Insights

Supermarket Prices Still Creeping Up

Retail grocery prices in the U.S. continue to creep higher overall compared with 2008, according to new research from The Nielsen Company. The good news is price increases appear to be slowing compared with the price spikes experienced by shoppers in the spring of 2008 and 2007. These were some of...

Consumed by Challenges and the Changing Consumer Mindset

Michelle Moran, Editor In Chief, Progressive Grocer & Gourmet Retailer Collaboration is the theme vividly painted at The Nielsen Company’s Consumer 360 morning kick off – as attendees found themselves consumed in data illustrating a continuously changing consumer mindset, fed by an...

Supermarket Guru Phil Lempert’s 2009 Retail Outlook

As the economy worsened in 2008, U.S. consumers cut discretionary spending — and shifted basic purchases to value-oriented brands and retailers.  Dollar stores and private label brands saw gains — but many other retailers and manufacturers suffered through dramatic declines. Is the...

More Consumers Turning to Online Grocery Shopping

Rising gas and food prices have more and more consumers shopping at online grocers, according to Business Week. “One retail channel that is really winning now is online,” says Todd Hale, a senior vice-president at Nielsen.  FreshDirect, the largest online grocer in the New York area, is...