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Top 5 Shopping Trends of 2016

How about a latte the next time you go shopping for milk and eggs?

One expert predicts that the number of at home online shopping will continue to grow throughout the 2016 year—perhaps the milk and eggs can be delivered instead.

American Shifting Beliefs about Food Issues

The International Food Information Council Foundations’ 2016 Food and Health Survey suggested that a significant amount of Americans have changed their minds and or their behaviors toward issues of nutrition and foods within the last year.

Building Strategy Using Product Categories

Here is a quick fact to consider:

The “average” supermarket in the US generates about $15-$20 Million in revenues per year with the the annual revenues reaching as low as $5M to over $50M. We have broken down the most volume by category to give you a better idea of where the revenue is coming from for future reference in regards to inventory, marketing, and shopper satisfaction.

Understanding the Millennial Consumer

The millennial generation has become the topic of much discussion throughout multiple industries-especially in the retail grocery market.

The spending power is on a rise, however, in order to capitalize on the growth, the buyer personal must be understood at a high level—the ages are between 21 and 39, make up about 22% of the entire population, and own $1.7 trillion in spending power.

How Important Is Product Packaging? What to Expect this Year

What are consumers looking to purchase this year? In a store filled with thousands of products, standing out throughout the aisles is no easy task—catching the eye of the consumer is difficult. Here is a quick list of packaging trends that tops our list for the year. Packaging with Transparency The culture trends in the…

Food Supplier Transparency

The highest level of food integrity is a requirement in today’s environment. In order to keep customer loyalty and trust, grocers, retailers and their supply chain partners will have to provide their customers with clearer insight into how their products are manufactured, sourced, and brought to market moving forward.

The Center for Food Integrity’s 2015 Consumer Trust Research report indicates food manufacturers are expected to lead this charge. In a marketplace where consumers are demanding transparency not only from grocery stores and restaurants, but also the food companies manufacturing their products, the best way to retain customer loyalty and trust is to build a transparent supply chain. To gain this type of visibility into the supply base, there are a few best practices to keep in mind.

The Shopper Evolution

Like most of the world, given enough time there will be change. The time in which it can occur varies in different stages—fast, slow, module, and incrementally. Specifically considering the consumer and attitudes towards food sanitation, nutrition, health and fitness, and food prices, we can safely assume that the food industry is feeling a shifting change.

Use It or Lose It! What to Do About Expiring Products At Home.

Take a look around your home for a few minutes today. Take mental notes on what you notice regarding food and other products. You may have some wine sitting on a rack or cleaning materials in cabinets. Oh boy what about the refrigerator? There’s probably a good amount of consumables stored in there, would you agree? Though most products both consumable and non-consumable have expiration dates, there is no consistent regulation and not every state requires them.

GMO Labeling Legislation

The Biotechnology Food Labeling and Uniformity Act would allow U.S. consumers to see whether a food product has been prepared with genetically modified (GM) ingredients, while offering food manufacturers various options for including this information on or near the ingredients list.

Infographic: Shrink and Expired Products

On average $61,000 are lost to expired products in each grocery store per year. Date Check Pro has done a combination of compiling existing research, and collecting some of our own to put together the featured infographic to show how expired products really do affect shrink and a grocery store’s bottom line.  The good news…