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How CPGs Can Gain an Edge in a Post-COVID World

In the past few years, many consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies have noticed a shift in consumer wants and needs. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, many CPGs shifted their offerings to meet new demands. But what now? As many states are reopening and attempting to go back to a more normal way of…

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,…

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…

Frozen Foods Continue to Lead Category Sales Four Months into Pandemic

From constant mask-wearing to social distancing, the coronavirus has changed many aspects of our everyday lives, mostly in ways that at this point six months after the outbreak, many consumers are regarding as the eye roll-worthy “new normal.”  For grocers, however, the coronavirus has completely changed the industry. With slow movers flying off the shelves…

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…

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…

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 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…