Retailers have faced a number of challenges over the past year. Emily Newton of Revolutionized examines the emerging trends that can help them get back on track.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic created supply chain limitations, stores have struggled to meet consumers’ demands. Minimal access to shipping has led to a decrease in the number of products on grocery store shelves. It also influenced high inflation rates, lowering customers’ ability to acquire essential goods.
Another pandemic-related challenge adversely impacting grocery stores is staffing limitations. Consumers are also spending less money at stores as their access to quick and reliable meal delivery services increases.