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Top 10 Grocery Items in America

Although living standards have changed over the past few decades, the consumption habits of Americans have largely remained the same; grocers can guess what people’s shopping baskets will look like most weeks. Here are the top 10 grocery items in America: 1. Soda It’s amazing that soda is the most common item purchased in American…

Going Green – 3 Best Eco-Friendly Grocery Stores

For the majority of us, food preparation is something we all do several times a week.

Two things, we can save money by reducing our impact on the environment, and we minimize our carbon footprints by shopping at locations who understand this lifestyle.

Do Women Buy Store Brands More Often than Men?

Are women more likely to buy store brands than men?

When it comes to buying store brands, I am the least likely candidate to do so when considering my peer group. Like any other shopper, I’ve had my fair share of purchases that ranged between store brands to nationally recognized brands and all of those in between.

Product Placement and Obesity in Grocery Stores

Think of this thought for a second:

When you walk through a grocery store, do you navigate around junk food and stick to the outside aisles, or do you succumb to the displays of sugar heaven?

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.

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

New App Could Get Rid of Checkouts

Want to hear the most annoying sound in the world?

You’ve probably already heard it if you have walked through a self-checkout. The voice from the checkout says “unexpected item in bagging area”.

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.

The Rise of the Private Label

In the recent years of increasing private labels there are two main questions that must be asked now; can private label rise to the level of that in Europe here in the states? Even more importantly, does the retail industry want this to be the case?

All Age Consumers are Adopting Millennial Behavior

At 80 million, Millennials make up the largest demographic group.

Though some argue that change within industries should cater towards the spending power of the older generations, the younger millennial group, seems to be the focus of new studies, conferences, and recommendations on how brands should conduct a proper strategic plan to attract their attention and gain their business.