Walmart Scraps One-Way Aisles that U.S. Shoppers Mostly Ignored

September 23, 2020 Matthew Boyle, Bloomberg News

Walmart Inc. is removing the one-way aisles it had imposed in its stores at the start of the coronavirus pandemic, a move likely to be welcomed by customers who largely ignored the rule anyway.

UniPro Launches Website to Help Operators through Industry Challenges

September 21, 2020 UniPro Foodservice, Inc.

UniPro Foodservice launched a resource for Operators across all segments to aid in their survival and profitability during this challenging time in our industry.

Italy: Consumer Expectations for Bakery in the ‘New Normal’

September 15, 2020 Puratos Taste Tomorrow

The coronavirus outbreak has had a profound impact on consumers, changing how they live, what they eat and how they purchase. To understand these changes in behaviour and to offer our customers in-depth insights, Puratos is conducting consumer surveys around the world to discover how bakery categories will need to adapt and evolve to meet future consumer needs in the ‘new normal’.

FMI: Why Do Shoppers “Shop Around?”

Leading up to the pandemic, the average number of channels (4.1) and banners (5.1) shopped by U.S. grocery shoppers reached a new high. And we have seen during the pandemic, after an initial decrease, shoppers are still averaging almost five banners shopped in the previous 30 days (albeit many are doing so online).

Hindsight 2020: Beef’s Market Trends Through the Pandemic

September 14, 2020 The Beef Checkoff

There is no doubt that COVID-19 has disrupted, changed, and damaged many industries across the country. From closed movie theaters, school disruptions, and restaurant shutdowns, this pandemic has shifted the way Americans and businesses operate in the modern economy.