Andrew Hoeft

Costco, Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods Lead in Retailer COVID-19 Safety

According to a new study from global research firm Ipsos, Costco, Whole Foods Market, and Trader Joe’s ranked as the top three grocery retailers in coronavirus related health and safety measures.  The study, the Ipsos Consumer Health & Safety Index that launched in early June, takes a closer look at the COVID-19 related health and…

COVID-19’s Impact on Retail Grocery

We recently teamed up with our partners at Agilence, Inc. to gather data from decision-makers in the grocery industry about how COVID-19 has impacted their business, how they’ve managed this change, and what plans they have in place for a post-pandemic world.  With the Agilence team, we developed a brief survey that we shared with…

Reinventing Grocery | The New Shopper

This week’s blog post is the third in a series taken from our webinar and eBook, Reinventing Grocery | The Timeline to the New Normal. To read the first and second parts of the series in Reinventing Grocery: The Timeline to the New Normal, please click here and look for the posts titled “Reinventing Grocery.”…

The Product Expiration Blind Spot

The Product Expiration blind spot at supermarkets today are caused by multiple issues that include: A Lack of Priority from Management and Associates at the Store level A Lack of Urgency to Implement Solutions at the Corporate level Trends of Increased Product Line Expansion Current Ineffective Solutions In this article, we unpack these four issues…

How to Emerge From COVID-19 as a Top Grocer

It’s no secret that the grocery industry experienced different challenges than most other industries during the height of the Coronavirus pandemic. While the industry saw record-breaking sales, it also gained new insights to retailer preference as shoppers changed their usual shopping habits. According to New York research consultancy Magid, shoppers had the most positive experiences…

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…