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12 Aug, 2020

2019 Performance Enabled Independent Grocer Success Amid Pandemic

By |2020-08-25T13:00:59+00:00August 12th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

Study Finds 2019 Investments in E-commerce, Store Development, Labor and Communities Were Crucial to Pandemic Response Fort Lauderdale, FL (August 12, 2020) —   The 2020 edition of the Independent Grocers Financial Survey, a joint study between the National Grocers Association (NGA) and FMS Solutions, labels the 2019 performance as a solid year for independents. “Independent grocers started to see positive trends pre-pandemic, which is [...]

20 Jul, 2020

Conducting A Physical Inventory To Avoid Stock-Outs

By |2020-07-20T15:35:12+00:00July 20th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

The pandemic has placed a lot of pressure on brick-and-mortar retail, including independent grocery stores. When state and local governments issued stay-at-home orders in mid-March to limit the coronavirus spread, grocers saw their shelves cleared out as a result of shoppers' panic-buying. With the rising pressure of achieving optimal operational efficiency during these exceptional times, retailers must be able to achieve near-perfect inventory accuracy. Inaccurate [...]

30 Apr, 2020

Employee Retention In Times Of High Demand And A Global Pandemic

By |2020-04-30T21:17:58+00:00April 30th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

A business's most valued resource is its staff, especially in a competitive environment, like retail. For years, employee retention has always been a critical enabler for the retail supermarket industry. How will they be impacted in the long term by COVID-19? While the workforce is essential to the business, they are also the most vulnerable to the virus. This situation puts additional considerations on retention [...]

16 Apr, 2020

The Ripple Effects of COVID-19 in the Grocery Industry

By |2020-04-23T16:08:06+00:00April 16th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

The landscape of the food industry is rapidly changing as the global pandemic uncertainties take hold of our world. While it's true, everyone must eat, the food industry may also have long-term impacts thus. In this article, we will walk you through the effects of COVID-19 in the Grocery industry. Based upon the recent FMS Pulse, same-store sales increased 60 percent in the last couple [...]

31 Mar, 2020

CARES Act | Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act

By |2020-04-23T17:22:37+00:00March 31st, 2020|Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

What You Need to Know About Emergency Small Business Relief On March 27, President Trump signed into law the CARES Act, a $2 trillion package in response to the COVID-19. Since the law was just signed, facts, especially technical facts, are still emerging. FMS Solutions in collaboration with the National Grocers Association developed this summary and Q&A. Our goal is to help independents better [...]