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HFSS: the what, the why, and the how

New HFSS legislation is coming into force in the UK October 2022. We explain what HFSS is, why it’s happening, and how the legislation is being rolled out.

Are you confident in the results and coverage of your product search? Think again.

One of the most important aspects of a food retailer’s site is its search functionality. Without a robust system in place, you inhibit your customers’ ability to shop for the products they need. With the correct indexing customers can find what they’re looking for with ease.

The supermarket customer journey is changing

It’s no secret that we are seeing multiple economic and political issues that are affecting food retailers on an unprecedented scale. The issues that retailers face are not compounded to a single source, but a magnitude of factors. Economically, the imminent impact of rising energy costs has seen shoppers make fewer shops in recent months, with […]

People, Planet and Price Part 2: The Climate Crisis

In the second of our two-part series looking at helping consumers in the midst of a combined health, financial and climate crisis, we concentrate on climate and how retailers can help shoppers eat better without it costing the earth.

Personalization and Privacy – A Paradox

Personalization requires data collection and analysis, and data privacy regulates these practices. AI is the future of eCommerce personalization, ensuring individual identities are protected while helping to generate higher sales.

The Modern Shopper: Allison Primo from Schnuck Markets

In January 2022, Schnucks launched their innovative Good For You program designed to help their shoppers make healthier food choices both in-store and at home. With the initiative having been very well received by media and customers alike, Allison Primo, Health & Wellness Strategy Manager at Schnuck Markets, spoke to Phil Lempert about the objective of the program, how it works, and what they hope to achieve from it.

Spoon Guru launches Health+™ to help Americans make smarter food choices

Spoon Guru’s new Health+ product, available to retailers in the US, will help increase customer loyalty and support lasting behavioral change.

The Modern Shopper: Sylvain Perrier from Mercatus Technologies

As the CEO of Mercatus Technologies, Sylvain Perrier is a true thought leader in the retail-technology industry. He sat down with Phil Lempert for today’s episode of The Modern Shopper to share some valuable insights on the sustained growth of e-commerce, the big challenges for retailers today, and how smaller grocers have a superpower that they can really use to differentiate themselves.

The Modern Shopper: Jane Wilcox from Fresh Thyme

Jane Wilcox has 30 years grocery experience, starting out as a bagger and moving up through the ranks. Having joined Fresh Thyme to lead their new City Foundry project in the middle of the pandemic, Jane has some great insights into the challenges and opportunities the US grocery industry is currently facing. She spoke to Phil Lempert about her experiences working in grocery as well as Fresh Thyme’s new store format in this episode of The Modern Shopper.