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Supply-Chain and Labor Stresses, Stress Everyone

Posted by Anita Baldwinson on March 3, 2022

The other day I went grocery shopping. I took a small cart and began my usual path through the store. I didn’t find Mandarin oranges, so I asked a helpful clerk if they had any. He mentioned that while there were on promotion the next day, but had not arrived, citing supply-chain issues. I continued on with my shopping. At check out, I was presented with a bill that was higher than expected. ~ By a lot! I was aware we are experiencing price inflation but was completely caught off guard.

In fact, we are seeing the highest inflation in years. Currently, the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) inflation in the US is at 6.8%1. While the drivers of inflation are complex, it does make sense that prices are increasing when supply-chain issues and unprecedented labor shortages are straining the system.

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Topics: Merchandising, culture, inflation at retail, supply chain issues

Your Health is Yours

Posted by Megan Reinertson on January 27, 2022

Noun_Project_bowl_ salad_by_Anna_IvanovaWe begin a new year, and with it comes the motivation to "be better", to "do better".  We take what we learn from our previous and apply our own changes in order to improve ourselves.  This is what is important. As unique individuals, "better" isn't the same for everyone, and while there are some universal truths, such as getting enough sleep, eating healthy, reducing stress, and moving your body, there are many diverse thoughts as to how to accomplish those things. 

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Topics: culture, #peoplepowered, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Team Members, Well-being, Health, Exercise, Diet, Sleep, Mental Health, #M.E.D.S., #MEDS, Depression, Anxiety, #wereinthistogether, Mental, food, heart healthy, Beauty, Diversity, SAS Retail

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

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

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

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

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

Hello Diet.  We meet again.

Posted by Megan Reinertson on September 23, 2020

We all know a healthy diet is what we are supposed to practice. More than a century ago the United States Department of Agriculture began its healthy eating habits journey as a way to inspire people to think about what they consume and explore healthy habits. Familiar to many is the Food Guide Pyramid, recently changed twice since 2005 to represent the constant scientific studies changing what healthy eating habits look and taste like.Food Pyramid

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Topics: foodies, trends, culture, people powered, #peoplepowered, Coronavirus, TNG Retail Services, Well-being, Health, Chime In, #selfcareawareness, Diet, self care, #M.E.D.S., #MEDS, Anxiety, #wereinthistogether, 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

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