Grocery Shopping Trends

Online Grocery Sales Dip for First Time Since COVID-19

According to the most recent Brick Meets Click + Mercatus Grocery Shopping Survey, grocery e-commerce orders for pickup and delivery have finally hit a decline after four months of continuous growth in response to fear of in-store shopping due to the coronavirus pandemic.  The August 2020 e-commerce grocery sales totaled $5.7 billion, an approximate 20%…

Grocery Industry News: 6 Months Into the COVID Pandemic

There’s no way anyone could have predicted what 2020 could have in store. Much of the year has been consumed by the pandemic, which is now rounding out its six month.  The grocery industry has faced many changes, challenges, and adaptations in the past six months. Here are the top grocery industry stories by month…

Frozen Foods Continue to Lead Category Sales Four Months into Pandemic

From constant mask-wearing to social distancing, the coronavirus has changed many aspects of our everyday lives, mostly in ways that at this point six months after the outbreak, many consumers are regarding as the eye roll-worthy “new normal.”  For grocers, however, the coronavirus has completely changed the industry. With slow movers flying off the shelves…

Why Most U.S. Shoppers Still Choose To Shop In-Store Versus Online

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted almost every aspect of our everyday life, especially when it comes to willingly spending time around other people in public places.  According to a survey by Bankrate.com, despite the pandemic, social distancing measures, and stay-at-home orders, 72% of individuals surveyed are still doing their grocery shopping in person as opposed…

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…

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…

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.”…

Three Grocers Giving Back Amidst Coronavirus

Grocers around the country have been caught in the middle of a unique predicament amidst the coronavirus pandemic; they’re experiencing record-shattering sales while also having to practically redesign their entire shopping experience. The tried and true motto of “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” simply doesn’t apply anymore as grocers change their policies monthly, if…

Date Check Pro and Agilence Present: “Reinventing Grocery | The Timeline to New Normal”

Pinpoint Software, Inc., provider of the leading expiration date management solution for grocery stores, Date Check Pro, and Agilence, Inc., the leader in data analytics and operational reporting, today announced their upcoming webinar “Reinventing Grocery | The Timeline to the New Normal” that will take a closer look at the emerging trends across the grocery…

How Shopper Behavior Has Changed During COVID-19

In a recent report from Acosta, researchers found that two-thirds of U.S. shoppers said they have changed their grocery shopping habits in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. The report, Grocery Shopping during the COVID-19 Pandemic, dives into how shopper behaviors have changed in recent weeks following stay-at-home warnings and the panic-buying that’s associated with the…