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  • Campbell’s
    May 21, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    BRIEF Campbell Soup CEO abruptly leaves, company plans strategic review of portfolio AUTHOR Christopher Doering@cdoering PUBLISHED May 18, 2018 Dive Brief: Campbell Soup said Friday morning that Denise Morrison, CEO since 2011, abruptly decided to retire. She will be replaced by Keith McLoughlin, who joined the company’s board in 2016, as CEO on an interim basis. Anthony DiSilvestro, the company’s
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  • Shoplifting
    May 21, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Nation of shoplifters: the rise of supermarket self-checkout scams You’re not a thief, are you? Perish the thought. But when it comes to self-checkout tills anyone can make a ‘mistake’ Alex Moshakis  @alexmoshakis Sun 20 May 2018 05.03 EDTFirst published on Sun 20 May 2018 04.00 EDT  Bar code bandits: supermarkets like the machines because they can hire fewer
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  • Walmart
    May 19, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    BRIEF Walmart e-commerce growth rebounds AUTHOR Corinne Ruff@corinnesusan PUBLISHED May 17, 2018 SHARE IT  POST  SHARE  TWEET Dive Brief: Walmart reported Thursday that U.S. comparable sales increased 2.1% in the first quarter, just beating a forecast of 2% by Thomson Reuters but falling short of Cowen’s predicted 2.4% growth. Comparable traffic rose 0.8% from the year-ago quarter,
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  • Sainsbury/Asda
    May 19, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Why The Sainsbury / Asda Merger Is Necessary But Not Sufficient May 17, 2018 4:00 AM ET | 4 comments  |  About: J Sainsbury plc ADR (JSAIY), JSNSF, WMT John Kingham Dividend investing, value, large-cap, newsletter provider UK Value Investor (915 followers) Sainsbury (OTCQX:JSAIY, OTCQX:JSNSF), Asda (NYSE:WMT) and the other large UK supermarkets are currently engaged in an all-out price
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  • Shoppers World
    May 17, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Hershey Unveils ‘Shopper’s World’ Retail Report Guide aims to help grocers build physical and digital consumer experienceBy WGB Staff on May. 17, 2018. In a bid to help grocers build a digital and physical retail experience around the shopper for a total commerce approach, The Hershey Co. released its second “In a Shopper’s World” report days ahead of the National Confectioners Association’s 2018 Sweets
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  • Kroger/Ocado
    May 17, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Kroger, Ocado Strike Exclusive Deal for U.S. Online Grocery By Jon Springer on May. 17, 2018. In a deal described as a “huge opportunity to redefine the grocery experience,” Kroger on Thursday said it had come to an exclusive agreement with innovative British retailer Ocado to implement its e-commerce technologies in the U.S. for the first time. Ocado utilizes
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  • Ocado
    May 15, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    UK grocer Ocado’s technology is so successful, it’s selling it to other grocers Katie Evans | May 15, 2018 Inside look at the inner workings of its fulfillment center where robots rule. U.K.-based online grocer Ocado Group PLC’s technology team of roughly 1,000 employees has been plugging away at making technology advancements for more than nine years. And
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  • Robots in the DC
    May 15, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    BRIEF Warehouse robotics are catching on, but to a limited scale AUTHOR Edwin Lopez@EdwinLopezT37 PUBLISHED May 15, 2018 Dive Brief: Warehouse robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) may be in the spotlight as supply chain cost-savers, but a recent survey by eft and Teknowlogi suggests the technologies are still in an experimental phase. Roughly 46% of the 104
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  • No cash at Restaurants
    May 15, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Will Cash Become A Thing Of The Past At Restaurants? Andrew Rigie , CONTRIBUTORI represent restaurants and nightlife venues in NYC.  Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. Colorful stack of credit cards and shopping gift cards. Macro with extremely shallow dof. I’m sure you’ve visited a store and seen a sign that says ‘$10 Minimum for
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  • Retail as a service
    May 15, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    DEEP DIVE To survive the apocalypse, retailers must think of retail as a service AUTHOR Kate Patrick@katepatrick_ PUBLISHED May 15, 2018 Eft’s Head of Retail, Priyanka Asera, kicked off the D3 Retail Supply Chain Summit’s theme telling the story of how she waited 12 weeks for a cream leather couch, only to call the furniture company
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  • Amazon Go Expands
    May 15, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Amazon Go’s cashier-less stores are coming to Chicago and San Francisco 4 No word on when the stores will be opening yet By Chaim Gartenberg@cgartenberg  May 14, 2018, 5:56pm EDT Image: Amazon Amazon Go is heading to Chicago and San Francisco, according to a report from The Seattle Times, marking the first expansion of the online retailer’s cashier-less grocery store
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  • Food Transparency
    May 15, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Food transparency drives growth in fresh departments IRI, FMI share trends driving sales of fresh food Deanna Pogorelc | May 14, 2018 The perimeter of the grocery store has outpaced growth in other food and beverage departments over the last four years, say analysts at market research firm IRI and the Food Marketing Institute, and transparency has
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  • Behavior Disrupts Grocery
    May 15, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    4 Behavioral Declines Set to Disrupt Grocery in 20 Years By Eddie Yoon – 05/11/2018 Growing up in Hawaii, one realizes quickly that swimming in a pool is vastly different from swimming in the ocean. In a pool, a pretty good swimmer can go wherever they want and doesn’t worry about much except for the other swimmers
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  • Supermarkets Support Farm Sustainability
    May 15, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Supermarkets Can Play A Role in Farm Sustainability The Lempert Report: Programs that provide suppliers with advice from agricultural experts can enhance grocers’ produce sectionsBy Phil Lempert on May. 11, 2018 While decades of rising consumer demand for organic food has reduced the agricultural use of prohibited substances such as pesticides and synthetic fertilizers, U.S. food retailers have struggled to develop
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  • Fairway Goes Fooding
    May 15, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Fairway ‘Goes Fooding’ in New Marketing Campaign Retailer to host first-ever food festival in NYCBy Natalie Taylor on May. 10, 2018Emerging from a tumultuous period of bankruptcy and restructuring, Fairway Market has launched a new marketing initiative, branded as not just a grocery store but also “the place to go fooding.” The New York-based retailer will debut its new
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  • Target Flow Center
    May 15, 2018 / No Comments / Uncategorised

    Target Tests Retail ‘Flow Center’ for Faster, Nimbler Distribution Retailer’s supply strategy aims to reduce inventory in store back rooms, create more space for online fulfillment The company hopes to send shipments to stores more frequently and in smaller lots tailored more precisely to demand rather than shipping big cases of products. PHOTO: BLOOMBERG NEWS By Jennifer
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  • Red Lobster and Waffles
    May 14, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Red Lobster and Waffles Casual dining chains are responding to shifts in consumer behavior in uneven ways. ImageThe lobster and waffle special from Red Lobster, artfully arranged.CreditAndrew Scrivani for The New York Times By Jordan Lebeau May 12, 2018 My interest was piqued by a promoted tweet and fueled by dietary nihilism. Red Lobster had announced
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  • Walmart Shift Global Strategy
    May 14, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Walmart shifts global strategy to battle Amazon US retailer looks to invest in other companies, rather than operate stores overseas Walmart has reset its international playbook as it battles Amazon for supremacy in global shopping © FT montage / Bloomberg The day after announcing a record-breaking $16bn investment in Flipkart, Walmart’s chief executive Doug McMillon
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  • Braspberries
    May 12, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Braspberries, Blueberry-Stuffed Raspberries, Are Very Real Braspberries, Blueberry-Stuffed Raspberries, Are Very Real Fruit brand Driscoll’s is bringing Justin Timberlake’s berry creation to the grocery store. Play Mute 0:08 / 0:42 Loaded: 0% Progress: 0% Share Fullscreen × Fruit brand Driscoll’s is bringing Justin Timberlake’s berry creation to the grocery store. MIKE POMRANZ May 10, 2018
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  • Meal Solutions
    May 12, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Chicago-area Grocer Sunset Foods Launches Chef-Created Meal Solutions 05/11/2018 Family-owned Chicago-area grocer Sunset Foods has introduced its own line of chef-prepared meal solutions under the Quick and Easy brand. Time-starved, on-the-go shoppers can pick up solutions from any of three categories: Hot & Ready, Heat & Eat, and Prepare at Home. The solutions are made under the
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  • Private Label
    May 12, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Private Label Isn’t What It Used to Be By Matt Sargent – 05/11/2018 Trader Joe’s stores focus largely on private label, contributing to the growth of such products Private label isn’t what it used to be. Grocers are no longer filling the gaps in their shelves with generic products, they’re making way for exclusive private label brands.
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  • Frozen Food
    May 12, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Here’s Why Frozen Food Is Having an Unlikely Boom By Jessica Gentile | Published on Friday, May 11, 2018   Millennials have been accused of killing everything from napkins to Applebee’s. But there’s one surprising industry they’re helping to revive–frozen food. According to a report in Bloomberg, for the first time in five years this market is growing, with annual U.S. frozen
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  • Food Safety Issues
    May 11, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    People are the secret weapon in the war on foodborne illnesses BY CORAL BEACH | MAY 11, 2018 CHICAGO — Even though more foodborne illness outbreaks are being detected than there were a few years ago, state and federal officials say significant progress has been made in the fight for food safety. Technological and scientific advances such as
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  • Technology Innovations
    May 11, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    ANALYSIS Six technological innovations and start-ups that will drive the retail sector MOBILE11 May 2018by Sasha Fedorenko Technology is driving retail, both online and in store, but what are the seven key technologies and why do you need them? StartUs, a start-up and innovation scouting network has analysed more than 8000 start-ups and identified six key
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  • Amazon Home
    May 11, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Amazon is showing what it’s like to have a home completely controlled by Alexa Amazon is working with Lennar to demo model homes that can be controlled by Alexa. Customers who visit the new “Amazon Experience Centers” can see how Alexa can control thermostats, shades, lights and more. Apple has taken a similar approach, and
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  • Automation: Ocado
    May 10, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    WELCOME TO THE AUTOMATED WAREHOUSE OF THE FUTURE How British supermarket Ocado is using robots to make online grocery shopping faster By James Vincent@jjvincent  May 8, 2018, 7:01pm EDT SHARE They call it “the hive,” or “the grid.” Or sometimes just: “the machine.” It’s a huge structure that fills a warehouse on the outskirts of Andover, a
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  • Canadian Grocery
    May 10, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    The increasingly bleak outlook for Canadian grocery storesEmpty grocery stores could be a sign of the future as grocery stores struggle to make profits and consumer preferences for more choice and services, including online shopping, evolve. Clark Y Retail food prices are not moving much these days. They are barely higher than last year, with a modest increase
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  • Finding Drivers
    May 10, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Finding Drivers and Higher Costs Are Issues Keeping Supply Chain Leaders up at Night May 08, 2018 By: Pat Walsh, Chief Business Development Officer and Vice President, Supply Chain, Food Marketing Institute The backbone of any sustainable supply chain relies on a performing and reliable transportation network. Those who lead in the supply chain will
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  • Food Safety Issues
    May 10, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    It’s here, get used to it Social media can make or break a food company; it’s all in the details and what’s done with them BY CORAL BEACH | MAY 10, 2018 CHICAGO — A billion people can’t be wrong, right? As it turns out, when it comes to food safety its doesn’t matter if they’re wrong. Once
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  • Cooking at Home
    May 9, 2018 / No Comments / Uncategorised

