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CARES Act: What Grocers Need to Know

By now, all grocers should be aware of the CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act), the $2 trillion economic relief plan passed by the U.S. Senate this past March. While the $1,200 stimulus check is definitely the most popular feature, grocers are rejoicing at the correction of the “retail glitch.” Included in…

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…

Three Grocers Giving Back Amidst Coronavirus

Grocers around the country have been caught in the middle of a unique predicament amidst the coronavirus pandemic; they’re experiencing record-shattering sales while also having to practically redesign their entire shopping experience. The tried and true motto of “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” simply doesn’t apply anymore as grocers change their policies monthly, if…

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…

Recap: Reinventing Grocery | The Timeline to the New Normal

This past Tuesday, April 28th, Date Check Pro and Agilence, Inc. teamed up to deliver the Webinar “Reinventing Grocery | The Timeline to the New Normal.” A recording of the webinar will be available to view and download tomorrow, with an eBook version coming within the next two weeks. Below is a recap of Reinventing…

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 Stop Waste Together Gives Back in Times of Uncertainty

Did you know that $165 billion worth of food is wasted each year in the US, or that 40% of the food produced in the US goes uneaten? Food waste happens at home and various stages of the supply chain. Unfortunately, some of it also comes from food expiring on the shelves of grocery stores. …

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…

What Grocers Can Learn from Fashion and Beauty Leaders About Micro-Experiences

Immersive shopping has been on the rise in the retail industry for the better part of the last half decade. With more consumers opting to shop online, retailers are having to pull out the stops to encourage their customers to visit their brick-and-mortar stores again. While it’s hard to beat the comfort of the couch,…

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…