From packaging/labeling to trendy ingredients, and full customer service to automation, the grocery business has never seen a more competitive or complex era. It’s important to stay abreast of everchanging consumer preferences and industry disruptors.
The International Dairy Deli Bakery Association (IDDBA) have searched though many articles and interviewed varied industry professionals to gather the most influential trends thus far. A few examples from What’s in Store 2019:
- In-store experience beyond traditional grocery shopping, i.e. sampling, education, mobile/smartphone integration, individualization, and more.
- Omnichannel: e-commerce is the new retail.
- “Better-for-you” movement continues to grow with functional ingredients sought for healing or better living as well as labels that taught benefits and history. We’re in the age of conscious consumers.
- Robots are everywhere from providing inventory of shelves to making cake ordering a piece of cake.
These can be seen in specific departments through innovative marketing and products (see attached figures for more information.)
We know, at the core of every purchase there’s a need that, as consumers, either have, or think they have. Our mission is to discover consumer’s needs, to study them, and offer insights to help you better reach them. IDDBA examines the dairy, deli, and bakery industries to craft What’s in Store for convenience with valuable information and consumer insights.
What’s in Store 2019 explores hundreds of findings in the latest edition of the annual trends. Figures can be downloaded for presentation at What’s in Store Online, holding more than 150 downloadable graphs and tables.
IDDBA members receive a free copy of What’s in Store as part of their membership. Additional copies may be purchased; the price per copy is $99 for members and $399 for nonmembers. To learn more and to purchase one or more copies, click here.
About IDDBA: IDDBA is a nonprofit membership organization serving the dairy, deli, bakery, cheese, and supermarket foodservice industries. Member companies enjoy many benefits and services including the annual seminar and expo, leading-edge research, training programs, management tools, and an annual trends report. For more information contact IDDBA at 608-310-5000 or visit iddba.org.