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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%…

How the Coronavirus Has Impacted the Digital Grocery Space

Since the pandemic made its way to the U.S. in mid-March, consumers have grown accustomed to their grocers adapting and changing at a much faster pace than the years before. In fact, before March, much of grocery innovation had remained the same for the better part of the last two decades.  However, with stay-at-home orders…

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…

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…

Micro-Experiences Reimagined | How In-Store Activations Will Change Following Coronavirus

Micro-Experiences were on track to be the hottest trend in retail in 2020 before the coronavirus put a halt to any and all retail operations. The small-scale in-store activations were simple yet effective; they aimed to take a regular customer and turn them into a lifelong brand loyalist just from one in-person shopping experience. With…