Your merchandise is one of your most important assets, but finding the right retail inventory management solutions can be a chore. Having store shelves stocked and merchandized correctly can make the difference in making the sale or losing the customer forever. From the manufacturer, to store shelves, and finally point of sale, our merchandising and inventory management solutions show you the flow of your company’s merchandise when you need it, putting you in complete control.
Motorola’s retail inventory management solutions combine mobile computers, wireless infrastructure, and radio frequency identification (RFID) tag inlays and readers with partner applications to provide you and your associates with the inventory visibility you need to enhance the shopping experience. With these resources on hand, your company will be able to know exactly what merchandise you have in inventory, provide better customer service, be more efficient, and improve profit margins.
As the North American leader of the management and execution of retail remodels, resets and rollouts, DAVACO partners with global brands to facilitate change at the store level. Our total solutions approach provides quality, consistency and speed-to-market, with the majority of work performed while your store remains open for business. And, while we’re there, you can be assured that our team will be respectful and professional, while delivering quality and consistency… no matter the scope of the program.
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Create reliable shelf-stable food packaging with retortable films and aseptic film laminations and lidstock. Find robust solutions for formats from stickpacks and pouches to cup & lid systems. Pouches can be retorted in as little as half the time of cans.
Track, compare and analyze competitive insights. Obtain recommendations for optimizing your pricing, based on real-time competitive information. The accurate and detailed information, available from our highly configurable solution, helps you develop the best possible competitive pricing strategy, gives you the means to translate the strategy into action, and allows you to monitor execution and results.
Bunzl Distribution is a leader in the food processing and food packaging industries offering value-added products, programs and services that help our customers achieve their business goals. Our coast-to-coast distribution network is uniquely positioned to be a single-source provider of personal protection equipment, employee apparel, material handling, janitorial/sanitation, cutlery, scales, thermometers, safety products, MRO parts and a wide assortment of food packaging products.
“The grocery business truly is at a digital tipping point, where every aspect of the shopper’s journey will soon be influenced by digital, and increasingly enabled by digital platforms.” — Chris Morley, President of U.S. CPG & Retail, Nielsen, January 2017
The summer of 2017 has seen retailers making moves to add new digital capabilities at a frenzied pace. Albertsons is revamping its e-commerce systems. Publix has declared that it will offer home delivery at all locations by 2020. Kroger is piloting “digital shelf-edge” technology that it hopes will enhance efficiencies in pricing and data collection. And that’s just to name a few.
Spurred by Amazon’s surprise announcement that it would acquire Whole Foods in June, grocers and mass retailers in the food and beverage space have been racing to get a leg up on the competition by investing in technology that can capture data, create enhanced customer experiences, and activate new processes such as delivery and in-store online ordering. Amazon is a real threat to existing grocery chains, but it’s not the only one: Target is expanding its commitment to food and beverage, and the nation’s biggest retailer, Walmart, is “gaining [grocery] market share at an accelerating pace.”
With so much at stake in what amounts to a technology arms race, grocers must be strategic in the experiences they craft and the processes they enable. On the other hand, an overly cautious approach may also prove costly: as digital-first consumers are increasingly influenced by technologically sophisticated industry giants, retailers who fail to act decisively risk losing hardfought market share in this ultra-competitive industry.
As the grocery world braces for increasing demands for e-commerce capabilities, grocers would be well served to consider enhancing those in tandem with their in-store digital offerings.
The Online Challenge
To date, online ordering only accounts for roughly 3% of grocery sales in the US, according to the Shelby Report, although that number is expected to grow significantly in the coming years. While the last-mile logistical hurdles continue to be problematic, the one big edge that e-commerce gives retailers comes in the realm of data collection.
Every digital transaction provides a wealth of sortable data about shopping habits such as purchase history and frequency. It also provides an array of opportunities for personalizing the interaction. For instance, digital platforms offer numerous options for delivering product recommendations based on past purchases or to pair with products already in the virtual shopping cart.
In addition to creating a more pleasant shopping experience, these are proven ways to drive revenue: a recent Mckinsey report indicated that cross-selling can increase sales by 20% and profits by 30%. Similarly, Amazon admitted way back in 2006 that 35% of its revenues come from its cross-sales and upselling efforts.
While simple apps can provide automated cross-selling capabilities online, grocers must find ways to bring these and other revenue-generating opportunities into their brick-and-mortar locations.
A Seamless Buying Experience, Online and In-Store
With 97% of the reported $600 billion in grocery transactions each year taking place in physical locations, it is imperative that grocers provide a seamless experience across all shopping channels. Brick-and-mortar stores must be able to deliver the same capabilities that customers are increasingly expecting when they order online — ever smoother and more efficient transactions, as well as product recommendations, loyalty rewards and discounts, and enhanced brand interactions.
