Amazon reported its physical store sales dropped 3% during the quarter, but gained 6% when factoring in a calendar shift and online shopping at the grocer. Full
The grocer and Flashfood are working on a program to allow shoppers to purchase items approaching their "best before" date at a reduced price. Full
Western grocer Raley's relaunched its private-label program, overhauling packaging design and updating formulations in accordance with its list of banned ingredients. Full
Youth-focused frozen meal brand Kidfresh aims to expand beyond the freezer aisle by offering lunches and snacks, founder Matt Cohen says. "We are focusing on segments that are growing and where there is a need for better-for-you options for kids," he says. Full
Nielsen speakers say to select a claim, be it Fair Trade or free-from, that generates the most excitement in an item. Full
Today's organic shoppers are more mainstream and diverse than most contemporary stereotypes of pro-organic shoppers, according to a recent survey conducted by organic produce leader Earthbound Farm. Full
E-commerce sales of CPG products in 2018 increased 35.4%, according to IRI's Consumer Confidence Reflected in E-Commerce Growth. These sales account for only 11% of total CPG retail sales, however, e-commerce accounts for 64% of total omnichannel growth. In addition, more than half of Millennials and Gen Xers are less likely to make impulse purchases when buying online.
Increase is good news for retailers of private brands that are looking at all angles to grow market share of their store brands Full
Overall sales of beef were strong in 2018, continuing a trend that has brought an increase of 15% in sales since 2012, according to IRI/Freshlook. Amid that growth, value and specialty supermarkets have been gaining a share of meat sales, according to the North American Meat Institute. Full
A test using eight secret shoppers at Kroger's QFC test store in Redmond, Wash., for the grocer's new EDGE digital shelf technology found the majority of patrons involved favoring the innovation over traditional shelf tags, Fayetteville, Ark.-based market researcher Field Agent has reported.