The multi-month normalization of grocery shopping patterns came to a halt in August.
Today, the Southeast Produce Council (SEPC) in conjunction with 210 Analytics released What’s New: The Consumer Take on Produce Innovation and Technology 2021 in one of two educational sessions at its fall show, Southern Innovations.
Pamela talks with Anne-Marie Roerink of 210 Analytics about some of the most widespread food inflation numbers she's ever seen, and how that challenges consumers with budgets, and retailers with promotions.
The battle for the food dollar is intensifying as shoppers are ramping up their engagement with restaurants.
The NEPC council has announced that it will hold a full-fledged, in-person trade show this fall, and to emphasize its excitement about the re-opening, it is announcing two dynamic keynote speakers.
Fruit is still holding above 2020 and 2019 levels, but we're seeing signs of inflation pushing the fresh share of dollars higher.
No online shopper can pick just the right watermelon, or avocado, or banana -- or can they?
IRI found that among new online shoppers as of the start of the pandemic in March 2020, 50% continue to buy online and about 20% have become heavy hitters.
Only five out of the top 10 selling fruits lost ground versus the tremendous sales spikes of 2020, being apples, bananas, avocados, mandarins and oranges.
In March 2021, sales started lapping the enormous spikes of 2020 and the comparison to year-ago levels turned negative for most areas even though the demand stayed well ahead of the 2019 baseline.