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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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NGA Lauds Congress as Higher Swipe Fees Loom

NGA President and CEO Greg Ferrara wrote a letter on April 20 to lawmakers thanking them for their bipartisan, bicameral efforts urging Visa and Mastercard to do without their planned swipe fee rate increases. 

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Retailers Slow to Embrace AI to Improve Supply-Chain Performance: Survey

“Organizations that prioritize new ways of using data for decision-making will be better positioned to succeed,” Symphony RetailAI SVP Troy Prothero says in comments on survey results.

More than one-third of shoppers polled by IRI said they're cutting back on discretionary items, but they're still willing to spend for convenience, especially when feeding a crowd.

A recent survey from Chicory finds food blogs and recipe sites are the go-to source for meal inspiration online, suggesting that “winning at the shelf requires meeting consumers in moments of inspiration.”

The 11 finalists "represent triumph over turbulence," association President and CEO Leslie Sarasin said.

Consumers estimate they spend $148 per week on groceries, up $6 from 2021 and more than $20 vs. two years ago, according to FMI's latest shopper landscape report.

Data firms will combine CPG, general merchandise, foodservice and food consumption data capabilities.

Meal-kit company is now working toward implementing systematic reductions designed to achieve a longer-term goal of net zero.

Dollar sales of store brands grew 6.5% in the period vs. 5.2% growth for national brands, according to IRI figures.

Partnership puts control and data ownership back in the hands of the retailer, the e-commerce platform said.

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