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Group, Port Washington,
NY. The percentage
more than doubled to
40% by May.
Older consumers
are the fastest-growing
adopters of e-commerce
this year.
"This is not just
existing techno-savvy,
young, affluent,
e-commerce consumers
who have doubled down
on their e-commerce
activity," he said. "This is
truly a broadening of the
face of consumers that
are using e-commerce."
Portalatin expects the
resurgence in at-home
eating, which increased
to 80% of eating
occasions in the United
States, to remain popular
even after the global
pandemic fades. People
are making investments
in in-home meal
preparation by buying
items like pasta machines,
breadmakers, sandwich
presses, pizza ovens and
soda machines.
Brick-and-mortar
stores could evolve
in the COVID-19 era.
Certain sections of the
store could become fully
dedicated to expediting
online orders. Some
grocery stores even
could transform into
"dark stores" and be
fully dedicated to online
orders. He compared
"dark stores" to "ghost
kitchens" that solely exist
to prepare restaurant
meals for delivery.
Cooking technique
demonstrations or wine
pairings also could take
place in brick-andmortar stores.

FMI finds proven
benefits of
family meals
Just in time for
September's National
Family Meals Month, the
Arlington, Va.-based FMI
Foundation released the
results of a new study
that shows families are
using family meals to
stay strong physically
and emotionally during
the pandemic.
The new survey
consisted of a national
sample of more than
1,000 American adults
and was conducted
Aug. 14-17. The findings
closely mirrored results
from a comprehensive
study published by The
Journal of Nutrition and
Education and Behavior
earlier this year. Findings
from FMI's survey
included:
*	 The definition of
"family" is constantly
evolving. Currently,
77% of those
surveyed cohabitate,
which means they
are sharing meals
with significant
others, children,
other adult family
members, friends and
roommates.
*	 Americans are cooking
more and having more
family meals. Ninetyfour percent say they
are cooking the same
amount or more than
before the pandemic,
and three-quarters
of Americans report
they are having the
same amount or more
family meals - both inperson and virtually.
*	 Seventy-one percent

of people who have
been eating more inperson meals (and 70%
having more virtual
meals) agree that "I
feel more connected
to my family since the
pandemic has started."
*	 Seventy-eight
percent have positive
sentiments about
family meals such as:
"they are a high point
of my day," or "they
help to make me feel
calm" or "they are an
important part of my
household's regular
routine."
*	 More than one-third
recognize that they
eat better and 40% say
that the food they eat
is more balanced or
healthier than the food
they eat when alone.
"We have long known
that family meals have
a tremendously positive
impact," said David
Fikes, executive director
of the FMI Foundation.
"Whatever our new
normal will be, we need
to stay physically and
emotionally fit, and
family meals help with
both. Clearly, family
meals are the foundation
for a healthy nation."

technology and
operations."
With safety concerns
top of mind due to the
pandemic, more than
50% of consumers have
changed the way they
shop, and online grocery
is now expected to
exceed 25% of all-around
grocery sales by 2025.
On the new streaming
media site, The Digital
Grocer promises to
be a hub for grocery
thought leadership
content, research,
blogs, and interviews
from a wide range of
fascinating perspectives
into the world of grocery
eCommerce.
"While there are
other podcasts and
publications that tackle
grocery industry topics
on a whole, we believe
The Digital Grocer is the
definitive grocery eCommerce video podcast,"
said Fairhurst. "We look
forward to continuing
our conversations with
the industry's brightest
minds and helping others
navigate the grocery
eCommerce landscape,
all easily available in one
spot at digitalgrocer.com."

Mercatus
eCommerce
experts launch
The Digital Grocer
podcast website
Toronto-based Mercatus
president and chief
executive officer Sylvain
Perrier and Mercatus vice
president of marketing
Mark Fairhurst have
launched an official
website to house
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their podcast The
Digital Grocer.
What started as a
limited audio series
designed to provide
insight into grocery
eCommerce strategies,
has grown its audience
and continued to
deliver topical subjects,
knowledgeable guests
and created a reputation
for candid, and honest
conversation into the
fourth season of the
podcast.
"The rapid growth
and adoption of
grocery eCommerce is
considerable given the
global health crisis," said
Perrier. "Now more than
ever, online food retailers
are looking for a reliable
source of information
from experts in the
industry who have a
wealth of knowledge and
experience. This show
aims to do just that.
The Digital Grocer will
act as an independent
and agnostic resource
for the grocery retail
industry, providing
insights, strategies and
perspectives on growth
and advancement of
grocery commerce

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