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Top news from trade associations, market research firms and management consultancies pertaining to consumer grocery trendspolicy, regulatory and advocacy efforts.

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Uber's New Membership Program Includes Grocery Discount

Members will get 5% off eligible grocery deliveries and no delivery fee on grocery orders of $30 or more.

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FMI Praises Court's Continued Stay on Vaccine Mandate

FMI President and CEO Leslie Sarasin says the move "gives us additional time to seek clarity on elements of concern, including the availability of sufficient testing capacity and exemptions for workers with limited contact with others."

Asking retailers to work toward ETS compliance at the holidays "will only exacerbate ongoing labor challenges and worsen an already existing shortage of transport and supply-chain capacity," FMI's Sarasin says.

Sustainability is a key differentiator as consumers choose what to buy and where they buy it. So what does this mean for food manufacturers and grocers?

"Key performance indicators (KPIs) for monthly active users, order frequency, and average order value are rebalancing from the record highs of 2020," Brick Meets Click partner David Bishop says.

Consumers are confident that with some strategic planning and early buying, they'll be able to put together the holiday meals they seek, FMI finds.

"Throughout the pandemic, dominant companies have received preferential treatment in supply-shortage scenarios, meaning they get access to critical goods and services that smaller firms do not," the new coalition said in a letter to the FTC.

Christine Pollack, a former VP of government affairs for the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), will lead FMI's federal legislative advocacy efforts.

The new IFPA aims to speak with a "more unified, authoritative voice" for players in the fresh produce and floral industries.

Cat Rock Capital, a minority investor in the European parent company of Grubhub, wants the company to sell or spin off Grubhub—and it suggested Amazon as a potential buyer.

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