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Pandemic caused food shop trends
The New York Times covers food shop trends

7 ways the pandemic has changed how we shop for food

The New York Times notes 7 interesting food trends during COVID:

1. Trips Are Fewer, Lists Are Better

2. Online Aisles Are Bustling

A year ago, 81 percent of shoppers surveyed by Gallup said they never turned to the internet for groceries. Online shopping was lolling at around 3 percent of all grocery sales, or about $1.2 billion, according to a survey by Brick Meets Click/Mercatus.
But in June, online grocery sales in the United States hit $7.2 billion.

3. Oranges are the new snack (up 73%+ in May, still up at 52%+ in July)

4. Store layouts are being redrawn

5. Choices are shrinking

6. The freezer is hot

7. ‘Local’ is a bigger lure

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 Walmart pressures suppliers delivery times
Walmart pressures suppliers delivery times

 Pandemic motivates grocery chains to experiment with new tech
Pandemic motivates grocery chains to experiment with new tech

 Kroger integrates with Dinner Daily for prepared meal pick-up, delivery
Kroger integrates with Dinner Daily for prepared meal pick-up, delivery

 Walmart accelerates drone deliveries for essentials, groceries
Walmart accelerates drone deliveries for essentials, groceries