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Mintel: Are meal kit online marketplaces the future of category?

By Mary Ellen Shoup

While meal kit demand surged during COVID-19, many consumers still aren't sold on the idea of a meal subscription and players in this space should embrace the full potential of e-commerce to become "true online grocery retailers" by providing...

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Unilever ‘100% committed’ to nutrition and ice cream businesses

By Katy Askew

Unilever’s CEO has shrugged off speculation that the group could still dispose of its nutrition or ice cream businesses after its failed move for the GSK Consumer Health business, which would have been funded by a likely IPO of Unilever’s food interests.

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Acosta: How will consumers be eating and shopping in 2022?

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Many consumers are maintaining the habits they formed at the onset of the global pandemic nearly two years ago, including a sustained preference for at-home dining and e-commerce, notes market research intelligence firm Acosta, which says retailers and...

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NielsenIQ: Consumers bring on 'the great grocery edit' of 2022

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Weighing unpredictable inflationary prices, a prioritization of wellbeing along with an enduring pandemic, consumers are self-editing their grocery baskets and carts by asking themselves one fundamental question -- "Do I need this?" -- when...

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