Author Archives: Deena Amato-McCoy

Backing beauty

Retailers that provide innovative, quality merchandise across the bath and beauty category are primed to drive sales, build customer loyalty and become a destination … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 10 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

A fresh connection

United Fresh 2014 focuses on meeting consumer demand, transportation and food safety. Continue reading

Posted in 2014 06 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

In from the cold

Natural, organic and flavorful options are boosting consumer interest in the frozen category.  Consumers are more time-starved than ever, but even with less free … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 02 Article Archives, Center Store

No longer “just seen on TV”

As Seen on TV merchandise makes a move from the airwaves to supermarket store shelves. When it comes to bolstering general merchandise assortments, supermarket … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 10 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

GMDC makes the connection

With a focus on the future, the organization is set to unveil a video conferencing platform. The Global Market Development Center (GMDC) built its … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 05 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Data merge ahead

A single customer database and integrated systems are paramount for grocers looking to advance their multi-channel strategies. In their quest to better service shoppers, … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 05 Article Archives, Tech Solutions

Solving the pricing puzzle

Price optimization software, electronic shelf labels and cloud computing are helping grocers manage pricing strategies. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 03 Article Archives, Tech Solutions

Smart moves

Industry observers say the only way to be successful and deliver value during each store visit is to understand shopper preferences and anticipate their demand—a practice that requires the use of sophisticated analytics. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 02 Article Archives, Tech Solutions

Cultivating yogurt culture

Innovations, including Greek yogurt, packaging and digital media are spurring consumer interest. Dairy products continue to play a bigger role in the American diet. … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 01 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Four technologies to watch in 2012

Rising commodity costs, fierce competition and other factors are driving grocers to seek an edge in 2012 and many are turning to technology for a competitive advantage. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 01 Article Archives, Tech Solutions

How would you like to pay for that?

Emerging solutions expand payment options at the POS. Consumers are exploring a variety of payment options—including paying with their smartphones and tapping instead of … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 12 Article Archives, Tech Solutions

Crime stoppers

By focusing their loss prevention efforts on the entire enterprise, grocers are in a better position to combat internal and external theft. Supermarkets are … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 11 Article Archives, Tech Solutions

Dispensing greater value

By bolstering the visibility and efficiency of their pharmacy departments, supermarket retailers are becoming trusted health care partners to their loyal shoppers. This is … Continue reading

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