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According to a new survey from Fetch, more than four in 10 consumers say have ordered food to go while on their daily commute.

Along with meal kits and instant ramen, food delivery has vastly altered the American palate for at-home dining. But despite growing competition in the digital delivery space, not everyone has embraced it.

Are consumers eating out more frequently or are they preparing more meals at home? According to new NPD Group data, over 80% of meals were prepared and eaten at home in 2017. US consumers dined out 185 times last year, down from the 2000 peak when that figure was 216.

Why do CPG companies need an Amazon strategy? It’s not just about sales, say executives playing in this space, it’s about the learning and prepping for the day when ecommerce becomes a significant source of sales.

Much of the growth in UK ad spend in digital channels through 2019 is expected to come from mobile.

According to a new study from Inmar, traditional grocery has been taking hits, not just from newer ecommerce options but also warehouse clubs and big box multichannel retailers. Grocery shoppers are spreading out their spend across more channels than ever, and even smaller retailers feel pressure to offer digital options.

You may think nothing of a box of frozen White Castle sliders or a Taco Bell dinner kit in the grocery aisle—fast-food signature dishes that shoppers can re-create at home. Yet Chick-fil-A's announcement on Monday that it will begin testing meal kits is something different altogether.

Sameer Bandeali, digital and ecommerce marketing manager for Maple Leaf Foods, discusses why the company is reshuffling its ad spend to include video-on-demand advertising in 2019.

Laura Brinker, vice president of beauty brand partnerships at Influenster, explains why the influencer market has evolved toward microinfluencers, and why influencer marketing is here to stay.

A May 2018 survey by Automat found that 70% of US female beauty buyers said they were overwhelmed by product choices. One solution to the overwhelmed-with-choice conundrum could be virtual beauty advisors.

Eli Chapman, senior vice president and managing director of media at R/GA, discusses how CPGs—which historically lack first-party data—approach programmatic ad buying today.

US spending on pet care continues to rise. Why? Pet food trends follow human fancies, which means a growing focus on wellness that has extended to furry members of the family.

Despite the push to drive holiday shoppers to ecommerce, Hickory Farms still sees a big part of their seasonal sales through brick and mortar. Judy Ransford, CMO of the Chicago-based specialty food company spoke with eMarketer's Andrew Lipsman about their holiday outlook for both online and offline.

Grocery apps are some of the fastest-growing apps in the US, according to eMarketer’s latest app usage forecast. This year, 18.0 million US adults will use a grocery app at least once a month, up 49.6% over last year.

Online grocery categories can be divided into two camps: perishable items and the so-called center store products that have longer shelf lives. A Field Agent survey found US online grocery shoppers are more comfortable buying CPG products digitally.

With the June acquisition of PillPack and quieter forays into beauty, Amazon has demonstrated its intent to move into the online pharmacy business as well as the space dominated by Sephora and Ulta Beauty. Should traditional pharmacies and beauty retailers be concerned by Amazon’s exploration of new product categories?

Eddie Revis, senior director of marketing communications at Chobani, discusses the brand's approach to building targeted campaigns at the individual and household levels.

When it comes to the US ecommerce market, Amazon is leaving the competition in the dust. This year, the online shopping juggernaut will capture 49.1% of the market, according to eMarketer’s latest forecast on the top 10 US ecommerce retailers, up from a 43.5% share last year.

According to Kantar Worldpanel, US online sales of fast-moving consumer goods (excluding fresh food) jumped 29% in 2017 to $20 billion. But part of the reason for the rapid growth is that the US has a lower FMCG ecommerce penetration rate than most other geographic regions.

Beauty retailers like Sephora and L'Oréal have adopted augmented reality in some form to let consumers try on products without having to leave their home. And according to recent data, more companies are planning to embrace the technology within the next two to five years.