Top Grocery Retailer and Food Supply Chain News Feb 1-15
By iFoodDS Team
February 15, 2023
Here is our bi-weekly roundup of the latest food industry news. In the weeks of February 1 – 15, @ IFPA released the State of the Industry Report, research identified that consumers value convenience and quality and they look for packaging that reflects these values.
Consumers Influence Product Packaging
The latest Mintel report shows that consumers will be on the lookout for brands that reflect quality, convenience, freshness, safety, and environmental responsibility during the year. These drivers and price changes will influence the packaging industry.
Top 5 Produce Retail Trends for 2023
The Packer released the top 5 produce retail trends for 2023. The list includes branded produce, QR codes, and more sustainable practices from companies.
Affordability and Convenience Are Top of Mind for Consumers
A recent study identified that consumers are prioritizing price and convenience when buying food and snacks. The study also found the top 10 superfoods that shoppers will seek out in 2023. The list includes berries, avocados, and leafy greens.
IFPA’s State of the Industry
The International Fresh Produce Association released the State of the Industry report for 2023. Insights and consumption trends are included in the report.
Aldi Opens New Distribution Center
Aldi inaugurated its new distribution center and regional headquarters in Loxley, AL. The brand-new DC will serve 100 stores.