WHITE PAPERFeeding a Digital World

A look at technology’s impact on how we eat, order and research food in the 21st century.

  • July 24, 2014

Feeding a Digital World

Grocers: Treat routine and spontaneous shoppers uniquely

We live in a connected world – one so connected that the average American spends 23 hours a week online. As a result, digital technology is changing the way we think about food. This time spent online means shopping now starts at home before shoppers ever step foot inside a store.

Shopping for groceries begins online as consumers search for circulars, coupons and the best prices. And restaurants are in the same boat: Consumers are increasingly looking for online information about restaurants, including menus, nutritional information and even the opportunity to order ahead. In today’s connected world, the food revolution and the digital revolution have begun to intersect.

Takeaways from this white paper include:

  • Technology is becoming a companion in the kitchen
  • Digital has added another layer to the path to purchase
  • Consumers are becoming more digitally savvy when it comes to eating out