Tag: E-Commerce

The Future of Food Retail

In this post-pandemic era, the food retail industry has changed dramatically. Inflation is at a 40-year high, customer loyalty is harder to earn and maintain, and margins are razor-thin as retailers battle increasing cost pressures. ...

FI Live Replay: How I (Re)built The Stuckey’s Brand

When Stephanie Stuckey reclaimed her family’s roadside convenience-store business in 2019, it was a far cry from the 350-store operation run during the company’s peak years. Fast forward to 2022, and the Stuckey’s brand has …

Some Pandemic Food Tech Here to Stay

An Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll of U.S. adults released July 5 reveals nearly half of U.S. adults want to ditch virtual activities and ordering groceries online – but they’d still like …

Analysis: What’s Driving Growth in Specialty Food

Once a niche, hard-to-find category, specialty food is becoming a staple in consumers’ kitchens. KeHE Distributors President and CEO Brandon Barnholt recently joined The Food Institute Podcast to discuss specialty food trends, factors affecting the industry, and …

Report: Groceries Becoming an E-Commerce Force

Online grocery shopping is reshaping e-commerce and is expected to become the top category this year, Adobe Analytics recently reported. “E-commerce is being reshaped by grocery shopping, a category with minimal discounting compared to legacy …

FI Fast Break audio news: March 23, 2022

This week, in The Food Institute’s quick-hitting, audio news podcast, we examine the growth of certain CPG categories and more. The Food Institute Podcast · FI Fast Break News – March 23, 2022 The FI …

FI Fast Break audio news: March 16, 2022

This week, in The Food Institute’s quick-hitting, audio news podcast, we examine the impact the crisis in the Ukraine is having on the global food supply, coin circulation challenges, and more. The Food Institute Podcast …

FI Fast Break audio news: Dec. 22, 2021

This week, in The Food Institute’s quick-hitting, audio news podcast, we break down predictions for food inflation and multiple labor disputes. The Food Institute Podcast · FI Fast Break News – Dec. 22, 2021 The …

FI Fast Break audio news: Dec. 8, 2021

This week, in The Food Institute’s quick-hitting, audio news podcast, we examine New York City’s vaccination mandate, optimism within the fine-dining space, and more. The Food Institute Podcast · FI Fast Break News – Dec. …

FI Fast Break audio news: Dec. 1, 2021

This week, in The Food Institute’s quick-hitting, audio news podcast, we examine how restaurants are rethinking delivery, grocery chains’ big boost from Turkey Wednesday 2021, and more. The Food Institute Podcast · FI Fast Break …

FI Fast Break audio news: Nov. 23, 2021

This week, in The Food Institute’s quick-hitting, audio news podcast, we examine the “Strikesgiving” trend, Thanksgiving shopping projections, and more. The Food Institute Podcast · FI Fast Break News – Nov. 23, 2021 The FI …

FI Fast Break audio news: Nov. 17, 2021

This week, in The Food Institute’s quick-hitting, audio news podcast, we examine rising food prices, the so-called “shroom boom,” and more. The Food Institute Podcast · FI Fast Break News – Nov. 17, 2021 The …

Industry Expert: Delivery Customers Now Expect Speed, Accuracy

By most accounts, post-pandemic life will involve lots of online shopping for consumers. Coronavirus lockdowns nudged most consumers in that direction, and innovation is pushing them further toward adoption of extensive online shopping for purchases …

How Amazon is Changing the Grocery Landscape

A detour to the grocery store on the way home from work used to be just part of the daily grind, but all that has changed, and Amazon’s entry into the grocery business is moving …

E-commerce is Slowing; Will the Trend Continue?

With July U.S. retail sales off 1.1% overall, Walmart bucked the trend, reporting a second-quarter increase of 2.4%, compared to last year, while Amazon missed revenue estimates for the first time in nearly three years. …

Walmart is Shedding Global Operations, Focusing on Digital

Walmart has recently made business moves that  indicate it’s shifting its focus from international markets to digital operations. International Divestures In 2018, Walmart sold an 80% stake in its Brazilian operations to a global profit …

Whole Foods Feels Pressure from Pandemic

Although much of the grocery industry is prospering, trips to Whole Foods in September were down 25% from a year earlier, according to Placer.ai, reported Bloomberg (Oct. 7). Some of the decline is due to …

Walmart Sells Majority Stake in Asda

Walmart sold a majority stake in Asda to a consortium that includes brothers Zuber and Mohsin Issa and the private equity firm TDR Capital in a deal that values the supermarket chain at about $8.8 …

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Why is Big Business Interested in TikTok?

TikTok, a platform where some 50 million U.S. daily users share short-form videos, has been receiving attention in the media as the Chinese-owned company searches for a U.S. buyer. The app is not only a …

Shopify Finds Winning E-Commerce Strategy

Shopify Inc. is seen as one of the biggest winners in the retail shakeout following the coronavirus pandemic, reported The Wall Street Journal (Sept. 8). Millions of small businesses were forced to adapt to online sales …

Frozen Food Supply Chain Feels COVID Strain

With popularity of frozen foods up during the pandemic, supply chains for frozen products are undergoing their own set of challenges. Eighty-six percent of consumers said they bought frozen food in March and April, with …

Moving Forward, Grocery Retailers Must Embrace Digital

Online grocery shopping has surged during the COVID-19 pandemic. Before COVID-19, online accounted for less than 10% of food sales, according to Ernst & Young LLP (EY). By June, 45% of food sales were online. …