Acosta publishes shopper trends report


Acosta Sales & Marketing, a full-service sales and marketing agency in the consumer packaged goods industry, released its "The Why? Behind the Buy" report on grocery shopper habits.

Findings on shopping trends include:

72 per cent of shoppers make a list for their routine grocery trip


54 per cent buy more items on sale; 33 per cent going online or using apps to save money


85 per cent of shoppers say store circulars influence them


Acosta conducts "The Why? Behind the Buy" survey two times per year. The respondents are more than 1,000 everyday shoppers, randomly selected across all generational, economic and ethnic groups across the United States. The current survey was fielded in July 2011.

To access the full report, visit

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