Top News in the Produce Industry
July 16 – 31, 2022
By iFoodDS Team
July 29, 2022
Here is our bi-weekly roundup of the latest food industry news. In the weeks of July 16 – 31, new research showed the products consumers prefer to buy from private labels. FMI recognized grocers for their efforts to address social issues and some grocery retailers made the Disability Inclusion List as the best places to work.
Retailers Named in The Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion List
Companies across the U.S., including several retailers like Meijer and Giant Eagle, were recognized by the American Association of People with Disabilities for their efforts towards disability inclusion.
Study Reveals Private-Brand Products Preferred by Consumers
A recent study by shopper intelligence company Catalina identified the private label products consumers are buying due to inflation. Dried vegetables are among the private brand products that have seen a sales increase.
2022 Community Uplift Awards by FMI
The Food Industry Association (FMI) recognized grocery retailers for their ongoing efforts addressing social issues like food insecurity, health needs, and youth development. Among the winning retailers are Giant Food, Stop & Shop, Hy-Vee, The Giant Company, Schnuck Markets and Northgate Gonzalez Market.
CPS Releases an Executive Summary of the 2022 Research Symposium
The Center for Produce Safety released an executive summary based on its Research Symposium. The document includes presentations, reports, and research projects to help produce companies evaluate their food safety programs.
eGrocery Sales Keep Growing
A recent survey by Brick Meets Click/Mercatus showed that grocery sales in June grew 6% year over year. Covid-19 and inflation are the main drivers for shoppers buying groceries online.
Giant Food Partners with Terracycle
As part of its sustainability efforts, Giant Food will start using Terracycle’s Loop platform to offer its customers the ability to buy products in durable, reusable containers.
Online Grocery Trends Over Time
A new study by ChaseDesign released this week estimates that the number of customers relying on home delivery groceries will decline by 25% as consumers become less concerned with the pandemic. The study identified reasons for shopper’s preference to buy in-store or online, and their product preference for each channel.