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• is out with new research saying that grocery stores that "saw big visit gains during the pandemic … aren’t giving them up easily. They’re still holding their own against dollar and discount stores, which are starting to offer grocery options of their own …’s Indexes show that visits to grocery stores overall are down a bit from last year, but are still tracking above pre-pandemic levels. During the week of September 26, visits to grocery stores were down 3% year-over-year, but up 0.6% compared to 2019."

Among the brands that seem to be performing the best are Food Lion, which "saw visits up more than 32% during Q3 2022 compared to Q3 2019. Likewise, Aldi and Trader Joe’s saw visits up 25.9% and 16.4%, respectively, during the same period."