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5 Ways Supermarkets Can Compete with Amazon’s Whole Foods

If you believe the media’s frenzied reporting, you might think Amazon’s $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods Market is something like a doomsday event grocers. Just look at some of the headlines: Amazon Deal for Whole Foods Starts a Supermarket War (The New York Times) Analyst Says Whole Foods Competitors Are ‘Screwed’ (Forbes) The Grocery Industry…

Report: Shrink On The Rise Among Retailers

57% of major retailers reported an increase in company shrink in 2016, according to a recently-released Jack L. Hayes International, Inc. survey. The survey, which featured data from 26 major retailers, highlighted theft as a major cause of shrink among retailers. Results of the survey showed 26 major retailers lost $3.4 billion due to theft last…

7 of the Best Foods to Donate to Food Banks

Food donation is one of the most generous and helpful things you can do for people who are in need. Food donation facilities help families in need who do not have the adequate income needed to support themselves. Quality assurance when is a key component for providing each family with nutritious meals options.

A Quick Guide for Donating Food

Did you know that we waste over 70 billion pounds of food in America every year? That’s a LOT of food. Food which could otherwise be consumed and instead is being sent straight to landfills. Supermarkets buy so much food to allow for variety among consumers that a large portion of it goes completely to waste.

Control Grocery Store Shrink With These Easy Steps

If you are in the supermarket/grocery industry, you are surely familiar with shrink and how it impacts your business. Loss prevention can become a difficult task, especially when you do not know where to start. Let’s look at the first few steps needed to begin your Loss Prevention strategy: Identifying the problem Developing a program…

The Best Practices for Eradicating Shrink

For both retailers and suppliers, shrink is a massive problem. It can even reach up to 20% of operating profits for some retailers which is a staggeringly large number.  One of the main causes of shrink is food waste. Every year, America alone wastes up to 160 billion pounds of food. When your profits are…

Confronting Food Waste, We All Have a Part

Knowing or appreciating the value of our food can be hard to do nowadays. With so many different options for everything you could want at the grocery store, it’s easy to overlook the fact that the food does not just magically grow right on the shelves. We produce way more than is necessary to live…

Donating Food After Events: Reduce Waste With These Tips

Whether it’s restaurant catering or a pre-boxed lunch from a grocery store, prepared food and the events that use prepared foods leave a lot of left-overs that are perfectly edible. Most people just throw this food away, but little do they know they are throwing money down the drain. There are many different ways, and…

The Dangers of Face Overs & Stuffing

The term planogram is nothing new to any retailer. It refers to a set plan of where products should be placed throughout the store. Much planning goes into the development of these plan to ensure complimentary products are placed close to one another, product assortment is optimized for sales, and more. Even with such detailed planning, it is fairly common to see stores vary slightly or even greatly from their planogram. Two primary causes of this deviation being face overs and stuffing.

​How Food Waste Impacts Climate Change

Roughly 33 percent of the food produced in the world never reaches the mouths for which it was intended. Wealthy individuals waste more than they consume and even more, food spoils during transport. Roughly $1 trillion worth of food is annually tossed needlessly aside—causing a burden on the environment. This fact is even more morally disturbing considering the over 800 million people who go to bed hungry each day and the thousands who die because of hunger.