Andrew Hoeft

Andrew is the CEO/Founder of Pinpoint Software, Inc, the company behind Date Check Pro. He has spent his entire professional career working in and innovating the world of retail, is a two-time speaker at NGA, and a Young Entrepreneurs Council member.
grocery store analytics

3 Out-Of-Box Analytics Platforms Grocers Can’t Ignore

It can be hard to stay on top of the latest advancements in grocery store data technology. With recent advancements in CCTV technology and loyalty programs — not to mention the rapidly-changing habits of 21st century consumers — analytics platforms that help inform supermarket business decisions might be pushed to the back burner. If you…

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Supermarket Loyalty Programs in 2017: 5 Things Grocers Need to Know

Loyalty programs are nothing new to grocers, but over the past few years, new data has revealed trends in consumer behavior that’s changing the way supermarkets are thinking about loyalty programs. Let’s run through a few of these data-driven takeaways before diving into one loyalty program software platform we’re seeing some grocers have success with…

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Modern CCTV for Grocery: How New Technology Is Changing Supermarket Video Surveillance

Traditional closed-circuit television (CCTV) systems, while still in use throughout grocery and retail stores, are increasingly being swapped out for more modern networked video tools. The major difference between old and new video systems boils down to the technology itself. While CCTV systems typically transmit signals to one particular set of monitors through wired connections,…

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Loss Prevention Analytics and Reporting Software Options for Grocery: How Supermarkets Can Track Loss Prevention

It’s almost impossible to tell where shrink is coming from without a data platform capable of tracking and revealing its sources. The other challenge comes in reporting. While spreadsheets may work well enough for logging data, they tend to fall short when analyzing information to reveal trends that staff can act on. As with most…

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How Supermarkets Can Adapt To Increases In Veganism and Vegetarianism

In 2008, just 3.7% of Americans identified as vegetarian or vegan, according to Harris Interactive polling data. More recent data from Pew shows those numbers have nearly tripled in less than a decade, with 9% identifying as mostly or strictly vegetarian or vegan in 2016. This probably doesn’t come as a shock to any supermarket…

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5 Ways Supermarkets Can Compete with Amazon’s Whole Foods

If you believe the media’s frenzied reporting, you might think Amazon’s $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods Market is something like a doomsday event grocers. Just look at some of the headlines: Amazon Deal for Whole Foods Starts a Supermarket War (The New York Times) Analyst Says Whole Foods Competitors Are ‘Screwed’ (Forbes) The Grocery Industry…

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Report: Shrink On The Rise Among Retailers

57% of major retailers reported an increase in company shrink in 2016, according to a recently-released Jack L. Hayes International, Inc. survey. The survey, which featured data from 26 major retailers, highlighted theft as a major cause of shrink among retailers. Results of the survey showed 26 major retailers lost $3.4 billion due to theft last…

7 of the Best Foods to Donate to Food Banks

Food donation is one of the most generous and helpful things you can do for people who are in need. Food donation facilities help families in need who do not have the adequate income needed to support themselves. Quality assurance when is a key component for providing each family with nutritious meals options. 

A Quick Guide for Donating Food

Did you know that we waste over 70 billion pounds of food in America every year? That’s a LOT of food. Food which could otherwise be consumed and instead is being sent straight to landfills. Supermarkets buy so much food to allow for variety among consumers that a large portion of it goes completely to waste.
 

Control Grocery Store Shrink With These Easy Steps

If you are in the supermarket/grocery industry, you are surely familiar with shrink and how it impacts your business. Loss prevention can become a difficult task, especially when you do not know where to start. Let’s look at the first few steps needed to begin your Loss Prevention strategy: Identifying the problem Developing a program…

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