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12 Nov, 2019

Does the gig economy have a future in grocery stores?

By |2019-11-12T18:11:17+00:00November 12th, 2019|All News, FMS In The News|0 Comments

On-demand labor is now an integral part of e-commerce and promises to fill stocking, merchandising and other jobs, but high turnover could check its lofty ambitions. Earlier this year, e-commerce provider Shipt issued an invitation to its contract workers: Come to headquarters in Birmingham, Alabama, meet our executives and talk about your jobs. One thousand individuals paid their way to the southern city in April and [...]

28 Oct, 2019

Fiscal Year 2018 Signals an Important Turnaround Year for Independent Grocers

By |2019-10-28T13:33:40+00:00October 28th, 2019|All News, Announcements|0 Comments

Study Finds Sales and Profit Growth along with a Rising Optimism about the Future Business Outlook Fort Lauderdale, FL (October 2019) — The 2019 edition of the annual Independent Grocers Financial Survey, a joint study between the National Grocers Association (NGA) and FMS Solutions, labels the fiscal year 2018 as an important turnaround year for independent grocers. Economic activity continued to improve in 2018, [...]

28 Oct, 2019

Independent Grocers Hold Their Own in Tough Environment

By |2019-10-28T13:33:23+00:00October 28th, 2019|All News, Announcements|0 Comments

Study Finds Sales and Profit Growth along with a Rising Optimism about the Future Business Outlook Toronto, ON (October, 2019) — The 2019 edition of the annual Independent Grocers Financial Survey, a joint study between the Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers (CFIG) and FMS Solutions, documents continued strength and resilience among independent operators with solid sales and profit performances in a very tough marketplace. [...]

28 Aug, 2019

NGA Foundation Grants Scholarships to Supermarket Industry Aspirants

By |2019-10-10T15:45:21+00:00August 28th, 2019|All News, FMS In The News|0 Comments

The NGA Foundation has awarded $71,000 in scholarship funding for the 2019-20 academic year to 16 students pursuing supermarket industry careers. “The NGA Foundation is committed to preparing students for the future,” noted Matt Ott, executive director of the Arlington, Va.-based organization. “This class of scholarship recipients represent the best of the supermarket industry, and I look forward to seeing their achievements as they complete [...]

1 Jul, 2019

Insights for Independents at DCI Business Summit

By |2019-10-10T15:45:36+00:00July 1st, 2019|All News, FMS In The News|0 Comments

How indie grocers are doing and how they can better compete was the focus of session at recent DCI conference How are independent grocers faring in this country? That was one of the questions explored at DCI’s Business Summit 2019, held last week in Toronto. Stan McClintock, vice-president of sales at FMS, a grocery retail consulting firm that publishes annual independent grocer financial surveys in [...]