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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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Where Grocery Inflation Is Hitting Hardest

Research finds the impact of rising prices is having a comparable effect with most ethnicities and generations; however, Black consumers are experiencing the highest rates (up 13.9% vs. a year ago).

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Mood at Blue Apron Remains High Despite Dip in Q1 Profits

"The first quarter was another period of strong execution for the Blue Apron team, and we expect to continue to grow customers in the second quarter," said President and CEO Linda Findley.

The future is “really bright for produce as more consumers are seeing that they want to have a flexitarian lifestyle," said Kate Allmandinger of IRI. 

Five store managers were voted as winners from a field of 11 finalists. The association also recognized the People’s Pick category winner: Rob Vassar of Meijer.

AI provider Lucidworks says recommendations and notifications “can keep shoppers from clicking elsewhere.”

“I think for Whole Foods to succeed, it needs to decide who it wants to be,” says Ethan Chernofsky, VP of marketing for Placer.ai, in an interview with WGB.

The Show, taking place May 21–24 in Chicago, will help grocers build more-relevant retail foodservice programs and get fresh ideas for tackling their labor, sourcing and technology pain points.

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. 

“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.

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