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Discovering the 2022 Grocery Sales Trends

Meat consumption was assumed to be declining, but the pandemic revealed the true state of the dollar and meat demand. Consumers choose meat and poultry, with beef being their top pick.

Plant-based meat hasn't seen any expansion in terms of money spent. In the grocery/retail industry, only about 10% of consumer dollars are now spent on plant-based meat.

Seafood has a positive connotation when it comes to health. Consumers believe it is a lean protein that not only helps them achieve their nutritional requirements, but also supports their immune system. Lobster and crab were popular selections among the more seasoned home chefs. Sales increased by up to 60%.

Consumers purchased vegetables that had a lengthy shelf life. They also purchased fruit that was high in natural vitamins to aid in immunity boosting. As fresh produce prices rise due to inflation, the consumer dollar is migrating to frozen and canned goods.

This year, convenience has been the most important factor in purchases. Consumers sought goods that made cooking at home easier, from cutting boards to bowls to salad sets. Consumers now prefer meal kits and easy-to-prepare options after a year and a half of the pandemic.

More luxury items, such as ribeyes, crab, and artisan chocolate, are also seeing record sales. Home chefs who are more experienced are also buying specialty delicacies like done-for-you simmer sauces and wild/game meat.

Inflation will have an impact on consumer spending in 2022. Additionally, post-pandemic stockpiling behaviour continues to impact their purchasing decisions. It's critical to keep an eye on what's going on in each category. The word "delight" will be the most important topic for retailers, supermarkets, and culinary places in 2022.


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