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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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3 Big Trends From FMI’s 2021 Grocery Shopper Report

The association explores how food retail will be affected by the pandemic, which sparked an increase in at-home cooking, accelerated adoption of e-commerce, and fostered a focus on health and wellness.

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Grocery Trends Put Spotlight on Front-Line Employee Training

As the industry shifts from crisis mode to a new normal, customer experience and superior service will matter even more, the author says.

COVID-19 drove consumers online for their grocery purchases, and many shoppers won’t be changing their shopping habits as the crisis eases, Coresight Research’s latest report finds.

The trade associations new tag line, “At the Heart of the Community,” emphasizes the importance of independent community grocers to their markets as drivers of the economy and supporters of local families.

Association recognizes 10 grocery store managers for their dedication, community commitment and innovation.

Monthly data from Brick Meets Click and Mercatus charts $8.3 billion in sales—but indicates some shoppers are going back to stores and others are shopping around for better online experiences.

The deal will help the Chicago-based firm better aid retailers and manufacturers in meeting consumers’ needs in the $175 billon health and wellness space.

It’s time to stop using “industry language” and speak in terms that shoppers can understand, the author says.

In a letter to the president, trade association President and CEO Greg Ferrara calls for fixes to the unemployment insurance program to encourage people to find jobs as the grocery industry struggles to fill open positions.

Higher costs for logistics and raw materials, as well as a challenging labor environment, create major headwinds for the second half of the fiscal year, the company says.

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