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A new survey by Oracle Retail found that 93% of U.S. consumers who’ve shopped for groceries online during the pandemic plan to continue doing so post-pandemic.The survey polled more than 500 consumers in the U.S., and 53% of that group report they have bought groceries online during the pandemic, according to a news release. Among those who have bought groceries online, 37% say they have been purchasing in that chann...

Fresh produce sales at retail totaled $5.04 billion in the four September weeks, up 10.7% from the same period in 2019.“Retail demand continued to be very strong throughout September, similar to the levels seen throughout July and August,” Joe Watson, vice president of membership and engagement for the Produce Marketing Association, said in a news release. “While shopping habits are trending back toward normal, at-ho...

A new survey by Deloitte found that consumers plan to limit during this holiday season their spending, travel and experiences, in-store shopping and time spent shopping.“In this season of uncertainty, price, value and convenience continue to be top considerations for consumers, as is the desire to get creative with how they celebrate the season with family, friends and pets, no matter the circumstances,” Rod Sides, v...

Consulting firm 210 Analytics has a new survey out to gain a better understanding of sustainable practices in the fresh produce industry.The survey is available through Oct. 21 and can be accessed here.“Studies have long documented the growing importance of environmental sustainability among consumers,” said Anne-Marie Roerink, principal of 210 Analytics. “Food waste, package waste, carbon footprint and other sustain...

Fresh vegetable sales for the second quarter of the year totaled $9.6 billion, with fresh fruit adding $9.3 billion, according to the newest FreshFacts on Retail report.The report, which is produced by the United Fresh Produce Association, uses data from Nielsen.Strawberries topped the chart for fruit, pulling in more than $1.01 billion, up 16.8% from the second quarter of 2019, per the report. Apples came in second...





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