NEW YORK — The battle for the future of the grocery business is under way as supermarket retailers invest in their digital capabilities and Amazon continues to roll out its brick-and-mortar food stores. Kroger Co. executives said during the company’s recent virtual investors conference that the company intends to double its digital business by 2023.
A new report from FMI elucidates the journey that the nation’s supermarkets have been on for the past 12 months and sheds light on their prospects. Based on survey responses from 52 member companies, representing some 40% of the industry, “Receipts From the Pandemic” charts the effects of the disruption in the marketplace triggered by
LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y. — Shoppers rate supermarkets highest in quality and variety compared with discounter rivals such as Aldi and Walmart. But the discounters score highest in terms of shopper perceptions of value. These and other ratings come courtesy of the “2019 U.S. Supermarket Experience Study,” released this week by the Retail Feedback Group, which
CHICAGO — More Americans than ever are shopping for food, and supermarkets are among shoppers’ most trusted allies when it comes to food safety and health and wellness. These two encouraging trends for food retailers were identified by Food Marketing Institute president and chief executive officer Leslie Sarasin in her presentation of the institute’s “2016
Many of the exciting new supermarkets appearing throughout the country these days are not coming from the usual sources. Rather, they’re products of retailers not normally associated with new, different, exciting or groundbreaking. Examples abound. Kroger’s newest supermarkets — like the recently opened stores in Cincinnati — are large superstores with a complete assortment of