TOP 10 GROCERY ITEMS AMERICANS BUY
#2 PACKAGED MEATS
#3 PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY
#5 LAUNDRY DETERGENT
#7 SALTY SNACKS
#8 FROZEN DINNERS
We buy about $10 billion worth of fresh bread and rolls at grocery stores each year.
Top selling Brands: King’s Hawaiian, Wonder Bread, Sara Lee, Pepperidge Farm, Dave’s
#2 Packaged Meats
People prefer packaged meats because it doesn’t have the Rainbow. When you buy deli meat and they slice it, you see a rainbow of color around the edges due to the pigments in meat.
#3 Peanut Butter and Jelly
We collectively eat 700 million pounds of peanut butter and about a billion pounds of fruit spreads each year, including jellies, jams and marmalades. No one knows who first thought to combine PB with J, but it's believed it started during World War II when American GIs mixed the two rations to make the peanut butter more palatable. After the war ended and servicemen returned home, sales of the two foods soared.
We consume 76 billion of them each year. And, like dairy selections, eggs are usually positioned near the back of the store so we have cause to walk by all the other items we might just need. Each egg has 19,000 pours, so make sure you store them properly to maintain freshness. Pointy side DOWN!
#5 Laundry Detergent
Americans spend $5 billion a year on laundry detergent. If you’re tired of spending so much on laundry detergent, you could save money by reading the label more carefully. Most liquid detergents come with a cap with interior measurements and the label will advise you what line to fill it to, depending on the load size. If you've been adding a full capful to every load, you've probably been tripling the amount you really need.
The average American drinks 20.4 gallons of milk in a year. Milk was the fourth most popular drink of choice. Americans drink more soft drinks, bottled water and beer than milk that year. Why position a staple at a most inconvenient location—at the back of the store? Marketing Science! You'll need to walk down aisles filled with lots of other tempting goods just to reach the milk. It's no wonder most of us enter the store to get one thing and leave with a $150 grocery receipt.
#7 Salty Snacks
Nearly all Americans (94 percent) snack at least once a day. 50 Percent of adults snack two to three times per day. Research is showing may be replacing standard daily meals. Millennials are significantly more likely to snack compared to older consumers with stress being a big reason! Top selling Salty Snacks: Potato Chips, Tortilla Chips, Nuts, Cheese Snacks, Popcorn, Pretzels,
#8 Frozen Dinner
Top sellers include pizza, especially DiGiorno, and Red Baron, Weight Watcher’s Smart Ones Dinners and the #1 selling frozen meal in America, according to the website Eat This Not That, is Jimmy Dean Delights Turkey Sausage Breakfast Bowl
It is the grocery store’s eye candy. That's because Cereal boxes are often directly across from the candy section. While we search for our favorite cereal, the kiddos can simply turn their backs and find a wall of candy ripe for the picking. And it's no accident the sugary kids cereals are on lower shelves at their eye level. Top Selling Brand: Honey Nut Cheerios.
Americans are consuming more sugar-sweetened beverages than ever before. Top sellers: Coke, Diet Coke, Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Dr. Pepper, Sprite, Diet Pepsi, Diet Mountain Dew, Fanta and Diet Dr. Pepper.