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Food Industry Convenes Virtually for ‘Day in Washington’

FMI–The Food Industry and the National Grocers Association advocate for key policy issues, including maintaining a tax code that is fair and provides certainty, as well as reforms to the U.S. card payments system.

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Digital Coupon Redemption Surpasses Print for 1st Time: Report

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.

Department sales reached $69.6 billion in 2020, according to FMI–The Food Industry Association’s 2021 Power of Produce report.

Retailers need to identify the shoppers and categories leaking volume, and focus on recapturing that lost volume with specific initiatives, says thought leader Gordon Wade.

The association had hoped this year’s event would be a “celebratory return” to in-person gatherings, but said “the environment continues to demand and reaffirm the need for a digital forum that encourages extensive trading partner collaboration as our country moves toward economic recovery.”

To restore competition to the grocery sector, the National Grocers Association is calling on Congress and the federal government to modernize antitrust laws that are already in place—but not being enforced.

The online sessions designed for mid-senior level supply chain professionals will focus on on-shelf availability, labor challenges associated with automation and the microfulfillment landscape.

The association, which recently announced its newly elected board of directors, continues its fight against the bill as it moves to the Senate after House approval.

The association’s board of directors nominated Sarasin for amplifying its “ability to assist its members in addressing the critical industry issues of the day,” says Hy-Vee CEO Randy Edeker

A newly published study from 1010data examines changing consumer behaviors and how retailers and brands can stay ahead of the curve in 2021.

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