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Getting to Know the Online and Third-Party Grocery Customer

  • Pedro Ramos
  • 04.04.2019
  • Blog
While the vast majority of grocery shoppers still prefer to buy in store, the Food Marketing Institute estimates that online grocery sales will reach $100 billion by 2025, or about 20% of the grocery retail market.  So, the race is on for food retailers to capture the online grocery shopper.  Many ...


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Dispensary Loss Prevention is a Must as Cannabis Industry Booms

  • Eric Miller
  • 03.28.2019
  • Blog
Over the course of my career, I have always tried to keep up with emerging trends and businesses within the Loss Prevention (LP) field. Studying new ways to identify evolving fraud schemes or techniques and recognize theft across various industries has proven to be a successful habit as my career ...


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The History of Business Intelligence Infographic

  • Maddy Moyer
  • 03.21.2019
  • Blog
Ever wonder how business intelligence became what it is today?  Today, the term is used to describe a set of strategies and technologies used for analysis of business data. However, the term has actually been around since before the advent of modern technology, though it has been through more than ...


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How Convenience Stores Can Increase Pump-to-Store Conversions

  • Keneavy Krenzin
  • 03.14.2019
  • Blog
The average gas station attracts about 300 customers a day, but only 35% of those customers ever set foot inside the store.  That means a little over a third of gas/fuel customers go inside to make additional purchases.  C-store owners use competitive fuel pricing to attract customers, but once ...


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How can Retailers Overcome the Big Challenges of Big Data?

  • Derek Rodner
  • 03.07.2019
  • Blog
Looking back at the past few years, retail technology trends have shown that retailers who are able to make sense of their data have been able to overcome the challenge of evolving customer expectations.  Retailers now have unprecedented access to massive amounts of operational and consumer data, ...


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Tidying Up your Data With The Marie Kondo Method

  • Brian Donnelly
  • 02.28.2019
  • Blog
Cleaning mogul, Marie Kondo’s rise to popularity may seem as if it occurred overnight when her show, Tidying up with Marie Kondo was released on Netflix, New Year’s Day. However, unbeknownst to many, Marie Kondo had made a name for herself within the ‘cleaning world’ long before the hit show’s ...


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The Growing Need for Analytics in the Cannabis Dispensary Industry

  • Brian Donnelly
  • 02.21.2019
  • Blog
If you’ve kept up with financial news over the past year, you probably already noticed that a “green gold rush” is taking place across North America. What was once a massive underground operation has now flourished into a legitimate (and legal) billion dollar industry. With full legalization across ...


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Grocery Technologies to Keep an Eye on in 2019

  • Pedro Ramos
  • 02.14.2019
  • Blog
As we’re winding down from NRF’s Big Show last month and gearing up for The NGA Show, it’s become clear that there are technology trends on the rise in the grocery industry.  In an ever-changing retail environment, grocers are faced with the challenge of sifting through various emerging ...


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Are you "Bird Box"-ing your Business?

  • Brian Donnelly
  • 02.07.2019
  • Blog
Netflix’s Bird Box dominated all social platforms for the last week of 2018 and the beginning of 2019. Shortly after its release, the ‘Bird Box Challenge’ took off, leading to an unfortunate event where a teenager who was attempting to drive blindfolded, ended up (unsurprisingly) in an accident. ...


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Is BOPIS Here to Stay? The Pros and Cons of "Click & Collect"

  • Pedro Ramos
  • 01.31.2019
  • Blog
One of the biggest themes at this year’s NRF Big Show was the rapidly growing popularity of “Buy Online, Pickup in Store" (BOPIS) initiatives in the retail space.  Also called “click and collect,” the service allows customers to visit physical, brick-and-mortar stores to pick up online orders from ...


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