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When I look at the headlines of what's happening at retail, it looks like this year, like most, will not be immune to change. While inflation is softening (finally), consumers will continue to make shifts in order to best take care of their families and finances.
"Asked how they were dealing with the higher prices, 57% of respondents said that they were buying less food, 52% said that they were buying less expensive store brands, and 48% said that they were buying less expensive national brands. Thirty-seven percent of respondents said that they were shopping at less expensive grocery stores".1
Our collective experience over the last few years created trends
The last few years have also given rise to new routines and new consumption patterns. In a recent article, "Where are Consumers Heads - and Wallets - This Year?" two trends jumped out that highlighted opportunities at retail:
"With consumers refocusing their priorities during a stress-filled decade, Euromonitor emphasized the emerging importance of short-term buying approaches that often include surprise-and-delight items. Euromonitor’s experts recommended that businesses create campaigns targeting special occasions and offer instant gratifications that can still fit within budget constraints."2
Topics: planograms, #retailexecution, #retailpartners, #momentofpurchase, Behind the scenes, space planning
The other day CODA, our DE&I Council was joined by Ginger as well as Our House, Working Families ERG for a panel discussion to help our company's parents and those that lead them. Here are some themes and suggestions that emerged during the conversation.
Being a parent provides us with some of life’s most precious moments, but it also can present challenging ones as well. For working parents, juggling responsibilities at home with a career can certainly be stressful. As we approach another school year and many working parents transition back to the office, the family dynamic may be changing once again!
Topics: culture, #retailexecution, #peoplepowered, Retail Stores, Mental Health, #M.E.D.S., #MEDS, Mental, Peer-led, #ourdifferencesmakeusstrong, Diversity, SAS Retail Services, #WeAreSASRetail
I grew up in very small town. So small, that I knew every first, middle and last name of every student in my graduating class. Mostly because I had grown up with the same classmates since kindergarten. It was a sort of community where change rarely happened, and when it did, an opinionated wave of uproar and rabble spread, regardless of the change's origin or intent.
Topics: Remodel, Merchandising, Distribution, product movement, resets, retail sales data, CPG companies, national merchandising coverage, Data Collection, technology, #retailexecution, #storelevelexecution, #peoplepowered, Retail Stores, Restocking at Retail, jobs, hiring, Grocery, Teamwork, store resets, grocery retailers, new store set-up, grocery retail renovations, Event, merchandise organization, setup, Behind the scenes, in-house solutions, SAS Retail Services, SAS Retail, Labor, The Giant Company, New jobs
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.
Topics: CPG companies, culture, #retailexecution, #peoplepowered, TNG Retail Services, Team Members, Teamwork, Chime In, #wereinthistogether, grocery retailers, #possible, Pride Month, #juneteenth, #pridemonth, #movers&shakers
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.
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
Grocery 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.
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
Consumers, with the change in routine and habits are making different choices than they were even eight months ago. There has been a definite shift where money is being spent and this requires grocery retailers to act and change up stores in response to that shift. I recently attended a Supermarket News industry webinar that highlighted some of those changes. Some were surprising, others were not. Here’s a broad sweep list:
Topics: Merchandising, millennials, trends, boost product sales, appeal to millennials at retail, #retailexecution, #storelevelexecution, #pointofpurchase, Health, store conversions, covid grocery category increases, in-store execution, grocery industry change, new store set-up, grocery retail renovations