The future of grocery will be built upon an in-store digital infrastructure made up of a series of connected devices capable of bringing the convenience and personalization of the digital world into the supermarket aisle. This infrastructure can solve discrete problems for consumers — wayfinding, detailed product information, line-busting, product recommendations, couponing, and more. At the same time, it will serve more broadly as a platform for innovation for retailers, to experiment with exciting new brand experiences and digital efficiencies.
The traditional, bulky, custom-built legacy hardware systems simply don’t have the versatility to keep up. Furthermore, in an industry in the midst of transformational changes, investing in expensive, single-purpose devices risks locking companies into operational workflows that might soon be obsolete. Instead, the infrastructure of the future will likely be built upon powerful consumer-oriented mobile devices. Today’s tablets and smartphones possess the features and functionality to enable solutions that solve current needs, such as in-store price checking kiosks, ordering stations, and POS systems, while also providing the hardware capabilities and flexibility to enable a nearly limitless array of future experiences and use cases.
Retail stores today must act as showroom, warehouse, and fulfillment center, providing both product and information wherever and however their customers need it. To enable this, retailers will be well suited to have the following components in place:
A digital infrastructure (from price checkers to point-of-sale terminals to associate handheld tools) that delivers a seamless digital experience throughout the store, while also tracking data for analysis and optimization of the customer experience, inventory management, store layout, product location, and more.
Smart handheld devices that empower associates with full access to product information and customer needs, improving efficiency and productivity.
In-store kiosks that offer a branded, user-friendly interface that will make the in-store experience as convenient as shopping online, maximizing next-gen technologies.
These tools are available now, and the grocery tech race is already well underway. To maintain the status quo or move slowly is to sink into obsolescence. Bold, decisive action to infuse brick-and-mortar supermarkets with the best elements of the digital experience will be critical to surviving grocery’s ongoing transformation.
Profitect’s modular, non-disruptive, solution uses predictive analytics to pinpoint value chain margin leakage, inventory distortion, on-shelf availability issues, shrink, waste, damage, process non-compliance, cashier fraud, coupon abuse, and operational risks. Innovative pattern seeking technology, delivered in the cloud or SaaS, identifies these opportunities for anything from loss prevention and profit recovery to increased operational efficiency and delivers best practice solutions to resolve personnel, system, and process behaviors, enabling excellence in the ordinary.
Summit is a full-service designer and manufacturer of contemporary POP, retail displays, retail signage, and promotional displays. Full service capabilities include metal, injection molding, vacuum forming, acrylic, wood, corrugated and hybrids.
Purchase point marketing™
Shopper marketing is defined as any purchase influence on the consumer when they are on the path to purchase. Once that shopper enters the building, these influences are considered in-store marketing and include sales and pricing strategies, couponing, sampling, promotions and graphics. And when the customer is standing right in front of the product, these influences are purchase point marketing. Within this subset are package design, product placement and planogram, adjacencies, graphics, displays, décor treatments and merchandising solutions.
FHC & Purchase point marketing™
At FHC, our focus is on developing custom, purchase point marketing and merchandising solutions which reinforce brand identity and lift sales. Our customers include large national and regional retailers, grocery stores and restaurant chains, CPG manufacturers and merchandise producers. These solutions include temporary, semi-permanent and permanent displays, graphics and sign holders and are constructed from corrugated fiberboard, plastic, wood, metal and includes graphics, signs, sign holders and décor kits.
TigerTrade is the premier global online platform for high-quality fashion stocklots. We help you buy and sell more efficiently via an end-to-end service that takes care of everything for you.
We verify all sellers by checking their business license.
We inspect the merchandise to ensure it is exactly as stated.
We process all payments securely.
We deliver the merchandise to the buyer!
Simply bid on the products you want. If your bid is accepted, our staff will contact you to arrange payment and shipment. TigerTrade handles the transaction door-to-door. You can browse our offers and bid on products by registering for on our website, which also grants access our exclusive daily deals emails!
* TigerTrade is right for you if you're looking to buy quantities upwards of 5,000.
Send us your inventory, product details, and photos. We do the rest: offer, negotiate, sell, and deliver. TigerTrade oversees the process end-to-end, and listing with us is free!
The dunnhumby PriceStrat™ solution provides invaluable what-if insight into merchandising scenarios, enabling you to develop effective pricing strategies and tactics for everyday, lifecycle and promotional pricing–eliminating reactionary, tactical price changes without full knowledge of their overall business impact.