Oct 05 2020
Source: Supermarket Perimeter
KANSAS CITY, MO. – Whether it’s due to the kids being home from school, adults making lunches at home versus grabbing lunch around their office, or a continuation of limited foodservice operations, consumers are making a lot more sandwiches and deli meat consumption has gone up amid COVID-19.
Since early March, deli meat sales […]
Sep 28 2020
Source: USDA FSIS
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Office of Food Safety (OFS) and the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) have released a plan to decrease Salmonella, one of the leading causes of foodborne illnesses. The Roadmap to Reducing Salmonella: Driving Change through Science-Based Policy outlines programs and policies that are science-based, data-driven, […]
Sep 22 2020
Source: Supermarket Perimeter
LOS ALTOS, CALIF. – In Placer.ai’s most recent analysis of shopper trends in the grocery industry, data shows visits are up, shopping times are shifting, and trip duration is going up, but frequency is going down. The week starting Aug. 17, the overall grocery industry was still down 5.3% overall in shopping trips. […]
Sep 14 2020
Source: USDA Economic Research Service
The use of credit and debit cards has been on the rise in the past decade—driven by the development of online shopping, mobile payment options and, recently, the COVID-19 pandemic. In turn, the use of cash as the primary payment method has fallen. A downside of paying with cards, rather than […]
Sep 08 2020
Source: Dairy Business Association
GREEN BAY, Wis. — Dairy Strong, an annual conference that brings together farmers and a wide variety of others connected to the dairy community, will move to an online-only format in January, the Dairy Business Association (DBA) announced.
The DBA event this past January drew 600 farmers, corporate professionals, government and university representatives, […]
Aug 31 2020
Source: Specialty Food Association
NEW YORK – The Specialty Food Association has completed its 2020 sofi™ Awards judging in the midst of the pandemic. Launched in 1972, the sofi (specialty outstanding food innovation) Awards celebrate the culinary excellence and creativity of its 4,000+ members. This year, however, the process was more complicated given the challenges of […]
Aug 24 2020
USDA Announces $ 18.4 Million in Grants Awarded to the Dairy Business Innovation Initiatives Program
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the Dairy Business Innovation Initiatives grant program has awarded $18.4 million to the initiatives at the University of Tennessee, the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets and the University of Wisconsin.
The three initiatives were competitively selected in fiscal year 2019 to fulfill the purpose of […]
Aug 17 2020
Coronavirus Leads to More Use of Contactless Credit Cards and Mobile Payments Despite Cost and Security Concerns
Source: National Retail Federation
WASHINGTON – With consumers worried about touching surfaces during the coronavirus pandemic, the use of mobile payments and contactless credit or debit cards has significantly increased in the past few months, according to research released today by the National Retail Federation and Forrester. “Health experts say there is no clear evidence that […]
Aug 10 2020
Source: International Dairy Deli Bakery Association Bakery
Madison, WI — The International Dairy Deli Bakery Association (IDDBA) has published their weekly industry COVID-19 Impact report.
This week’s report found that more than four months after the big spikes in grocery sales at the start of the pandemic, CPG sales continue to track well ahead of the 2019 […]