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On Demand: “eCommerce and Industry Best Practices and Demonstration”

By GrocerKey Team | November 14, 2017

See a demonstration of a Leading Grocery eCommerce & Mobile Shopping Software Platform and learn about Industry Best Practices We held a Free Webinar on November 28, 2017. Now you can access the archive here! Curious how to successfully launch a winning digital strategy by augmenting your in-store experience and building a profitable eCommerce business? Join…

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It’s Just Commerce

By GrocerKey Team | November 13, 2017

(Note: This is a guest post by Matt Gutermuth, who serves on GrocerKey’s Strategic Advisory Board. Here, Matt shares his perspective on the online and in-store shopping experience in today’s world.)  Now that “eCommerce” is more popular than ever, I propose something you might find shocking: it’s the perfect time to retire the term. After all,…

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“Operational Checklist for Grocery eCommerce” – Available Now!

By GrocerKey Team | November 10, 2017

Don’t try eCommerce without it. Operational excellence at the store level is a prerequisite for meeting shopper expectations for in-store fulfillment. Whether your digital strategy is Click & Collect, Order & Deliver, or you are just investigating your competitive options, running your stores the same old way may no longer be enough to keep satisfy…

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eCommerce Technology: Selecting the Right Approach for Your Grocery Business

By GrocerKey Team | November 8, 2017

Upfront Planning Can Avoid Costly and Disruptive Mistakes (Note: This is a guest post by Todd Michaud, President and CEO of Transformational Retail Technologies, and board chair of GrocerKey.) Thank you, Amazon! Anyone interested in the evolution and adoption of eCommerce technology probably owes a debt of gratitude to Amazon for announcing their acquisition of…

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How Many Threats Can the Food Industry Handle?

By GrocerKey Team | November 2, 2017

(Note: This is a guest post by Matt Gutermuth, who serves on GrocerKey’s Strategic Advisory Board. Here, Matt shares some of his perspectives on the broad food industry and the forces he sees at work on it today, based on his long experience in the industry.) From the moment Julia Child entered our living rooms more…

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The Google-Walmart Deal Is Bigger Than You Think

By GrocerKey Team | October 4, 2017

(This is a guest post contributed by Matt Gutermuth, who was recently named a strategic advisor to GrocerKey. Matt was the CEO of Safeway.com and later served as a senior executive at Winn Dixie and Sysco. This article first appeared in PROGRESSIVE GROCER on October 2, 2017.) Apple introduced the iPhone 10 years ago with much…

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On Demand: “Operational Best Practices Deliver Superior eCommerce Experiences”

By GrocerKey Team | October 2, 2017

Learn how operational excellence can ensure successful and satisfying eCcommerce experiences for your shoppers.  We held a Free Webinar October 25, 2017. Now you can access the archive here! Stop looking over your shoulder at Amazon.com and start looking your shoppers straight in the eye. Would they say you are delivering the eCommerce experience they…

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How Regional & Independent Grocers Should React to the Amazon/Whole Foods Deal

By GrocerKey Team | June 20, 2017

Mark down this date: June 16, 2017. That was the day it became even more critical for regional and independent grocers to become digitally focused. The Amazon announcement that it will acquire Whole Foods for $13.7 billion — its biggest acquisition ever — certainly heightens the need for grocery retailers to move faster in their…

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3 Ways eCommerce grocery improves your in-store experience

By GrocerKey Team | April 19, 2017

In this post, I want to talk about the benefits of eCommerce that go beyond what you normally think. Typically, retailers look at eCommerce strictly as a way to make a sale. But there are many ancillary benefits to an eCommerce store that are often overlooked. eCommerce touches several departments within your organization, including marketing, operations,…

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Why Grocery Stores Should Think Like Startups

By GrocerKey Team | March 10, 2017

With studies predicting as many as one-third of consumers will order groceries online in 2017, it’s time for brick & mortar grocery retail chains who aren’t yet taking advantage of eCommerce to realize they can no longer ignore this trend. The question is, how do you as a traditional grocery executive start to address it?…

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