Category Trends: Fresh Foods on the Rise

Category Trends: Fresh Foods on the Rise

Yogurt leads in sales growth in the dairy case, while in-store deli posted strong figures among the perishables, and rising prices accounted for much of the sales growth in several fresh categories

Climbing retail prices contributed to sales gains and volume losses for many of the fresh food categories featured in our annual guide over the latest 52-week period. The protein categories’ prices in particular have been impacted by limited availability and high feed costs. Another year of rising meat prices brought sales gains, although they were smaller than last year’s.

There were some standout fresh categories this year, whose growing sales can be attributed to more tha

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