Perimeter refresh: Fresh Foods Survey shows consumers drive upgrades

Perimeter refresh: Fresh Foods Survey shows consumers drive upgrades

By updating perishables departments to suit evolving consumer tastes, the food retail industry has found the key to sales growth in the perimeter, according to SN’s annual survey.

There’s no denying that supermarkets and the rest of the food retail industry have put renewed focused on perishables departments in recent years as consumers seek out food that is fresh, healthy and minimally processed.

But just how much are consumers driving change in the perimeter? According to Supermarket News readers, it turns out a whole lot.

From which departments to grow or shrink to which products to stock, consumer demand leads the way, according to

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