Articles by tag: grocery

Self-Driving Robots Deliver the Goods for Several Retailers. Should It Become an Industry Standard?

More and more retailers, from apparel outlets to grocers and c-stores, are experimenting with robot delivery methods for last-mile customer convenience in order to solve delivery inefficiencies. According to reporting out of Restaurant Dive, gig delivery company Postmates found that over the course of seven years, the company delivered 90% of its orders by car […]

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Self-checkout: The Expansion of Machines

Shoppers may not like them, but self-checkout machines aren’t going anywhere soon. That market is growing and expanding beyond the grocery store. The Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates the number of cashiers will fall by 10% over the next decade due to a competitive labor market and the expansion of self-checkout machines. Fewer cashiers […]

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Grocery Giant H-E-B Launches New Brand: How They Diversified Using Top Retail Trajectories

H-E-B’s latest brand launch might be the new fore-front of customer loyalty. Building customer loyalty has never been so easy – so long as you know what you’re doing. For one supermarket chain, the answer to customer loyalty is built into their latest brand launch. H-E-B, a chain based in San Antonio, Texas but operating […]

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Retailers and Grocers are Merging: How Can Consumer-Targeted Merchandising Help?

Accredited to consumer-targeted merchandising, sportswear and apparel are not uncommon to see in your typical grocery stores today. In fact, companies like H-E-B have gone so far as to even begin opening their own Brand Shop for the ultimate superfan. This business model will become increasingly important, as McKinsey & Company has seen a […]

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Consumers Want More Grocery Store Prepared Meals. How Should Grocers Adapt?

The consumer dollar has spoken: the best thing since sliced bread is sliced turkey. A new FMI report, the FMI Power of Foodservice at Retail, seems to show that deli-prepared food purchases are up 9.3% compared to 2019 numbers and up 2.4% year-over-year in unit sales. It’s clear that consumer appetite for grocery store prepared […]

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AI is Driving Market Personalization

When Gary Hawkings first started his career in retail, he didn’t know exactly where the road might take him. Rightfully, he has carved his own path and now sits down with host Christine Russo as the founder and CEO of CART, the Center of Advancing Retail and Technology to discuss CART’s purpose and the driving […]

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How Grocers, Producers and Importers Should Maneuver Rising Meat Prices

US families are gearing up for another holiday season of turkeys, hams, and seasonal feasting. Even though consumers planning to shop during the Thanksgiving weekend has gone up by 1.7 million according to NRF, inflation is adding an extra layer of strain to the rebound grocers are hoping for, with U.S. dollar inflation making its […]

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Listen Carefully, Respond Creatively
April 12, 2024

In this captivating episode of the Fans First series, Jesse Cole, the mastermind behind the Savannah Bananas, delves into the transformative business philosophy of “listen carefully, respond creatively.” This approach has not only skyrocketed the Savannah Bananas to fame but also serves as a universal blueprint for revolutionizing customer service and engagement across all sectors. […]

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Stacey Childress, Senior Advisor at McKinsey and Company, discusses higher ed
Bold Measures are Needed to Improve Investment in Higher Education
April 12, 2024

The stakes for higher education have never been higher as the educational landscape sees rapid evolution. As universities and colleges grapple with the dual challenges of technological disruption and increasing demands for accessible, quality education, the question of how best to implement investment in higher education becomes a priority. This debate has been ignited […]

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Hey, it’s 9 am… Wake up Healthy with 9amHealth!
April 12, 2024

Healthcare Rethink host Brian Urban explores ways to wake up healthy and stay healthy with his guest, Dr. Avantika Waring, MD, the Chief Medical Officer, at 9amHealth. This episode delves into the transformative approach to healthcare delivery championed by 9amHealth. Dr. Waring’s journey from a humanities student with a love for French to a […]

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Strengthen Public Safety and Security: Modernize Radio Communication for Better Field Response
April 11, 2024

The importance of radio communication within public safety and security operations remains unbeaten in an era dominated by digital transformation. This medium, essential for over a century, continues to be the lifeline for responders on the front lines. From ensuring the safety of field agents to facilitating real-time critical information flow and enhancing situational […]

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Can H-E-B’s Digital Strategy Compete with Kroger and Walmart?
April 5, 2021

The texas-based grocery chain, H-E-B, looks to open two new stores in the North Texas area by the Fall of 2022. With targets for Frisco and Plano, they seem to be planning to dominate market share in these Dallas suburbs, similar to what they do in other major Texas cities such as San Antonio […]

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Cooler News: Ecommerce Grocery Go Live Challenges
September 27, 2020

A June 2020 survey from BMC (Brick Meets Click) and Mercatus USA found that 45.6 million U.S. consumers were online grocery shoppers, a 6% increase from the previous month. With this new COVID environment, the demand for eCommerce solutions in retail and grocery, specifically, appears to be increasing with no signs of stopping. How […]

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Navigating Procurement Challenges During the COVID-19 Era
September 17, 2020

It’s no secret the pandemic’s brought many economic and logistic challenges to every single industry. On this installment of Get Your Fix, Vixxo’s Sr. VP of Sales & Marketing, Rick Upton, and the VP of Solutions Architecture, Michael Sutherland, focused their attention on four specific verticals (retail, restaurants, convenience, and grocery.) What procurement challenges […]

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Walmart Experiments with Cashierless Checkout at Fayetteville Superstore: Business Casual
June 19, 2020

Powered by RedCircle From social distancing to masks to gloves to hand sanitizers, businesses reopening in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic are utilizing unprecedented strategies to limit the spread of the coronavirus and the imminent threat of a second wave. On this snippet, MarketScale’s Business Casual co-hosts Tyler Kern and Daniel Litwin discuss Walmart’s latest […]

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Bridging the Pay and Protections Gap for Essential Workers
April 27, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has pulled the curtain back on the stark reality of our economy; the most essential workers, needed to keep the country afloat, are often paid the least and given the least protections to stay safe as the virus spreads. On this quick podcast, Voice of B2B Daniel Litwin sat down with […]

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