Anne-Marie Roerink


Anne-Marie Roerink is principal and founder of 210 Analytics, which specializes in quantitative and qualitative market research. She may be reached at

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Fresh Food

Produce Sales Close Out Summer on High Note

Fresh produce grew 11.6% over last year, surpassing growth in shelf-stable products.

Fresh Food

Meat Sales Slow to Single-Digit Growth for First Time Since March

The lower sales gain is still impressive as this year’s everyday growth outstripped last year’s Labor Day sales.

As back to school beckons, fresh produce sales are seeing a leveling off of about 10% above last year’s sales.

As more shoppers continue to prepare more meals at home, sales of dairy, deli and bakery settle into a new pattern.

An additional 2.9 billion pounds of fresh produce have been sold in 2020.

Dairy, deli and bakery sales remain higher due to pandemic shopping, but growth is slowing.

Produce sales saw 8.4% increase over last year for the week ending Aug. 2, but that was down 3% from the previous week.

Sales still up 15% over last year, but the week ending Aug. 2 saw the lowest year-over-year gains.

The category is still seeing the double-digit sales increases that have been the norm since the pandemic began.

Department sales were up 9% for July 4 and fresh produce regained its pre-pandemic market share for the first time.

Already a big meat event, Independence Day saw a double-digit boost in dollars and units in most varieties.

Volume sales of meat vs. last year were flat for the first time since the pandemic began.

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