According to the Circana (formerly IRI) monthly consumer surveys with primary grocery shoppers, the share of all meals that was prepared at home averaged 76.8% in August 2023.
Shoppers are looking for deals as inflation increased across all food, including fresh produce, in June.
St. Patrick’s Day drove higher avocado volume as shown by the recently released holiday retail recap report from the Hass Avocado Board (HAB).
Whole Foods Market CEO Jason Buechel unveiled Whole Foods Market’s 10-year vision to lead the company into the future, calling it Growing with Purpose, during the grocer’s first quarterly town hall meeting of the year.
High inflation, continued supply chain challenges and fluctuating restaurant engagement resulted in another year of record food and beverage sales, reaching $753 billion in 2022. However, unit sales dropped for the second year in a row, though remained ahead of 2019.
Half of consumers are hunting for sales and specials, 44 percent are skipping non-essentials, and nearly a third are looking for coupons in the latest analysis from IRI, the International Fresh Produce Association, and 210 Analytics.
November 2021 picked up where October left off: grocery shopping and food consumption patterns remained in flux, especially as holiday purchases started much earlier.
Just 9 percent of consumers don't plan to have a Thanksgiving celebration this year, and a third of shoppers are stocking up early.
September continued where August left off in retail produce sales.
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.