Market Research

Technology

Acme’s Win Is Whole Foods’ Loss, Foot Traffic Analysis Suggests

Brands such as Acme and Stater Bros. are seeing outsized gains in store traffic, while longer trips suggest larger baskets, a Placer study shows.

Retailers

Pandemic Propels Amazon to Top of Dunnhumby’s Retailer Preference Index

The digital retailer delivered on speed, price and quality, overtaking H-E-B and Trader Joe's, the annual survey showed.

Citing widened pricing gaps and coming comps pressures, a new report from Barclays contends COVID gains could be “slippery” for conventional supermarkets and their wholesalers.

Distributors expect the category will continue to grow in 2021, but a flow of new brands could trigger a spill.

Separate projections from UBS and Cowen illustrate how COVID accelerated convenience and value trends, sparking rapid adoption of new habits and technologies.

Retail Feedback Group’s fall survey indicates shopper satisfaction with food e-commerce has improved overall since April, but the market has inched toward Walmart and Amazon.

Retail prices for supermarket food were up 3.6% from last November but rate slows, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

A new customer survey shows that repeat users drove $8.1 billion in sales, but new user adoption rate slows, putting more pressure on retailers to retain shoppers.

Sales of treats—and those deemed "better for your pet"—increase, reflecting consumers’ desire to pamper their furry campions.

Shoppers in the category also gravitate toward the vitamin aisle.

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