Smart Approaches to Sustainability in Fresh

Sustainability is a topic of growing importance to consumers, and it needs to be prioritized by leaders in the fresh foods industry. However, this is easier said than done.

How is Online Shopping Changing Grocery Shopping?

Some grocery shoppers have been driven to try online shopping by promotions, advertising or even curiosity, only to revert back to their established, preferred habits of in-store food shopping. Only 10% of shoppers are frequent (at least once every two weeks) online shoppers.

FMI Releases Annual Exploration of Grocery Foodservice

September 12, 2019 Food Marketing Institute

Food Marketing Institute (FMI) today released its annual assessment of the state of the foodservice at retail, demonstrating the opportunities for retailers to leverage a $13 billion category. Growing annually at 8.2%, foodservice is presented as a primary strategy for food retailers to differentiate and appeal to convenience-seeking consumers.

Shoppers Willing to Be Inconvenienced for High-Quality Foodservice at Retail

According to FMI’s 2019 U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends report, 67% of shoppers rate convenience from home as one of the key attributes of their primary grocery store and 50% say a store must be convenient from work or along daily commute.

How Consumer Trends Push Innovative Store Formats

Changing patterns in consumers’ lifestyles have brought more consumers into food outlets in search of their ideal mix of foods and beverages. Additionally, younger shoppers want their stores to deliver an engaging experience on many fronts, including convenience and discovery. For stores, this means creating a balancing act between inviting shoppers to linger in the store and enabling them to move in and out as quickly as they want.