Dollar stores sound the alarm

Aisle 1: In the past week, both Dollar Tree and Dollar General have warned that their shoppers are struggling. If deep discounters are feeling the stress, other retailers need to pay attention, writes WGB Editor-in-Chief Heather Lalley.


Key grocery categories are resisting downward inflation trends

Ten product segments average double-digit inflation rates in the U.S. and Europe, Catalina’s Shopping Basket Index shows.

The March 1 expiration of Emergency Allotment (EA) benefits is prompting unit volume declines in all grocery departments among households receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, Numerator found.

Kroger CEO Rodney McMullen tells Good Morning America that “the rate of increases will slow down.”

Study finds vast majority of shoppers believe brands—namely food—are using inflation as an excuse to hoist pricing.

Consumer spending rose 3.7% on an annual basis; food-at-home GDP fell 3.4% year over year.

Customers are more likely to change what they buy as inflation continues to alter food shopper habits and store visits.

Numerator survey finds negative economic outlook, while Coresight Research analysis looks at the status for grocery retail vs. three previous recessions.

Supermarkets’ battle with mass chains has heated up, while online grocery shopping has cooled off, FMI’s 2023 U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends study shows.

A survey from the marketing firm Vericast shows a growing number of diners are choosing to get frozen pizza from the grocery store over one of the big chains. And prices are a huge reason.

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