The first grocery store opened in Memphis, Tennessee in 1916, and cast the mold for the standard food shopping experience for the next century. Although much has changed throughout the past 100 years, the grocery sector has predominately remained the same.
With the emergence of new retail trends, however, this is no longer the case.
The aptly dubbed "Digital Revolution" has introduced advanced technologies affecting how people shop, social platforms influencing purchasing patterns, and growing concerns among consumers about the nutritional values of foods. It's important, therefore, that supermarkets recognize these innovative transformations and their sweeping ramifications for the industry.Read More
Every single day, people use mobile apps to make their lives a bit easier. From checking the weather and receiving the most up-to-date news to accessing top workouts and shopping for food, we rely on these applications more than we probably realize—or would like to admit.
With more and more consumers utilizing this technology, retailers are challenged with creating a one-of-a-kind application that exceeds people's expectations.
However, some businesses don’t necessarily know where to begin, since for so many, this is completely new territory. Should companies form a new internal department, and employ an entire development team? Or should they tap some of their tech-savvy employees to determine the right approach?Read More
One of the biggest obstacles a business-to-consumer organization faces is converting visitors into loyal customers. Unfortunately, failing to do so results in drops in sales and profit losses, putting the company at risk of closing its doors.Read More
Learn about Grability, Inc. a B2B mobile application development company, and the features its products offer grocery retailers.Read More
We’ve seen this happen before: People slowly but surely adopt new methods of doing something in order to make their lives a bit easier.
This includes the way we record our favorite television shows, the way we communicate, and the way we shop. Mobile and online food shopping, in particular, is one of the latest trends gaining widespread attention and consistently rising in popularity—making grocery app development a subject of growing inquiry for supermarkets.Read More
For some retailers, collaborating with B2B companies may not seem like the best idea. What could these businesses really do for you? Will it make that much of a difference in the long run? Is it better to do everything in-house?
Working with a B2B technology company does have its advantages. Consider these points:Read More
We live in an age where data just might be the most valuable commodity a business can have. To put it more precisely, the ability to process data into actionable insight has become transformative for businesses of all shapes and sizes. For companies in the competitive grocery space, specifically, big data can provide tremendous insight into consumer behavior—it lets grocery stores isolate and analyze trends to form strategies that generate needed sales in a very crowded marketplace.Read More
Nearly all stores go through a sales slump once in a while, but what matters most is how fast they can recover. In many cases, making a few adjustments to store displays and retail marketing tactics could help increase sales.Read More
Grability, a B2B mobile technology company specializing in developing premier white-label solutions for retailers in the grocery industry, has been named a finalist in this year’s prestigious Accenture ConsumerTech Awards, in the Millennial Shopper category.Read More
It seems like there is an app for almost everything nowadays. From medical and fitness to finance and business apps, consumers can access information, read a book or magazine, and shop, with just the mere swipe of a finger—and that’s exactly what so many of them do.Read More
In a dynamic business environment, the slightest advantage can be the difference between companies that thrive and others that sink into the faceless masses of modern commerce. While this notion is true for nearly all facets of industry, it is particularly true in the supermarket and grocery space, where margins are slim, competition is fierce, and the customer base leads a fast-paced, often hectic lifestyle.Read More
Mobile app developers serve an important purpose. By working with your brand to bring your app vision to life, these developers help you connect with your consumers and enhance your company's scope of offerings. But what do you look for in a mobile app developer?Read More
Shopping online has become such a part of people’s everyday lives that it can be hard to remember what it was like not having this convenient option. However, while many consumers don’t think twice about buying a dress or a pair of shoes through their desktop computers or smartphones, the same cannot necessarily be said for groceries—well, not yet, anyway.Read More
Retailers must ensure they keep their customers happy, as well as identify ways to attract new customers in a competitive market. This has always been a challenge for businesses, but arguably more so now than ever before as a result of how advanced technologies are transforming the way consumers research and purchase clothing, electronics, and even groceries.
Consequently, retailers need to stay ahead of the curve and incorporate new strategies to better serve consumers, while also maintaining their interest in the company’s products and services, so their businesses can continue to thrive.
For retailers in 2017, this involves keeping abreast of the latest developments in the online and digital realm, and investing in an e-commerce app. Here are five main reasons why this is so important:Read More
An innovative, new way of shopping at New Zealand supermarket chain Foodstuffs North Island is making it quicker and easier for customers to purchase their groceries.Read More
With shoppers increasingly purchasing apparel, footwear and electronics digitally through their smartphones, home computers, or iPads, it was only a matter of time before they’d begin to do the same with their groceries.
Analysts predict unprecedented growth in eGrocery—the use of computers or mobile devices to order groceries online—throughout the next decade.
Supermarkets and grocery retailers must adapt to this growing trend by implementing innovative technologies and strategies designed to better attract and engage customers, improve the online shopping experience, and build loyalty.
Here’s a comprehensive guide to understanding this evolving industry.Read More
Amazon's purchase of Whole Foods Market in June was a shock to many. Why would an e-commerce giant acquire a brick-and-mortar supermarket chain known for selling natural and organic food? And retailers, specifically, want to know what this means for the grocery industry.