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The New Grocery Retail Reality

As the COVID vaccination rate nears 50% in the United States and the last of the emergency orders have lifted, consumers have returned to something resembling normal.

Meal Kits Fight to Maintain Momentum

The meal kit business survived COVID-19, with over a third of American consumers saying they buy them and have no plans on stopping as life returns to normal. 

A New Day Dawns for C-Stores

Convenience stores surfaced as a lifeline for consumers during the pandemic after states allowed these front-line businesses to remain open. As shoppers stayed close to home and avoided more crowded retail outlets, c-stores flourished.

What Consumers Want from Grocery Private Labels in 2021

2020 changed the CPG retail business forever, leaving a volatile and unpredictable market in its wake. Forward-looking private label R&D and innovation teams strive to remain several steps ahead of shifting consumer preferences—which is far...

CPG Brand Loyalty Hits All-Time High

The pandemic might have changed nearly every aspect of our lives, but it’s done little to shake consumers’ faith in their favorite brands. Brand loyalty reached an all-time high in 2021, with 97% of Americans professing commitment to at least one...

Specification Management Transforms Retail

It’s the dawn of a new era for retailers. Millennials and Generation Z are educated, tech-savvy, and eager to share their feelings about retail and product experiences across multiple social networks.

COVID-19 Has Changed Buying Behavior for Retail

More than a year after the start of the pandemic, the timetable for an end to the outbreak remains unclear. Manufacturers, distributors, and retailers in the food and beverage business continue to pursue long-term strategies that consider the...

Consumers Flock to Private Label Brands

Consumer behavior changed dramatically in 2020, sending shockwaves through the retail market.

Private Label Brands Have Their Moment

Before the pandemic upended economies around the world, private label brands had already arrived. A 2019 IRI Consumer Connect Survey found that “private brand dollar sales grew 3.8% in 2019, twice the rate of national brands.”

There’s No Tale Like Retail

It’s been three years since Amazon announced it would buy Whole Foods for $13.7 billion. And yet, despite the public – and industry – outcry, the retail food business is still standing, even during a global pandemic.