Loss Prevention

​Five Emerging Trends Supermarket Retailers Should Keep on their Radars

In an ever-changing world of consumer trends and habits, supermarkets have had to adjust to shifting demands and new consumer interests in order to rise to the top. With increased competition between supermarkets and high expectations from consumers, being aware of these emerging trends can give retailers a boost in the market. 1. Transparency and…

​How Discontinued Items Lead To Expired Shrink

Shelf space can certainly be considered one of the most valuable assets a supermarket has. What you do with the space you have has long-term impacts on sales and profitability. It’s no wonder that assortment management is a hot topic in the industry, and a major function of this role is discontinuing slow-moving products. However,…

​3 Tips to Minimize Produce Shrink

Any seasoned grocery store manager will tell you that produce shrink is one of the most vexing problems they deal with on a regular basis. But what is produce shrink, and what can we do to fight it? Simply put, produce shrink is the product that goes to waste when it is not sold. What…

Expired Products By Category – Infographic

Products expire. It happens. But, how many items per week would a store have to check to find and pull all their expired inventory? Better yet, how many would they need to check to actually begin preventing expired inventory?

What is Shrink to a Supermarket?

What is shrink?

The proper definition in an easy concise explanation is this: The loss of product inventory. Shrink falls into two categories—operation management issues and theft. When shrink occurs in a supermarket, it differs from the retailers based on grocery items expiring.

3 Problems in Supermarkets that Cause Products to Expire

The growing problem at both the store and corporate level towards product expiration in Supermarkets today are caused by three main problems: task management, lack of priority, and inefficiencies brought on by product trends. The issue of product expiration has been the Achilles heel for Supermarkets looking to distinguish themselves from the competition through a…

Kroger’s Registered Dietitians Take Patients on Store Tours

In efforts to extend their brand, Kroger has added a dietitians and nutritionist to their care model, organically growing as an industry leader in health and wellness.

The Little Clinic from Kroger is testing out nutritional counseling in Nashville, Tenn., Columbus and Cincinnati, Ohio, and Denver

Simple Steps to Reduce Perishable Shrink

For retailers, shrink caused by perishable items amount to a lot of money.

Items such as meat, dairy, fruit, vegetables and flowers expire prematurely when temperatures are handled incorrectly. The final quality of the product is determined at the distribution centers and during the transportation.

Expiration Date Horror Stories

With Halloween quickly approaching, we thought it might be appropriate to highlight the “horror stories” that can come from having expired products in your stores. We will not focus on anyone that is still in business, but there are examples out there of news crews going into grocery stores and publicizing the expired products that they find. No one wants to be identified as a store that sells expired products, but what can that look like if it happens?

Using The Dot System To Reduce Expired Products & Shrink

Managing expired products is a pain. With the average grocery store carrying 40,000 different SKUs, it is nearly impossible to prevent having expired products on your shelves. But what can you do today to do a better job?

Today, many supermarkets have abandoned rotating when stocking center-store products in favor of a spot-checking schedule. Using this method, items are checked by section or aisle according to a scheduled cycle.