New FMI Food Retail Survey Reveals E-Commerce Sales Growth Tempered by Pandemic-related Expenses and Ongoing Labor, Supply Chain Challenges

September 16, 2021 FMI

Eighteen months into the COVID-19 global pandemic, FMI, The Food Industry Association today released its annual comprehensive research report, The Food Retailing Industry Speaks 2021, which found that 95% of food retailers with e-commerce options saw an increase in online sales in 2020 as the result of pandemic-related changes in consumer shopping behaviors.

The Battle for Primary Grocery Store Supremacy

Like all aspects of life over the past 18 months, grocery shopping has changed significantly. The grocery store we consider nearest and dearest to our hearts has changed, as well. While the great increase in online grocery shopping is well-noted, there has also been a shift in shopper’s primary grocery shopping channel.   

FMI Foundation Introduces Family Meals Barometer and Key Findings

September 3, 2021 FMI Foundation

 The global pandemic fundamentally has changed many aspects of our lives – from work, to school, to shopping – and now even the way we eat, particularly family meals. The FMI Foundation has documented this shift with a research tracking tool called the “Staying Strong with Family Meals” Barometer. This barometer is a recurring quantitative study with nationally representative sample of consumers. This effort began in August 2020 and is being updated frequently with tracking data.

Deloitte and FMI – The Food Industry Association: New Study Examines the Future of Work in the Food Industry

July 29, 2021 Deloitte

Pandemic-influenced behaviors continue to impact the food industry, as food retailers cite online shopping as the biggest change driver (48%) for the future of work. Consequently, the effects are trickling down to product suppliers who are tasked with changing to meet evolving demands from retailers (49%).

FMI Signature Research Finds Grocery Shopping Has Fundamentally Changed

May 28, 2021 FMI

For the past four decades, FMI—The Food Industry Association has tracked the grocery shopping habits of U.S. customers through the U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends report. The 2021 edition, prepared in partnership with The Hartman Group, explores how the future of food retail will be colored by the pandemic – driven by shifts in the way consumers purchase groceries.