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Bringg Fast-Tracks Solution for Small Retailers

A new platform called BringgNow—offered for free—provides efficient delivery orchestration as COVID-19 ramps up demand.

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Assortments, Promotions Dwindle as Retailers and Brands Meet Pandemic Challenge

Officials of General Mills say they are pulling some April promotions with retailers as they adjust to demands of operating in a pandemic.

In response to high volumes and food safety concerns due to the coronavirus pandemic, industry pacesetters adjust game plans.

Supermarkets where the virus has come and largely gone saw an increase in produce, grocery and kitchen appliances, amid challenges of supply and worker availability. And consumers positively reacted to the smell of bleach.

Additional changes announced as part of the Helpful Smiles 2020 Initiative, as well as a transition away from Market Grille restaurants to Wahlburgers.

As the outbreak intensifies, along with sharp increases in corporate travel restrictions and heightened concerns, the grocery industry’s key events and supply chains are taking major hits.

The author offers up five strategies consumer brand makers can adopt to chart their path to new growth while balancing costs.

Regional grocery chains leverage Itasca technology to become more strategic.

The Pittsburgh retailer is also cutting 24/7 operating hours in four stores.

The author expounds on what he believes are the key culprits dogging compact format grocery stores. Spoiler alert: Site selection is in the crosshairs.

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