Operations

Retailers

Kroger CEO Sees Opportunity in the Chaos

New shoppers, home cooking, growing digital and even a looming recession bode well for the retailer, Rodney McMullen says.

Fresh Food

Meat Suppliers Implement Additional Safety Measures

During the coronavirus pandemic, plant worker safety is paramount, similar to their retail counterparts.

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

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.

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