    Survey Sheds Light on Who Is Cooking at Home The Lempert Report: Iowa resident appeared to avoid eating out the most.By Phil Lempert on May. 09, 2018Artisola, a fresh-pasta brand, surveyed 2,000 Americans and found that just 27% cook at home every single day. The Artisola State of Home Cooking Survey highlights also include: 68% of Americans cook
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  • Amazon in 9th Place
    May 9, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Top 50 Grocers: Amazon in 9th Place While Rest of Industry Restragizes, Reshuffles By Jim Dudlicek – 05/07/2018 (Editors’ note: This is part one of a four-part series updating daily this week) It’s easy to think that the word “disruption” has been overused in descriptions of the transformation that’s taking place in the food retailing industry. But
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  • Retail Profitability at Amazon
    May 9, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Is Amazon Finally Getting Serious About Retail Profitability? Steve Dennis , CONTRIBUTORI write on the reinvention of retail in the age of digital disruption Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. Amazon reports blockbuster sales and earnings. There seems little doubt that Amazon.com AMZN -0.47% is crushing it and Macy’s is flailing. So who has the best profitability? Well, it’s
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  • Trader Joe’s Insights
    May 9, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Trader Joe’s execs are revealing the grocery chain’s secrets in a new podcast — here are 11 of the most surprising facts Jessica Tyler Trader Joe’s got its name in 1967.Jessica Tyler/Business Insider Trader Joe’s has developed a cult following for its wide selection of relatively affordable products. The grocery chain has launched a new podcast where
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  • Meal Kits
    May 9, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    BRIEF Albertsons: 80% of customers want meal kits in store AUTHOR Jeff Wells@JeffWellsWH PUBLISHED May 8, 2018 Share it Dive Brief: Internal research by Albertsons reveals that 80% of its customers say they want meal kits in stores, according to Pat Brown, the chain’s vice president of strategic business initiatives, in an interview with CNBC. He
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  • Transparency
    May 8, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    How Private Label Can Tackle Transparency By Kathleen Furore on May. 08, 2018According to the Ingredient Confusion Study conducted by Label Insight Inc., 83% of consumers feel confused at least some of the time about ingredients listed on food package labels, and 60% say they trust the brand less when they see ingredients they don’t recognize or find confusing.
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  • Impact of Technology
    May 8, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    How technology is shaping the future of food retail Emily Crowe April 30, 2018 Pixabay In an ever-changing retail environment, grocers and online food retailers are constantly innovating and utilizing technology to ease the consumer shopping journey. They’re also finding ways to use technology to streamline business operations. From smart shelf labels to the use
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  • Impact of NAFTA
    May 8, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    $15.8B Loss if U.S. Exits NAFTA: Study By Kat Martin – 05/08/2018 If the United States exits NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement), the near-term cost to retailers would be a nearly $15.8 billion loss, according to the study “How NAFTA Affects U.S. Retail,” released by global strategy and management consulting firm A.T. Kearney in partnership with Food
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  • Top 50 Grocers
    May 8, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Top 50 Grocers: How Amazon’s Entrance Has Led to Unprecedented Omnichannel Ramp-Ups By Randy Hofbauer – 05/08/2018 (Editors’ note: This is part two of a four-part series updating daily this week) Look through this year’s Super 50 list, at the end of this piece, and from the start, you’ll see the same familiar names in the same places:
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  • Walmart/Flipkart
    May 4, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Walmart Beats Amazon in $15 Billion Flipkart Battle By Saritha Rai May 4, 2018, 3:16 AM EDT Updated on May 4, 2018, 5:38 AM EDT Workers sort packages at a Flipkart Online Services Pvt office in Bengaluru.Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg The board of Flipkart Online Services Pvt has approved an agreement to sell about 75 percent of the company to a
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  • Dioxin Analysis in Food
    May 4, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    FSIS set to begin dioxin analysis of U.S. meat, poultry BY NEWS DESK | MAY 4, 2018 Federal agencies are set to begin a year-long testing program on U.S. beef, pork and poultry to measure the levels of a highly toxic group of chemicals called dioxins, which are best known for their use in Agent Orange and other
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  • Supply Chain Salaries
    May 4, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Average salary for supply chain professionals $85,210 in 2017 By JAMES HENDERSON . May 04, 2018, 6:23AM APICS’s inaugural annual survey reveals a healthy outlook for those employed in supply chain, with wage increases and high job satisfaction reported across the profession. Key findings reveal the average salary for supply chain professionals in 2017 was $85,210. In addition,
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  • In car delivery service
    May 4, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Amazon’s in-car delivery service: gimmick or game-changer? JONATHAN REEVE 7 hours ago Amazon has received a lot of publicity for its latest home-delivery innovation in the US. Prime customers with compatible digital locks can now have packages delivered directly to to the trunk of their parked car. As with most things Amazon, the move has
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  • Alexa
    May 4, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    BRIEF ‘Alexa, make grocery shopping easier’: How voice-activated technology can disrupt the industry AUTHOR Alicia Kelso@BGbunster PUBLISHED May 1, 2018. Dive Brief: Voice-activated technology is swiftly making its way into retail channels and, driven by Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods, could disrupt how consumers shop for groceries. According to research analyst Josh Cummings, data shows that
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  • Sprouts Outlook
    May 3, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Sprouts Trims Outlook on Sagging Produce Prices Q1 sales and profits soar but weak inflation worries marketBy Jon Springer on May. 03, 2018As it turns out, inflation may not be coming to the rescue after all, based on details provided by two publicly traded retailers’ most recent financial results for the new fiscal year. In what could be
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  • Online Grocery Forecast
    May 3, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Online grocery forecast: What’s impacting how far and fast it will grow May 2, 2018; 22:56 pm by David Bishop Online grocery spending will continue to increase according to Brick Meets Click’s newest sales forecast for the U.S. Topline: We project online as a percentage of total grocery sales will climb from under 5% at the end
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  • AB goes Nitrogen
    May 3, 2018 / No Comments / Uncategorised

    Anheuser-Busch Orders 800 Hydrogen-Electric Powered Semi-Trucks from Nikola Motor Company After bantering a “major fleet announcement” a few weeks’ ago, Nikola Motor Company broke the news today that Anheuser Busch will deploy up to 800 Nikola trucks starting later this year as part of a broader emissions-free vehicle plan that will result in the company
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  • Metro Canada
    May 3, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Metro Inc. – Poised For Growth Apr. 29, 2018 1:05 PM ET | 4 comments  |  About: Metro, Inc.A (MTRAF), Includes: EMLAF, LBLCF, NWTUF Brandon Park-Lee Summary Valuation of the company suggests that Metro is currently undervalued, trading at a roughly 3% to 34% discount to its implied value. Metro has been able to maintain its strong financial fundamentals over
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  • Marks and Spencer My Favourite
    May 3, 2018 / No Comments / Uncategorised

    Marks & Spencer launches new “My M&S Favourite” campaign 3 May 2018 | by The Retail Bulletin Running in over 1,000 M&S stores, the “My M&S Favourite” campaign involves M&S staff wearing personalised badges showing details of their favourite M&S products. The campaign will be supported with shelf décor where staff recommendations are also displayed.
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  • Marks and Spencer My Favourite
    May 3, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Marks & Spencer launches new “My M&S Favourite” campaign 3 May 2018 | by The Retail Bulletin Running in over 1,000 M&S stores, the “My M&S Favourite” campaign involves M&S staff wearing personalised badges showing details of their favourite M&S products. The campaign will be supported with shelf décor where staff recommendations are also displayed.
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  • Walmart/Asda
    May 3, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Walmart Got a Lot More Than $10 Billion From Asda Investment By Matthew Boyle April 30, 2018, 2:48 PM EDT Updated on May 1, 2018, 9:35 AM EDT  Retailer’s ranks are peppered with executives from the U.K.  Asda’s ideas have helped transform Walmart’s online presence Sainsbury CFO Says Asda Deal `Very Focused’ on Competing With Amazon Kevin
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  • Infinite Game
    May 2, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Playing the “Infinite Game” in Grocery Retail April 27, 2018 Brittain Ladd Mercatus invited industry analyst and commentator, Brittain Ladd, to share his views on the seismic shifts affecting the grocery retail landscape. In this blog series, Brittain details the steps traditional grocery retailers can take to prepare themselves by digitally transforming the way they do business
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  • In Store Experience
    May 2, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    The In-Store Experience 2018 APRIL 30, 2018HOW DO YOUR CUSTOMERS FEEL WHEN THEY ARRIVE AT YOUR STORE? Are they happy, engaged and calm? Or are they stressed out, frustrated and confused? Our latest report will show you how to create a one-of-a-kind experience for your shoppers, starting when they walk through your doors and lasting
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  • A&P Brands
    May 2, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    A&P Brands Sold to Mystery Buyer By Jon Springer on May. 01, 2018 Three years after its last stores shut down, remnants of the once-great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co.—including the A&P, Waldbaum’s and Food Basics brand names—have been sold to a buyer whose identity has yet to be revealed. Hilco Streambank this week said it brokered the sale
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  • Robots and AI
    May 2, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Supply Chain News: What Counties are Most Ready for Robots and AI?   New Study from The Economist Ranks South Korea on Top, US in Ninth Place May 2, 2018 SCDigest Editorial Staff We are in the early stages of a new era of automation. Which countries are best positioned to take advantage of these
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  • Ocado/ICA
    May 2, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Ocado is embarking on a new partnership in which it will supply its online shopping and delivery technology to Swedish retailer ICA. FOOD & DRINK Ocado signs new partnership with Sweden’s ICA 2 May 2018 | by The Retail Bulletin With around 1,300 stores across Sweden, ICA has a market share of around 36% and
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  • Robots Kroger Dairy
    May 2, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Robots ensure maximum freshness for Kroger’s Denver dairy May 2, 2018 A fully automated storage, handling and order processing system supplied to US grocery retail giant, The Kroger Co., has secured the benefits of enhanced product freshness, increased efficiency, reduced errors, lower costs and full product traceability. A robotic handling solution from Cimcorp processes orders
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  • Farm Boy
    May 2, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Farm Boy’s Jeff York talks automation and real estate at RCC event Customer service a key focus as the fresh food grocer continues to grow By Kristin Laird  |  April 25, 2018 It’s no secret that Farm Boy has its sights firmly set on growth in 2018 and beyond. With 26 stores already stretching across
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  • Can’t Raise Prices
    May 1, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    BRIEF Why can’t grocery retailers and manufacturers raise prices? AUTHOR Cathy Siegner PUBLISHED April 30, 2018 Share it  POST  SHARE  TWEET Dive Brief: Even though the economy is continuing to improve, unemployment is down, consumer attitudes are becoming more positive and inflation is creeping up, grocery chains still aren’t keen to raise prices, according to Bloomberg.
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  • Digital Transformation Challenges
    May 1, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    BRIEF Digital transformation underway for half of companies, at war with old vs. new tech schools AUTHOR Samantha Ann Schwartz@SamanthaSchann PUBLISHED April 25, 2018 Share it  POST  SHARE  TWEET Dive Brief: Only 37% of organizations’ digital transformation is led by their CIO, according to a 2018 Forrester report. A chief digital officer often takes the
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  • New Ideas for Food
    May 1, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    New twists on old ideas defining the future of food Photo: Farmer’s Fridge 05.01.2018 By Donna Berry   8 CHICAGO — Corporate executives, capital investors and financial advisers in the food space gathered on April 19 to hear food and beverage industry experts and entrepreneurs discuss the changing dining landscape and the future of food. The
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  • Picking Technologies
    May 1, 2018 / No Comments / Uncategorised

