Walmart will leverage PunchTab to better personalize offers and drive sales.
Kroger is in the middle of plans to expand its ClickList online ordering to an anticipated 1,200 stores nationwide, with 60 planned this year. The news came exclusively via an article from Cincinnati's WCPO Channel 9 News, who reported on the supermarket retailer's plans for the service. At least 60 Kroger stores will receive ClickList ordering capabilities in 2015, the news channel reports.
Kroger, the largest supermarket chain in the United States, has just received recognition for their stores' technology and innovation for consumer food safety. The retailer announced on June 3 via press release that their company was named a winner of the 2015 CIO 100 Award by International Data Group's CIO Magazine. Kroger won due to their FAST Alerts, a state-of-the-art food temperature monitoring system the retailer uses in their stores, and will be presented with the award in Colorado this August in a formal ceremony.
The grocery retail category has experienced significant growth in terms of technology over the last few years, with the availability of click-to-collect, loyalty programs, and digital coupons, however, Meijer is testing a new frontier that could provide them a competitive edge in many of the retailer's areas. Meijer announced via press release on April 16, 2015 that it's testing a new service, Meijer Curbside, at the Knapp's Corner retail in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
People are migrating away from the traditional brick and mortar retail stores in the 21st century, preferring to shop online and using their mobile devices rather than visit physical storefronts. This is most prevalent in the specialty hard goods. However, shoppers still enjoy the social and entertainment aspects that retail provides, as well as with soft goods shoppers tend to still want to touch and size in person. As the percentage of online purchases continues to grow beyond recent 10% figures, in the stores we are seeing a shift in labor.
Continued employee engagement is one of the keys to human capital management for HR leaders at large corporations. When people work for big businesses, they sometimes find themselves too caught up in the rigmarole of their daily operations, and they lose sight of their employers’ vision and their own individual career goals.
It’s commonplace for companies to look to improve their workforce management strategies in an effort to strengthen their customer service initiatives – especially in the retail sector. Good service is the primary reason that successful merchants complete sales, and in a competitive sales environment, businesses seek to differentiate themselves from their competitors by providing superior consumer care.
Employers everywhere, large and small, are looking to do more with business intelligence to measure the performance of their workers. Doing so can make them more efficient about who they hire, how they put people to work and what strategies they use for employee retention.
As technology rapidly improves across the world, more business are looking to upgrade the solutions they use on a daily basis. Among other developments, this means they want to use more cloud computing solutions for storing their data, mobile devices for accessing it on the go and data analysis tools for improving their outlook on business intelligence.
Consistent pricing is key to customer satisfaction and sales, and controlling this efficiently can be a real challenge for grocers like Geissler’s, who stock thousands of SKUs.
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