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A collection of featured Special Reports.

What Consumers Are Buying in an 'Amazon-ized' Grocery World: Consumer Expenditures Study

Fresh, prepared foods still present biggest opportunity for grocers

Progressive Grocer's 2018 Consumer Expenditures Study Data

Data provided via Nielsen’s Total Food View, an inclusive data universe of UPC and non-UPC products (includes fresh random-weight retailer-assigned PLU and system 2 sales volume).

While sales are flat, most shoppers cite produce as the reason for choosing a store

Record bankruptcies, M&A activity continue as industry undergoes massive change

Download the 2018 Super 50, Progressive Grocer's ranking of the top 50 U.S. grocers, including last and this year's rankings, fiscal-year-end sales data, number of stores, banner names and more. Be sure to check out our full Super 50 coverage.

Fresh and perishable foods generated sales nearly 14 times as high as all online food and beverage sales this year, Nielsen notes in its June 2018 “Total Consumer Report.”

The plant-based trend spills into the category

2/3 of consumers now admit to snacking at least once a day

More consumers than ever are adding plant-based alternatives to their diet

Traditional is tops, but single-cup continues to be a hot spot

Bakeries continue to be important draw for grocers

Products promoted as helping consumers with diet, nutrition goals are gaining popularity

Grocer moves to No. 8 while Lidl, Trader Joe's heat up competition

Family-owned food retailers take advantage of ecommerce giant's changes at Whole Foods

PG research shows 3/4 of deli-department respondents expecting higher sales as a result

Labor, tech, online sales among top concerns of industry leaders

Kroger, Walmart, Albertsons especially show huge technology strides

In-store signage/digital media, digital marketing, mobile marketing are top picks

food retail industry report

Do-or-die market forces grocers to reassess operations from every angle

Optimism highest since 2011, but not so much with smaller chains

Latest wave of remodels expected to create 5,000+ jobs

PG Meat Review shows alternative proteins haven't curbed grocers' confidence in meat departments' success

PG's 2018 Retail Seafood Review even shows opportunity for plant-based alternatives

As is PG’s custom every year, we’ve ranked the industry’s top 50 food retailers, based on the total sales generated in their most recent fiscal years.

Grocers must stay vigilant in preserving market share as disruptors rule

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