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2020 Grocery Trends: In-Store Meal Kits

Convenience is king – and nobody knows that better than a grocery member of the retail industry. Exhibit A: meal kits. The food industry’s version of a subscription service has gained widespread popularity over the last few years, playing into shoppers’ desire to have everything at their fingertips, their choices made for them ahead of…

2020 Grocery Trends: In-Store Cooking Service

There’s a common consumer problem in grocery stores (thought it’s not as much of a problem for grocers!). As they’re wandering through the aisles, trying to decide what they want to eat for dinner later that night, they find themselves growing hungrier, and throwing snack items into their cart, giving into their cravings through their…

2020 Grocery Trends: Bring Your Own Device

We can’t talk about 2020 grocery trends without discussing Bring Your Own Device (BYOD). This technology-driven trend has taken the retail space by storm over the past few years with its promise to simplify operations, boost grocery stores’ bottom line, and bring in more millennial employees. Like everything else in life, it’s a little more…

2020 Grocery Trends: Dietitian Programs

Dietitian programs are becoming common in grocery stores, and, to be honest, we wish we would’ve been the ones to come up with the idea first. Dietitian programs solve a major consumer objection to purchasing. Think of it this way: Have you ever been walking down a grocery store aisle, wondering what foods are actually…

2020 Grocery Trends: Click and Collect

2020 grocery industry trends aren’t entirely futuristic. Some of these trends are just an advanced version of what they were when they first appeared on the retail scene. Case in point: click and collect. This technology is nothing new. Big box retailers like Target have been doing it seamlessly for a few years now, allowing…

2020 Grocery Trends: Zero Waste

There has never been more talk about food waste, and that trend will only continue to evolve and expand in 2020. Sustainability is a key issue for shoppers (56% of grocery consumers surveyed by Oracle said a key influence on their brand loyalty is knowing that retailers are acting sustainably) – and it’s high time…

2020 Grocery Trends: Blockchain

If you’ve been keeping up with business news over the past decade or so, you’re probably familiar with the term “blockchain”. Investors and CEOs alike have been interested in this technology for a variety of reasons, but it is only just beginning to become ubiquitous in the conversation surrounding retail. Grocers in particular need to…

2020 Grocery Trends: CBD

As we work our way through 2020’s grocery trends, we would be remiss to leave out mention of CBD. This product has been touted as a super ingredient, added into everything from gummy vitamins to tea, pet food to beauty products.  Part of the allure, of course is that it holds a bit of notoriety,…

2020 Grocery Trends: Self-Scanning

2020 is right around the corner, and with a new year comes a treasure trove of opportunities to consider for grocers. What are the industry trends that are hitting their stride in 2020? Which should I put time, money, and energy into?  Over the next few months, we’re going to be covering those 2020 trends…

How to Keep Your Employees Informed, Engaged, and On-Brand

Employing part-time workers is a catch-22. Part-time employees work in the grocery industry (for now) because they don’t require a lot of experience or high wages. However, when your employees aren’t consistently in your store or tied to your company with a full-time position, it’s likely that they’re less informed, less engaged, and ingrained in…