Rising food prices are prying shoppers from their favorite grocers, survey shows

By GroceryDive - May 19, 2021
  • Price has emerged as the top consideration for consumers when they decide where to shop for food, according to a survey conducted last week by Inmar Intelligence.

  • Roughly 68% of the 1,000 consumers Inmar surveyed on May 10 said they have started shopping at a retailer other than the one they have traditionally relied on for groceries because they perceive that prices have gone up.

  • ​Consumers are changing their shopping habits at food retailers based on price concerns even as government data show that food prices are increasing more slowly than the overall rate of inflation.

The vast majority — almost 83% — of respondents said they are “actively looking” for ways to save money on groceries like less expensive ingredients.


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