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We Remain People-Powered

Posted by Megan Reinertson on September 10, 2021

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Change is scary. But, change is also exciting.  It affords new opportunities, a chance to take what you've learned and apply it more accurately: an avenue of correcting and/or perfecting previous performances. Change encourages us to grow and evolve.  Sometimes, it delivers the avenue of growth we were not afforded.  

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Topics: Merchandising, product movement, boost product sales, CPG companies, culture, #storelevelexecution, #peoplepowered, Retail Stores, Restocking at Retail, #cpgcompanies, Team Members, grocery retailers, grocery industry change, merchandise organization, SAS Retail Services

Pandemic Puppy Purchasing: Opportunity at Retail

Posted by Anita Baldwinson on July 29, 2021

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Have you noticed, it seems like everyone has a new pet. On Facebook, a show of hands in any social group proves many caved and bought a pandemic puppy. Comments range from hell yes, to huge excitement surrounding the new fur baby (and a million pictures). Some raise their hands with some embarrassment (with pictures and pup names also included).

"During the COVID-19 pandemic, nearly one in three of Americans adopted a pet, according to the Insurance Research Council’s October 2020 report and 85 million families own a pet." 1. In 2020, the pet category market size was $104 Billion. 2

So why are we, as SAS Retail Services, writing about the uptick in the purchase of puppies? At retail, the pet category is a complex category with multiple manufacturers, much variety, many, many SKUs. It's a category that can be quite profitable for retailers. It's also a category that, like those young pups, is HIGH MAINTENANCE. Here's a recent Supermarket News article about some of the challenges.

Keeping in stock is key and people just really like purchasing for their pets, so introducing a well-thought-through variety of products is also important. That's where we can help. Call us complex category crazy, but we love working these categories, and we are experts.

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Topics: Merchandising, compliance, #storelevelexecution, #restockingstores, store resets, grocery retailers, grocery retail renovations

Product Trends Require Another Pivot at Retail

Posted by Megan Reinertson on July 19, 2021

Covid-19 turned the world on its head.  We're defining new norms and what once made sense, is up for individual assumption and acceptance. Especially throughout the United States.  The Real Estate market had an astronomical increase rate over the last two years with no signs of correction, pet shelters' inventory is at an all-time low (YAY!) and auto-lots are practically begging people to trade-in their vehicles; almost making non-classic cars an appreciating asset.  Analysts are on a non-stop statistical hunt with our consumption and spending. 

What about shopping trends within retail? 

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Topics: Remodel, Merchandising, Retail, trends, Distribution, cpg, product movement, boost product sales, product cut-in, resets, front-end management, retail re-alignment, in stock at the front end, stay in stock, Data Collection, #storelevelexecution, #restockingstores, Retail Stores, Restocking at Retail, COVID-19, Coronavirus, #cpgcompanies, Grocery, TNG Retail Services, Team Members, store resets, covid grocery category increases, grocery retailers, in-store execution, grocery industry change, grocery retail renovations, Makeup, makeup aisle, beauty aisle, increase sales, merchandise organization, Behind the scenes

A Pop-up Gym Conversion Surprises Local Shoppers

Posted by Megan Reinertson on July 13, 2021

Retail stores go above and beyond your standard product

SAS Retail Services doesn't just stock, reset and remodel.  We assist local retailers in transforming their stores into elite gyms.  Just think of how else we can ramp up your store!

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Topics: Remodel, Merchandising, cpg, product movement, one contact for merchandising, resets, CPG companies, set up displays quicker, culture, people powered, #peoplepowered, Retail Stores, Restocking at Retail, #cpgcompanies, Albertsons, TNG Retail Services, Team Members, Teamwork, grocery retailers, grocery retail renovations, #possible, Event, #movers&shakers, stocking back rooms, merchandise organization, setup, #Tokyo2020, Conversions, Behind the scenes, breakdown

Alcohol Sales Lose Spirit: Opportunity at Retail

Posted by Anita Baldwinson on June 25, 2021

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As the country opens up there will once again shift in consumption patterns. Restaurant patios will once again fill. And, as confidence increases, people will move from at-home alcohol consumption to out-of-home consumption.  According to a recent CNN article, alcohol sales fell for the first time since the pandemic began.

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Topics: Merchandising, build your brand at retail

Diversity. unity. pride.

Posted by Megan Reinertson on June 17, 2021
A wonderful thing happened this week. 

