Natalie Tatum

The Top 5 Asset Protection and Loss Prevention Problems Faced by Supermarkets During the Holiday Season

This week’s post is an excerpt from our eBook, The Top 5 Asset Protection and Loss Prevention Problems Faced by Supermarkets During the Holiday Season. To read more, please download our eBook here.  Like other retailers, grocers and supermarkets find the holidays to be one of the most prosperous seasons of the year. But with…

How to Be a Community Grocer in the COVID-19 Era

The following is an excerpt of our eBook “What Does It Mean To Be A Community Grocer?” To download your own copy of this eBook, visit our resource page here. The future of grocery is changing. In many senses, it always has been. This industry is anything but stagnant, adapting to new technology, customer behavior,…

How to Eliminate Shrink This Holiday Season

Like other retailers, grocers and supermarkets find the holidays to be one of the most prosperous seasons of the year. But with more store traffic comes greater pressure to protect store assets and prevent loss. Along with more sales, the holidays also bring a dramatic increase in property crimes and theft including shoplifting. Larger U.S….

COVID-19 Friendly Micro-Experiences for the Holidays

In January of 2020, experiential marketing tactics, affectionately known as Micro-Experiences, were taking the retail world by storm across all industries. It was widely understood that the way to bond with your customers, both prospective and recurring, was to provide a meaningful and memorable in-store experience. With the coronavirus pandemic taking a worldwide stage in…

3 Overlooked Reasons Your Labor Costs Keep Increasing 

In a time where industry standards and strategies are changing almost weekly, labor costs continue to rise, bringing headaches to the minds of grocery industry leaders and management teams alike. Many grocers tend to think too big picture when it comes to finding solutions for increasing labor costs. In reality, some of the easiest ways…

4 Grocers Setting the Bar For Employee and Community Appreciation

Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, grocers far and wide are coming together to offer additional assistance and support to their associates and their communities. While some grocers have fallen flat by taking away benefits for their associates and programs that aid at-risk community members, others have shown us that going the extra mile…

Consumer Habits: The Pandemic Shopper

Six months after the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic, grocery shoppers in the U.S. are still spending more on groceries each month while taking fewer trips to the store. In August, per trip spending increased by 6%, while trips were 11% lower in August of  2019.  “Our data scientists and advanced analytics teams…

Grocery Industry News: 6 Months Into the COVID Pandemic

There’s no way anyone could have predicted what 2020 could have in store. Much of the year has been consumed by the pandemic, which is now rounding out its six month.  The grocery industry has faced many changes, challenges, and adaptations in the past six months. Here are the top grocery industry stories by month…

How the Coronavirus Has Impacted the Digital Grocery Space

Since the pandemic made its way to the U.S. in mid-March, consumers have grown accustomed to their grocers adapting and changing at a much faster pace than the years before. In fact, before March, much of grocery innovation had remained the same for the better part of the last two decades.  However, with stay-at-home orders…

Blocking & Tackling: Principles, Policies, and Tactics for Crushing Shrink and Creating a Loss Prevention Culture

This week’s blog post is an excerpt from our eBook Blocking & Tackling: Principles, Policies, and Tactics for Crushing Shrink and Creating a Loss Prevention Culture.  The phrase “blocking & tackling” is commonly used to reference a commitment to excellence on the fundamentals of the game. While every loss prevention manager is aware of these…