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Foot traffic report shows consumers trading down due to inflation

- General News
Rising inflation and gas prices has reached consumer spending, according to a new report from Placer.ai. 

FMI’s grocery shopper trends reports shows rise of hybrid shopper

- General News
FMI – The Food Industry Association, the trade group representing food retailers and their supply chain partners, released Part III of its U.S Grocery Shopper Trends 2022 series, titled “Navigating A Hybrid World.”

Report shows food inflation higher than government data

- General News
Key findings from the first report, covering the month of May, include the fact that consumer prices for food, personal care, and household items are up 13.9% compared to a year ago, and inflation in these categories is rising at a higher rate than previously reported by officials.

Data shows consumer travel is up but spending is down

- General News
After more than two years of decreased traffic to dining, travel, and retail locations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, new data shows that U.S. consumers are back on the go; however, spending at these types of locations is nearly unanimously down compared to a year ago.

What retail can learn from foodservice demand forecasts

- Produce with Pamela
I’ve read a few reports lately that, while they are foodservice-focused, raise concerns for grocery retailers as we round the corner into summer and beyond.

Produce joins beer and meat as top Memorial Day planned purchases

- General News
Numerator, a data and tech company serving the market research space, has released a consumer sentiment study to identify how consumers plan to shop and celebrate Memorial Day 2022 and the expected impact of inflation on those plans.

Report shows rising impact of inflation on dining habits

- General News
Acosta, a global integrated sales and marketing services provider in the consumer packaged goods industry, today released its sixth edition of The Why? Behind the Dine, a research report providing foodservice-specific insight bolstered by the expertise of its CORE Foodservice division. 

Report shows consumer confidence sinks, cost-cutting grocery strategies

- General News
Nearly 75% of consumers have less confidence to spend today as inflation hits a 40-year high according to a new First Insight report, The State of Consumer Spending: Inflation Impacting Consumer Confidence.

Restaurant trend report shows growth of online, third-party app ordering

- General News
BentoBox, a website, e-commerce, and marketing platform for over 8,000 restaurant concepts worldwide, today released the fourth and final installment of its Restaurant Delivery Consumer Trend Report, as part of a year-long study tracking how U.S. consumers' delivery and takeout habits have evolved through COVID-19 recovery.

Lists and the power of prediction

- Analysis
Trend lists are, of course, as much of a stock in trade for January as discounted Christmas items. Why? Because they’re fun.