Post Categories: October 2013

Global Industry News

Tougher economic times aren’t just making U.S. shoppers thriftier. Coupon use in the U.K. is up 38 percent over 2012, with shoppers on track to save over $2.6 billion this year. –FoodNavigator
A recent study from the NPD Group shows school snacking is on the rise, with students now eating an average of four snacks a day. Ninety percent of these are brought from home, with popular items including applesauce cups, yogurt, potato chips and granola bars. –Progressive Grocer
Once the domain of dining and travel discounts, daily deal sites are now making the foray into grocery stores. One service, called Aisle50, offers one-time deals and on-going discounted “subscriptions.” Products are redeemed at participating stores, where retailers report the service is increasing loyalty and driving traffic. –Supermarket News