NEW YORK – The latest from Nielsen Total US dollar sales data shows that grocery sales continue to hold to the same elevated sales patterns for the 15th week in a row. Instore consumer packaged goods sales (CPG) for food and beverage in the United States were up 10.8% the week ending on June 13 and online food sales were up 52.6%.   

Within departments, the seafood category held onto its lead with the largest year-over-year growth compared to any other category, followed by frozen and then meat. Average unit prices are still up compared to 2019 across the board. 

The charts below break down Nielsen’s sales data by department and meat, seafood, dairy and alternatives for the week ending on June 13 and the 15 weeks leading up to it and show differences in sales prices compared to 2019: