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Follow Food Trends to Drive Sales

Follow Food Trends to Drive Sales

Following food trends isn’t just about the groceries you sell.  It’s also about providing inspiration for shoppers, understanding their needs, and increasing access to the food experiences they crave. Ignoring trends, or simply neglecting to integrate them effectively into your merchandising, risks loss of sales and not capturing shopper loyalty.” Mark DiDomenico of Datassential, Inc. will be sharing the latest food trends at Supermarket Sense, September 20-21, 2017.  From the healthy craze to what’s new or taboo, you won’t want to miss how trends can influence your store and your customers. The health and wellness industry continues its climb into

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COVID 19 Blog and supporting customers

Food-Retail Establishments: Creatively Supporting Customers and Employees during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has unprecedentedly changed the world and how we do business. Many businesses have suspended operations due to government mandates or fears over spreading the coronavirus. However, essential industries such as healthcare, finance, and supermarkets have remained in service during this health crisis. Supermarkets and grocery stores, eager to do their part in alleviating the crisis and flattening the curve, have adapted in ways that protect the safety and well-being of their employees and customers while also protecting their bottom lines.     Technology and Strategic Shifts Protect Customers While Promoting Sales Many customers, consistent with stay-at-home orders, have

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Grab-and-Go Packaging – Convenience is King

Grab-and-Go Packaging – Convenience is King

As busy lives get busier, more consumers are moving away from traditional meal times and toward unscheduled snacking that can occur at any time of day.  They’re increasingly interested in snacks with the same high level of quality and freshness they expect from other prepared foods, and that creates opportunities for retailers. Fresh packaged snacks are a space where restaurants and convenience stores can’t easily compete. A snack program can be expanded with limited space, and repackaging existing food offerings in snack portions can build on your existing processes. Value can be added to simple snacks using fresh ingredients or

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Plant Based Food is Here to Stay

Gone are the days when consumers can only eat meat from animals. Now, the emerging trend of plant-based food is going above and beyond market shares. As the younger generations seek sustainability amid food crisis, plant-based meat, milk, and cellular-based seafood are on the rise. Make room for plant-based foods on your supermarket shelves because it isn’t going anywhere this 2020 and beyond. Meatless Meat Plant-based meat was invented to address the greatest environmental threat which is the dreadful impact of the use of animals on food tech on the global environment. Beyond Meat and Impossible Burger are the pioneering

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Promoting Healthy Meal Options in Fresh Prepared Departments

Unique food merchandising displays elevate a supermarket’s fresh prepared, deli and bakery departments. These displays help sell the delicious and savory products retailers pride themselves on creating, but also give shoppers a taste of something new and different that they may not normally eat or buy. The IDDBA 19 Show and What’s in Store Live Booth offered creative merchandising ideas for retailers to bring back to their stores and put into action!  So, when they showcased the front of the deli with 16’ of Hilphoenix SMG service cases focused on life-changing eating programs such as Keto, Vegan, Whole 30 and

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Supermarket Fresh Prepared is going to the Dogs (and Cats)!

Supermarket Fresh Prepared Is Going to the Dogs (and Cats)!

The supermarket fresh prepared area is finally going to the dogs, but in a good way! Earlier this month, the What’s in Store booth at IDDBA s showcased a unique variation on meal kits, and yes, it’s going to the dogs and cats! While meal kits for humans are on the rise, the pet meal kits are a viable option for those retailers looking for ways to maintain a sustainability platform within their operation. By 2024, the global dog food market is projected to reach $100 billion, so this may be a great opportunity for retailers to gain additional sales

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Working from home tips

Working From Home 101 – Working Outside of the Office Requires Focus and Strategy

The workplace today has changed for the time being due to the recent challenges we are faced with and, for some of us, working from home is unchartered territory. Not only are we dealing with communicating with our customers and colleagues differently, but for some of us, we also have a spouse /partner /children sharing space and either working or struggling with the end of the current school year and trying to find balance. We are not alone in what is going on today, but there are ways to make working from home a little easier, so the transition is

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Follow Food Trends to Drive Sales

Follow Food Trends to Drive Sales

Following food trends isn’t just about the groceries you sell.  It’s also about providing inspiration for shoppers, understanding their needs, and increasing access to the food experiences they crave. Ignoring trends, or simply neglecting to integrate them effectively into your merchandising, risks loss of sales

Continue Reading
Grab-and-Go Packaging – Convenience is King

Grab-and-Go Packaging – Convenience is King

As busy lives get busier, more consumers are moving away from traditional meal times and toward unscheduled snacking that can occur at any time of day.  They’re increasingly interested in snacks with the same high level of quality and freshness they expect from other prepared

Continue Reading

Plant Based Food is Here to Stay

Gone are the days when consumers can only eat meat from animals. Now, the emerging trend of plant-based food is going above and beyond market shares. As the younger generations seek sustainability amid food crisis, plant-based meat, milk, and cellular-based seafood are on the rise.

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