Inflation

Inflation

Private-label brands are becoming an increasingly big deal

With inflation surging and customers hunting for value (as well as exclusive products), grocers said they plan to significantly up their investments in private brands, according to new research from FMI-The Food Industry Association.

Inflation

Grocery shopping trips just got shorter

There’s been a significant drop in longer stock-up trips, as consumers are making shorter trips and purchasing fewer items, according to new data.

Food-at-home prices rose 13.5% over the last 12 months, the highest rate since March 1979.

Many consumers want to adopt a healthier lifestyle, but prices at the grocery store are too high, according to a recent report.

The discounter said its lowest price point is more important than ever and that it plans to expand its offerings. Competitor Dollar Tree raised its prices to $1.25 late last year.

The National Retail Federation says growth has slowed, but indicators disagree on whether the nation is in a recession.

U.S. consumers' assessment of current economic conditions and the landscape six months out both showed improvement in August, The Conference Board reported Tuesday.

The discounters are beefing up their merchandising of fresh and frozen foods, and lowering prices even further, to attract cash-strapped shoppers.

A little more than half of consumers are not planning to cut back on spending for the holiday despite inflation, according to a new report.

Food-at-home sales are surpassing those at restaurants, a trend that’s expected to continue, according to new research from Information Resources, Inc. and The NPD Group.

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