After weeks of growing transactions and spending in the foodservice channel, the rising number of COVID-19 cases around the country prompted many states to reinstate in-restaurant dining restrictions and limit capacity once more.
Albertsons Companies, Inc. today reported results for the first quarter of fiscal 2020, which ended June 20, 2020.
Pamela and Anne-Marie drill down the numbers in the most recent IRI scan data, and explore the surprisingly long list of items with a volume/price gap in the week ending July 12.
Father’s Day excepted, fruit had its strongest week since mid June, at +6.5% over last year.
Just a few weeks after releasing its improved traceability guidance, the Produce Traceability Initiative is encouraging buying groups to join the 15 who have already shown support for a harmonized case label.
As the entire world is scrambling to come back to normalcy under the COVID-19 pandemic-induced social distancing guidelines, brick-and-mortar retailers are shifting gears to rapidly embrace digital technologies to bridge the physical distance and navigate the crisis.
Oranges have proven impulse-proof week after week. How can we give the rest of the department the boost it needs?
The biggest challenge, right now, is supply.
The week ending June 28 was the week in between Father’s Day and the Fourth of July, which means everyday demand alone was driving the sales numbers.
All spring, retail sales have paced higher than a year ago with the pandemic altering food consumption habits, and organic produce has paced higher than that.