Driscoll’s ranks among America’s top ten grocery brands

From Produce Blue Book | 25 July 2023

Overview of berries in the U.S. market, complemented by charts from Agronometrics. Original published on July 25, 2023. 

WATSONVILLE, California (July 25, 2023) — Once again, Driscoll’s BB #:116044 has secured a spot among the top ten retail grocery brands* based on data from Circana, a prominent authority on consumer behavior and supermarket retail sales tracking.

The mid-year 2023 rankings confirm Driscoll’s unrivaled position across traditional grocery retailers and demonstrates the company’s consistent leadership in the food industry.

Driscoll’s has added a tenth of a share point in the last four years it has appeared on this list, compared to several-higher ranked center-store brands which have lost share points.

In an era where retail sources account for more than 85% of the annual 600 billion eating occasions**, food companies must stay attuned to evolving retail trends to maintain their competitive edge. Today’s discerning shoppers are channel shifting, from discounters to big box supercenters, club stores, convenience stores, and online platforms.

The prominence of fresh food perimeter departments (produce, meat, deli, bakery, seafood and floral) continues to grow with fresh representing 45% of retail food and beverage sales. In 2022, Driscoll’s also ranked as one of the top twenty-five food brands in terms of dollar sales across the United States*.

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Source: USDA Market News via Agronometrics.
(Agronometrics users can view this chart with live updates here)

“Amidst transformative changes happening in the retail sector, Driscoll’s has seized opportunities for growth not only as a produce company, but as a competitive food brand,” said Jonna Parker, Principal, Fresh Foods Team Lead at Circana. “Fresh brands are bigger than people think, and Driscoll’s position as the seventh largest brand in food retail based on dollar sales, and the largest within produce, is impressive.”

“At the center of our brand success is our dedication to bringing great tasting strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries to market,” said Frances Dillard, Vice President Brand and Product Marketing. “Driven by our brand promise of Only the Finest Berries, our flavor innovation and differentiation are derived from our proprietary varieties that are exclusively grown by a network of more than 900 independent growers.”

As the driving forces behind shopping disruption, millennials and Gen Z are revolutionizing the retail landscape as digitally connected consumers. Utilizing the power of digital platforms, they effortlessly discover, decide, and make online purchases. Recognizing the significance of prioritizing the consumer, leading brands have embraced this shift and gained a deep understanding of how and where to engage with shoppers. They leverage this knowledge to expand their customer base, foster category growth, and explore product innovative. By staying attuned to the evolving needs of these tech-savvy generations, these brands are poised to thrive in this era of retail transformation.

The News in Charts is a collection of stories from the industry complemented by charts from Agronometrics to help better tell their story.

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