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28 Aug, 2019

NGA Foundation Grants Scholarships to Supermarket Industry Aspirants

By |2019-08-28T16:23:19+00:00August 28th, 2019|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 |2019-07-29T16:13:04+00:00July 1st, 2019|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 [...]

14 Jun, 2019

The Race for Grocery Talent

By |2019-06-14T19:32:54+00:00June 14th, 2019|FMS In The News|0 Comments

While grocery retailers have worried about the supermarket up the street for many years, now they’re dealing with that same supermarket up the street, as well as various online models, meal kit delivery and alternative food and nonfood formats, including dollar, convenience and drug. In many categories, we see conventional retailer sales being squeezed while the opposites of the value spectrum (limited assortment and dollar [...]

13 Jul, 2018

Independent grocers optimistic despite slow growth for 2017

By |2019-05-04T19:44:38+00:00July 13th, 2018|FMS In The News|0 Comments

Grocery Dive - 07/13/18 The National Grocers Association and FMS Solutions released their annual “Independent Grocers Financial Survey," which found independent grocers saw sales decrease 0.6% in 2017 compared to the year before. Despite the decline, the numbers are an improvement over last year’s results, which showed a 1.62% decrease in same-store sales, according to the Shelby Report. To read this article visit Grocery Dive

13 Jul, 2018

Independent grocers feel competitive pinch

By |2019-05-04T19:47:30+00:00July 13th, 2018|FMS In The News|0 Comments

Supermarket News - 07/13/18 Rising competition and costs, along with lackluster customer spending, squeezed financial results for independent grocery store operators last year, according to a report from the National Grocers Association (NGA). Same-store sales for independents dipped 0.6% in fiscal 2017, according to the 2018 Independent Grocers Financial Survey released Tuesday by NGA and financial consulting partner FMS Solutions Holdings. The slight decrease, however, [...]