Andrew Hoeft

Micro-Experiences Reimagined | How In-Store Activations Will Change Following Coronavirus

Micro-Experiences were on track to be the hottest trend in retail in 2020 before the coronavirus put a halt to any and all retail operations. The small-scale in-store activations were simple yet effective; they aimed to take a regular customer and turn them into a lifelong brand loyalist just from one in-person shopping experience. With…

How Date Check Pro Aides Coronavirus Uncertainty

Amidst Coronavirus “panic-buying” and newly prioritized shopping lists, grocers have found themselves in an interesting situation; their shelves have been emptied of expired stock. With items continuing to fly off the shelves and once slow movers becoming top sellers, grocers are facing a blank slate of the “new normal” for the grocery industry. Without a…

Date Check Pro and Agilence Present: “Reinventing Grocery | The Timeline to New Normal”

Pinpoint Software, Inc., provider of the leading expiration date management solution for grocery stores, Date Check Pro, and Agilence, Inc., the leader in data analytics and operational reporting, today announced their upcoming webinar “Reinventing Grocery | The Timeline to the New Normal” that will take a closer look at the emerging trends across the grocery…

How Shopper Behavior Has Changed During COVID-19

In a recent report from Acosta, researchers found that two-thirds of U.S. shoppers said they have changed their grocery shopping habits in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. The report, Grocery Shopping during the COVID-19 Pandemic, dives into how shopper behaviors have changed in recent weeks following stay-at-home warnings and the panic-buying that’s associated with the…

2020’s Biggest Trend: Micro-Experiences

With big box department stores and national retailers struggling to get customers through their doors, the retail industry is in desperate need of a new fad.  Following the so-called “Retail Apocalypse,” American consumers have shifted their buying habits toward experience-spending and casual fashion, mostly shopping online versus in store and from new age retail giants…

How Agricycle Global is Reducing Food Waste and Empowering Local Communities

In 2015, college student Josh Shefner attended a school trip to Jamaica’s Blue Mountains to construct a fruit dehydrator for the local population. Now in 2020, Shefner is the Founder and CEO of Agricycle Global Inc., a vertically-integrated supply chain with three internal brands aimed at eliminating extreme rural poverty by reducing food loss and…

What We Learned from the Grocery Edition of the 2020 Retailer Preference Index

In the third annual Retailer Preference Index (RPI) for the U.S. grocery stores, Dunhumby  looks at the $700 billion grocery industry to answer what drives customer preference for grocery retailers, which retailers are winning and losing and why, and what grocery retailers can do to improve performance and win more trips. Dunhumby provides a new…

Large Format vs. Small Format – What is Winning in Grocery?

If you’ve been keeping up with grocery news (here are our favorite places to do so), you’ve likely seen a trend emerging in stories about the format of grocery stores. We’re experiencing a large scale shift in retail as a whole, and it’s only natural that the grocery industry would follow suit. Traditional retail size…

How Plant-Based Products affect Expired Loss

With every new grocery trend comes a necessary round of conversations: “Who will our distributors be?” “How are we going to market this product category?” “Where should it be merchandised in our stores?” There’s one question that is usually left out of these conversations, but could have the largest impact on your bottom line: “How…

2020 Grocery Bonus Trend: Plant-Based Products

We’re a few weeks into 2020, and there are already clear indicators that many of the trends we predicted are coming to life. We’re spending the week at the National Retail Federation (NRF) Big Show, and these concepts are being mentioned again and again by top retail insiders in their industry-leading sessions. We’ll be bringing…