The International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association (IDDBA) announced the release of its latest “COVID-19 Impact” report.
The April 28 report finds that in-home consumption is here to stay for the foreseeable future, IDDBA said, and the additional demand continued to push total food retail sales above prior year levels, despite going up against the later 2019 Easter sales surge that fell on April 21.
Total store sales, including the fresh perimeter, gained a little over 5% over the week of April 19 versus the same week a year ago, Madison, Wis.-based IDDBA said, while total edibles, excluding fresh, were up 10.5%. Dairy had another strong week, with sales up 16.4%.
IDDBA said it will hold its weekly “COVID-19 Impact” report webinar on April 30 at 11:00 a.m. CST, where it will review the findings. Register here.