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FreshDirect expects home cooking, online ordering to continue boom in 2021

- Retail
The rapid increase in demand for online grocery and the boom in home cooking are squarely aligned with what our team of food experts have been seeing firsthand, both early last year and later accelerated by the pandemic,” said Scott Crawford, Chief Merchandising Officer, FreshDirect.

Instacart, Aldi expand online SNAP to 1,000 stores, 23 states

- Retail
As part of this new program, EBT SNAP participants in the available states will be able to shop from ALDI via the Instacart online site and mobile app.

Report: Nearly half of online shoppers choose Walmart for grocery

- Retail
When asked about purchasing grocery items online in the coming year, supermarket shoppers register the lowest intent with 32% saying they will do so more (a decrease from 44% earlier this year), compared to 48% of Walmart shoppers and 54% of Amazon shoppers.

Instacart reveals 2021 grocery trends

- Retail
Consumers will be looking for more exotic spices, keto foods, and local retail options in 2021, according to San Francisco-based Instacart.

Survey shows consumers still need human connection when shopping online

- General News
A survey from Robinson Fresh Eden Prairie, MN, shows that online grocery shopping isn’t going away any time soon, and fresh produce needs to claim its stake in the action.

Virtual shoppers: The new critical stakeholder

- Analysis
Grocery shopping for a job is a lot different than grocery shopping for your personal life. The industry needs to help the pros find more fresh produce.

Take a fresh look at shopper data

- Analysis
A new consumer survey has answers to how consumer shopping and eating behavior have changed in 2020.

Crowded grocery aisles are becoming a problem

- Produce with Pamela
I’ve long been convinced the model of in-store picking for online grocery isn’t sustainable in the long run, and the service’s rapid expansion during the pandemic is exposing pain points.  

MAP: Kroger chooses Detroit for latest Ocado shed

- General News
This new 135,000-square-foot CFC will accelerate Kroger's ability to expand its products to a larger footprint. This facility will create 250 new jobs, benefitting the City of Romulus/Aerotropolis region.

Expanding SNAP online a top priority for independent grocers

- Retail
Last week, NGA hosted a virtual meeting with FNS Administrator Pam Miller and approximately 25 independent grocers and e-commerce representatives to discuss the barriers and challenges small retailers face when working through the SNAP Online Purchasing application and testing process.