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Staying Competitive in Grocery Retail: The State of the Industry

Survey-Based Research Study | 2023

In the fourth quarter of 2022, RELEX Solutions partnered with Elastic Solutions to conduct a survey-based research study of North American retailers, including supermarkets, discount stores, convenience stores, and specialty foods. More than 105 food retail professionals participated
in the survey. Fill out the form to get access to the free report.

    Key findings include:

    • The impacts of inflation (58%) and retaining workforce (47%) are the top challenges for grocery retailers today.
    • Improving supplier/CPG collaboration (55%) and increasing online profitability (52%) are key focus areas in the next 12-18 months.
    • 74% of retailers said that fresh products are essential to their business, and all but 2% of the rest attribute some level of importance to managing fresh. 
    • Store operations efficiency is an essential component of fresh item management.
    • Increased forecasting frequency and granularity are helping fresh leaders manage rapid demand shifts and seasonal challenges.