This month’s issue of Frozen & Refrigerated Buyer:
It may be “old school,” but Market Basket’s combination of low prices and outstanding service inspires fierce loyalty among New England shoppers.
Although inflation is hitting hard, consumers are willing to pay a premium for cleaner, healthier options. But proper merchandising is crucial.
An outbreak of avian flu combined with rising input costs is driving retail prices up and volume down.
The category outperformed the frozen department as a whole, but consumer demand is shifting from comfort foods to better-for-you.
With a surge of new plant-based and other better-for-you options, the category broadens its appeal.
Total sales are up 2.7%, but fresh refrigerated products are driving most of the growth.
Consumers are tightening their belts once again. But steep volume declines can be prevented – if retailers are proactive.
M&A expert Faraz Mukhi on what to expect in the coming year, plus out-takes from recent conference calls with securities analysts.
From inflation to to supply chain shortages, we’ve been kicking the can down the road for way too long. Here’s where we need to focus. Now.
Proper use of the right merchandising fixtures can increase product visibility and sales, while educating shoppers about a brand’s differentiating features.