Anne-Marie Roerink

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Anne-Marie Roerink

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Fresh Food

Meat Sales Remain Elevated During Early April

Comparable dollar sales were 41% higher during the week of April 5, when volume sales increased 34%.

Fresh Food

Meat Sales Remain Elevated During Week 3 of COVID-19 Buying

The latest weekly sales numbers from IRI find meat maintaining its lead role; “return to pre-pandemic order routines” not seen as happening.

Understanding shifting consumer purchase behavior in the current COVID-19 landscape is "incredibly important to understand what’s next."

Big box and warehouse stores got cleared out after the first wave of panic buying, but rising tides may lift all boats in grocery.

The fresh meat department has powered the perimeter to record-setting levels throughout the month of March as pandemic pantry-building shoppers frantically bought food for family meals for all three dayparts.

The week of March 15 marked a turning point for the grocery industry, which saw sales across the store rise a whopping 62.5%.

Vegetables were up nearly 41%, while fruits increased 27% for the week ending March 15, 2020.

It’s “slim pickings” as sales surge across all proteins and offerings; department sales were up a whopping 76.9% for the week ending March 15, 2020.

The latest category data and store visits affirm that shoppers are returning to the familiar and are putting meat back on the center of plate.

The second of a two-part series examines how personal relevance can optimize organic produce sales.

The first of a two-part series on organic produce examines how perpetuating the subcategory’s double-digit gains will need to flow from overall strong fresh produce category sales. 

A strong economy has made hiring a challenge for independent supermarkets.

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