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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 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 [...]

14 Jun, 2019

The Race for Grocery Talent

By |2019-10-10T15:47:34+00:00June 14th, 2019|All News, 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 |2019-10-10T18:09:21+00:00July 13th, 2018|All News, 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