Will local products save supers – or kill them?

Consumers have made it clear that they are looking for more local and specialty products in their neighborhood supermarkets. This is the most recent, and perhaps most pronounced, phase in the evolution of consumer tastes and preferences, a trend that...

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Direct Store Delivery Is A Deal With The Devil

“When retailers allow a supplier to do direct store deliveries to their stores, they have made a deal with the Devil.” So says Randy Fields, the CEO of the Park City Group, and the former Chairman of Mrs. Fields Cookies. As a former retail executive ...

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Growing demand for local products leads to out-of-stocks

Inventories have ballooned nearly three-fold over the last two decades as localization has been embraced to protect market share and profitability. Yet, localization just might hasten the death of certain banners unless steps are taken to control the...

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Growing Demand for Local Products Impacts Inventory for Suppliers

Consumers have made it clear that they are looking for more local and specialty products in their supermarkets. This is the most recent – and perhaps most pronounced – phase in the evolution of consumer tastes and preferences. It is a trend that star...

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What’s New in Retail Tech

Food retailers are now able to reduce shrink, and improve food quality and safety by harnessing advancements in technologies such as automation, cloud-based networks, the Internet of Things (IoT), and yes, robots. Schnuck Markets in Missouri has robots traveling the aisles three times a day to scan 1.5 million products, providing more accurate and comprehensive operational insight.

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Avoiding Supply Chain Compliance Confusion

Retailers have more tools at their disposal than ever before to help ensure their shoppers’ safety. Supply chain compliance management has long been a term that strikes dread into gro­cers, imparting images of stacks of paperwork coupled with the nagging fear of a preventable foodborne-illness outbreak.

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The Compliance Beast Of Food Retail Supply Chains

Tightening regulations have introduced loftier compliance burdens to global supply chains, made even more complex and challenging as companies do business with thousands of vendors across borders. This is true for any industry, but perhaps even more so in the food retail space, where regulations can be as much about public health and safety as they are about money laundering and fraud.

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Taking Stock of Inventory Automation

Properly integrated, the right warehouse and inventory management systems can help drive down out-of-stocks. The average supermarket has tens of thousands of SKUs. But shoppers are most likely to remember the ones that aren’t there. Out-of-stoc...

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Nugget Market Relies on ReposiTrak for Proposition 65 Compliance

Nugget Market is using ReposiTrak’s Compliance & Risk Management Solution to completely automate compliance documentation at corporate, facility and item levels, and to streamline the retailer’s supplier approval process, eliminating tediou...

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FSMA 7 Years Later: Is It Enough?

Even after the introduction of the historic Food Safety Modernization Act in 2011, food recalls continue to wreak havoc on the food supply chain. Experts weigh-in on the law’s effectiveness and offer solutions for America’s food safety problem.  

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