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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(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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(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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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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