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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

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

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

Getting in and Getting out

Posted by Megan Reinertson on January 7, 2021

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How do you encourage customers to shop, but also get them to do it quickly and efficiently?

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Topics: Remodel, Merchandising, general merchandise, trends, Distribution, jhooks, mapping, cpg, product movement, boost product sales, product cut-in, resets, retail sales data, in stock at the front end, CPG companies, build your brand at retail, set up displays quicker, POG, planograms, Data Collection, #restockingstores, Retail Stores, Restocking at Retail, COVID-19, #instoremarketing, #cpgcompanies, Stores, Grocery, Albertsons, TNG Retail Services, Health, Safety, #wereinthistogether, new distribution center, store resets, private brands, shopping trip consolidation, grocery retailers, in-store execution, shopper marketing, grocery industry change, new store set-up, grocery retail renovations

The Benefits you Reap From a Good Night's Sleep

Posted by Megan Reinertson on September 29, 2020

Sleep is so important! Although the amount of sleep required varies person to person, lack of sleep is linked to increased stress, burnout and can also cause cardiovascular disease over time. There are only a few (1-3% of the population) that are part of the ‘sleepless elite’: those that only require 5-6 hours and are able to function with continued high performance.

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Topics: Media, tng, culture, people powered, #crisissupport, #peoplepowered, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Team Members, Well-being, Health, Safety, Teamwork, Chime In, #selfcareawareness, Exercise, Sleep, self care, Mental Health, #M.E.D.S., #MEDS, Depression, Anxiety, #wereinthistogether, Mental, stress relief, food, heart healthy

It is wise to exercise

Posted by Megan Reinertson on September 16, 2020

exercise week 2As the second position in M.E.D.S., EXERCISE may seem the most attainable, but can be one of the most difficult to sustain.  Exercise must challenge you in order to make an impact. A workout is just that: WORK. This doesn't have to mean forking over hundreds of dollars for a crazy-intense program. It simply means adding physical activity to your daily/weekly routine that was not previously there.  And, that can be difficult. You must work past your comfort zone, and here is where many of us fall short. Our own Shey P. describes how she still needs that beginning push to get her through her new program:

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Topics: culture, people powered, #peoplepowered, COVID-19, Coronavirus, TNG Retail Services, Team Members, Well-being, Health, Safety, Chime In, #selfcareawareness, Exercise, Diet, Sleep, self care, Mental Health, #M.E.D.S., Depression, Anxiety, Mental, stress relief

Your mind is powerful

Posted by Megan Reinertson on September 9, 2020

Meditation and Mental Health

mental week 1This week, we focus on Meditation; primarily the importance of Mental Health and the paths we can take to keep each of our own healthy and in a ‘good place.’ This can be a challenge especially during time of uncertainty and unexpected changes. With the added stress of COVID-19 (Coronavirus,) our norms are flipped upside down and our daily lives along with them. This type of stress can wreak havoc on your mind. It can also leave even the most level-headed person feeling nervous. And, how about those who already battle with previous/current mental challenges? The constant worry, the anxiety of the unknown and the angst we all feel of just wanting this to be over can be overwhelming.

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Topics: trends, culture, people powered, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Well-being, Health, Safety, Chime In, self care, #M.E.D.S., #MEDS, Depression, Anxiety, #wereinthistogether, Mental

Wellness strategies: Where do we start?

Posted by Megan Reinertson on September 1, 2020

GETTING YOURSELF TO A GOOD PLACE

SAS Retail Services understands the current climate’s stress levels and how we are ALL effected by it. No matter your status in life, stress and uncertainty affects us all, and we all have different ways of dealing with it. To continue the focus on our Team Members’ well-being and everyone we interact with, we are highlighting September as Self-Care Awareness Month. We want to take this time and provide resources, experiences and suggestions people can incorporate into their daily lives, should they choose. We want us all to be our best selves and to maintain a healthy and progressive lifestyle.

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Topics: culture, appreciation, #crisissupport, #peoplepowered, Crisis Support, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Team Members, Well-being, Teamwork, Chime In, Resources, #selfcareawareness, Exercise, Diet, Sleep, self care, Mental Health, #M.E.D.S., #MEDS

Keep your well-being a priority

Posted by Megan Reinertson on August 21, 2020
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Focus on your health and positive life situations, and you can handle any challenge that comes your way.

Change is difficult; even more so when it is unexpected and continues to open new hurdles as each day passes. Today’s current social and economic climate creates a constant unrest with many uncertainties. 

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Topics: culture, COVID-19, Coronavirus, TNG Retail Services, Team Members, Well-being, Health, Safety, Teamwork, Chime In, Resources

Albertsons named Top Retailer for 2020

Posted by Megan Reinertson on July 24, 2020

Essential Services are synonymous now more than ever with the year 2020.  Everyday items and tasks once seen as instinctual, are now scrutinized and strategized.  The public demands a constant supply of these services but are at the ready to analyze HOW people involved are acting in their surroundings. fridge 1

Amidst the chaos and uncertainty, the retail and grocery ‘worlds’ stepped up their game.  There was no option of shutting down, only ramping up.  Delivery and carry-out service initiatives were made high priorities.  An increase in personnel and hours were needed to fulfill new procedures.  All of this done with low-inventoried cleaner, gloves and masks.

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Topics: Remodel, Merchandising, Retail, resets, culture, #peoplepowered, Retail Stores, Restocking at Retail, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Stores, Grocery, Albertsons

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