Special Reports

Special Reports

COVID-19 One Year Later

While grocery has experienced important growth in the past year, so too have the individuals within it, like the trailblazers with whom WGB recently connected to reflect upon the past year, lessons learned and brighter times ahead.

Special Reports

All Eyes on DEI

The grocers making the greatest progress in diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI)—companies such as Walmart, Target and Albertsons—are taking action and effecting change. These leading retailers are moving forward with the understanding that this critically important work is never done.

In a year that saw grocers pressed to reckon with dual economic and public-health crises—including everything from supply-chain disruption to compliance with still-shifting COVID-19 mitigation regulations—WGB is proud to present the 2021 Remarkable Independents.

An industry sets ambitious goals for diversity, equity and inclusion

It was almost too close to call, but Publix Super Markets has nosed out last year's Most Trusted American grocer—H-E-B—to take the top honor in WGB and BrandSpark's fourth annual report on the supermarkets winning the consumer confidence race.

Here, we track Amazon’s progress in retail and map its physical Amazon Fresh, Amazon Go and Amazon Go Grocery locations.

WGB's annual nonfoods report, with data and insights from IRI, looks at top trends in four thriving nonfoods categories: health and beauty, pet supplies, CBD products and greeting cards.

WGB’s annual state of the industry report, with data and insights from IRI and 210 Analytics Principal Anne-Marie Roerink, examines trends in frozen, grinds, value-add and more. 

From the growth in grab-and-go to the success in meat and seafood, WGB's annual report, with data and insights from IRI, takes the pulse of the perimeter.

When restaurant dining rooms closed earlier this year, consumers turned to takeout and delivery to fill the gap.