The biggest grocery news of 2017 broke on June 16, 2017, when e-commerce juggernaut Amazon agreed to purchase natural-leaning grocer Whole Foods for $13.7 billion. Since taking control in late August 2017, Amazon’s impact has been felt in a variety of ways — from the addition of lockers for in-store pickup of online purchases, to the juxtaposition of Amazon’s own tech products on sale next to the milk, eggs and produce.
The plant-based meat alternative is a growing category at grocery, with major chains like Kroger now carrying products like Beyond Meat right next to the traditional burgers and chops.
As vegetarianism becomes more common than ever before, and large grocery chains adapt to meet this need, we wondered: Which grocery stores are successfully attracting buyers of plant-based meat alternatives today?
Big location data is powerful stuff. It enables us to reach shoppers at the perfect moments in the path to purchase; to predict major happenings like retail closures; and to rank restaurants based on visitation patterns of certain populations.
Times are hard for many legacy brick-and-mortar retailers, as ecommerce and mobile-first consumer behavior have changed the rules of the game seemingly overnight.
Now that we’ve rung in the New Year, people around the country are making resolutions to better themselves in a wide variety of ways. Self-improvement topics like fitness and well being always top the list. According to Harper’s Bazaar, the top resolution for 2017 was “dieting, exercising and losing weight.”
CES has become an annual tradition to kickstart the new year with a heavy dose of high tech excitement. As leaders in the future of digital media and its impact on offline shopping, we showcased in C-Space at the Aria alongside some of the world’s top brands.
Toys R Us, which filed for bankruptcy in September, is reportedly considering the closure of 200 stores across the U.S., according to Bloomberg.
Multiple outlets are reporting that German-based grocer Lidl has halted expansion plans in New Jersey. The news comes on the heels of inMarket’s Lidl Report Card, which identified decreasing foot traffic at the chain after its U.S. debut in June 2017.
Looking to avoid the crowds this holiday season? December 13 appears to be your best bet, according to our new Holiday Foot Traffic Report (available at inmarket.com/insights).