food shopping

‘Dramatic upheaval’ occurs in food shopping

ARLINGTON, Va. — For many shoppers, buying groceries is a hybrid affair, and it is likely to stay that way for the foreseeable future, as Americans balance the advantages of ordering online against a “deeply personal” relationship with food that lures them into the supermarket, according to the latest installment of an expansive shopper survey

Expect another transformational step-change in food shopping

Over the past 100-plus years, the food shopping experience in the U.S. has evolved primarily through large step-changes driven by innovative new store formats. Another such step-change can be expected in the not-too-distant future. At the turn of the 20th century, food shopping was complicated and cumbersome. Consumers purchased their meats from the butcher’s shop;