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Grocery ecommerce is continuing to have a moment as more consumers get in the habit of shopping this way.

In addition to see a boost in new customers in the past few months, FreshDirect also saw a surge of orders coming in from existing customers who moved away from the city. And as a result, the company expanded its delivery services in Westchester, Connecticut and Long Island to meet demand in these areas.

We recently spoke with Leila Kashani Manshoory, founder and CEO of Alleyoop, about the challenges of remote photoshoots, the company’s recent pop-up partnerships with Bloomingdale’s and Verishop, and its foray into augmented reality (AR).

Advertisers of consumer packaged goods (CPG) in the UK will spend £2.04 billion ($2.60 billion) on digital ads in 2020, up 6.6% year over year. Any growth is good growth in the current environment, but this will represent the most modest growth across all the industries we forecast to increase spending this year.

In 2020's pandemic-ravaged economy, Uber and Lyft will share in the pain. Usage for both services has been highly correlated with various local and statewide lockdown orders, and although we expect both companies will see better figures in H2 2020 than they did in H1, neither will get close to their 2019 numbers until next year.

Business Insider Intelligence research analyst Daniel Keyes and eMarketer principal analyst at Insider Intelligence Andrew Lipsman discuss the future of grocery and why Instacart is leading the charge. They then talk about lululemon's magical Q2, what Amazon's latest wearable can do that others can't, and how Peloton's new equipment fits into its overall strategy.

From the onset of the pandemic, US consumers shifted to ecommerce for essential goods and personal care products, which has kept CPG digital ad spending afloat. We expect the industry to increase its digital ad spending 5.2% to $19.40 billion this year.

Scott Braun, CMO of Drizly, speaks with eMarketer vice president of business development Marissa Coslov about trends in consumer spending behavior and ecommerce sales of alcoholic beverages during the coronavirus pandemic.

Earlier this month, Just Salad appointed its first CMO, Andy Rooks, to help bolster its sustainability efforts, new product launches and overall consumer awareness.

Junior Pence, CMO and creative director of Peace Out Skincare speaks with eMarketer vice president of business development Marissa Coslov about the brand’s marketing efforts during the coronavirus pandemic, including the surprise success of a viral TikTok video.

More than eight in 10 baby boomers worldwide said they are still willing to shop for food and beverages in-store despite the pandemic, according to July 2020 data from Braze.

As the restaurant industry faces continued operational challenges and indoor dining constraints loom across the country, many consumers are turning to food delivery apps.

While the overall economy has suffered from pandemic-necessitated behavioral changes, some industries have been hit harder than others. We estimate that US retail sales will decline by 10.5% this year, and even though the shift to ecommerce will accelerate digital sales to new heights, retailers will grow their US digital display ad spending by only a sluggish 2.3% this year.

The coronavirus pandemic is pushing consumers to buy essential products digitally, rapidly accelerating the development of the online grocery industry in the US.

The pandemic has been a learning curve for many marketers, including Elana Gold, who began her role as Del Monte’s newly appointed global CMO in the midst of it.

David Zucker, senior vice president and CMO of Perdue Farms, speaks with eMarketer vice president of business development Marissa Coslov on how the brand has pivoted its marketing priorities in response to the coronavirus pandemic and shifting buying behaviors.

After launching in roughly 450 US Whole Foods locations—and partnering with New York City-based Italian restaurant Pomodoro Rosso last year—plant-based meat company Meatless Farm launched its own direct-to-consumer (D2C) site amid the pandemic, as consumer shopping behaviors continue to lean to ecommerce.

The pandemic has sparked new use cases for social listening, an underutilized tool in marketers' work belts. But some brands, like Johnsonville Sausage, were already well-acquainted with the concept. Stephanie Dlugopolski, the company's senior manager of PR and social media, said her team has utilized social listening for nearly a decade. It has allowed them to not only monitor conversations about the brand, but also see how consumers react to larger issues.

Grocery ecommerce is having a moment. Already at an inflection point prior to the pandemic, the migration of essential goods to online has accelerated this trend by three or four years in the span of three or four months.