A standing goal for any business should be to stay current on key developments within its industry. This is especially true for the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) retail space, whose landscape has changed dramatically throughout the past decade. The rapid rise of FMCG retailing online has left many retailers unsure of how to adapt. In fact, according to a Digital Readiness Assessment Survey by global research firm Nielsen and trade association Food Marketing Institute (FMI), many retailers and manufacturers are not prepared for the age of online grocery.Read More
In this day and age, it's just not enough to have a brick and mortar retail store.
Customers want more. They deserve more. They're demanding more. This includes convenience, at the highest level.
In today's world, retailers need to be where customers live, providing instantaneous access, 24/7. This means developing a mobile strategy that gives customers exactly what they want, when and where they want it.Read More
Topics: mobile commerce
Singapore’s mCommerce market is expected to grow 33 percent by 2021, according to Worldpay's annual Global Payments Report.
The global leader in payment processing technology and solutions, Worldpay publishes updated analyses each year, replete with key insights to help merchants connect with the right payment types for their respective customers. The 2017 report, its most expansive to date, includes more countries and payment preferences than ever before—across 36 markets on five continents, to be exact.Read More
Topics: mobile commerce
Seventy percent of consumers will be grocery shopping online by 2024.
That's just one of the astounding revelations contained within the latest edition of The Digitally Engaged Shopper, a collaborative analysis by trade association Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and market researcher Nielsen into current and future digital shopping behaviors within the food retail marketplace
Topics: online grocery shopping
Mobile commerce is growing, in a big way, so if you think your business isn't ready to take the plunge, think again.
E-commerce has been a hot topic for quite a few years now, but with more and more consumers ditching their desktops for their smartphones, mobile commerce—also known as "m-commerce"—is picking up steam, with little indication of slowing down any time soon.Read More
Already bestowed the distinguished honor of being named one of the "Best of 2017" applications by global tech titan Apple, grocery app developer Grability is currently receiving high praises from multinational retail giant Walmart for its efforts building the award-winning 'Superama a domicilio' app and helping pave Walmart de Mexico y Centroamerica's route to e-commerce preeminence.
E-Commerce Director at Walmart Cui Arroyo recently detailed the history and many successes of the Walmart-Grability partnership in a piece titled "Walmart Mexico's Path to E-Commerce Dominance in a Budding Industry" published on customer story site Upshot.Read More
Topics: grocery app
Mobile apps aren't just for big brands anymore. In fact, they've become so important to businesses of all sizes, that globally, mobile app revenues increased from $69.7 billion to $88.3 billion between 2015 and 2016—a $18.6 billion climb—and are expected to reach a projected $188.9 billion by 2020. That's an estimated $100.6 billion spike from 2016's whopping figures, in just four years, according to a recently published report by Statista, an online statistics, market research and business intelligence portal.
What does all of this mean for your grocery store?Read More
Attracting more customers and increasing sales—these are the age-old conundrums affecting every retail business in the world, and grocery stores are no exception.
Supermarkets do have a notable advantage, however. Everybody needs to eat, right? Not so surprisingly, it's convincing grocery store customers to stay loyal that can be the biggest challenge. In fact, according to a recent study by the Food Marketing Institute: "Shoppers increasingly rely on a broad number of retail channels for grocery shopping, claiming no single retailer as their primary source for food."Read More
So you finally decided to integrate a mobile solution into your grocery store’s business model. While this is most certainly a smart business move, it may leave you feeling a bit wary at first, especially if you’re not familiar with application development. This is due to the many questions you will need to address as the process begins, one of them being:
What features should the final product even have?
For fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) retailers, the future will rely heavily on digital engagement. Rather than the mundane, traditional routine of consumers visiting brick-and-mortar locations to purchase the same products by the same brands, most will soon utilize mobile shopping applications, enabling re-ordering with the tap of a button from customized inventories based upon shopping history.Read More
As the Digital Age transforms the traditional shopping experience, “bricks and clicks” has become a common term among retailers and consumers. Businesses failing to adopt this model jeopardize success, since it's now expected by the latter.Read More
As more and more consumers turn to technology to help them shop, “click and collect” has become a common buzz phrase nowadays. “Click and collect” refers to services that enable consumers to purchase items online and pick them up at stores later on.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
Every smart business owner knows it’s not just the quality of the products and services available that make a successful organization—there are also your employees to consider. A business would likely struggle to run efficiently and meet customer expectations without them. As a result, understanding what makes your employees happy is imperative.
Every year, multinational technology company Apple has its App Store editors choose the most interesting applications from around the world available through their service. Grability is thrilled to announce that a white-label solution developed by our team has been recognized as one of the best apps of 2017.Read More
Even huge corporations with a vast amount of resources turn to other companies for assistance in continuing their success. There are simply some things you’re better off hiring someone else to do, rather than attempting these tasks on your own without much knowledge or training. For example, many business-to-consumer (B2C) organizations utilize white label products—and with the rise of mobile commerce, white label applications, in particular, are becoming increasingly appealing.Read More
Growing e-commerce sales within the grocery sector indicate big changes lie ahead.
While the seismic shift among consumers to online and mobile shopping will undoubtedly have significant ramifications for supermarkets, one area to be effected that's often overlooked is an organization’s supply chain. Management will need to adapt to the industry's sea change accordingly, if it hopes to stay afloat.
A recent survey by global management consulting firm Boston Consulting Group (BCG) breaks down what grocery stores should expect, outlines how e-commerce will affect its supply chain management, and suggests several possible solutions and strategies to help overcome associated challenges.Read More
The retail industry is changing dramatically, particularly when it comes to customization abilities and expectations. Years ago, retailers didn’t possess the digital technology to tailor the shopping experience for their customers such as they do now. Recent research indicates that the personalized shopping experience is preferred among many present-day consumers, as this enables them to locate items quicker, and even discover products they didn’t even know they wanted. As a result, as time goes on and more and more consumers come to expect customized shopping experiences, these will likely become the new normal.Read More
Online grocery shopping offers the convenience and personalization that today's consumers crave and now demand. Yet while e-commerce sales in other industries have been on the rise for years, grocery shopping has historically chiefly remained within the physical confines of brick-and-mortar stores.
This is all changing, however.
As more and more consumers shop for assorted food items online—saving time, while enjoying a customized shopping experience tailored to meet their individual needs—interest in online grocery technology is projected to continue to grow, too, far into the foreseeable future.Read More
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
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
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.