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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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Online Grocery Sales in February Up Nearly 9% Year Over Year

Order frequency rose 3% for the month, but spending per order fell more than 2%, according to Brick Meets Click/Mercatus’ Grocery Shopping Survey.

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New DoorDash Program Aims to Elevate Diverse Small Businesses

DoorDash Accelerator for Local Goods, designed in partnership with Next Street, provides support to local CPG businesses owned by entrepreneurs who are women, transgender, immigrants or people of color.

The wholesaler's Wild Harvest brand will introduce four new plant-based proteins: burger patties, grinds, meatballs and breakfast patties.

Makers of alternatives to traditional seafood, meat, eggs and dairy items raised 60% more in invested capital in 2021 than 2020, the Good Food Institute reported.

The VP of fresh foods says retailers should embrace the fact that consumers are cooking more at home by offering shoppers cooking tips, recipe direction and information on portion sizes.

Not only are 98.5% of Americans households purchasing meat, but online meat engagement grew as 35% of consumers bought refrigerated meat and poultry online—up 14% from 2019.

Louis Martin will oversee the wholesaler’s long-term growth strategy in the newly created position, starting March 21.

NGA President and CEO Greg Ferrara said the event, happening through Tuesday in Las Vegas, is about looking forward after two years that have challenged the industry as never before.

Built with independent grocers in mind not software developers, the app allows independent retailers to maintain control over their brand across the omnichannel shopping experience, from in-store to desktop, and finally, mobile. 

Consumers are more concerned with rising food prices, the economy and their personal finances than with getting COVID, according to the ninth wave of dunnhumby’s Consumer Pulse Survey.

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