While the Circana (formerly IRI) sales numbers showed little to no response or improvement in volume sales across most departments, fresh produce was a powerful exception, according to Jonna Parker, Team Lead Fresh with Circana.
Shoppers are looking for deals as inflation increased across all food, including fresh produce, in June.
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The April Marketplace The deceleration of the rate of inflation continued in April 2023. “After many …
While fresh produce is one of the better performing departments, volume has been trending behind year-ago levels since March 2021.
Food inflation remains extremely high and consumers are feeling the pain. They are making changes to their restaurant engagement as well as their grocery purchases, according to the August IRI survey of primary grocery shoppers.
Entering the latter half of August, the very different nature of this year’s back-to-school season is becoming evident.
Elevated every day retail demand drove sales gains of +11.7% over year ago for fresh produce during the week ending July 26 — virtually unchanged versus the week prior.
Restaurant transactions and spending gained back ground during the second week of June, but grocery sales, and produce along with it, remained well above the 2019 base line.