While Generation X shoppers and baby boomers are cutting coupons and otherwise trimming grocery bills, Generation Y consumers and seniors citizens are slow to change their habits. Research indicates these groups are reacting less to the down economy.
Consumers buying food and beverages to go are more concerned about freshness and quality than prices. According to a new report, about a third of surveyed consumers said they choose where to shop based on price, and more than half said quality and freshness were the deciding factors.
Scott Harrison has been named to the newly created position of chief information officer for Delhaize Group U.S., the parent company of Food Lion. Harrison will oversee information-technology needs at Food Lion, Hannaford Bros. and Sweetbay.
Even after several major food recalls in recent years, many Americans say they don't search for recalled products in their homes. While 84% of those surveyed said they pay close attention to recall news, only 60% said they search for products that have been recalled.
Fresh & Easy stores will give away canvas shopping bags to customers who spend at least $10 on April 22. The retailer has made other green efforts, such as using LED lighting and offering customer recycling in its stores.