Category Archives: Independent

The Supermarket Strategist 7/24

Do your customers know who you are? As customers walk your store, do they recognize you and your management team? Could they call you or your team by name? A visible management team is essential. In fact, a practice used … Continue reading

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The Supermarket Strategist 5/28

What brings consumers in your community to your store? Is it your product selection, your store team, or that heavenly bread that you bake every hour? The truth is, competing with the big box stores is really all about uniqueness. … Continue reading

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The Supermarket Strategist 4/30

What are customers saying about your business?  With the World Wide Web at almost everyone’s disposal, it’s easier than ever for customers to voice their opinions. Consumers are using websites like Google maps, local.yahoo and yelp as a platform to … Continue reading

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The Supermarket Strategist 2/26

Do your customers know who you are? As customers walk your store, do they recognize you and your management team? Could they call you or your team by name? A visible management team is essential. In fact, a practice used … Continue reading

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The Supermarket Strategist 1/29

An advisory board made up of customers? When Northeast grocery store leader Stew Leonard’s is looking for customer insight, they talk to their customers. Each week store management schedules a focus group discussion with their shoppers where in a casual … Continue reading

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The Supermarket Strategist 11/12

Looking for information pertaining to demographics, consumer trends, or government support? With hundreds of counsels and institutes willing to share information with you, how do you find them? You could start with a google search, searching and scrolling through hundreds … Continue reading

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The Supermarket Strategist 10/09

Halloween is just three weeks away. No doubt you’ve already mapped about your merchandising program. However, have you thought about the extra bits of excitement you can create in store? Window decorating contests, jack-o-lantern contests, children’s costume contests. Don’t forget … Continue reading

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The Supermarket Strategist 5/09

FMI 2012 “The Food Retail Show” is history, how will you remember it? By the informative seminars, the exciting exhibition booths or the daily parade of the majestic Budweiser Clydesdales? For me it was meeting all of you. Our booth … Continue reading

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The Supermarket Strategist 4/24

In less then a week you’ll be heading to the FMI2012 show; have you reviewed all the events and participants on the FMI web site? Just log on and sign up, the interactive site will direct you to all the … Continue reading

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The Supermarket Strategist 3/20

Your customers have limited time for browsing and no time to spare at all for complicated store navigating. While it is not always easy to achieve, you need to develop a pattern of customer movement (store flow). Begin by observing … Continue reading

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