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Analyst projects strong growth for casual-dining chains

- General News
Casual-dining chains should emerge from the pandemic quickly and see "golden years" of market share growth, same-store sales and unit growth, said Andy Barish, a Jefferies equities analyst.

The produce trends that are here to stay

- General News
Six months ago, business projections were nearly impossible. But at the start of June, as economic uncertainty wanes and Americans test the post-pandemic waters, some realities are emerging.

FMI research finds grocery shopping has fundamentally changed

- Retail
The 2021 edition of the U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends report, prepared in partnership with The Hartman Group, explores how the future of food retail will be colored by the pandemic – driven by shifts in the way consumers purchase groceries.

Consumer survey shows improving views on diet and health

- General News
More than one year into the COVID-19 pandemic, Americans are beginning to experience a taste of what post-pandemic life might look like as their shopping and eating habits return to their pre-pandemic patterns.

Consumer trends for produce are changing permanently

- General News
Marketing fresh produce in 2021 is different than 2020 and 2019, and there’s no going back.

Canadian consumers show high COVID anxiety

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Canada’s COVID-19 experience has been different than the U.S., and that’s causing the Canadian consumer to act differently.

Meijer reveals shopping trends a year into pandemic living

- Retail
As the one-year mark into pandemic living has officially passed, Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer Meijer reveals some of the most surprising shopping trends from the height of the shutdown to the ongoing changes in home and work lifestyles across the Midwest.

Study shows prepackaged fresh produce sales to rise after pandemic

- General News
A new Freedonia Group analysis projects U.S. sales of fresh produce packaging to grow 3.7% per year to nearly $7 billion in 2024, as demand continues to rise among both consumers and foodservice establishments for produce sold in some form of packaging – including pouches, bags, and rigid plastic containers.

Instacart study shows six ways pandemic food shopping changed

- General News
Instacart, the leading online grocery platform in North America, today released "Beyond the Cart: A Year of Essential Insights," a new report highlighting how the pandemic has transformed 100 years of grocery habits through the lens of six trends from the past year that are shaping the future of online grocery shopping.

Survey shows how American food and grocery shopping patterns have changed in the past year

- General News
Since the emergence of the COVID-19 global health crisis, 96% of Americans say they clean and disinfect their homes as much or more than before; nearly half (47%) are eating healthier and half are cooking more; and almost one in seven are watching more television as a form of self-care and snacking while they do it.