January 6, 2021
New Year’s Resolution: Health Food
A reset in 2021 is just what everyone needs. As we bring in the New Year, we also make resolutions to ourselves that we hope to keep. Many of which include dieting and healthier eating habits. With dieting and related eating programs about to peak, now is the time for grocery retailers to prepare for the influx of customers looking for healthier food options. Grocers need to think about how their store appearance will keep customers coming back long after the New Year's excitement fades.
December 30, 2020
3 Key Grocery Trends for 2021
Everyone is looking for a fresh start in 2021. Here are three key trends to look for in the retail industry we can expect to see in 2021...
December 18, 2020
4 Tips That Give Local Grocers a Leg Up
The grocery market has quickly become incredibly competitive. Local grocers are struggling to keep up with larger chains and giants like Amazon. They're looking for anything to help their business stay afloat as times get more challenging for them. Following these four tips can help smaller grocers thrive. Read more below...
December 8, 2020
A Simple Concept Solves Complex Issue
Without knowing it, millions of shoppers each day rely on pusher systems to help make their shopping trips fast, product selection easier, and experience better. Retail personnel rely on them too to help solve labor-intensive front-facing, conditioning, and restocking shelves. Faster and easier is what these systems do, but how do these time-saving systems work? Read more to find out...
November 30, 2020
Grocery Shopping is Getting Smarter
As smartphones have become a huge part of our lives, it comes as no surprise that retailers and shoppers are connecting this technology with their grocery buying experience. Without question, in-store efficiency has become incredibly important especially recently. Smartphones and apps can help guide shoppers to the correct locations in a store, but that's only half of the equation. Read more below...
November 24, 2020
Store Layout Breakdown
There’s fascinating science behind the layout of a retail store. And whether shoppers realize it or not, they each become part of a massive study each time they browse. Aisles and products are arranged based on analysis of consumer behavior, which is then matched against the store’s offerings. The most successful retailers leave little to chance.
November 19, 2020
The Cold Facts On Green Bean Casserole
Should green bean casserole be apart of thanksgiving dinner? We'll leave that up to your household to decide. Created in 1955 by Dorcas Reilly, frozen green beans were a staple in many American homes just like many frozen foods are today. The events of 2020 have highlighted the need for convenience in cooking, which is why frozen foods – and dishes made from frozen foods – promise to be a big hit at the dinner table this holiday season. As we anticipate a run on frozen vegetables, now is the time for grocers to take a look at their frozen food aisles and how they can better the shopping experience with SpaceGrid® HiGlide.
November 5, 2020
Faster Trips Lead to Higher Sales
Shoppers in 2020 are looking to quickly get in and out of stores. That means making their selections and transactions as efficient as possible to minimize exposure to staff and other patrons. Because of the convenience and efficiency of C-Stores, many consumers are stopping more to stock up on staples. Investing in a shelf-management system that makes the process and smooth and quick as possible is a must for convenience stores as it helps to expedite the shopping experience, improve disorganized shelves, and up customer satisfaction leading to higher sales.
October 30, 2020
It’s Alive! Halloween Candy Sales Trending Upwards!
Halloween festivities may not be the same as they have in years past, but that hasn't stopped consumers from purchasing a WHOPPING amount of Halloween candy in 2020. Grocers are looking for easier ways to keep up with the overwhelming demand. Adding a pusher system like the SimpliStock™ Wire and Metal Shelf can easily help stocking and restocking as consumers buyers fly through the candy aisle.
October 27, 2020
Sweet, Not Scary Facts About the Candy Aisle
Not only is Halloween the season for ghouls and goblins, but it’s also a hair-raising lucrative time of year for the candy industry. As fast as grocers stock their shelves with tasty treats, consumers are filling their carts even faster. And with all the hocus pocus surrounding trips to the grocery store, consumers are looking to get in and out of the candy aisle quicker than a witch’s broomstick. To show how important it is for grocers to keep shelves stocked and organized, we’ve conjured up some sweet statistics for you. Read on...if you dare.