Consumers continue to have an increased passion for home-prepared meals, an awareness of personal and planetary health, and a desire for comfort through food
January 26, 2022
Kroger's 2022 Food Trends Report is curated by Kroger's food experts – from Our Brands product developers to culinary specialists. The report contains 10 top trends that will influence consumer food purchases in 2022, while uncovering the "why" behind the trends.
More than 70% of US households placed at least one online grocery order during 2021
January 19, 2022
The US online grocery market captured $8.9 billion in sales during December as over 69 million households shopped online to satisfy grocery-related needs. December’s strong results helped annual online grocery sales reach $97.7 billion for 2021 as more than 70% of US households (93 million) received one or more orders during the year.
Welcome to 2022! It’s a good bet this new year will fly by even more quickly than the past one just did. Recently a key retail executive forecasted that their industry will change more in the next five years than it has in the past 50. Another executive believes society will change more in the next 50 years than it has in the last 300.
The new alcohol-free offerings come in response to travelers’ increased focus on wellbeing and growing interest in alcohol alternatives
December 27, 2021
In response to travelers’ changing alcohol consumption habits and increased focus on wellbeing, Zero Proof, Zero Judgment features products from leading liquor replacement Ritual Zero Proof and carbonated mixer supplier Fever-Tree.
Nearly two-thirds of US adults agree that the pandemic has made them reevaluate their life priorities, according to Mintel research on American values. In food and drink, US adults say the pandemic caused the most change in where they eat, how they grocery shop and how they approach their diets.
New study highlights need for US grocers to improve online experiences, and growth opportunity for quick delivery brands
December 22, 2021
One of the main drivers for increasing online grocery shopping is personal safety; 35% of respondents cited safety as a key reason for choosing online over brick-and-mortar stores. However, convenience still dwarfs other drivers, with almost two thirds (59%) reporting this as the reason for choosing to shop online.
Pre-pandemic changes in the workforce and an aging population contributed to a home-centric lifestyle
December 17, 2021
Most analyses during the pandemic have focused on discerning its impact on consumer behavior and forecasting how this might change going forward. However, before the pandemic structural changes in the workforce and the aging population already contributed to a home-centric lifestyle, and COVID accelerated it, reports The NPD Group.
Global food trends take the eating experience to the next level in the new year
December 15, 2021
With open access to information, home cooking has never been more adventurous with kitchen cooks delving deeper into smaller regions across the globe to understand and adapt any nuance of spices or sauces that create something special to try.
New survey confirms sustainability is more important than brand for all generations, from Gen Z to Boomers
November 30, 2021
Due to Gen Z’s influence over their Gen X parents on this issue, Gen X consumers’ preference to shop sustainable brands increased by 24% and their willingness to pay more for sustainable products increased by 42% since 2019.