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Surviving in Retail, During Crisis & Beyond

Whether you own a grocery store or shop at one, you already know the COVID-19 crisis has had a massive impact on the consumer products supply chain as panic buying and hoarding have created unprecedented volatility in demand patterns for groceries an...

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Traditional Retailers Need The Ability to Meet The Customer’s Immediate Needs

The recent news that three regional supermarkets — Earth Fare, Lucky’s Market, and Fairway — closed their doors should hardly come as a surprise. If anyth...

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Traditional Retail Survival Depends on Having Point-of-Sale Driven Replenishment

Are you still basing your store replenishment on historical sales? If that’s the case, you’re in for trouble. Consumer demand varies so much and so often ...

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Supplier – Become A Virtual Retailer

A food retail supplier doesn’t have to set up its own website and fulfillment operation to become a “virtual retailer.” By gaining visibility into store s...

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The Crawl-Walk-Run Approach to Fixing Out-of-Stocks

When retailers or their suppliers seek to address the pressing issue of out-of-stocks, they often jump into running a demand-driven supply chain and then ...

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Why Sourcing Compliant Suppliers is a Competitive Advantage

As retailers and grocers look to preserve their hold on shopper loyalty in the face of growing online competition, many are offering a wider selection of ...

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Amazon’s Private Label Forces Retailers and Brand Manufacturers to Work Closer Together

While industry pundits have warned that Amazon’s expansion into grocery poses a threat to the traditional food retailer, less attention has been paid to t...

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Walk the Talk on Sustainability – Here’s How

More and more of your customers today care about sustainability. They want to know if what they’re buying in your store came from suppliers that adhered t...

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Beyond Meeting a Regulation, the Positive Business Impacts of PCQI Training

Investing in robust training can result in measurable business impact, beyond reducing liability or checking the FDA’s regulatory boxes. The FSMA re...

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The Most Ignored Critical Measurement Food Safety

The Most Ignored Critical Measurement Food Safety

During a recent presentation, at the annual SQF International Conference in Atlanta, GA, I spoke alongside two of our clients, on t...

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