On Tuesday, June 15th, 2021 the U.S. Senate passed a bill to make Juneteenth a Federal Holiday.  It made its way to the House's steps and was overwhelming voted in-favor of recognition.  Now, we move forward with June 19th being celebrated Nationwide.

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Topics: CPG companies, culture, #retailexecution, #peoplepowered, TNG Retail Services, Team Members, Teamwork, Chime In, #wereinthistogether, grocery retailers, #possible, Pride Month, #juneteenth, #pridemonth, #movers&shakers

Looking and Feeling Your Best is Back: Retail Opportunity Sparked.

Posted by Megan Reinertson on June 7, 2021

The masks are coming off and America is opening up.  The newest CDC regulations have sparked a new wave of interactions, and people are beginning to step back into the social light.  And, they're bringing pre-Covid practices with them.

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Topics: Merchandising, product movement, boost product sales, front-end management, retail re-alignment, in stock at the front end, planograms, people powered, Audits, Retail Stores, Coronavirus, TNG Retail Services, Health, Resources, store resets, private brands, grocery retailers, in-store execution, Cosmetics, Beauty, Makeup, looking good, makeup aisle, beauty aisle, increase sales

Shoppers are Returning to Retail. We're Ready for Them.

Posted by Megan Reinertson on May 5, 2021

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A rise in in-store retail shopping is underway. With the Covid-19 vaccinations becoming more readily available and easier to access/administer, people are feeling more comfortable with 'normal activities,' including grocery shopping.  A recent study by Inmar Intelligence found that 27% of consumers are headed back to the stores, while 38% will continue an online and in-store combo. 

But, what does this mean for Grocers and CPG companies?
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Topics: Merchandising, Retail, Distribution, logistics, mapping, cpg, product movement, product cut-in, resets, front-end management, retail sales data, causal data collection, in stock at the front end, stay in stock, in stock at retail, CPG companies, build your brand at retail, set up displays quicker, gig economy, planograms, people powered, Data Collection, Analytics, modules, #storelevelexecution, #restockingstores, #peoplepowered, Retail Stores, Restocking at Retail, Retail Execution, COVID-19, Coronavirus, jobs, #instoremarketing, #cpgcompanies, Team Members, store resets, private brands, consumer shopping rotation, covid grocery category increases, grocery retailers, shopper marketing, grocery industry change, #possible, Cosmetics, Beauty, Makeup, #WeAreSASRetail

Why We are Your Trusted Retail Partner

Posted by Megan Reinertson on April 6, 2021

We are ready in a moment's notice.

Crisis can have so many meanings.  At SAS Retail Services, we see a crisis as an opportunity to go above and beyond.  Though Spring is upon us, Winter left some areas with a crisis as a parting gift.  

As a ferocious ice storm blew through the Northwest, one of the Safeway grocery stores in Portland, OR was hit hard.  The roof collapsed, the interior structure compromised and a frontline food establishment was shut down, leaving many without that needed grocery location.

We were called, and without hesitation, our Team began picking up the pieces. Clean-up immediately transpired.  For safety, the interior was only accessed by Albertson personnel and constructions teams. 

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Topics: Remodel, Merchandising, product movement, retail sales data, in stock at the front end, stay in stock, in stock at retail, CPG companies, build your brand at retail, set up displays quicker, culture, people powered, Data Collection, #retailexecution, #storelevelexecution, #restockingstores, #crisissupport, #peoplepowered, Crisis Support, Restocking at Retail, Retail Execution, Coronavirus, jobs, Grocery, Albertsons, Team Members, Teamwork, Resources, #wereinthistogether, store resets, distribution center conversion, grocery retailers, grocery retail renovations, #WeAreSASRetail, SAS Retail

Supermarket Employee Day- Daily Heroes during Covid-19

Posted by Megan Reinertson on February 1, 2021

SEDGrocery workers are essential service providers who many may overlook during this pandemic.  They increased their efforts [across the world/nation] while adding in Covid-19 safety precautions of extra cleaning, expanded maintenance and no-contact online programs.

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Topics: Merchandising, cpg, product cut-in, in stock at the front end, CPG companies, culture, people powered, #retailexecution, #storelevelexecution, #restockingstores, #crisissupport, #peoplepowered, Retail Stores, Crisis Support, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Stores, Grocery, TNG Retail Services, Team Members, Teamwork, #wereinthistogether, grocery retailers, #SupermarketEmployeeDay, #SupermarketHeroes

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