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Are Micro-Fulfillment Centers the Future of Food Retail?

The accelerated adoption of e-commerce platforms in the food retail industry has created new problems— the need to fulfill online orders efficiently and effectively while facing the challenge of keeping inventory available. To keep up with the changing demands of customers driven mostly by the current pandemic health crisis, food retailers have promoted several innovations. One such innovation is putting up micro-fulfillment centers (MFCs) to cater to online orders. There are a number of major grocery retailers that are currently adopting MFCs to continuously innovate and meet consumer demands. MFCs are slowly becoming part of the overall omnichannel strategies of

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How to Achieve Optimum Energy Efficiency in Your Food Retail Stores

Energy management is essential when operating a retail store. Reducing energy cost and achieving optimal energy efficiency are priorities that retailers strive for especially in the food retail sector, where storing and processing food products entail using a lot of power. In the US, grocery stores consume an average electrical power of 52.5 kWh per square foot per year, with refrigeration and lighting accounting for up to 65% of the total use. At a time when the budget is most important, here are some of the ways that food retailers can achieve optimum energy efficiency and reduce daily energy usage:

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It’s the Year of the Apps: How Grocery Apps are Becoming the New Normal

Mobile apps have, in one way or another, shaped how we live our day-to-day lives. From relying on mobile apps for networking, fitness, and even our health, apps are one of the most defining innovations brought about by the advancement of the digital world. Now, with the acceleration of the adoption of technology in the food retail industry, mobile apps are no longer optional for food retailers but it’s becoming a need.   Gone are the days when apps were just used to enhance customer shopping. Now they are a customer’s reliable and necessary companion when buying groceries whether in-store

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Are Micro-Fulfillment Centers the Future of Food Retail?

The accelerated adoption of e-commerce platforms in the food retail industry has created new problems— the need to fulfill online orders efficiently and effectively while facing the challenge of keeping inventory available. To keep up with the changing demands of customers driven mostly by the

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