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EuroShop is the world’s largest trade fair for retail investment requirements & we had the opportunity to attend last week in Düsseldorf, Germany. This fair focuses on future trends and is dynamic as the industry itself. What trends did we see a lot of? Glass. Glass merchandisers are taking over the industry and are as beautiful as they are functional. In conjunction with a glass design, the grab-and-go prepared foods are a large focus for manufacturers. Millennials are eating out and looking...

Having an organized and well-displayed shelf can have a significant impact on purchase behavior because products out of sight significantly affect your ROI. Gravity Flow Shelving can help to keep your shelves full because of the design of the unit. When products such as beverages are within reach, this boosts sales. Stores which currently use the Gravity Flow Shelving have seen the following: - Enhanced product presentation - Facilitate shopping for customers - Reduction in restocking time by 33% - Eliminated out-of-stock products - Maintained product freshness  ...

More than 9 states (6 of which are in the Northeast USA) have now banned the distribution of plastic shopping bags. Another 16 states have either placed a fee on use of these bags. And even more are in the beginning stages to take action on the matter. Eliminating the use of these bags, or enacting a fee to reduce the number of bags, could mitigate harmful impacts on wildlife, forests & bodies of water. The legislation may also relieve the...

Succeeding as a supermarket or grocery store owner has never been more challenging as it is today. The uptick in use of online grocery shopping platforms has put a strain on the traditional aspects of our industry. The key to success in running a brick and mortar retail store is consistent across the board; listen to your customers. Having a clear understanding of their needs and deciphering between the trends versus the fads will be key. The overarching trends slated to morph...

This headline coming directly from Acosta, who has forecasted 2020 to be the year retailers will need to focus their attention toward their in-store experience. Acosta has placed the CPG (consumer packaged goods) 2020 predictions into 4 main categories including: macro consumer predictions, shopping experience predictions, store operations predictions & category/brand predictions. For those in the supermarket industry, we are touched and affected by each of the categories mentioned. Within the macro consumer predictions, the most prevalent would be the emphasis current...

Staying ahead of the curve is the most important rule in business; it's no different with technology in the supermarket industry. Positioning ourselves with the most innovative manufacturer's gives us an advantage when working and the latest news from our partners at Hillphoenix is sure to put you in best position heading into 2020: The Ecoblade® twin-fin design takes its inspiration from the aerodynamic spoilers on race cars. Slicing through the air, controlling and directing wind turbulence, creating downdrafts...

The Advansor CO2 Display Case Refrigeration Systems is an HFC-free refrigeration alternative that utilizes carbon dioxide as the only refrigerant in the system. Supermarkets, grocery stores, small format and large format food retailers can take advantage of the inherent benefits of CO2 and combine them with those of other Second Nature systems – reducing direct refrigerant emissions to the lowest level possible. Features: Air-cooled gas cooler with variable-speed fans. Electronic-controlled, high-pressure control valve and flash gas bypass valve ensure optimal performance...

Carts should be making you money, not costing you money. Cart retrieval, maintenance, replacement and city ordinances can routinely cost a store $15,000 a year. Carts live a hard life full of difficult work, theft and abuse. Once taken off your property, carts are likely damaged from improper use and exposure before they are retrieved at cost to your store. Cart retrieval and maintenance is a drain on store budgets driven by: Fleet attrition for an average store is two carts a...

It’s been a question which has been top of consumer as well as store owners for a few years now; is it better to shop online or in stores? While there’s no definitive answer but left to opinion, there are many pros and cons to each for both parties. If you want to save money and time, online shopping may be your best bet - you will be able to view the cost of each item before you hit checkout as...

Image from BigY.com Beginning August 1st don't be surprised when you step into a Big Y World Class Market and can't find a plastic shopper bag. The Northeast supermarket chain is saying au revior to the single use product to comply with recent legislation. These laws are banning  this product across many Massachusetts communities. Originally the company released a 2020 end date to the plastic shoppers however they've recently released a sooner date. This is to streamline operations as well as...

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