FRESH OPERATIONS CONTINUE TO GROW SALES AND REVENUE, WHILE CENTER STORE REMAINS STAGNANT!
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A recent Supermarket News study shows that fresh category space allocation increased in 2014!
61.5% of grocers respond to SN study that they have increased their space in Prepared Foods.
On average 36.3% of respondents say they are increasing fresh category space allocation!
SOURCE: Supermarket News Fresh Foods Survey, April 28, 2015. Further analysis by: Business Strategy Group
The overall perishables segment represents 59.1 percent of all sales at supermarkets and registered a 3.2 percent rise in sales in 2014. Among the standout categories: bakery in-store (service), dairy, deli in-store (service), fresh meat/fish/poultry, packaged meats, and fresh produce.
Both the service deli, with sales growth of 4.0 percent and produce with a sales increase of 4.4 percent show that grocers are delivering on consumer demand for fresher, healthier foods, as well as convenience (as the deli grows in importance as a meal-solution destination)”.
SOURCE: Progressive Grocer Market Research,
68th Annual Consumer Expenditure Study, July, 2015
“Fresh formats experience sales growth of 13.5% to $15.9 billion."
"These stores also experience the largest increase in stores among all formats to almost 1,200 in 2014, proving that shoppers are still looking for fresh, healthful products.
Fresh Format stores are expected to continue their strong growth over the next five years at a rate of 11.7% annually. While traditional Supermarkets’ market share is expected to decline from 39.2% in 2014 to 36.8% by 2019.”
SOURCE: Willard Bishop Company, Annual Market Research, The Future of Food Retail 2015,
Fresh Item Management Tools Eliminate Wastes, Costs & Increase Sales
Are you burying your fresh store team with spreadsheet data entry?
Past legacy control forms and spreadsheets cost your store time and take them away from the sales floor and their customers. Use FIM to provide them labor saving tools that eliminate these costs.
Are you still using legacy checklists and old forms to manage inventory?
FIM saves time by using the latest GS1 and Auto-ID standards integrated into FIM tools. These tedious forms have no place in a modern fresh category operation. FIM eliminates many of them!
Manual Control Processes
Is your compliance method still using after-the-fact reporting and supervisory oversight?
FIM enables real-time compliance with actionable information instead of after fact record keeping and reviews.
Manual Control Forms
Do you still employ untraceable processes with untraceable actions and data?
FIM provides better ways to manage every day work like recipes and cuts to increase trace-back rigors and recall savings. FIM tools can reconnect-the-dots on fresh primals and ingredients at point-of-production (POP)
Manual Yield and Cut Tests
Are you still using Production Par Sheets?
Centralized par setting and controls rob each store of ability to adjust production to their clientele and cost you increased labor, error and flexibility to match production to store shopper needs!
Manual Par Sheets
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FDA Menu Labeling Compliance Sunrise Now December 2016
FDA agrees to work with key fresh retailers impacted by the new Menu Labeling guidance published December 2014. A new guidance will be provided for comment in August 2015.
When judging whether a food item is healthy, more than 55% percent of Americans say that how many calories it has is important for a healthy purchase decision.
Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Status Update
Laying the Foundation for FSMA Implementation: Questions and Answers with Roberta Wagner and Joann Givens: Source FDA: US Food and Drug Administration
Q: The rules don’t start becoming final until later this year and there is a year or longer before they take effect. Why are you working on implementation this early?
Wagner: Lives are endangered every day by preventable foodborne illnesses.
Givens: We want to have our FDA and state investigators and food safety staff well trained in preparation for implementation.
Grind Traceability Sunrise Now January 2016
Are you ready to certify your stores as fully compliant to FSIS standards? FIM takes the worry, risks and costs out of meeting the latest FSIS requirements. BSG services can help you get ready!
Did you know there is a link between GS1 Data Standards and an automated FIM Grind Log?
There's still time to implement FIM Grind Traceability!
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