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Print coupons continue to decline, report says

Based on the findings from Kantar, customers still love coupons in any form, but digital is gaining ground. Digital promotions offer ease for consumers, are better for the environment and less costly for manufacturers and retailers.

The Evolution of the Grocery Industry in the Era of Online Shopping

Today’s consumers’ emphasis on online shopping is redefining the modern retail environment, and the grocery industry is no exception to this phenomenon. According to a 2018 RELEX survey of U.S. grocers, 71 percent of those surveyed are already involved in online retail. Considering the findings of the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and Nielsen that consumers will spend $100 billion annually on online grocery shopping, which equates to each U.S. household spending $850 annually online for food and beverages.

A Look at Today’s New and Evolving Gen Z Grocery Shopper

It’s hard to summarize the future of the grocery sector in a single sentence, but this one sounds about right: “I’ll probably go to the store fewer times a week (in 5-10 years), and try to get as much variety as I can as quickly and cheaply as I can.” The quote is anonymous, but it comes from one of nearly 800 people aged 18-22 who were surveyed for a report recently published by Field Agent, a retail auditing and mystery-shopping firm. The research looked at how Generation Z (or simply Gen Z) is shopping for food today, and how they expect their habits to evolve over the next decade.

The Up-and-Coming Technology Revolutionizing the Grocery Store Experience

Like most industries today, the grocery industry is seeing an influx of technology flooding the market. Grocery technology has progressed from rudimentary experiments with automated checkout to fully cashier-less automated shopping experiences. Emerging technologies have proven to streamline operations and make shopping more convenient. As technological innovations advance, so do solutions for streamlining and reforming the brick-and-mortar grocery shopping trip.

Debunking Self Checkout Myths

Debunking Self Checkout Myths As the advancement of modern technology has made access to goods and services more readily available and convenient, more consumers are proving that they place a high value on convenience, immediacy and ease-of-use. The exponential growth of services like Amazon Prime, Uber and Seamless have demonstrated that the “convenience economy” is lucrative. But how can traditional brick-and-mortar grocers offer their customers the on-demand experience they are used to online?
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