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WHOLE FOODS GETS IT HALF RIGHT Nearly four years post-Amazon acquisition, the chain leads the way in online shopping.

OUT WARREN’S WAY Want to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable?

THE DATABANK Sales data from IRI, courtesy of Peter Penguin and Bessie Bovine.

CHECK IT OUT! New Suzy’s survey says frozen and dairy need more space

FOOD FOR THOUGHT Why Nestlé bought Freshly, a plug for Sprouts, how to do omni-channel, France’s unique supermarket law and what’s new at Target and Grocery Outlet.

COOL INSIGHTSIt was a tough year, but dairy and frozen departments delivered significant sales and growth vs. their counterparts. And the winners are…





BREAD & DOUGH RISES 14.1% Double-digit growth persisted through the holidays. Easter and Mother’s Day sales are expected to be strong as well.

VALUE ADDED VEGGIES LEAD THE WAY Total sales shoot up 10.7%, but pre-sauced and -seasoned items and healthy swaps drive the most growth.

SPECIALTY EGGS DRIVING GAINS Up another 9.5% during the most recent 12 weeks, fresh eggs are on a roll. But organic, non-GMO, pasture-raised and free-range are driving the most growth.

SNACKS WIN THE PANDEMIC Whether between meals or as a meal, frozen snacks and apps are consumers’ go-to choice for in-home dining.

LOGISTICS In fact, there were some silver linings in all those storm clouds. Here’s a look at what got us here, and where we’re going next.

NEW PRODUCTS Our roundup of the latest and greatest frozen and refrigerated fare

THE ENDCAP Here’s an expert look at rapidly evolving consumer trends and how you can profit from them.


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