Articles From Integrated Solutions For Retailers

  1. Big Lots Expands Grocery Selection To Compete With Dollar Stores
    10/10/2014

    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.

  2. On The Heels of First Security Breach, SuperValu Announces New Data Breach
    10/3/2014

    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.

  3. Kroger Enters Online Ordering And Pickup Arena
    9/26/2014

    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.

  4. 11 Guidelines To Effective Retail Ready Packaging
    5/19/2014

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

  5. “Gluten-Free” To Become A Regulated Term
    1/2/2014

    FALCPA law will require FDA approved food to have appropriate label by August 2014. For people on a gluten-free diet, going to the grocery store will become a lot easier after Aug. 5, 2014 when food manufacturers will be required to label products that are gluten-free. This decision came from the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA) passed in 2006.

  6. Tesco Has Finally Found A Buyer For Fresh & Easy
    9/11/2013

    Billionaire Ron Burkle agrees to take on struggling grocer as Tesco completely exits the U.S. grocery market

  7. Albertson’s Plans To Acquire United Supermarkets
    9/10/2013

    Addition of local retailer expands national grocer’s brand

  8. Harris Teeter Begins Mobile Wallet Initiative
    9/3/2013

    Grocer’s mobile app aimed to accelerate checkout process

  9. Wegmans Launches “Fresh Cut Snacks” As Kids Get Back To Class
    8/29/2013

    Healthy snack options available at Market Café checkout lanes

  10. Supermarket Chain Faces Tough Decisions After Rapid Expansion
    8/22/2013

    Rouses is leveraging price optimization software chain-wide to increase sales and margins simultaneously.