Blog

How Imperfect Foods Doubled Demand During the COVID Pandemic

Since January of 2020, San Francisco-based Imperfect Foods has seen “more than a 40% growth” in its active user base, says VP of Merchandising Ed O’Malley. The food subscription service that currently serves 400,000 subscribers in 38 states says that its weekly order volumes have doubled, resulting in the company being on track to save…

Costco, Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods Lead in Retailer COVID-19 Safety

According to a new study from global research firm Ipsos, Costco, Whole Foods Market, and Trader Joe’s ranked as the top three grocery retailers in coronavirus related health and safety measures.  The study, the Ipsos Consumer Health & Safety Index that launched in early June, takes a closer look at the COVID-19 related health and…

Meat and Produce Sales Continue Double-Digit Growth

The coronavirus has impacted every industry in one way or another, some positively, and some negatively. The grocery industry has found themselves caught in the middle. While there have been challenges with changing the in-store landscape and experience, the grocery industry has seen record setting sales in many departments. It’s safe to assume that the…

The Meal Kit Industry’s COVID-19 Boom

The coronavirus pandemic has absolutely thrown a curveball at many different industries around the world. Everyone is adjusting to “the new normal” – a phenomenon that seemingly changes week to week. While restaurants have closed and grocery stores have mandated new in-store rules and regulations to keep shoppers safe, there is one industry that has…

COVID-19’s Impact on Retail Grocery

We recently teamed up with our partners at Agilence, Inc. to gather data from decision-makers in the grocery industry about how COVID-19 has impacted their business, how they’ve managed this change, and what plans they have in place for a post-pandemic world.  With the Agilence team, we developed a brief survey that we shared with…

Reinventing Grocery | Your Hero Associates

This week’s blog post is the last in a series taken from our webinar and eBook, Reinventing Grocery | The Timeline to the New Normal. To read the first, second, and third parts of the series in Reinventing Grocery: The Timeline to the New Normal, please click here and look for the posts titled “Reinventing…

Reinventing Grocery | The New Shopper

This week’s blog post is the third in a series taken from our webinar and eBook, Reinventing Grocery | The Timeline to the New Normal. To read the first and second parts of the series in Reinventing Grocery: The Timeline to the New Normal, please click here and look for the posts titled “Reinventing Grocery.”…

Reinventing Grocery: The Pressure to Replenish

This week’s blog post is the second in a series taken from our webinar and eBook, Reinventing Grocery | The Timeline to the New Normal. To read the first and third parts of the series in Reinventing Grocery: The Timeline to the New Normal, please click here and look for the posts titled “Reinventing Grocery.”…

Reinventing Grocery: Cleanliness is Sales

This week’s blog post is the first in a series taken from our webinar and eBook, Reinventing Grocery | The Timeline to the New Normal. To read the second and third parts of the series in Reinventing Grocery: The Timeline to the New Normal, please click here and look for the posts titled “Reinventing Grocery.”…

How to Emerge From COVID-19 as a Top Grocer

It’s no secret that the grocery industry experienced different challenges than most other industries during the height of the Coronavirus pandemic. While the industry saw record-breaking sales, it also gained new insights to retailer preference as shoppers changed their usual shopping habits. According to New York research consultancy Magid, shoppers had the most positive experiences…