Jared Krawczyk

​Consumer Trust Increases for In-store Delis

The grocery store deli offers much more than meat and cheese. In fact, the deli is becoming a more trusted source of fresh, quality ingredients for shoppers in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K., according to a study by the Culinary Visions Panel. Shoppers around the world agree that there are many great reasons to stop at the deli counter on your next visit to the grocery store.

​Five Emerging Trends Supermarket Retailers Should Keep on their Radars

In an ever-changing world of consumer trends and habits, supermarkets have had to adjust to shifting demands and new consumer interests in order to rise to the top. With increased competition between supermarkets and high expectations from consumers, being aware of these emerging trends can give retailers a boost in the market. 1. Transparency and…

​GS1 US and JICC Work Towards Making Paperless Coupons the Standard

While digital coupons are growing in popularity, retailers have been struggling to process paperless coupons from various platforms. Fortunately, two major organizations, GS1 US and the Joint Industry Coupon Committee (JICC), have come together to create a new digital coupon standard.

​How to Eliminate Grocery Store Shrink

Grocery store shrinkage, or shrink, is a term that refers to the loss of inventory. According to a 2011 study by the FMI and The Retail Control Group, 64% of shrinkage can be blamed on lack of training, inadequate practices, and inefficient store operations. Only 36% of shrinkage is the result of dishonest behavior and…

What Makes A Grocery Store Manager Great?

There are few destinations more important to the daily life of a neighborhood than the grocery store. It should therefore come as no surprise that grocery store management is a demanding role that requires a range of skill sets to ensure their stores run smoothly day-in and day-out. Take a look at a few of…

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. Many customers are still buying the staples that they grew up with, bound to a consumption routine that feels comforting and familiar. This means that, although definitions of health have shifted,  grocers can still guess what people’s shopping baskets will look like most weeks. These are the top 10 grocery items in America.

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.

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.

3 Problems in Supermarkets that Cause Products to Expire

The growing problem at both the store and corporate level towards product expiration in Supermarkets today are caused by three main problems: task management, lack of priority, and inefficiencies brought on by product trends. The issue of product expiration has been the Achilles heel for Supermarkets looking to distinguish themselves from the competition through a…