over last year as pandemic shopping patterns continue.

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