    Picking technologies: When inaccuracy leads to lost customers The true cost of a mispick is measured in service levels—and by a dwindling customer base when consumer and B2B buyers turn to sources that get orders right. By Victoria Kickham  0 Comments Most organizations understand that mispicks can add up to big losses—in money, time, and labor—but
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  • Supply Chain IOT
    April 30, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Is Your Supply Chain Stuck in the Bermuda Triangle? Thanks to data and the IoT, the industrial shipping journey needn’t be fraught with uncharted waters and black holes. Dagny Dukach | Apr 30, 2018 It’s 2018. You can track your pets, your car, and even your pizza as it’s delivered from the oven to your doorstep. And
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  • 100% Robot Workforce
    April 30, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Chilling Or Thrilling? JD.com Founder Envisions A ‘100%’ Robot Workforce Jon Bird , CONTRIBUTORI write about the new retail reality; what it means and what’s next Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. “I hope my company would be 100% automation someday … no human beings anymore, 100% operated by AI and robots.” That’s Richard Liu’s audacious
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  • Voice Activated Devices Disrupt Grocery
    April 30, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    M Perspectives: Voice-Activated Devices Set To Create Disruption In Grocery Sector Apr. 29, 2018 6:19 AM ET  Summary The US grocery market, accounting for 20% of retail spending, is set for a major shakeup as Amazon makes the sector a strategic imperative to boost revenues from Prime members. Voice-activated personal assistants could power a revolution
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  • Walmart/Sainsbury
    April 30, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Walmart and Sainsbury’s announce combination of Sainsbury’s and Asda, Walmart’s wholly owned UK business Mon April 30, 2018 2:10 AM|Business Wire|About: WMT BENTONVILLE, Ark.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Walmart Inc. (WMT) (“Walmart”) and J Sainsbury plc (“Sainsbury’s”) today announce the combination (the “Combination”) of Sainsbury’s and Asda Group Limited (“Asda”), Walmart’s wholly owned UK retail subsidiary (the “Combined Business”). At a
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  • Food Trends
    April 29, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Two trends transforming the food industry Photo: Habit Food Personalized, L.L.C. 04.27.2018 By Monica Watrous MIAMI — Personalized wellness and conscious consumption are two of the biggest trends affecting the food and beverage marketplace over the next few years, said Davey McHenry, vice-president of Consulting Services at The Hartman Group. Technology has elevated the importance of
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  • Walmart Blockchain
    April 29, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Walmart Is Getting Suppliers to Put Food on the Blockchain By Camila Russo April 23, 2018, 3:18 PM EDT From A shopper looks at produce at a Wal-Mart store in Rogers, Arkansas. Photographer: Beth Hall/Bloomberg Walmart Inc. is getting suppliers to put food on the blockchain to help reduce waste, better manage contamination cases and
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  • Kroger losing price advantage
    April 29, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Reports indicate Kroger is losing its ‘fresh’ pricing advantage AUTHOR Jeff Wells@JeffWellsWH PUBLISHED April 26, 2018 Dive Brief: Price checks conducted by Barclays in Nashville, Tennessee, found that Kroger has ceded its pricing advantage in perishables to two key competitors: Walmart and Sprouts Farmers Market. When comparing a basket of 117 items, representatives from the
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  • Winners and Losers
    April 29, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Winners and losers in the food retail landscape Photo: Adobestock 04.26.2018 By Monica Watrous MIAMI — Today’s consumer food purchases span a continuum of transactional to experiential. Successful retailers, manufacturers and food service operators will offer a balance of both extremes, said Christina Bowden, senior director of Consulting Services at The Hartman Group. The food retail
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  • Romaine Problems
    April 29, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Letter From The Editor: Romaine, Reform and Revive BY DAN FLYNN | APRIL 29, 2018 OPINION The purpose of the Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA) is the prevention of foodborne disease. We’ve invested billions of taxpayer dollars and thousands of years of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) professional time since 2011 to make that so. When foodborne
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  • Amazon to your car
    April 29, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Amazon can now deliver packages directly to your car — here’s how it works Dennis Green Apr. 24, 2018, 8:55 AM Amazon can now deliver packages directly to your car if you own a specific model with available features and live in one of the 37 cities the service is available.Amazon Amazon can now deliver packages
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  • Goya
    April 29, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Meet Goya: One of America’s Oldest Hispanic-Owned Food Companies BYSUZETTE LABOY APRIL 29, 2YOU MAY BE SURPRISED TO LEARN THAT ONE OF AMERICA’S OLDEST FOOD COMPANIES IS BEST KNOWN FOR ITS CANNED BEANS AND PACKAGED RICE VARIETIES. For more than 80 years, Goya Foods has been one of the leading Hispanic-owned food companies in the country. Its products are rooted in the
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  • Logistics IT Market
    April 28, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    2018 Top 100 Logistics IT Market Research Survey 4 April 27, 2018 | Jason McDowell Tags: Logistics I.T., Logistics, Technology , Logistics Solutions Providers, Supply Chain Inbound Logistics surveys the supply chain technology market to evaluate the latest trends and uncover the most innovative providers in their respective fields. Logistics technology research used to focus on a variety of siloed software solutions,
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  • Floral Supply Chain
    April 28, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    The logistical dance that gets all those flowers to market in Europe…and elsewhere April 28, 2018 Dean Croke, chief analytics officer, FreightWaves PHOTO: SHUTTERSTOCK Imagine 2,000 trucks being loaded within a 4-hour window at three locations in the Chicago area for overnight delivery by 6 a.m. to cities as far away as Denver, Dallas, Atlanta, Philadelphia,
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  • LTL goes Strong
    April 28, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    LTL industry seeing strongest growth in nearly 10 years, C.H. Robinson chief says Wiehoff says LTL demand goosed by more small shipments moving in “middle-mile” service between DCs. By DC Velocity Staff  0 Comments The less-than-truckload (LTL) industry is experiencing its strongest growth in nearly a decade, with manufacturing and e-commerce activity pushing LTL carriers to
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  • Amazon FBA Program
    April 28, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Study: Amazon’s FBA Onsite program poses a threat to 3PLs Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) Onsite may also help firm negotiate lower rates with parcel carriers, Armstrong & Associates says. By DC Velocity Staff  0 Comments As e-commerce colossus Amazon.com Inc. continues to roll out new logistics service offerings to support its rapid growth, one of those services, called
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  • AH Looks At AI
    April 28, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Ahold Delhaize Partners Abroad for Artificial-Intelligence Research 04/27/2018 International grocery company Ahold Delhaize is working to increase its focus on the development of artificial intelligence (AI) technology, joining the Innovation Center for Artificial Intelligence (ICAI) to open its first laboratory. ICAI, which officially launched at Amsterdam Science Park in the Netherlands, is focused on joint development of
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  • Food Lion Buys 4 Bi Lo Stores
    April 28, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Food Lion to Buy 4 South Carolina Bi-Lo Stores By Jon Springer on Apr. 27, 2018 Food Lion has entered into a transaction to acquire four South Carolina Bi-Lo leases from Southeastern Grocers. The stores, which are expected to do business under the Bi-Lo banner until the deal closes in late May, are located in Myrtle Beach (1241 38th
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  • Alibaba Blockchain
    April 27, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Alibaba launches blockchain pilot to fight food fraud INTERNET RETAILING 11 hours ago TAGS: #ALIBABA#BLACKMORES#FONTERRA Alibaba Group is embarking on a pilot project to increase supply chain transparency for Australian and New Zealand products that are sold on its Tmall e-commerce marketplace in China. Launching in Auckland on Thursday, the Food Trust Framework uses blockchain
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  • M&S Beef Supply Chain
    April 27, 2018 / No Comments / Uncategorised

    British retailer M&S launches beef traceability campaign British retail giant Marks and Spencer has announced a new campaign that “shines a spotlight” on its beef traceability standards. STANDARDS: M&S ensures their beef comes from where they say it does through DNA testing M&S claims to be the only national retailer that can trace every piece of
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  • Waitrose Attacks Plastics
    April 27, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Waitrose Donates £1 Million In Bag Levy Funds To Tackling Plastic Waste Published on Apr 27 2018 10:00 AM in Retail tagged: UK / Waitrose / plastic bag levy / Plastic Waste UK retailer Waitrose has announced it will donate £1 million from carrier bag levy funds to tackling plastic pollution. The retailer will donate £500,000 of the funds to the Commonwealth Marine Plastics Research and
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  • Farm Boy
    April 27, 2018 / No Comments / Uncategorised

    Farm Boy sows seeds for store in Oakville Co-CEO says residents have been asking for a store in the Oakville area By Monday Report on Retailers staff  |  April 19, 2018 Farm Boy’s Ontario expansion continues, with plans to open this fall at Oakwoods Centre in Oakville—part of a vision to open up to 50
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  • Direct to Consumer Sales
    April 27, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Kellogg’s Advises CPGs to Begin Direct-to-Consumer Sales   By Pat Lenius     Store-based consumer packaged goods companies need to incorporate online direct-to-consumer (D2C) sales strategies to retain their competitive edge, says the senior director of  eCommerce for the Kellogg Company.   “It is our duty to ensure that we make D2C great,” said Chris
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  • Jewel Osco
    April 25, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Jewel-Osco Revamps Urban Store to Better Serve Chicago Neighborhood 04/20/2018 Progressive Grocer’s April 2018 Store of the Month, Jewel-Osco of Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood, offers meal solutions, fresh produce and a cozy hangout for commuters and high-rise residents. Watch the video below or read the full story here.

