Lower-income consumers have more options for online grocery shopping: Instacart, Shipt, and DoorDash are working with the government to expand food access and make it easier for retailers to accept SNAP/EBT benefits online.

Sephora’s new program offers consumers unlimited same-day delivery: The $49-per-year subscription offers Amazon Prime-like convenience to beauty shoppers.

The top five digital grocers in the US will capture 67.2% of the country’s grocery ecommerce sales in 2022. That figure will rise slightly over the next two years, with leaders Walmart Inc. and Amazon growing their shares by about 1 percentage point each.

Last week, thousands of consumer packaged goods (CPG) and grocery leaders gathered at Groceryshop 2022, including our own chief content officer Zia Wigder and analyst Andrew Lipsman.

Plant-based meat sales are declining: While rising prices are causing some consumers to trade down to cheaper proteins, there’s still plenty of interest in alternatives to animal products.

Pumpkin spice season continues to draw customers in: Both Starbucks and Dunkin’ got a boost in traffic after rolling out fall flavors.

Instacart looks to convince investors it can maintain growth: To maintain its profitability, the company has been letting go of staff, slowing hiring, and cutting other expenses.

General Mills’ Q1 performance follows a familiar pattern: Higher prices helped offset declines in sales volumes and international revenues, giving the CPG company a 29% boost to operating profits.

Drizly is the latest company to roll out an ad network: The Uber-owned alcohol delivery service’s ad products may enable advertisers to run finely targeted multimedia campaigns.

With grocery prices soaring, shoppers are looking to save: That’s providing a prime opportunity for discount grocers such as Aldi and Lidl.

Click and collect’s share of digital grocery is growing. This year, the fulfillment method will account for 36.8% of US grocery ecommerce sales. Come 2026, that figure will rise to 40.6%.

JCPenney’s ‘hyper-inclusive’ beauty counter concept goes nationwide: The retailer aims to make inclusive beauty products widely accessible.

The top product category for US luxury buyers is footwear, followed by handbags and leather goods, cosmetics and beauty products, and fragrance. Less than one-third of these shoppers bought accessories such as eyewear, jewelry, and watches in the past year.

While discretionary sales of pet products suffered in the first half of 2022 due to inflation, sales of food and wellness products remained strong.

For the first time, Insider Intelligence forecasts digital advertising spending for five industries in France: retail, consumer packaged goods (CPG), auto, financial services, and travel. Digital ad spending is growing strongly in France this year. This Analyst Take gives a closer look at these inaugural forecasts.

Instacart looks to extend its technological reach: At the same time, it also plans to focus most of its IPO on employees’ share to help it retain and attract talent.

Since May 2022, online grocery prices have risen faster than those of any other ecommerce category, per Adobe’s Digital Price Index. In July, the year-over-year price change for online grocery reached 13.4%, a record high for the year.

Grocers seek to make inroads with lower-income consumers: Walmart, Albertsons, and BJ's Wholesale Club are among the retailers eyeing the sizable customer segment.

Starbucks’ reinvention plan leans on China for growth: The company ignores the threat of lockdowns as it pursues aggressive international expansion.

Prime Day is Amazon’s biggest sales event, but it offers other retailers a boost as well. This year, 44% of Prime Day digital buyers in the US considered shopping only on Amazon, while 32% checked out Walmart and 24% browsed Target as well.