Dollar Channel Among the Winners of the First Half of 2024 July 15, 2024 By After a challenging start to the year, how has the retail sector fared in the following months – and what lies ahead for it this summer? We dove into foot traffic data for the first half of 2024 to find out. Key Takeaways Overall retail foot traffic showed resilience in Q2 2024, with June seeing weekly year-over-year (YoY) increases
In the Fresh Category, Health and Wellness is No Longer a Side Dish July 10, 2024 By Phil Lempert, SupermarketGuru, Consumer Trend Tracker, Food Trends Editor, NBC’s Today, and Author In the ever-evolving landscape of retail, staying on top of the latest trends in the Fresh/store-perimeter departments is crucial for category managers, especially those working within supermarkets, convenience stores (c-stores), and mass merchandisers like Walmart and Target, or marketing their products in these departments. These
We’re Diving Deep on the “Fresh” Category. Here’s What’s Ahead. June 19, 2024 By Mike Wilkening, Communications Manager, ARC (CMA | SIMA) Your typical shopper might know what the “Fresh” category is in a grocery store, but they know it when they see it. Produce. Oh, the beautiful colors.   Deli. Want to try a sample? Sure you do!  Bakery. Mmmm, donuts.  Hot bars. Fried chicken or a healthy salad? Or something even more exciting? Steaks
Numerator: Early Returns Suggest bettergoods’ New Ice Cream is Hitting the Mark for Walmart June 11, 2024 By Shawn Paustian, Associate Director, Numerator  A few weeks ago, Walmart announced the launch of its new premium private brand, bettergoods. The brand centers on making gourmet food more enjoyable and affordable. Walmart has quoted the brand as their “largest private brand food launch in 20 years and the fastest food private brand Walmart has brought to market.”
For Retailers & CPGs, Five Ways to Fight Back Against Inflation June 5, 2024 By Phil Lempert, SupermarketGuru, Consumer Trend Tracker, Food Trends Editor, NBC’s Today, and Author Inflation resumed its downward path in April 2024, albeit slightly, signaling a potential shift in the economic landscape. This subtle change, coupled with the cooling off of previously robust consumer spending, carries significant implications for consumer-packaged goods (CPG) brands and retailers. Over the past few weeks, as