  • Starbucks China
    April 25, 2018 / No Comments / Uncategorised

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  • Returns
    April 25, 2018 / No Comments / Uncategorised

    Karin Bursa  Executive Vice President Logility Supply Chain Comment With more than 25 years of experience in the development, support and marketing of enterprise software solutions, Karin is able to provide provoking perspectives including market-shaping events, end-user perspectives and technical reviews. She is a widely quoted source on the evolution of the supply chain, frequent
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  • Alibaba car vending machine
    April 25, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Alibaba’s car vending machine in China gives free test drives to people with good credit scores 7 Cat-themed with free three-day test drives for people with scores of 700 or better By Thuy Ong@ThuyOng  Mar 26, 2018, 9:02am EDT SHARE Photo: Alibaba Alibaba and Ford signed a deal to form a partnership last year that would see
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  • Chinese Food Retailing
    April 25, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Chinese tech’s move into food retailing: What should we learn from Alibaba, Tencent and JD? March 25, 2018; 22:56 pm by Bill Bishop It would be a mistake for those of us who work in food and grocery retail not to take a good look at China for signs of developments that will shape the future of
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  • Food Photoworthy
    April 25, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Instagram famous: Why grocers should make their food photo-worthy AUTHOR Alicia Kelso@BGbunster PUBLISHED April 24, 2018 Dive Brief: Retail consulting firm Brick Meets Click suggests that grocery retailers looking for ways to improve the in-store experience and drive traffic should “consciously” focus on building displays for Instagram. By making a food display “grammable,” grocers have
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  • Maximizing KPI ‘s
    April 25, 2018 / No Comments / Uncategorised

    Maximizing KPIs May Not Be Supply Chain Cure-All THE STRATEGIC SOURCEROR  ON TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2018  PROCUREMENT NEWS, What does it take to create a top-quality supply chain experience? Companies’ logistics leaders are becoming increasingly important to their organizations’ strategic direction and effectiveness, but success is not guaranteed. The stakes are high and, in the years ahead, a performance
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  • Shell Starship
    April 25, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Photo: Shell Shell Starship has arrived at Sonoma Raceway. Futuristic Shell Starship truck prepares to take off across country This next-generation Class 8 truck was designed and built by Shell Lubricants and AirFlow Truck Co. with the aim of demonstrating what is possible in reducing energy demand in freight transportation. American Trucker staff | Apr 25, 2018The
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  • Supervalu
    April 25, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Supervalu to Sell Shop ‘n Save, 8 Warehouses By Jon Springer on Apr. 24, 2018Supervalu is seeking to sell its Shop ‘n Save retail divisions, and has entered into a sale-leaseback for eight of its warehouses. The moves in part reflect the influence of an activist investor that has been pressuring the Minneapolis-based wholesaler to show improved returns, although the company said
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  • Food Innovation
    April 23, 2018 / No Comments / Uncategorised

    Food, innovation and resilience in the face of climate change A horse is reflected in its flooded field just south of Mount Vernon. (Alan Berner/The Seattle Times) Originally published April 19, 2018 at 7:00 am Updated April 19, 2018 at 10:52 am Washington food and wine producers are used to natural weather variations, but things are
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  • Amazon Grocery Growth
    April 23, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Amazon’s New Grocery Gains Show Shoppers See it Like Other Grocers 04/23/2018 Amazon’s grocery sales grew by nearly 50 percent in quarter one of 2018, and consumers are starting to see the ecommerce giant like any other grocery store, according to a new report from One Click Retail. Amazon’s grocery sales saw an increase of more than
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  • Mergers and Acquisitions
    April 23, 2018 / No Comments / Uncategorised

    From efficiency to innovation: The evolution of food and beverage M&A Companies used to merge to eliminate competition, but today they are driven by wanting to save money, expand their business, or sell the next greatest thing. AUTHOR Megan Poinski@meganpoinski PUBLISHED April 23, 2018 With mergers and acquisitions an ubiquitous part of the food and
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  • Walmart/Flipkart
    April 23, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Walmart Close to $12 Billion-Plus Deal for India’s Leading Ecommerce Company Flipkart The deal, if completed, will give Walmart a substantial foothold in an emerging market of 1.3 billion people, and while the Arkansas-based company is the world’s largest retailer, it has struggled against Amazon as consumers migrate to online commerce, India is the next
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  • Americas Best Supermarkets
    April 22, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    America’s Best Supermarkets for 2018 Ranking FULL STORY LIST VIEW AUTO SCROLL ON  OFF istockphoto.com America’s Best Supermarkets for 2018 Most of us frequent supermarkets on a weekly basis, if not more often. We head in, shopping list in hand, and re-stock any kitchen or household supplies that may be dwindling. From fruits, vegetables, dairy, and proteins to
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  • Sprouts vs Whole Foods
    April 22, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    We visited the grocery store chain that’s an alternative to Whole Foods — here’s why it’s better Tanza Loudenback Whole Foods and Sprouts both use Instacart for grocery delivery.Tanza Loudenback/Business Insider Whole Foods and Sprouts Farmers Market are health food stores with locations all over the US. Both grocers sell mostly natural or organic products and
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  • Uberization of Trucking
    April 22, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Uberization Of Trucking A white paper outlining the prospects for and challenges to the introduction of Uber-like tools into the truck market.  The paper delineates the limited market for such devices and presents the likely competitive response of incumbent market making participants in the field, namely the brokers. Who needs it? Most of the market
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  • A Look at the Trucking Industry
    April 22, 2018 / No Comments / Uncategorised

    Surprising data on trucking industry in Klaskow, Tucker webinar April 22, 2018 John Paul Hampstead   Owner-operator employment growth far outstripping larger fleets Last Thursday William Cassidy, senior editor for trucking at the Journal of Commerce, moderated a webinar with Lee Klaskow, senior analyst for freight transportation at Bloomberg Intelligence, and Jeff Tucker, CEO of the
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  • Retail Defaults
    April 21, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Retail defaults are at an all-time high — here are all the bankruptcies and liquidations so far in 2018   Hayley Peterson 10 US retailers have already filed for bankruptcy or announced liquidations.AP/Charles Krupa Retailers are filing for bankruptcy at record-high rates. Nine West, Claire’s, and The Bon-Ton Stores are among the companies that have filed for bankruptcy so
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  • Smart Speakers
    April 21, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    1 out of 5 US homes with wifi now have a smart speaker like the Amazon Echo   Zoë Bernard   Smart speakers have been a hot ticket item in recent years. Products by Amazon, Google and Apple, which allow consumers to play music, order food and get news just by talking to the device, have already experienced a
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  • J&J Supply Chain
    April 21, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    BRIEF J&J reshaping its supply chain around therapies of the future AUTHOR Jacob Bell@realjacobbell PUBLISHED April 19, 2018 Dive Brief: Tucked into its first quarter earnings presentation, Johnson & Johnson disclosed plans to revise its supply chain to better serve future products. “Looking forward into the future we need more of some newer technologies — like
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  • Driver Accidents
    April 21, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    SAFETY Vehicle accidents cost companies $57B in 2017 Employers have opportunities to reduce the number of accidents among their mobile employees dramatically by expanding their driver risk management approach beyond basic Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) checks Fleet Owner Staff | Apr 20, 2018 Motus unveiled new research around driver safety in the workplace in recognition of Distracted
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  • Uber Eats
    April 20, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Uber Eats is the fastest-growing meal delivery service in the U.S. But GrubHub is still by far the biggest food delivery company. By Rani Molla@ranimolla  Apr 18, 2018, 3:50pm EDT Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for Rodale Uber Eats is the fastest-growing meal delivery service in the U.S., bringing in nearly as much newcustomer revenue as GrubHub. People are
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  • Keeping Grocers Up at Night
    April 20, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    What’s Keeping Grocery Execs Up at Night – and How They are Responding: Annual Report By Jim Dudlicek – 04/18/2018 (Editors’ Note: This is part four of a five-part series updating daily this week) As grocery retailers attempt to better cater to younger consumers, they’re apparently concerned with having the appropriate workforce to keep them on the right path.
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  • Wegmans Reduces Food Waste
    April 20, 2018 / No Comments / Uncategorised

    Wegmans steps up push to reduce waste Zero Waste program rolls out to additional stores Russell Redman 1 | Apr 19, 2018 Wegmans Food Markets is extending its Zero Waste initiative, unveiled last year, to more of its stores. The regional supermarket chain said yesterday that its Pittsford, Ithaca and Alberta Drive, N.Y.; Westwood, Mass.; and Allentown,
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  • Click and Collect
    April 20, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Pure-play not likely the way in online grocery Amazon faces stiff competition from traditional retail players Russell Redman 1 | Apr 19, 2018 U.S. consumers are taking a cross-channel approach to online grocery shopping in which brick-and-mortar retailers are holding their own versus pure-play e-tailers, a CoreSight Research survey finds. Of U.S. adults who have bought groceries
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  • Future for Food Retailers
    April 19, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    What is the Future for Retailers? We have talked before on our blog about the disruptive force of technology. Innovations are transforming every industry, whether it’s utilities, oil and gas, finance or even sport. While these bring huge opportunities to boost efficiency, transparency and trust, particularly in terms of bringing more openness to dealings between companies and their suppliers, technology is
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  • Publix Policies
    April 19, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Beards Are Growing at Publix Employees are hopeful as test expands to new regionsBy Jon Springer on Apr. 19, 2018Publix Super Markets has expanded a test that allows male store employees to have beards, a move that comes as competition for workers heats up industrywide and perks from higher pay to new uniforms are being offered to retain and attract staff. Some stores
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  • Amazon Letter to Shareholders
    April 19, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

