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Are Supermarkets Becoming the New Fast Food?

Did you know that the restaurant market is in decline? Everyone from Wendy’s to more upscale establishments have been hit, with fast food places suffering most of all. While this news comes as a major disappointment to restaurant owners, grocery store owners could not be happier. What they may tell you, though, is that this…

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​3 Tips to Minimize Produce Shrink

Any seasoned grocery store manager will tell you that produce shrink is one of the most vexing problems they deal with on a regular basis. But what is produce shrink, and what can we do to fight it? Simply put, produce shrink is the product that goes to waste when it is not sold. What…

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Top 10 Grocery Items in America

Although living standards have changed over the past few decades, the consumption habits of Americans have largely remained the same; grocers can guess what people’s shopping baskets will look like most weeks. Here are the top 10 grocery items in America: 1. Soda It’s amazing that soda is the most common item purchased in American…

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Expired Products By Category – Infographic

Products expire. It happens. But, how many items per week would a store have to check to find and pull all their expired inventory? Better yet, how many would they need to check to actually begin preventing expired inventory?

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Going Green – 3 Best Eco-Friendly Grocery Stores

For the majority of us, food preparation is something we all do several times a week.

Two things, we can save money by reducing our impact on the environment, and we minimize our carbon footprints by shopping at locations who understand this lifestyle.

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Do Women Buy Store Brands More Often than Men?

Are women more likely to buy store brands than men?

When it comes to buying store brands, I am the least likely candidate to do so when considering my peer group. Like any other shopper, I’ve had my fair share of purchases that ranged between store brands to nationally recognized brands and all of those in between.

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Product Placement and Obesity in Grocery Stores

Think of this thought for a second:

When you walk through a grocery store, do you navigate around junk food and stick to the outside aisles, or do you succumb to the displays of sugar heaven?

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What is Shrink to a Supermarket?

What is shrink?

The proper definition in an easy concise explanation is this: The loss of product inventory. Shrink falls into two categories—operation management issues and theft. When shrink occurs in a supermarket, it differs from the retailers based on grocery items expiring.

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3 Problems in Supermarkets that Cause Products to Expire

The growing problem at both the store and corporate level towards product expiration in Supermarkets today are caused by three main problems: task management, lack of priority, and inefficiencies brought on by product trends. The issue of product expiration has been the Achilles heel for Supermarkets looking to distinguish themselves from the competition through a…

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Kroger’s Registered Dietitians Take Patients on Store Tours

In efforts to extend their brand, Kroger has added a dietitians and nutritionist to their care model, organically growing as an industry leader in health and wellness.

The Little Clinic from Kroger is testing out nutritional counseling in Nashville, Tenn., Columbus and Cincinnati, Ohio, and Denver

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