Shoppers Spending More Per Grocery Trip

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Although many shoppers have been driven online to fulfill their essential grocery needs due to the coronavirus, others are still heading to the grocery store. New data [press release] from Catalina shows that US shoppers have been spending more at the grocery store than they did a year ago, while making fewer trips. In August,… Read More » The post Shoppers Spending More Per Grocery Trip appeared first on Marketing Charts .

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The Local SEO Stats & Practical Tactics of Google’s Top-Ranked Grocery Stores

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Posted by MiriamEllis Grocery stores belong at the center of the 2021 local SEO industry conversation. Other than medical facilities, no enterprise stands out more clearly on the map as essential to daily life in the US, and few verticals have had to adapt more rapidly in mid-flight than our neighborhood food stores in the COVID-19 era. From independent grocers to major supermarket chains, there are heroes in every aisle keeping the nation fed. Any data that supports the strong continuance of these businesses is well worth sharing. In this article, I’ll provide results from 900 data points I pulled while analyzing the top local-pack-ranked grocery store in each of the 50 US capital cities. I’ll also summarize the practical tactics I’ve learned from listening to grocers and their marketers, highlighting how they’re adapting and succeeding in unprecedented times. It’s my hope that both in-house and agency grocery marketers will …

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Shoppers Continue to Spend on Private Label Products, but Some See A Return to Name Brands

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Driven by the desire to save money, nearly all US shoppers say they purchase private label or store brands. And, with close to half of Americans reporting that they are spending less money this year than they have in the past, it is no surprise that 9 in 10 consumers are spending at least the… Read More » The post Shoppers Continue to Spend on Private Label Products, but Some See A Return to Name Brands appeared first on Marketing Charts .

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Sales lift from AOOH averaged nearly 19% across four CPG categories

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30-second summary: Audio out-of-home (AOOH) advertising is a medium that allows CPG brands to impact a customer’s shopping experience while physically in the store. Vibenomics, a tech-driven AOOH advertising company partnered with IRI®, a data analytics and marketing company with sku-level access to point-of-sale data, to measure the direct sales impact of exposure to AOOH advertising. After looking at the level of spend across several stores in a short period of time, the results showed an average 18.8% sales lift from four CPG categories including hair shampoo/conditioner, skin care, dry packaged dinner mixes, and adult beverage. The most significant lift in sales seen in the adult beverage category at 34.1%. Audio out-of-home (AOOH) advertising is a medium that allows CPG brands to impact a customer’s shopping experience while physically in the store, but it can be difficult to have a clear understanding of ROI. To address this, Vibenomics, a tech-driven …

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Cardlytics’ spend report shows consumer spending beginning to recover

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30-second summary: To address the uncertainty around consumer spending in the age of COVID-19, ClickZ hosted a Peer Network webinar with Michael Akkerman, the Chief Product & Strategy Leader at Cardlytics. Through their ad platform, Cardlytics has visibility into half of all card swipes in the continental US. This gives the company a complete view into more than $3 trillion in consumer spending each year and is the basis for their State of Spend report. Weekly monitoring revealed spending from March through the end of April was in decline, reaching a max decline of about 35% across all retail categories. By the end of April, Cardlytics to see the trend in declining spend begin to decrease, with spending down about 21% at the end of April and down about 14% as of this past week. Grocery purchasing has fueled some of this recovery, with grocery prices increasing by about 3% …

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Household Grocery Spending Rises During H1

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The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on food shopping has been visible since the beginning of the crisis, with online grocery sales doubling in March and mobile e-commerce grocery spend growing in Q1, according to previous research. New data [press release] from NCSolutions highlights what these ongoing changes look like when it comes to household… Read More » The post Household Grocery Spending Rises During H1 appeared first on Marketing Charts .

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COVID-related digital behaviors that won’t going away in 2021

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30-second summary: Market volatility and rapid shifts in consumer behavior will continue in 2021. The longer the COVID pandemic goes on the more ingrained digital behaviors become. Shoppers are buying more online and spending more when they do. Consumers are becoming more comfortable online experiences over with time. Taking in-store experiences and taking them digital is becoming more common. Search and market insights are becoming mission-critical for all marketers To say the last several months have been a roller coaster would be an understatement. This year has been one for the books as we’ve collectively experienced something no generation before us has: the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on a constantly connected, technology-empowered population. We’ve run the gamut of emotional states and economic impacts. As brands and consumers alike prepare for our most unusual holiday shopping season yet, it’s become clear that we’re in this for the long haul. While …

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What the holiday shopping season will look like in 2020

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30-second summary: Shoppers aren’t planning to significantly change how much they spend this holiday season compared with 2019. Many more people are planning to make their holiday purchases online versus in stores, where the fear of catching COVID-19 is still keeping shoppers away. While saving money remains a top priority for consumers, the contraction in consumer spending that occurred in April rebounded in May and June. Black Friday is moving online, converging with Cyber Monday to make the overall holiday shopping season for 2020 a very virtual one. Retailers can prepare for holiday shoppers by looking at behavior from the recent back-to-school shopping season. Sprout Social found that consumers and brands interacted much more on social media than pre-pandemic, dominated by social conversations focused on COVID-19. Retailers can prepare for the upcoming influx of virtual shoppers by focusing on personalization, polishing their messaging, understanding what platforms consumers use to communicate …

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Omnichannel Food Shopping Households Predicted to Grow Almost 30% by 2025

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More than 6 in 10 US shoppers say convenience is important when shopping for groceries, with a full two-thirds saying that they are willing to pay more for this convenience. Whether it be for convenience or greater availability of items, more than two-fifths (44%) of US households shop for food both online and in-store in… Read More » The post Omnichannel Food Shopping Households Predicted to Grow Almost 30% by 2025 appeared first on Marketing Charts .

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