Pamela checks in from Southern Exposure in Tampa, FL, while Greg has returned from his trip to San Diego for the annual National Grocers Association expo. They discuss what they learned and hope to learn.
SAN DIEGO – A retailer’s decision to switch to an in-house fresh-cut produce program can be a tough one. While the investments in equipment, food safety systems and labor vary, the pay-off can be huge.
When retailers envision their organic customer, they should envision a millennial. That’s because millennial generation shoppers make up more than half of organic customers.
Grocery store closures were the highest in 20 years in 2019—but that wasn’t true for one segment of retail. In 2019, dollar store formats grew 5 percent.
Even with a strong economy and rising consumer spending, independent conventional grocery retailers face increasing challenges.
SAN DIEGO – Independent retailers have more competition than ever, but one advantage they still have is their location.
Dwayne Campbell, assistant manager of perishables for a Hy-Vee store in Des Moines, IA, is the winner of the 2019 Best Bagger contest held at the National Grocers Association Show on Feb. 25.
SAN DIEGO – Dollar stores present serious competition to independent retailers, increasingly in food, but there are a few key ways to differentiate with them.
SAN DIEGO – Deep discount retailers’ growth is on the rise, and independent grocers need to …
SAN DIEGO – Independent retailers can fight against the competition of online grocery by being more of what they already are online and in stores.