Shoppers see the process of shopping across channels and banners as a personalization strategy. According to the recently released FMI US Grocery Shopper Trends, an annual look at grocery shopper attitudes and behavior, shoppers visit an average of 4.4 banners per month and regularly shop 3.1 channels to meet their diverse grocery needs. Shoppers expect food retailers to evolve with their needs, offering more personalization, but generally, they are satisfied with their primary store's ability to meet their needs. Read more.
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