      Exhibit 99.1   To our shareowners: The American Customer Satisfaction Index recently announced the results of its annual survey, and for the 8th year in a row customers ranked Amazon #1. The United Kingdom has a similar index, The U.K. Customer Satisfaction Index, put out by the Institute of Customer Service. For the 5th time in a
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  • Amazon Most Shopped Grocer Online
    April 19, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Online, Amazon is Most-Shopped Grocer, but Walmart Wins for Traditional Trips 04/18/2018 Amazon is by far the most-shopped online retailer for groceries, but Walmart still holds a “confident lead” over brick-and-mortar competitors in the ecommerce space, new research from Coresight Research reveals. Some 59 percent of online grocery shoppers surveyed said they purchased products from Amazon in the past year,
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  • Grocers Food Waste
    April 18, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Grocers’ Food Waste Efforts Miss the Mark Report finds nine of top 10 chains don’t publicly report their total food wasteBy Natalie Taylor on Apr. 17, 2018It’s no secret—America has a food waste problem, and according to the latest report by the Center for Biological Diversity and the “Ugly” Fruit & Veg Campaign, grocery stores are the
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  • Infrastructure Fix on Hold
    April 18, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Trump’s highly touted infrastructure dream nixed for this year Infrastructure is an early casualty of Washington’s fixation on the November mid-term elections. Retiring House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and others are signaling that Trump’s $200 billion federal infrastructure plan is all but dead for this year. By John D. Schulz · April
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  • Amazon Great for Brick and Mortar
    April 18, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Developer: Amazon ‘great’ for brick-and-mortar retail BY MARIANNE WILSONApril 16, 2018 The founder and CEO of upscale real estate company Caruso has a somewhat contrarian view when it comes to Amazon. In an appearance on CNBC’s “Squawk Alley ,” Rick Caruso addressed the so-called “Amazon effect” and shared his belief that the online retailer has actually been “great” for brick-and-mortar
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  • Who Shops for Groceries
    April 16, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Who Shops Where for Groceries—A Look at US Grocery Store Demographics KEY POINTS Our top takeaways from our recent analysis of survey data on US grocery shoppers include the following:  Nonspecialist retailers account for three of the four most-shopped retailers for groceries: Walmart is in first place, Target is second and Costco is fourth. Kroger
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  • World’s Largest Wawa
    April 15, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    World’s Largest Wawa Set to Open in Philadelphia Courtesy of Wawa It won’t look like your average convenience store. ADAM CAMPBELL-SCHMITT April 13, 2018 In case you missed the festivities earlier this week, Thursday, April 12 was Wawa Day, the regional convenience store’s anniversary celebration during which customers can snag a free cup of coffee. In
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  • Supply Chain 4.0
    April 15, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    The impact of Industry 4.0, future trends and dealing with natural disasters By MARK SPENCE . Apr 15, 2018, 4:00AM Hans-Georg Kaltenbrunner, VP Industry Strategy for Manufacturing, EMEA at JDA Software discusses the impact of Industry 4.0 on the digital supply chain, future trends and dealing with natural disasters As technological innovation and creativity continues at pace, the
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  • Taking Care of Customers
    April 15, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Oracle’s Modern Customer Conference Provides Plenty Of CX Lessons Shep Hyken , CONTRIBUTOR Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. Oracle Modern Customer Experience 2018 Just back from Oracle’s Modern Customer Experience conference in Chicago. I always enjoy these conferences where experts from many different companies share their experiences and examples. What is the modern customer experience? The way I
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  • Partnerships
    April 15, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    More retailers turning to grocery partnerships to boost traffic AUTHOR Alicia Kelso@BGbunster PUBLISHED April 9, 2018 Dive Brief: Karstadt, a German department store chain, plans to open an Aldi in its Hamburg location, according to Forbes. It is the latest example of a non-food retailer adding a grocery presence. Walter Loeb, who wrote the piece, said this
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  • Efficient Amazon
    April 15, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Under Amazon, Whole Foods Is In Danger Of Becoming Efficient  George Anderson , Contributor Whole Foods’ new 365 store, Fort Greene, Brooklyn, NY – Photo: RetailWire Amazon.com, if nothing else, is about change, and there has been plenty of that and more surely to come at the acquired Whole Foods organic grocery chain. In a recent move,
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  • World’s Rarest Steak
    April 15, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Olive Wagyu, The World’s Rarest Steak, Is Being Sold In The U.S. For The First Time   Christina Liao , CONTRIBUTOR Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. Olive wagyu striploins If you haven’t heard of olive wagyu, you’re not alone. Considered to be the rarest steak in the world, only about 2,200 heads of this specific
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  • Hiring Truck Drivers
    April 15, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Trucking hires have improved, but the industry will have to compete harder April 15, 2018 Ibrahiim Bayaan, chief economist, FreightWaves (PHOTO: SHUTTERSTOCK) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmailDiggStumbleUponReddit One of the key themes within the trucking industry over the past several quarters remains the shortage of available drivers to carry increased demand for freight. The combination of stronger economic growth, demographic shifts, and
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  • E Coli Outbreak
    April 15, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Romaine Lettuce E. Coli Outbreak Linked to Arizona Producers Apr 13, 2018 | 4:27 pm By Holly Van Hare Editor If you’ve recently purchased any romaine, the CDC recommends you throw it out A nationwide E. coli outbreak has now spread to 11 states, with 35 total reported cases. As of now, no deaths have
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  • Store Fresh Produce
    April 15, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    How to Store Fresh Produce So Fruit, Vegetables, and Herbs Last Longer By Jen Wheeler | Published on Saturday, April 14, 2018   We’ve all felt the guilt, shame, and disappointment of letting fresh fruit and vegetables languish in the fridge or on the counter until they’re old, wilted, and even rotten, right? Sometimes it’s because we forgot what we bought, or
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  • Giant Eagle
    April 13, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Giant Eagle lands big savings through software overhaul By consolidating multiple TMS systems into a single platform, the regional grocery chain cut IT costs and revved up its transportation operations. By Ben Ames  0 Comments As supermarket chain Giant Eagle Inc. can attest, when it comes to software, more isn’t always better. Sometimes, you can accomplish
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  • Spanish Opportunity
    April 13, 2018 / No Comments / Uncategorised

    Spanish in the US: An Opportunity for Marketers [Infographic] by Laura Forer  | April 13, 2018 More than 40.5 million speakers of Spanish reside in the US, making it the country’s second most common language, according to an infographic by MotionPoint.In the infographic, the company, provider of a turnkey solution for multilingual websites, explores the opportunities that the presence
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  • Bulk Nation
    April 13, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    NEWS>ONLINE RETAIL Bulk Nation opens online store Specialty bulk food retailer gains nationwide reach Russell Redman 1 | Apr 12, 2018 Specialty bulk food chain Bulk Nation has made its online retail debut. The Tampa, Fla.-based grocer on Wednesday went live with an Internet store, accessible through BulkNationUSA.com. To mark its e-store’s grand opening, Bulk Nation is
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  • Quest for Quality
    April 13, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    The quest for quality in fresh-food retailing By Raphael Buck, Daniel Läubli, and Nora Ottink The quest for quality in fresh-food retailing In fresh foods, quality is critical—but hard to define and measure. Here’s how retailers can make the quality investments that yield the highest returns. Just a few years ago, European consumers in search of high-quality fresh
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  • Decoding the Supply Chain
    April 13, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    DA: Decoding the modern supply chain By MARK SPENCE . Apr 13, 2018, 10:49AM As technological innovation and creativity continues at pace, the potential ramifications for businesses and their supply chain are huge. Therefore, building a roadmap for effective performance as well as developing the ability to diversify, adapt and react will all become cornerstones of success within
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  • Drones for inventory
    April 13, 2018 / No Comments / Uncategorised

    Why Geodis is pushing automated drones into warehouses AUTHOR Barry Hochfelder@barryhoch21 PUBLISHED April 12, 2018 Dive Brief: A completely automated warehouse inventory solution, developed by French companies Geodis and Delta Drone, will be fully operational by the end of 2018 after a successful trial period, according to a Geodis press release. Industrialized production of the solution
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  • Improving Cash Flow
    April 13, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Show me the money, ASAP!: interview with Richard Piontek Speeding up cash flow is as important today as it was 20 years ago. Richard Piontek and eCapital are using today’s tools to get the job done. By Mark B. Solomon  0 Comments Much has changed, and continues to change, in the transportation world. But one immutable
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  • Walmart Expands
    April 13, 2018 / No Comments / Uncategorised

    N Walmart eyes bigger share in Texas, Florida U.S. store openings, remodels also to include tech-driven services Russell Redman 1 | Apr 12, 2018 Bolstering its presence in two of the country’s most populous states, Walmart has earmarked $477 million to open and remodel more than 90 stores in Florida and Texas over the next year. By
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  • Freight Marketplace
    April 12, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    XPO Launches Freight Marketplace for Shippers April 12, 2018 SHARING TOOLS        |PrintSubscribe 0 XPO Connect is an online freight marketplace that is designed to give shippers visibility across freight modes. Image: XPO Logistics XPO Logistics has introduced a cloud-based freight marketplace called XPO Connect that is designed to give shippers visibility across freight modes to improve
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  • Heinen’s
    April 12, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Inside the most beautiful store in America By Mike Troy – 04/10/2018 When Cleveland-based Heinen’s Fine Foods opened a store in an old bank building three years ago it wasn’t the type of move a larger company could or would have made. However, the small family owned Heinen’s chain is able to move faster and
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  • Produce Pallets
    April 12, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Produce distributor turns pallets into a competitive edge Manufacturer uses display-ready, shared half pallets to eliminate product damage and customer complaints. By Josh Bond, Senior Editor · April 12, 2018 Melon 1, America’s largest watermelon shipper, ships its watermelons nationwide from packing sheds and other distribution points on the East Coast. Because freshness is vital and harvest dates
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  • Canadian Food Retail
    April 12, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    CANADIAN RETAILERS SEE CONSOLIDATION, IMPORT GROWTH Tom Karst April 11, 2018 08:43 AM A USDA Foreign Agricultural Service report says non-grocery retailers in Canada, particularly Costco and Walmart, have gained market share in the last five years, accounting for 20% of the retail grocery market in 2016. ( Courtesy Walmart Inc. ) Wal-Mart and Costco
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  • Grocery History
    April 12, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Grocery’s Boozy History Going to the grocery wasn’t always a chore. The history of grocery begins with a dealer who sold by the gross—that is, in large quantities at discounted retail prices. A grocer in medieval England was a wholesaler, and the name is derived from an Anglo-French word having the same meaning, groser. Grocer gained widespread use during the 14th century
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  • Fast Logistics Decisions
    April 12, 2018 / No Comments / Uncategorised

    Smart and Fast Logistics Decisions at the Depot This white paper shows why creating the best transport and logistics plan for your depot distribution is one challenge and being able to accomplish this quickly is another. By Quintiq March 28, 2018 When it comes to producing transport plans for your depot, the possibilities are endless. But
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  • Private Label Growth
    April 12, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Nielsen: Private-label sales grew three times faster than national brands AUTHOR Cathy Siegner PUBLISHED April 12, 2018 Dive Brief: Within the past year, sales of private-label brands have surpassed those of manufacturers’ brands, according to a Nielsen report cited by Food Navigator. The most recent “Total Consumer Report” from Nielsen stated that after trading negatively in the last
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  • Key Issues in Supply Chain
    April 12, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    ROI, worker shortage, and cybersecurity biggest barriers to adoption of next-gen supply chain technologies, Deloitte-MHI study says New report explores the trends and technologies driving next-generation supply chains and ways to break down the top barriers to adoption. By DC Velocity Staff Eleven technologies are combining forces to create next-generation supply chains that are digital,
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  • Marketplaces for global shoppers
    April 12, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Marketplaces becoming popular among global online shoppers, UPS-commissioned survey says Consumers seeking different delivery options, survey finds. By DC Velocity Staff  0 Comments Online shoppers worldwide are buying more from international retailers and from “marketplaces”—third-party sites where multiple merchants sell their products—and are increasingly relying on digital devices and seeking different delivery options, according to a
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  • Top Logistics Companies
    April 12, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Rankings Logistics 50 | Freight Brokerage | Dry Storage Warehousing | Refrigerated Warehousing | Dedicated | Ocean Freight | Airfreight Rank 2018 Rank 2017 Company Net Revenue (Millions) Gross Revenue (Millions) Employees 1 1 XPO Logistics Inc. 5,238 est 9,506 est – 2 3 UPS Supply Chain Solutions 3,252 est 7,981 – 3 4 DHL Supply Chain 2,415 est 4,390 est – 4 5 C.H. Robinson Worldwide
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  • Price War: Grocery Online
    April 12, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Is a Grocery Price War Brewing? The Lempert Report: A study pointed out a narrow price gap among online grocersBy Rebekah Marcarelli on Apr. 11, 2018As the grocery industry struggles to find its next act by adding grocerants, dietitians, clothing boutiques and other services, a new report from Profitero may be a precursor to what comes next: a price
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  • Lucky’s Continues Growth
    April 12, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Lucky’s to Double Store Count With 20 Signed Leases Natural foods retailer to expand from Montana to FloridaBy Meg Major on Apr. 09, 2018Lucky’s Market plans to nearly double its store count from 28 locations to more than 40 within the next 18 to 24 months, announcing Monday that it signed 20 leases for new stores spanning from Montana to Florida. Beyond the
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  • Chicago Market
    April 11, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Chicago grocers ramp up hiring, while balancing online growth and brick-and-mortar upgrades Camrey Anderson, grocery team member, stocks drinks in a refrigerator at the new Mariano’s store in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood on Oct. 6, 2016. Mariano’s parent company Kroger announced Tuesday plans to hire for 11,000 positions nationally. (Jose M. Osorio / Chicago Tribune) Greg
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  • Sprouts Food Retailer of the Year
    April 11, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Sprouts Named 2018 Grocery Business of the Year WGB proudly awards the fast-growing Phoenix-based retailer with its annual highest honorBy Meg Major on Apr. 09, 2018In salute of its admired efforts to bring healthy, affordable food to a growing number of communities, as well as its abilities to propagate its brand with a well-oiled, high-performing mix of
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  • Giant Adds Stores
    April 11, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Giant Food Stores Plans More PA Locations 04/10/2018 Giant Food Stores LLC has revealed plans to build six new stores, remodel two locations and open five new fuel stations in Pennsylvania, for a total capital investment of $70 million over the next two years. As part of its growth strategy, the Ahold Delhaize USA division will
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  • Warehouse Clubs
    April 1, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Why Warehouse Clubs Aren’t Facing an ‘Apocalyptic’ Decline By Howard Jackson – 03/29/2018 We’ve heard a lot about the retail apocalypse, and specifically, the impending doom for warehouse clubs. The story usually goes something like this: Virtually every warehouse club member has a Prime membership (this is true, as our own proprietary model indicates the number is
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  • Wet Rack
    April 1, 2018 / No Comments / Uncategorised

