Top Grocery Retailer and Food Supply Chain News April 1 – 15
By iFoodDS Team
April 15, 2023
Here is our bi-weekly roundup of the latest food industry news. In the weeks of April 1 – 15, changes in consumer habits identified convenience and quality as shopping deciding factors, Progressive Grocer shared a list of strategies grocery retailers can leverage to adapt to the changing consumer habits, and online sales of groceries declined.
Changes in Consumers Habits
According to International Dairy, Deli, Bakery Association (IDDBA) and IRI, affordability and inflation are still in consumers’ minds, but it’s no longer the first thing they think of when buying in-store deli and baker. Convenience and quality are now top-of-mind
Strategies for Grocery Retailers to Adapt to Changing Shopping Habits
Progressive Grocer shared strategies for grocery retailers to leverage changes in customer shopping behavior that will shape the industry. The list includes the shopping experience and better visibility into their supply chain for better planning.
Online Grocery Sales Decrease
As prices increase, consumers are sacrificing convenience in favor of savings. As costs is are becoming the most important factor when grocery shopping, sales channels like pickup and online delivery have shown a decline in sales according to Brick Meets Click/Mercatus Grocery latest Shopping Survey.
California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement New Advisory Board
A newly elected advisory board was announced by the California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA), marking 17 years of operations for the organization.
Wegmans Named in the 100 Best Companies to Work For
For the 25th consecutive year, grocery retail chain Wegmans made Fortune’s list of 100 best companies to work for.