With temperatures dropping and the holiday season approaching, your shoppers are likely busier (and more stressed) than ever. Which makes it a great time to remind them of the importance of including a variety of snacks throughout the day to help them through their busy days.
Based on its resounding success, September’s National Family Meals MonthTM has grown into a year-long movement. New data from a recent Harris Poll indicates that the campaign continues to resonate with consumers, providing objective validation for ongoing retailer participation throughout the year.
Last Wednesday, the White House extended team created history by hosting the second ever summit on hunger, nutrition, and health. The full strategy, as an outcome of the conference and activities leading up to the live event, is available here. This article highlights key points for retailers as well as subtle undertones of the meeting.
For the past 20 years, nutrition researchers have found that strawberries may reduce the risk of a heart attack and stroke in women, reduce total and LDL (the bad) cholesterol, and improve blood pressure. Now, a new study builds on that research by demonstrating that the equivalent of one cup of berries reduced total and LDL cholesterol in overweight and obese men and women.
Millennials were born between 1981 and 1996 and are now aged 26 to 41. In numbers, they are a close second to the baby boomers – with approximately 72 million millennials here in America. A powerful food consumer. According to a report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in February of this year, millennial households are buying more unprocessed foods, like fruits and vegetables, rather than processed foods such as pasta and chips.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Price Index (CPI) data for May 2022, prices for food-at-home has jumped about 12% over the past 12 months, the largest 12-month increase in 43 years. As a result of these increases, approximately 95% of US households said they are making changes to purchasing habits (Numerator, 2022) such as shifting where they shop and what they are buying. Retail RDNs can add significant value to their retailer by understanding these key shopping habit changes.