    Is the Wet Rack Washed Up? Retailers dedicating greater shelf space to value-added salads, vegetablesBy Natalie Taylor on Mar. 30, 2018A decade ago, butchers were arguably the last thing shoppers ever expected to find in the produce department. Fruits and vegetables were stocked in sprawling, vibrant wet rack displays, and perhaps the only “grab-and-go” option was the
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  • Grocery Wars
    April 1, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Grocery Wars Turn Small Chains Into Battlefield Casualties By MICHAEL CORKERYMARCH 26, 2018 188 Photo After a career in groceries, Maribeth Druse still works part time at the Tops Market in Cooperstown, N.Y. “Who works in the same job for 44 years and gets a pension anymore?” she asked. “Nobody.” CreditAndrew Seng for The New York Times
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  • Fresh Direct
    March 28, 2018 / No Comments / Uncategorised

    I order my groceries from FreshDirect, the online grocery store that makes food shopping incredibly easy — here’s what it’s like. Sally Kaplan, Insider Picks. The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. FreshDirect Grocery shopping in New York
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  • Amazon Go
    March 28, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Amazon Go VPs Share Big Challenges of Cashierless Concept By Randy Hofbauer – 03/21/2018 L-R: Dilip Kumar, VP of technology, Amazon Go and Amazon Books; Gianna Puerini, VP, Amazon Go; Jeffrey Dastin, technology correspondent, Reuters Opening a new grocery concept is tricky enough as it is, often requiring adjustments even after the ribbon is cut. Amazon isn’t
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  • Winn Dixie Files
    March 28, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Southeastern Grocers Embarks on Restructuring 03/27/2018 As expected, Southeastern Grocers LLC (SEG) has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in Delaware to implement a pre-packaged plan of reorganization. The Jacksonville, Fla.-based grocer revealed earlier this month that it has entered into a restructuring support agreement with a group of creditors and its private equity sponsor regarding the terms
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  • Fresh Food
    March 28, 2018 / No Comments / Uncategorised

    New York, Philadelphia and Miami are 2018’s Best Cities for Fresh-Food Access Boston, Miami and Baltimore Had the Biggest Improvements in Fresh-Food Access since 2014; Oklahoma City, Colorado Springs and Indianapolis are Food Deserts, with the Least Access to Healthy Food Written by Jon Whitely on March 26, 2018      New York is the best city for
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  • Blockchain is everywhere
    March 28, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Blockchain is everywhere In its most basic form, blockchain technology is viewed as “an incorruptible digital ledger of economic transactions that can be programmed to record not just financial transactions but virtually everything of value” according to Don Tapscott, co-founder and executive director at the Blockchain Research Institute. Technology in the News Blockchain is everywhere
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  • Whole Foods/Amazon
    March 28, 2018 / No Comments / Uncategorised

    With its purchase of Whole Foods, is Amazon’s goal to revolutionise food distribution? March 21, 2018 4.39pm EDT Author Isabelle Chaboud Professeur associé d’analyse financière, d’audit et de risk management, Grenoble École de Management (GEM) Disclosure statement Isabelle Chaboud does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organization that
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  • Customer Loyalty Programs
    March 23, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    L What’s next in customer loyalty? At Shoptalk, retailers trace the evolution of their loyalty programs and where they’re headed Michael Browne | Mar 22, 2018 While much of the digital discussion for retailers these days is focused on online shopping and delivery, customer loyalty programs are also very much part of the mix. Old-fashioned punch cards
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  • Robots are Coming
    March 23, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Albertsons Sees Digital Opportunity in ‘Inspiration, Activation, Transaction’ Retailer debuts digital marketplace for food and wellness productsBy Jon Springer on Mar. 20, 2018Technology is enabling Albertsons to inspire customers about food, and in partnership with suppliers, prompting them to buy, SVP of Digital Narayan Iyengar said during a presentation at Shoptalk on Tuesday in Las Vegas. That effort includes
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  • Robots are coming
    March 23, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Collaborative Mobile Robots Are Coming To Your Warehouse By: SupplyChainBrain 03.20.2018 A common question warehouse operators often ask themselves is: “what can we do to further increase productivity and efficiency?” For a while, this challenge has been met with Six Sigma methodologies to identify and eliminate waste in the process. However, one of the biggest
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  • Produce Butcher
    March 21, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Produce Butchers Play Important Role at Popular Grocers By D. Gail Fleenor – 03/20/2018 Customers are stepping right up to counters or kiosks and receiving personal attention with a new service: produce butchers. At least a half-dozen supermarket chains in the United States and Canada are now offering this service to customers who want to add fresh
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  • Motivating Others
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  • DC Metrics
    March 21, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    DC Metrics: Change Is in the Air By: SupplyChainBrain 03.21.2018 People are our greatest asset. We’ve heard this – and similar sayings – for years. Now, however, leading firms are actually putting this into practice, and are reaping rewards for doing so. Going into 2018, people are still a critical link in the supply chain.
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  • Grocery OnLine
    March 20, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    RichRelevance Digital Grocery Survey Finds Amazon Takes Early Lead – But 60% of First-Time Shoppers Willing to Explore a New Grocer Online March 19, 2018 12:04 PM Eastern Daylight Time LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Shoptalk 2018 – RichRelevance, the global leader in Experience Personalization, today announced key findings from a new 2018 study that looks at consumer preferences
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  • Online Grocery Requires Dedicated DC
    March 20, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    BRIEF Online grocery CEOs: Using stores to fulfill orders is not the answer AUTHOR Jeff Wells@JeffWellsWH PUBLISHED March 20, 2018 SHARE IT  POST  SHARE  TWEET Dive Brief: Two leading online grocery CEOs offered pointed critiques of brick-and-mortar retailers’ efforts in the space during keynote speeches at the Shoptalk conference Monday in Las Vegas. Tim Steiner,
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  • Grocery Online
    March 20, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    NRF/Forrester Survey Shows Merging of Physical and Digital Retail March 14, 2018 11:22 AM Eastern Daylight Time WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Traditional and online retailing are increasingly intertwined as customers seamlessly shop across touchpoints and the industry uses both platforms to better serve them, according to the annual State of Retail Online studyreleased today by the National Retail Federation
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  • Grocery On Line
    March 20, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Study cites barriers to online grocery shopping Lack of trust in selecting fresh items, cost of delivery seen as deterrents Mark Hamstra | Mar 19, 2018 About 45% of consumers have ever shopped for groceries online, and 60% of those say they have rarely done so, according to a new survey from RichRelevance. The survey found that
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  • Lidl Advertising
    March 19, 2018 / No Comments / Uncategorised

    BRIEF Lidl goes for the wallet in new ad campaign aimed at grocery competitors AUTHOR Cathy Siegner PUBLISHED March 19, 2018 SHARE IT  POST  SHARE  TWEET Dive Brief: Lidl has debuted its first multimedia ad campaign highlighting what it calls the “bloated supermarket shopping experience” facing most U.S. consumers. The ads debuted on March 15
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  • Dollar General Adds Produce
    March 19, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    BRIEF Dollar General will carry fresh produce in 450 stores by the end of 2018 AUTHOR Jeff Wells@JeffWellsWH PUBLISHED March 19, 2018 SHARE IT  POST  SHARE  TWEET Dive Brief: Dollar General is increasing the number of stores it remodels that include perishable items, the company noted during its recent earnings report. Of the 1,000 remodels Dollar
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  • Amazon Go Update
    March 19, 2018 / No Comments / Uncategorised

    Amazon tracks repeat shoppers for line-free Seattle store – and there are many Jeffrey Dastin 3 MIN READ LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) is tracking how regularly customers shop at its store without checkout lines in Seattle – and so far, the verdict is they keep coming back. FILE PHOTO: A sign for
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  • Sobeys to lead with Ocado
    March 16, 2018 / No Comments / Uncategorised

    Sobeys feels pressure as Loblaw begins distribution of free gift cards after bread-price-fixing scheme Open this photo in gallery: A Sobeys grocery store is seen in Halifax on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS MARINA STRAUSS RETAILING REPORTER PUBLISHED 2 DAYS AGOUPDATED 1 DAY AGO Sobeys Inc. is starting to feel a pinch from
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  • Blockchain could save $$
    March 16, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    BLOCKCHAIN COULD “SAVE LOGISTICS INDUSTRY MILLIONS” Posted by Ian Taylor | Mar 15, 2018 | Infrastructure, Innovation | 0  |      An industry consortium comprising AB InBev, Accenture, APL, Kuehne + Nagel and a European customs organisation has tested a blockchain solution which could “eliminate the need for printed shipping documents and save the freight and logistics industry hundreds of millions of dollars annually”. In essence, blockchain
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  • Salvation Army Food Store
    March 15, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    The Salvation Army Is Opening Cheap Grocery Stores in America’s Food Deserts By Clint Rainey The group says a family of four should be able to eat “for under $10.” Photo: Salvation Army America’s latest grocery disruptor? It’s the Salvation Army. Baltimore today got the country’s inaugural location of DMG Foods (after the nonprofit’s motto, “Doing the Most Good”). Called
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  • Walmart Grocery Delivery
    March 15, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Walmart’s Key to Unlocking its Full Online Growth Potential According to a Credit Suisse analyst, Walmart plans to hit a 40% US online growth target by 2019, and the company may have found a way to relieve its online growth concerns, as well as get it to its targets in the next two years. March
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  • Zara: Augmented Reality
    March 15, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Zara Deploys AR At 120 Stores Wednesday, 14 March 2018 16:09 Published in News Briefs LinkedInTwitterFacebookMore3 Tagged under Zara, ar, brandon rael, inditex, Zara will introduce augmented reality (AR) displays with a linked purchasing function at 120 stores worldwide beginning April 18, according to Reuters. Customers pointing their smartphones at in-store sensors or designated shop windows will be able to see
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  • Digital Retail
    March 14, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    More Digital Time Spent On Amazon Than Next Nine Retailers Combined by Joe Mandese  @mp_joemandese, Yesterday At a time when the marketing world is thinking increasingly about the value of consumer time spent with media, and the brands that are represented on it, new data released today by comScore reveals just how dominant the leader is in
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  • Future Big Rigs
    March 12, 2018 / No Comments / Uncategorised

