Industry Reports

Following are links to leading grocery industry research reports:

NACS/Coca-Cola Retailing Research Council

The council conducts studies on issues that help retailers respond to the changing marketplace. The unique value of these studies rests with the fact that retailers define the objective and the scope of each project and “own” the process through the release of the study and dissemination to the broader retail community. The results are available as free PDFs.

Recent studies include:

  • New Ideas for Retaining Store Employees
  • Meeting Shopper Needs: Simplicity and Ease
  • Fast Forward: Emerging Opportunities in Convenience Retail
  • Eating In: Growing Sales by Helping Customers Eat at Home More
  • Connecting the Dots between Food and Health
  • Getting to Great: Mapping Management Practices that Drive Great Store Performance
  • Finding the Way Forward: A Practical Roadmap for Capturing Emerging Opportunities

Progressive Grocer

Progressive Grocer provides a variety of research publications for purchase. Sample publications for purchase:

  • 2010 Meat and Seafood Operations Reviews: Value on a Platter and Seafood Hits Its Stride
  • PG’s CES: Inside the Market Basket: Economical Choices Bring Grocery Gains – Progressive Grocer
  • Progressive Grocer’s Category Captains 2009

Niche Labels

Here is a 2011 summary of niche labels (note that in 2013 one of these labels, Food Alliance, was discontinued):

http://www.audubonmagazine.org/articles/living/truth-behind-food-labels

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