The State of Grocery Stores: Self-scanning Apps, Meal Kits, & More Rotisserie Chickens
Gone are the days when shopping required visiting multiple establishments -- the butcher, the baker, the fishmonger. Now, we can find just about everything under one roof. But there are major changes underway in how we gather food -- including both high-tech innovations and the revival of some traditional ways of shopping. We take a deep dive into shopping trends -- from meal kits and in-store drinking and dining to no-frills shopping and self-scanning. What grocery stores do you gravitate to -- and why?
- Kusum Ailawadi - Professor of Marketing at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. Read her piece on club-store shoppers.
- John M. Dumais - President and CEO of the New Hampshire Grocers Association.
- Craig Giammona, Consumer reporter for Blooomberg News. Read Giammona's work here.
- U.S. supermarket struggles: Competition from online and European-born discounters, among other challenges.
- The price war in the American grocery aisle is getting more intense -- and not because of Amazon.com.
- Are Americans back to multi-stop shopping?
- This short piece traces the origins of grocery stores to a common kitchen product: baking soda.
- As larger stores struggle, some say the solution may lie in a new breed of small community stores.
- Meal kits, originally an on-line success story, arrive in grocery stores.
- Two experts on retail trends debate the future of grocery stores.