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A collection of featured research and analysis

The Importance of Openness in the Future of Retail

Flexible technology is key to keeping up with evolving customer expectations

How Kroger Battles Waste During the Pandemic

Retailer details food waste challenges, consumer awareness

FMI report finds more focus on value and different cuts

Aftershock: What’s Next for a Hungry Nation

Understanding the pandemic’s lasting effects on the way America eats, and the implications for retail foodservice and restaurants

Aldi Releases Shopper's Favorite Products for 2020

The discounter tallied 177,000 customer votes in its second-annual Fan Favorite survey

IRI Launches New CPG Demand Indicies

Track CPG channel shifts for seven geographies, plus e-commerce

Online Sales to Account for 21.5% of Total Grocery by 2025

Online sales will reach $250 billion, according to new study from Mercatus

Online Grocery Sees First Dip Since COVID-19

Spending per order reached a record high in August, though

Food Retailers Can Provide a Nudge in the Right Direction

Knowing more about their customers enables grocers to help them make healthier choices

Will COVID-19’s Influence Outlive the Pandemic?

FMI President and CEO Leslie Sarasin offers predictions regarding 4 current trends

Consumers Talk Plans for Eating After COVID-19

Acosta's new report on how the pandemic is reinventing how America eats

The Fight for the Center of the Plate

Vegetables and plant-based items are poised to dominate

Changing Consumer Beverage Trends

Guidance for grocers on functional beverages, soft drinks, cofffee-and-tea hybrids and more

2-day online gathering caps National Fruits & Veggies Month

Research shows safety, hygiene trumping environmental matters

Predicts key trends through rest of year

Study from dunnhumby pinpoints rising food prices, economy as trouble spots

73rd Annual Consumer Expenditures Report: Upheaval and Opportunity

In an extraordinary year, the 73rd annual report looks at food and consumables retailers

Edible Spotlight: Food Sales Soared, Double-Digit Growth Common

Spending in edible grocery departments driven by foodservice establishments forced to close

Nonedible Spotlight: Slow Overall Growth Rate Concealed Sales Volatility

See solid growth rate, although un-pandemic-like compared with the gains seen in the edible and perimeter areas

Perimeter Spotlight: Sales Pain and Gain on the Perimeter

The pandemic caused uneven gain and pain throughout the perimeter

3 Grocers Recognized as the Beat Workplaces for Millennials

Target makes 1st appearance on the Fortune list

Grocer’s 2019 sustainability report details sustainability progress

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