Anne-Marie Roerink

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Fresh Food

Independence Day Sparks 9% Increase in Produce Sales

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

Fresh Food

Meat Sales Soar for July 4th

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.

Produce continues to see increased sales, with fresh items up nearly 16%.

The week saw huge sales in both dollars and volume as selection was more expansive than previous weeks and even though prices remained elevated.

Father’s Day led to a spike in sales for dairy, bakery and deli as pandemic shopping patterns continue.

Sales increased nearly 10% over last year, but the gain was not as large as in previous weeks.

Compared to last year, the category grew nearly 16% in dollar sales but volume had a much less robust growth of only 1%.

Frozen category sales growth remains in the double digits but the selection in-store remains spotty.

Since the pandemic shopping began, dollar and volume growth have both been in the double digits compared to last year.

Sales saw a 13% increase over last year in the last week of May.

During the last week of May, the meat supply remained tight but that did not affect demand, which was still high.

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