FMI, with research by The Hartman Group, releases August “Back to School” report, the fifth edition of its U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends 2022 series

FMI—The Food Industry Association has released its August report, Back to School, the fifth edition of the U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends 2022 series conducted in partnership with The Hartman Group.

Titled “Back to School," the report finds that 90% of shoppers are concerned about some aspect of food accessibility, with 61% concerned about rising prices specifically—an increase of eight percentage points since February 2022. However, even in this inflationary environment, shoppers feel they have at least some degree of control over their finances, particularly when it comes to their grocery budgets (86%).

The Back to School and the other reports from the FMI’s US Grocery Shopper Trends 2022 series are available for download at, and users can sign up to be notified when the next report is available.

Curious about other trends in how consumers are shopping for and sourcing groceries and meals today? Information on The Hartman Group’s newly launched Food Sourcing in America study is available here.

More information about Hartman Group capabilities and services is available here.

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