Fresh Food

The latest developments and top trends in producemeat, seafooddelibakerycheesefloral and specialty and gourmet foods.

Fresh Food

Producer Price Inflation Slowed—to 10%—Year Over Year in February

Wholesale food prices advanced at a faster rate, rising 13.7% year over year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' latest producer prices report.

Fresh Food

Failure to Engage: The Fresh Department's Digital Misses (and How to Fix Them)

Online and in store, consumers are craving convenient, creative, inflation-beating meal solutions, says IRI's Jonna Parker. But grocers have a ways to go in meeting that need, she says.

Reaching and inspiring "weary and wary" shoppers in 2022 demands a rethinking of what value—and "value-added"—looks like for consumers right now, says IRI's Jonna Parker.

Almost 9 in 10 shoppers have noticed changes in their grocer's meat department, FMI's 2022 Power of Meat report finds, and most have adjusted their purchases in response.

Amid all-time highs in meat sales—with retail meat department increasing dollar sales by 22% and volume sales by 3.0% over the past 5 years[1]—some sections of the meat case are leading the growth. In...

As fresh fruit prices soar, FMI's 2022 Power of Produce report finds a plurality of consumers now saying price is their No. 1 factor when making produce purchasing decisions.

Cheese products in the company's popular private-label line get new formulations and fresh packaging that lets shoppers scan a QR code to access a recipe featuring the product.

Strawberry fields forever: A New York-based vertical farming company has acquired computer-vision and robotics specialist Traptic as it seeks to apply smart technology to commercial fruit production.

Consumers made more meals at home as inflation and surging COVID-19 cases (and winter) only boosted at-home dining's appeal, IRI's latest shopper survey suggests.

After a brief cooling in December, final-demand food prices rose 1.6% month over month and were up nearly 13% year over year in January.

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