    Futuristic Big Rigs Hit The Road As Waymo, Tesla, Uber Test Next-Gen Semi Tech Alan Ohnsman , FORBES STAFF   Waymo self-driving semis will start hauling loads for Google’s logistics operation in Atlanta this month. Alphabet’s Waymo is launching a robot truck project in Atlanta with Google, making clear that its plans for self-driving vehicle technology go beyond an on-demand
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  • Amazon Top Grocer
    March 12, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Amazon will become top U.S. grocer by 2030, and Walmart should buy Costco to compete, former insider says BY NAT LEVY on July 12, 2017 at 7:38 am The Whole Foods Market on Westlake Avenue near Amazon’s Seattle campus. (Whole Foods Photo) If the Amazon acquisition of Whole Foods goes through, Amazon could become the top grocer in the U.S.
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  • Supply Chain Terms
    March 12, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    6 Supply Chain Terms Creating the Buzz 0 March 12, 2018 | Gary Frantz Tags: Logistics, Supply Chain Word! Brush up on the latest supply chain and logistics terms so you can hold your own at the next industry conference. The business of logistics and supply chain has always been characterized by a full complement of interesting, unique,
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  • Ocado
    March 12, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Ocado has ‘need to know’ projects that even some staff don’t know about Oscar Williams-Grut Ocado’s iconic vans.Ocado Ocado is working on multiple top secret projects based on robotics, according to its CTO. Some projects are kept secret even internally to “protect our future,” CTO said. The company has publically talked about working on a
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  • Kraft Heinz Incubator
    March 12, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Kraft Heinz launches new platform to ‘shape the future of food’ Source: Kraft Heinz Co. 03.07.2018 By Rebekah Schouten   28 CHICAGO — The Kraft Heinz Co. is launching Springboard, a new platform “dedicated to nurturing, scaling and accelerating growth of disruptive U.S. brands within the food and beverage space,” the company said. The Springboard platform
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  • New Food Stores
    March 11, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    What will new-built grocery stores look like in 2023? March 5, 2018; 22:56 pm by Bill Bishop << Previous  Recommend This Post 7 Many areas of online shopping have evolved and grown, but in most cases the in-store experience hasn’t changed much, especially in grocery shopping. Change is coming, however – and soon. We often hear retail
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  • Less than Truckload
    March 9, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    2018 Less-than-Truckload Market Expecting Substantial Growth Buoyed by surging demand, less-than-truckload (LTL) carriers are revving up for 2018, warning that tightening capacity means sharply higher rates in a new era of pricing. Less-than-Truckload Resources March 9, 2018 · By John D. Schulz · After nearly a decade of so-so profits, the $36 billion less-than-truckload (LTL) sector of the trucking industry
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  • KEITH SWIEDNICKI INTERNATIONAL (KSI) TO ATTEND AND FACILITATE AT ROFDA SPRING CONFERENCE MAY 17-20,2018 – MANALAPAN, FLORIDA
    March 7, 2018 / No Comments / Uncategorised

                                      May 17-20, 2018 Eau de Palme Resort – Manalapan, Florida KEITH SWIEDNICKI INTERNATIONAL (KSI) will be attending the ROFDA SPRING CONFERENCE 2018 in Manalapan, Florida as a member of the ROFDA ADVISORY COUNCIL (RAC) and will also be
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  • KEITH SWIEDNICKI APPOINTED TO ROFDA ADVISORY COUNCIL (RAC)
    March 7, 2018 / No Comments / News

            KEITH SWIEDNICKI has been appointed to the ROFDA Advisory Council (RAC). The purpose of the RAC is to provide ROFDA leadership with input, information and feedback representing the interest of ROFDA’s Associates and Suppliers in support of ROFDA’s mission. ROFDA (Retailer Owned Food Distributors Association) is a cooperative formed to facilitate and
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  • KEITH SWIEDNICKI INTERNATIONAL (KSI) ATTENDED MODEX 2018 – APRIL 9-12, 2018 – ATLANTA, GA
    March 7, 2018 / No Comments / Events,News

              APRIL 9-12, 2018 – Atlanta’s Georgia World Trade Center – Atlanta, GA KEITH SWIEDNICKI INTERNATIONAL (KSi) attended MODEX 2018, the largest supply chain expo in North & South America. MODEX Supply Chain Conference brings together leading industry experts to provide attendees with the latest information on manufacturing and supply chain trends, technologies
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  • Whole Foods/Amazon
    March 2, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Bit by Bit, Whole Foods Gets an Amazon Touch By Nick Wingfield March 1, 2018 ImageThe Whole Foods flagship store, in Austin, Tex., has many of the new changes Amazon has made to the grocery chain. CreditDrew Anthony Smith for The New York Times Some signs are subtle, like the “Whole Foods + Amazon” one near the
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  • Voice Shopping
    March 2, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Study: Voice shopping will surge 1900% by 2022 AUTHOR Robert Williams PUBLISHED March 1, 2018 Brief: Voice shopping is expected to surge 1900% to $40 billion in 2022 from $2 billion today, according to data from OC&C Strategy Consultants. This will likely be driven by more consumers buying and using smart speakers like the Amazon Echo
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  • Supply Chain Towers
    March 1, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    How Supply Chain Control Towers Provide Visibility and Collaboration with Trading Partners The benefits of implementing a control tower on a network are striking, companies that have complex, global supply chains are especially well-suited to multi-party networks, and it is well worth learning about them and examining all your options. February 28, 2018 · By
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  • Kors Supply Chain Design
    March 1, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Fashion Icon Designs Supply Chain Solution 0 March 09, 2018 | Sandra Beckwith Tags: Retail, Logistics, Technology , Supply Chain As its main distribution center neared capacity, fashion company Michael Kors redesigned operations without cramping its style by fashioning a digital model of its supply chain. MORE TO THE STORY: Tech Team Struts Its stuff With annual growth rates of 30
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  • Retail Defaults
    March 1, 2018 / No Comments / Uncategorised

    Retail defaults in 2018 could outpace last year AUTHOR Ben Unglesbee@Ben_RetailDive PUBLISHED March 2, 2018 Dive Brief: Despite strong holiday sales across much of the industry, analysts with ratings agency S&P Global still have a negative view of the retail sector and cautioned that defaults could  “could match or exceed” those in 2017, when retail bankruptcies surpassed the recession
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  • Alibaba vs Amazon
    March 1, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Forget Amazon: Alibaba Is The Horse To Bet On In This Race Mar. 1, 2018 1:41 PM ET Sean OReilly Summary Alibaba is often referred to as the Amazon of China.  This is inaccurate. Alibaba’s “Alibaba Economy” vision makes it much more than an e-commerce powerhouse — which also happens to be true. Jack Ma
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  • Costco and Amazon Prime
    February 23, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Costco or Amazon Prime? More shoppers are choosing both. How about you? Originally published February 20, 2018 at 10:15 am Updated February 20, 2018 at 4:54 pm This Jan. 31, 2018, photo shows a Costco in Homestead, Pa. (Gene J. Puskar / The Associated Press) More people than ever have both a Costco membership and pay
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  • Shipping with Amazon
    February 23, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    First Thoughts     Dan Gilmore    Editor    Supply Chain Digest Feb. 15, 2018 Supply Chain Comment: Is Amazon Really Building its Own Parcel Network? New Shipping with Amazon Program Says Yes, but How Far Can it Take It? I had planned to wrap up my supply chain predictions series this week with some additional prognostications
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  • Breakthrough Technologies
    February 22, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Here Are The Top 10 Breakthrough Technologies For 2018   Bernard Marr , CONTRIBUTOR Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. MIT Technology Review unveils its breakthrough technology list for 2018 – a rundown of 10 awe-inspiring scientific and technological advances that have the potential to change our lives in dramatic ways. I spoke to editor David Rotman about
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  • Tops Files Chapter 11
    February 22, 2018 / No Comments / Blog

    Tops Files for Chapter 11 Heavy debt, pension dispute cited; company eyes quick restructureBy Jon Springer on Feb. 21, 2018Tops Markets LLC on Wednesday filed for protection under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in order to undertake a balance sheet restructuring and renegotiate contracts including collective bargaining agreements and pension obligations to union workers. The
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  • KEITH SWIEDNICKI INTERNATIONAL (KSI) PRESENTING AT WERC 2018 ANNUAL CONFERENCE MAY 6-9, 2018 – CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA
    November 14, 2017 / No Comments / Events,News

                                          MAY 6-9, 2018 Charlotte Convention Center – Charlotte, North Carolina KEITH SWIEDNICKI INTL. (KSi) will be presenting a P2P session on Home-Grown Picking Efficiency and Accuracy Solutions at the 2018 WERC Annual Conference – in Charlotte, North Carolina. The
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  • KEITH SWIEDNICKI INTERNATIONAL (KSI) PRESENTED PRODUCTIVITY BENCHMARKING RESULTS AT 2018 TPA-FMI SUPPLY CHAIN CONFERENCE – APRIL 15-17, 2018 – ORLANDO, FL.
    November 14, 2017 / No Comments / Events,News

                                                                    April 15-17, 2018 – Orlando, Florida Keith Swiednicki Intl. (KSi) jointly presented the 3rd Annual Supply Chain Benchmarking Study Results at the 2018 FMI-TPA – Supply Chain
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  • KEITH SWIEDNICKI INTERNATIONAL (KSI) ATTENDED LOGIMAT/TRADEWORLD – MARCH 13-15, 2018 – STUTTGART, GERMANY
    November 14, 2017 / No Comments / Events,News

                                    MARCH 13-15, 2018 – Stuttgart Trade Fair Center – Stuttgart, Germany KEITH SWIEDNICKI INTERNATIONAL (KSi) attended LogiMAT 2018 – 16th International Trade Fair for Intralogistics Solutions and Process Management in Stuttgart, Germany. LogiMAT is a top event for in-company material flow
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  • KEITH SWIEDNICKI INTERNATIONAL (KSi) PRESENTED AT FMI MIDWINTER EXECUTIVE CONFERENCE JANUARY 26-29, 2018 – MIAMI, FLORIDA
    November 6, 2017 / No Comments / Events,News

                                    January 26-29, 2017 National Doral Miami – Miami, Florida     Keith Swiednicki International (KSI)  jointly presented the 3rd Annual Supply Chain Benchmarking Study Results to the FMI Wholesale Committee at the 2018 FMI- Executive Midwinter Executive Conference in Miami, Florida.The FMI Midwinter Executive Conference is a premier,
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  • KEITH SWIEDNICKI INTERNATIONAL (KSI) PRESENTED AT ROFDA FALL CONFERENCE NOV. 10-12, 2017 – SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA
    October 26, 2017 / No Comments / Events,News

              November 10-12, 2017 Rancho Bernardo Inn – San Diego, California KEITH SWIEDNICKI INTL. (KSi) presented on DC trending issues at the ROFDA Fall 2017 Conference in San Diego, California ROFDA (Retailer Owned Food Distributors Association) is a cooperative formed to facilitate and enhance the success of Independent Retail Grocers. As a ROFDA Associate, KSI is dedicated
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  • CAPSTONE LOGISTICS 11TH ANNUAL PARTNER SYMPOSIUM – SEPTEMBER 20-22, 2017 – STREAMSONG, FLORIDA
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        September 20-22, 2017 – Streamsong Resort – Streamsong, Florida     Keith Swiednicki International (KSi) participated in Capstone’s 11th Annual Partner Symposium. The symposium is a gathering of supply chain executives and is designed to promote discussion and collaboration on key issues impacting the industry.  

