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A Peek Inside Portland's Basics Market

The wholesome new grocery store, created by Pacific Foods founder Chuck Eggert, focuses on local and seasonal products, cooking classes and reducing waste.

Retailers

E-Commerce, Loyalty, Labor and Consolidation Loom Large in '19 

While 2018 was a challenging year for grocers, there is significant opportunity for those willing to adapt and pursue agile, customer-centric strategies.

Retailers are taking in-store restaurants, event spaces and food stations to the next level.

Retailers can boost CPG aisles by focusing on niche consumer demands and optimizing product assortments to cater to evolving tastes.

Consumer-centric grocers have little choice but to play in delivery, where demand is growing and the potential rewards are big. But many are hedging their bets with creative partnerships to conquer the elusive last mile.

Retailers would be wise to prioritize consumer-inspired relevance as their top resolution for 2019.

WGB’s January 2019 Endcap guest reflects on how the legacy of giving back imbued by his great-grandmother was instrumental to the 130-store food retailer’s company survival; the invaluable lessons passed on by his late father, Eddie Basha Sr.; the privilege of serving guests on the Navajo Nation; and the ideal ingredients for the perfect tamale.

What are the most important factors shoppers weigh when choosing a grocery store?

Exploring shopper penetration of online grocery services

Obvious frontrunners emerge, including Walmart, Kroger, Aldi, Costco, H-E-B and Trader Joe’s.