In our latest whitepaper, we took a deep dive into grocery foot traffic data uncovering many of the fascinating shifts the industry has seen since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020. To get a bird’s-eye-view of the broader grocery sector trends, we analyzed a sample group of over 15 leading grocers.

With the overall economy slowly recovering and the country returning to ‘normalcy’, some sectors have been hit far harder than others. None more so than travel. So with a return en route, we dove back into this space to see how leading players are responding.

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When we last looked at grocery shopping behavior, we noted a few key changes. Visits were shifting from weekends to weekdays and from evenings to mornings. And seemingly, these shifts were driving more time in store, along with a significant shift in visit duration for top brands.

It was hardly the golden age for department stores before the rise of COVID-19, but the pandemic raised significant questions regarding the future of these stores. So we took a look at two of the most popular department stores across four different states, Kohl’s and Macy’s, to see how both their nationwide and state recoveries were going.

Everything in retail has been turned upside down in 2020, so it’s exciting to see something continue as normal. Obviously, we’re talking about the unique power of Starbucks to leverage the calendar to its fullest advantage.

In the last few weeks, there has been an endless amount of fascinating retail narratives, but there were three that really caught our attention. Nike was shutting down more of its wholesale accounts, department stores got headlines for less than positive reasons, and Walmart crushed earnings by making more out of less.

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