  • KEITH SWIEDNICKI INTL. (KSI) PRESENTED AT PRO*ACT 2017 CONFERENCE – JUNE 13-15 2017 – CHICAGO, IL
    February 9, 2017 / Comments Off on KEITH SWIEDNICKI INTL. (KSI) PRESENTED AT PRO*ACT 2017 CONFERENCE – JUNE 13-15 2017 – CHICAGO, IL / Events,News

                                    June 13-15, 2017 – McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois     KEITH SWIEDNICKI INTERNATIONAL (KSi) presented at the Pro*Act 2017 Operations meeting on Distribution Benchmarking and Best Practices. PRO*ACT (Produce Regional Operators Advancing Cooperative Trade) is a network of independent foodservice
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  • UNITED FRESH 2017 CONFERENCE – JUNE 13-15, 2017 – CHICAGO, IL
    February 9, 2017 / Comments Off on UNITED FRESH 2017 CONFERENCE – JUNE 13-15, 2017 – CHICAGO, IL / Events

                                  June 13-15, 2017 – McCormick Place, Chicago, IL     KEITH SWIEDNICKI INTERNATIONAL (KSi) attending the 2017 United Fresh, FreshTEC and FreshMKT Expos & Conferences – The West Hall, McCormick Place, Chicago, IL. United Fresh Produce Association brings together companies across every segment
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  • KEITH SWIEDNICKI INTL. (KSI) ATTENDED ROFDA SPRING CONFERENCE – MAY 19-21, 2017 – NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
    February 6, 2017 / Comments Off on KEITH SWIEDNICKI INTL. (KSI) ATTENDED ROFDA SPRING CONFERENCE – MAY 19-21, 2017 – NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA / Events,News

                                  May 19-21, 2017  The Ritz-Carlton Hotel – New Orleans, Louisiana     KEITH SWIEDNICKI INTL. (KSi) attended the ROFDA Spring Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. ROFDA (Retailer Owned Food Distributors Association) is a cooperative formed to facilitate and enhance the success
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  • KEITH SWIEDNICKI INTL. (KSI) ATTENDING PROMAT – APRIL 3-6, 2017 CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
    February 6, 2017 / Comments Off on KEITH SWIEDNICKI INTL. (KSI) ATTENDING PROMAT – APRIL 3-6, 2017 CHICAGO, ILLINOIS / Events,News

                            April 3-6, 2017 – McCormick Place – Chicago, IL     KEITH SWIEDNICKI INTL. (KSi) will be attending ProMat conference in Chicago, Illinois. ProMat is the largest expo for manufacturing and supply chain professionals in North America. Manufacturing and supply chain professionals come to find
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  • KEITH SWIEDNICKI INTERNATIONAL (KSi) PRESENTING PRODUCTIVITY BENCHMARKING RESULTS AT 2017 FMI SUPPLY CHAIN CONFERENCE
    January 16, 2017 / Comments Off on KEITH SWIEDNICKI INTERNATIONAL (KSi) PRESENTING PRODUCTIVITY BENCHMARKING RESULTS AT 2017 FMI SUPPLY CHAIN CONFERENCE / Events,News

                            April 30 – May 2, 2017 – San Diego, California Keith Swiednicki Intl. (KSi) will jointly present the Distribution Center Productivity Benchmarking Study at the 2017 FMI – Supply Chain Conference at the Paradise Pointe Resort in San Diego, California – May 1, 2017.  This initiative
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  • KSUMMIT – MARCH 2017 – TEXAS
    December 21, 2016 / Comments Off on KSUMMIT – MARCH 2017 – TEXAS / Events,News

          Keith Swiednicki International (KSI) is proud to announce the inaugural launch of its KSUMMIT conference which will be taking place March 2017 in Texas. THE KSUMMIT is an exclusive, by invitation only, Educational & Idea Development Networking Share Group which includes informative round table discussions for distribution executives and a facility tour which highlights innovative approaches currently
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  • FMI MIDWINTER EXECUTIVE CONFERENCE JANUARY 27-30, 2017 SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA
    December 21, 2016 / Comments Off on FMI MIDWINTER EXECUTIVE CONFERENCE JANUARY 27-30, 2017 SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA / Events,News,Uncategorised

                          January 27-30, 2017 Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Resort – Scottsdale, Arizona     Keith Swiednicki International (KSI) will be jointly presenting the 2016 Distribution Center Productivity Benchmarking results to the FMI Wholesale Committee at their Midwinter Executive Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona.The FMI Midwinter Executive Conference
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  • ROFDA 2016 FALL CONFERENCE – NOVEMBER 11-13, 2016 – SAN ANTONIO, TX
    September 26, 2016 / Comments Off on ROFDA 2016 FALL CONFERENCE – NOVEMBER 11-13, 2016 – SAN ANTONIO, TX / Events,News

    November 11-13, 2016  La Cantera Hill Resort – San Antonio, TX     KEITH SWIEDNICKI INTERNATIONAL (KSi) will attend ROFDA‘s 2016 Fall Conference at the La Cantera Hill Resort, San Antonio, Texas. ROFDA (Retailer Owned Food Distributors Association) is a cooperative formed to facilitate and enhance the success of Independent Retail Grocers. As a ROFDA Associate, KSI is dedicated to help
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  • IFDA DISTRIBUTION SOLUTIONS CONFERENCE – OCTOBER 16-18, 2016 – TAMPA, FL
    September 26, 2016 / Comments Off on IFDA DISTRIBUTION SOLUTIONS CONFERENCE – OCTOBER 16-18, 2016 – TAMPA, FL / Events,News,Uncategorised

                                October 16-18, 2016 Tampa Marriott Waterside Resort, Tampa, FL     KEITH SWIEDNICKI INTERNATIONAL (KSi) attended the 2016 IFDA Distribution Solutions Conference. IFDA’s Distribution Solutions annual conference delivers insights on hot topics such as the Sanitary Food Transportation Act and automation, pain
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  • PRO*ACT 2016 – OCTOBER 16-18, 2016 – TAMPA, FL
    September 26, 2016 / No Comments / Events,News,Uncategorised

                        October 16-18, 2016  Tampa Marriott Waterside Resort – Tampa, FL     KEITH SWIEDNICKI INTERNATIONAL (KSi) presented at the Pro*Act Operations meeting on Distribution Benchmarking and Best Practices. PRO*ACT (Produce Regional Operators Advancing Cooperative Trade) is a network of independent foodservice distributors across North America joined
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  • CAPSTONE LOGISTICS 10TH ANNUAL PARTNER SYMPOSIUM – OCTOBER 12-14, 2016 – PONTE VEDRA, FLORIDA
    August 22, 2016 / No Comments / Events,News

                            October 12-14, 2016 – Ponte Verda Inn & Club, Pointe Verda Beach, FL     Keith Swiednicki International (KSi) participaed in Capstone’s 10th Annual Partner Symposium. The symposium is a gathering of supply chain executives and is designed to promote discussion and collaboration on key issues
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  • KEITH SWIEDNICKI INTL. (KSI) AND RYAN COMPANIES ANNOUNCE STRATEGIC ALLIANCE
    May 11, 2016 / No Comments / News

          KEITH SWIEDNICKI INTERNATIONAL (KSI) is proud to announce a strategic alliance with RYAN COMPANIES US, Inc. Keith Swiednicki International (KSI) and Ryan Companies US, Inc. recognize that the best long term business relationships in this sector are achieved by providing and assisting clients with strategic planning and supply chain solutions. Now our clients can benefit
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  • NCR SYNERGY 2016 – AUGUST 15-18, 2016 DALLAS, TEXAS
    April 11, 2016 / No Comments / Events,News

                              NCR SYNERGY 2016 – AUGUST 15-18, 2016   DALLAS, TEXAS     Keith Swiednicki International (KSi) will be a proud sponsor and attendee of NCR’s Synergy 2016 – Experience 2020, the prestigious annual user conference for NCR‘s retail and wholesale distribution customers which will be held at
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  • KEITH SWIEDNICKI INTL. (KSi) PARTICIPATED IN PANEL DISCUSSION AT FMI-CONNECT CONFERENCE – FUTURE LEADERS@CONNECT JUNE 20-23, 2016 – CHICAGO, IL
    April 11, 2016 / No Comments / Events,News

                  June 23-25, 2016 McCormick Place, Chicago, IL Keith Swiednicki International (KSi) is pleased to be participating in the Productivity Panel Discussion for the Meet & Learn Session – Future Leaders@Connect –  June 23-25, 2016 at McCormick Place, Chicago, IL. Future Leaders@Connect is a one-of-a-kind education event centered on supermarket-specific leadership and
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  • KEITH SWIEDNICKI INTL. (KSi) PRESENTED AT ROFDA SPRING CONFERENCE – MAY 12-15, 2016 – COEUR D’ALENE, IDAHO
    April 6, 2016 / No Comments / Events,News

          May 12-15, 2016   Coeur d’Alene Resort, Idaho KEITH SWIEDNICKI INTL. (KSi) will be presenting to the Board of Directors at the ROFDA Spring Conference in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho. ROFDA (Retailer Owned Food Distributors Association) is a cooperative formed to facilitate and enhance the success of Independent Retail Grocers. As a ROFDA Associate,
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  • KEITH SWIEDNICKI INTERNATIONAL (KSi) PRESENTED PRODUCTIVITY BENCHMARKING RESULTS AT 2016 FMI SUPPLY CHAIN CONFERENCE
    April 6, 2016 / No Comments / Events,News

               February 22-24, 2106  – New Orleans, Louisiana Keith Swiednicki Intl. (KSi) was proud to have jointly presented the Distribution Center Productivity Benchmarking Study at the 2016 FMI – Supply Chain Conference in New Orleans – Feb. 22-24, 2016.  This was a brand new initiative by FMI, which will benefit its members, and
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  • FMI MIDWINTER EXECUTIVE CONFERENCE JANUARY 23-26, 2016 – MIAMI, FLORIDA
    April 5, 2016 / No Comments / Events

            January 23-26, 2016  Fontainbleau Resort – Miami, Florida Keith Swiednicki International (KSI) was honoured to jointly present the Distribution Center Productivity Benchmarking results to the FMI Wholesale Committee at their Midwinter Executive Conference in Miami, Florida. The FMI Midwinter Executive Conference is a premier, invitation only senior executive event which is designed
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  • ROFDA – FALL CONFERENCE 2015 – ARIZONA BILTMORE WALDORF ASTORIA RESORT – PHOENIX, ARIZONA
    April 5, 2016 / No Comments / Events

    November 6-8, 2015   ARIZONA BILTMORE WALDORF ASTORIA RESORT – PHOENIX, ARIZONA KEITH SWIEDNICKI INTERNATIONAL (KSi) attended the ROFDA Fall Conference at the Arizona Biltmore Waldorf Astoria Resort in Phoenix, Arizona. ROFDA (Retailer Owned Food Distributors Association) is a cooperative formed to facilitate and enhance the success of Independent Retail Grocers. As a ROFDA Associate, KSI
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  • KEITH SWIEDNICKI INTERNATIONAL (KSI) WRITE-UP IN SHELBY REPORT
    March 11, 2016 / No Comments / News

    The Shelby Report has published an on point write-up about Keith Swiednicki International (KSi) in the March Edition of the Griffin Report. The article provides an overview of our services and a short biography about Keith Swiednicki.  The article will also appear in the Shelby Report’s West and Southwest April issues.  Read the Griffin Report
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