Future of Retail

14
Aug

Are College Starter Kits The Next Opportunity for Retail Grocers?

Are College Starter Kits The Next Opportunity for Retail Grocers? With thousands of college students heading to school within the next few weeks, grocers have a great opportunity to grow their Gen Z customer base as 70% of those who attend a public institution live at least 1-2 hours from their home and will be looking for a reliable local grocer

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31
Jul

It’s Time To Get Serious about Private Label & Pricing

It’s Time To Get Serious about Private Label & Pricing In the past, private-labels boomed when a recession hit because consumers were trading their beloved national brands in for cheaper store brands. Yet, younger consumers tend to be less loyal to certain brands and grocers are taking notice. Today’s consumers prefer foods that avoid a long list of additives in their

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6
Jul

How The Gig Economy Can Help Solve Retail Grocer’s Workforce Worries

How The Gig Economy Can Solve Retail Grocer’s Workforce Worries A study by Intuit predicts that by the year 2020, 40% of American workers will be a part of the gig economy, or in other words: “a freelancer”. What’s the force driving the push to become a part of the gig workforce? The biggest reason is the digital age —

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2
Jul

Image Recognition at the Shelf: The Solution To Solve On Shelf Availability?

Image Recognition Tech: The Solution To Solve On Shelf Availability?  When it comes to on-shelf availability (OSA), image recognition could be the technology that puts retailers ahead of their competition. The technology allows the user to quickly gather crucial OSA information and provides a variety of on-shelf availability alerts for employees to quickly take corrective action. Ultimately, image recognition aids

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11
Jun

How The Center Store is Becoming Popular Once Again

How The Center Store Is Became Popular Once Again! As shoppers have become more and more educated in what they’re consuming, their wants and needs have quickly changed and new shopper segments have emerged that retail wasn’t previously ready for. The center store used to be endless rows of food unfit to customers’ new desires for healthy options, dietary needs,

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28
May

Why Some Grocers Are Implementing Single-Source Retail Service Provider Programs

Why Grocers Are Implementing Single-Source Retail Service Providers Not long ago, retailers relied heavily on a whole ecosystem of CPG category leaders, field teams, third party brokers, and merchandising companies to plan their layouts and execute new planogram sets in a timely manner. However, as retailers started to search for new ways to improve the in-store shopping experience for the

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21
May

Whole Foods Adds 10% & Other Amazon Prime Discounts But Is It Enough?

Whole Foods Adds 10% & Other Amazon Discounts But Is It Enough? With a push to convert Whole Foods Shoppers to Prime Members, Amazon introduces a unique competitive pricing strategy that offers a variety of discounts exclusively for Prime members. The biggest advantages are the additional 10% off sale items and weekly Prime member deals on select best-selling items. For

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23
Apr

5 Reasons Why CPG Cross Selling Partnerships Need to Make a Comeback in 2018

If You Want to Break Through The Mundane at Retail Build a New CPG Cross Selling Partnership for 2018  CPG companies will pay a premium for great in-store displays that generate excitement and create an experience—something reminiscent of summer fun/childhood memories. But how much more excitement could be created if several CPG companies put together a campaign with several different

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16
Apr

Before There Were Cryptocurrencies, Credit Cards and Cash There Was Battering…

Is a Barter System a Thing of the Past at Retail? Surprisingly barter has never actually disappeared. When we’re busy creating new cryptocurrencies and ways of paying for things, it seems like we’re heading into a completely virtual world. But actually, just like with everything else happening in technology, as strong currents push us toward the digital, other currents are

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10
Apr

Is Medical Tech The Next Big Opportunity for Retail Grocers?

What If The Grocery Store Was Part Of Your Workout Regimen? Not everyone loves going to the gym or sticking to their diet but most everyone want’s to live a somewhat healthy lifestyle creating an amazing opportunity for retail grocers. What if grocers could use heart monitor carts, ocular scans, and AI health profiles to help shoppers obtain that healthy

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