New Analysis Approach Illuminates Differences in Food Spending Across U.S. Populations

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic affected the way U.S. consumers acquired food. Early stay-at-home orders limited access to foodservice venues, or food away from home (FAFH), which had been a significant source of food for U.S. consumers. Households shifted their spending from FAFH to food at home (FAH) by shopping at grocery stores or other retailers such as mass merchandisers, discount retailers, and liquor stores.

American Consumers Changing Grocery Shopping Habits Due to Environmental Concerns

October 5, 2022 Marine Stewardship Council

New findings released by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) show that people are increasingly changing their diets for environmental reasons as concerns over climate change grow. Following a summer of life-threatening heat waves, extreme storms, unprecedented flooding, and other weather events exacerbated by climate change, some shoppers are taking control of their impact on the environment through their food choices. 

FMI Research Finds U.S. Grocery Shoppers Remain Resilient in The Face of Rising Food Prices

August 26, 2022 FMI

FMI—The Food Industry Association releases the fifth edition of the U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends 2022 series focused on Back to School and finds 90% of shoppers are concerned about some aspect of food accessibility, with 61% concerned about rising prices specifically—an increase of eight percentage points since February 2022.

U.S. Online Grocery Shoppers Spend More but Struggle More Financially, According to dunnhumby’s New Consumer Data Tracker

June 28, 2022 dunnhumby

U.S. online grocery shoppers spend more, are less loyal and struggle more financially, according to the dunnhumby Consumer Trends Tracker released today. Omnichannel shoppers spend 1.5x more on groceries than in-store only shoppers but spread their dollars between up to 2x as many different retailers. In addition, households that shop online are 6% more likely to have skipped/cut the size of a meal for financial reasons and 10% more likely to have difficulty covering an unexpected expense.

Putting Consumer Needs First

In a wildly inflationary time, people will be searching for economies — and the supermarket deli has the perfect position.