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Back-to-School Insights & Instacart Updates

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Amazon, Target, Dollar Stores, & Walmart are viewed as winners this BTS season: This week CRC's Traditional Retail Council hosted a webinar on current back-to-school trends as we head into the heavy promotional season. The team unpacked the most important macro/consumer trends, back-to-school forecasts, early holiday projections, and key focus…

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E-Grocery Consumer: Price Sensitivity & Future Usage Outlook; Live Shopping

E-Grocery Consumer: Price Sensitivity & Future Usage Outlook; Live Shopping

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How do consumers view e-grocery platform pricing compared to in-store? In our latest study tracking 1800 online grocery shoppers it was clear that the online grocery players fall into 3 tiers in terms of consumer price perception. First, is Walmart.com which is by far perceived as being most fair / cheapest…

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Amazon Price Increases & Instacart Consumer Insights Portal

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Pricing action does not look to be enough to fully offset input cost inflation for majority of brands: In our latest benchmark we have found that Amazon price increases have not fully covered input cost inflation for brands, resulting in margin compression for 58% of brands surveyed. Given the significant increase…

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CRC’s 2022 eCommerce Summit; Instacart Update; Inflation

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Jet set to sunny San Diego for the 10th annual show:We’re excited to return in-person for CRC's 2022 eCommerce Summit in San Diego, CA! The Summit will include a cocktail reception the night of September 14th, followed by a full day of content on September 15th with a networking event…

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Shifting Digital Preferences; Online Grocery Forecasts; Kroger + Instacart Partnership

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Throughout the pandemic, consumers’ preferences for purchasing groceries in-store vs. online have ebbed and flowed. In our most recent round of work, we found yet another reversion away from stores with 35% of consumers saying they did the majority of their grocery shopping online. This is a step up compared…

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Lowe’s Mimicking Store Structure; Bezos is Gone at Amazon; Millennials Still Love to Shop Online

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 Our work suggests Lowe’s is working to rearrange its organizational structure to more closely match other big box retailers like Walmart, Target, and Home Depot. Contrary to in the past, online and brick & mortar merchants seem to be aligned on goals versus in competition against each other. These types…

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