• Big Lots Expands Grocery Selection To Compete With Dollar Stores
    Big Lots Expands Grocery Selection To Compete With Dollar Stores

    Big Lots, the popular closeout store chain, is undergoing a makeover in its groceries department. The retailer is in the midst of expanding its grocery aisles throughout its 1496 stores nationwide. This change comes as the Ohio-based company notes that another Ohio favorite chain, Kroger, has increased its sales significantly. In an attempt to woo middle-class consumers away from Kroger and other grocery chains, Big Lots has decided to add more perishables and non-perishables. Soon consumers will be able to purchase low-priced quinoa, chips, soda, and even ice cream from the discount retailer.

  • On The Heels of First Security Breach, SuperValu Announces New Data Breach

    On August 14, SuperValu announced they had experienced a data security breach in June and July. Now the company is announcing it observed a second security breach into the payment system it uses for its customers. The Wall Street Journal reported the news on September 29, sharing that the company had recently uncovered malicious software on its payment system . The same day, SuperValu posted a press release on its website to warn consumers.

  • Kroger Enters Online Ordering And Pickup Arena

    Kroger, the nation's largest company of supermarket operators, has begun testing online grocery ordering and pickup near its headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio. The test store, located in Liberty Township, is Kroger's attempt at bringing more shopping convenience to its customers. The program is currently using Kroger employees for this test run but should it be successful, the concept will expand to regular customers, then be offered in other regions.

  • 11 Guidelines To Effective Retail Ready Packaging

    Food producers can attract customers and make products more desirable to retailers by adopting several important principles.

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  • Why Employee Engagement Still Matters In The Retail Sector

    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.

  • 5 Key Trends Currently Afoot In Employee Recognition

    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.

  • The Retail Paradox: Save Money, Or Spend It On Customer Service?

    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.

  • 4 Ways HR Is Becoming Data-Conscious In Managing Human Capital

    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.

  • What Does The Future Hold For HR Technology?

    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.

  • Pricing And Efficiency — Key To This Grocer’s Bottom Line

    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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