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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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How an Augmented Workforce Can Help Grocers Maximize Profit Potential

Automation combined with manual picking is part of the solution for any grocery retailer looking to the future of grocery e-commerce, says StrongPoint CEO Jacob Tveraabak.

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Datasembly Secures $7M in Funding

Real-time product pricing provider aims to accelerate strategic growth.

Consumers' view of their financial prospects dimmed in November amid concerns about rising prices.

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

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."

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.

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.

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.

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