Consumer Trends http://supermarketnews.com/taxonomy/term/27791/more en Balancing consumers’ desire for customization with broad appeal http://supermarketnews.com/consumer-trends/balancing-consumers-desire-customization-broad-appeal <div class="node-body article-body">There are just so many empowered consumers out there and the idea of customization according to each of their wishes, wants and expectations feels implausible. Where does it stop? </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/consumer-trends/balancing-consumers-desire-customization-broad-appeal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/consumer-trends/balancing-consumers-desire-customization-broad-appeal#comments Consumer Trends Wed, 25 Feb 2015 18:58:00 +0000 510741 at http://supermarketnews.com Meat Conference 2015: Know your shoppers and give them what they want http://supermarketnews.com/blog/meat-conference-2015-know-your-shoppers-and-give-them-what-they-want <div class="node-body blog-body">While many retailers focus mainly on assortment, merchandising and pricing, the most important thing is to know who your shopper is and what your store means to that shopper, John Rand, SVP, retail insights at Kantar Retail said.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/total-access">Total Access</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/blog/meat-conference-2015-know-your-shoppers-and-give-them-what-they-want" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/meat-conference-2015-know-your-shoppers-and-give-them-what-they-want#comments Consumer Trends Meat Total Access Event Coverage 2015 Annual Meat Conference Total Access Mon, 23 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0000 509081 at http://supermarketnews.com Why supermarkets should worry about the rise of fast casual http://supermarketnews.com/meals/why-supermarkets-should-worry-about-rise-fast-casual <div class="node-body article-body">There are several underlying trends that suggest that fast casual will have a long-term impact on the industry.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/meals/why-supermarkets-should-worry-about-rise-fast-casual" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/meals/why-supermarkets-should-worry-about-rise-fast-casual#comments Consumer Trends Meals Wed, 18 Feb 2015 16:00:00 +0000 508271 at http://supermarketnews.com Custom pet foods cater to specific health needs http://supermarketnews.com/consumer-trends/custom-pet-foods-cater-specific-health-needs <div class="node-body article-body">The pet aisle is packed with foods that address specific health conditions, including joint, oral, bladder health and weight management.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/consumer-trends/custom-pet-foods-cater-specific-health-needs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/consumer-trends/custom-pet-foods-cater-specific-health-needs#comments Consumer Trends Center Store Speciality Online Thu, 12 Feb 2015 16:22:00 +0000 506591 at http://supermarketnews.com Independents adapt to cautious consumer spending http://supermarketnews.com/consumer-trends/independents-adapt-cautious-consumer-spending <div class="node-body video-body">How are independents adapting and growing at a time when consumers are still cautious on spending? </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/consumer-trends/independents-adapt-cautious-consumer-spending" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/consumer-trends/independents-adapt-cautious-consumer-spending#comments Consumer Trends Videos 2015 NGA Show National Grocers Association NGA Mon, 09 Feb 2015 11:00:00 +0000 506281 at http://supermarketnews.com Chart: Retail pork sales slumped in 2014 http://supermarketnews.com/consumer-trends/chart-retail-pork-sales-slumped-2014 <div class="node-body article-body">Although some retailers have reported strong pork sales, overall the category has not fared as well as other proteins in the past year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/consumer-trends/chart-retail-pork-sales-slumped-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/consumer-trends/chart-retail-pork-sales-slumped-2014#comments Consumer Trends Meat Wed, 04 Feb 2015 21:04:00 +0000 506011 at http://supermarketnews.com Independents win with a local mindset for products and people http://supermarketnews.com/consumer-trends/independents-win-local-mindset-products-and-people <div class="node-body article-body">From my perspective, independent grocers are ideally positioned to take full advantage of the upward momentum of the economy. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/consumer-trends/independents-win-local-mindset-products-and-people" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/consumer-trends/independents-win-local-mindset-products-and-people#comments Consumer Trends Retail & Financial Mon, 02 Feb 2015 19:40:00 +0000 505731 at http://supermarketnews.com How to deliver an engaging customer experience http://supermarketnews.com/marketing/how-deliver-engaging-customer-experience <div class="node-body article-body">The most effective way I've found to guide employee-customer interactions is to describe to your employees what you want customers to say about the store. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/marketing/how-deliver-engaging-customer-experience" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/marketing/how-deliver-engaging-customer-experience#comments Consumer Trends Marketing Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:34:00 +0000 505141 at http://supermarketnews.com Publix eyes changing consumer behaviors http://supermarketnews.com/consumer-trends/publix-eyes-changing-consumer-behaviors <div class="node-body article-body">Retailers must address quickly changing consumer needs -- both low-tech and high-tech -- in order to retain customers and make them into advocates, says Ed Crenshaw, CEO, Publix Super Markets, who welcomed retailers to the FMI Midwinter Executive Conference in Miami Beach as chair of that event.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/consumer-trends/publix-eyes-changing-consumer-behaviors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/consumer-trends/publix-eyes-changing-consumer-behaviors#comments Consumer Trends Latest News Ed Crenshaw FMI Food Marketing Institute Publix Super Markets Mon, 26 Jan 2015 22:10:00 +0000 505081 at http://supermarketnews.com <p>&quot;The consumer always takes center stage,&quot; says Publix CEO Ed Crenshaw.</p> How customer-centric is your business? http://supermarketnews.com/consumer-trends/how-customer-centric-your-business <div class="node-body article-body">Across a retail business, decisions are being made all the time that in some way impact customers. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/consumer-trends/how-customer-centric-your-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/consumer-trends/how-customer-centric-your-business#comments Consumer Trends Marketing Mon, 29 Dec 2014 16:20:00 +0000 500981 at http://supermarketnews.com