On-site, digital shopping options help supermarkets thrive
December 29, 2020
As pandemic conditions prompt many consumers to grocery shop from home, supermarkets have adopted omnichannel platforms to maintain sales. As a result, major players are directing capital expenditures to solutions that drive future growth for the channel.
As eCommerce shopping rates are on the rise, experts note that mass merchandisers that capitalize on strategic product placement, variety, and ease of locating and purchasing product will come out on top.
As access to natural and organic products has expanded, specialty retailers are working to regain that market share. Experts note that natural and organic retailers that are quick to stock in-demand products and offer versatile options for purchasing will see success.
In the midst of the pandemic, consumer-purchasing patterns have shifted, impacting convenience stores sales and product offerings. Despite these changes, the channel is harnessing opportunities for future success.
Prices for beverage alcohol and beverages up compared with last year
May 8, 2020
Chicago-based Information Resources Inc. (IRI) announced the launch of the IRI CPG Inflation Tracker on its free, online COVID-19 Data Dashboard. The new tool provides a standard metric for tracking weekly price-per-unit changes for consumer packaged goods compared with the year-ago period across departments, including fixed and random weight products, grocery aisles and retail formats.
Basket sizes for frozen foods, packaged foods and beverages up vs. 2019
May 5, 2020
For the United States, sales trends remain slightly elevated as total store sales are up 4.1 percent, according to IRI data. Total non-edible sale are relatively flat (up 0.8 percent), while total edible sales are up 5.1 percent.
Consumer Brands Association weekly study shows consumers report continued trust in CPG industry
April 29, 2020
New results released today by the Consumer Brands Association, Arlington, Va., show that in the survey’s eighth week, Americans have settled into pandemic life, feeling less concerned about the coronavirus but believing that the government will move to reopen the country sooner than it should.
Grocery channel outpaces MULO since peak stockpiling
April 27, 2020
IRI updated the report “Consumer Spending Tracker: COVID-19 Impact” to capture the most recent insights. The most recent report sources sales data from the IRI POS Data ending April 12. For the United States, sales trends remain elevated but are down significantly from its peak. Total store sales were up 14.3 percent for that time period. For edible, sales were up 18.8 percent; however, for the week timeframe, non-edible sales were down 0.8 percent.