Phononic Featured in The Shelby Report

December 1, 2022

The Shelby Report, a leading publication that delivers supermarket, grocery news, and insights, recently featured Phononic in an article. The article details excerpts from Phononic’s “The State of Online Grocery Shopping 2022: This Holiday & Beyond.

From the Article:

Phononic’s “The State of Online Grocery Shopping 2022: This Holiday & Beyond,” conducted by Regina Corso Consulting, surveyed more than 1,200 consumers and grocery retailers to learn more about their needs and concerns around grocery shopping. The results show an evolving landscape in grocery e-commerce and fulfillment, highlighting consumer trust issues, food safety, inflation and sustainability.

  • More than 50% of U.S. consumers have returned to in-store shopping year-round. During the busier holiday season, however, that figure increases: 70% of consumers surveyed in Phononic’s “The State of Online Grocery Shopping: This Holiday and Beyond” expect to go in-store for their holiday meal and/or holiday party groceries
  • 7 in 10 stated that they would order more fresh or frozen food with their grocery delivery if they felt confident that these foods would arrive still fresh or frozen
  • 89% of those surveyed admit that they are concerned about keeping their food fresh and/or frozen at curbside pick-up and delivery over the critical holiday season and beyond
  • 84% of retailers expect their online grocery operations to increase in the next year. This is likely due to the high demand for delivery and pick-up amongst Millennials and Gen Z

While there is foreseen growth in the sector, the survey reveals that those who are shopping online believe that there is plenty of room for improvement regarding product quality, safety, cost and sustainability.

“As grocery retailers further invest in improving their online delivery options, cooling technology solutions that ensure food safety for fresh and/or frozen food and a strong ROI throughout the entire operation are critical,” said Dana Krug, SVP and general manager.

Phononic’s actively-cooled tote platform and solution uses naturally-occurring CO2 and water as its refrigerant, providing a non-toxic, low-carbon footprint option for retailers and their cold chain partners.

Adds Krug, “Implementing solid state cooling solutions such as ours has the potential to revolutionize the industry – delivering a much higher ROI for retailers and ultimately helping consumers feel a much greater trust in the quality of their fresh and frozen food.”

Read the entire article here: Survey Reveals Online Holiday Grocery Shopping Behavior