Top News in the Grocery Retail Industry
July 1 – 14, 2023
July 14, 2023
Here is our bi-weekly roundup of the latest food industry news. In the weeks of July 1 – 14, the 2023 grocery tech trends were announced by Progressive Grocer, research predicted grocery retail growth in the U.S. and CA LGMA announced a new romaine study.
2023 Grocery Tech Trends
RIS News and Progressive Grocer released the 8th report highlighting tech trends in the grocery retail industry, some of which include investment in technology and the continuous growth of e-commerce.
U.S. Grocery Retail Expected Growth in 2023
Research predicts that the growth for the grocery retail industry in 2023 will be 6%. The moderated growth is related to a challenging environment due to inflation and unexpected cost increases.
California LGMA To Conduct Romaine Study
Inspired by the Aviation Safety Information Analysis and Sharing program, California LGMA announced a 2-year food safety study called ‘Romaine Test & Learn.’ The study intends to leverage pathogen data from members and obtain insights industrywide.
Sustainability remains a priority for the produce industry. New packaging solutions presenting produce in a more sustainable way are starting to appear at grocery stores.
Amazon Promoting Groceries During Prime Days
To increase grocery sales and have a bigger presence in the grocery retailer market, their Amazon Fresh store is offering discounts in a variety of categories to Prime members.