Early in the pandemic, retailers like The Fresh Market were putting out restaurant-quality meals and ShopRite tested enhanced meal solution centers.
The FMI report highlighted three significant themes that could further impact grocery foodservice.
Visibility at retail: More than one-third of consumers, up slightly from 2019, “do not recognize their local grocer as a foodservice option due to a lack of menu choices,” the report highlighted, identifying continued work by grocers to increase visibility of its options.
Hybrid Meals Support Shoppers: The report found that shoppers are looking for comprehensive meal solutions, not just prepared items. In fact, 55%