From margin, profitablity and customer experience, grocery store owners can make an impact on their business by taking advantage of energy-efficient equipment and programs.Focus on Energy - presentationMehmert Store Services - presentationNext Energy Solution - presentation
Grocers who have undertaken dairy reinvention projects have doubled their amount of time shoppers spent in-aisle and added an additional 2.5 dairy products to their cart. Updating your dairy department can include changes to the flow, signage, new decor packages, or to a complete store remodel. Walk away from this session with ideas that can be implemented today, tomorrow and the future.Midwest Dairy Association - Cindy Sorenson - presentation
Learn about triple protection options approach that your peers are using successfully to recruit and train top talent. This presentation will help you avoid the pitfalls of employment actions. It will specifically review the necessary documentation, hiring practices, and termination procedures. It will also include additional available resources and tips to avoid litigation.Federated Insurance - Becky Rauen - presentation
Panel of experts gather to share their information on e-commerce, grocery apps, loyalty program and cyber security that should be on your mind to compete in today’s market.AppCard - Merrick Rosner - loyalty presentationeGrowcery - Pat Hughes - e-commerce presentationBakerTilly - Sean Beaton - cyber security presentation
Consumers are looking for fresh. In this tough environment , where sales growth is challenging, the "Perimeter " continues to out-perform the rest of the store. What are the consumer top trends in fresh and how can you align with their needs to fuel your growth? Executing a fresh food strategy! Categories include produce, meat, seafood, bakery and Deli -Fresh Prepared.Fresh Marketing Presentation - Rick Stein, FMI
Independent Retailers Compete and Win!Does Amazon keep you up at night? Do you worry about whether your company has what it takes to remain competitive in a digital age?Well, stop... the most exciting aspect of grocery today is not what's happening with the national and multinational big box players. There's more excitement and potential at what's going on in the undercurrent, happening just below the surface of the grocery industry.As big box and internet-exclusive players make headlines, a select group of local and regional grocers are becoming the surprise insurgents of a newly-forming retail revolution.
Top 3 Best Baggers: ALEX CASTRO, Webster's Marketplace; ALEX HIND, Miller & Sons; and CADE LAMBRECHT, Festival Foods
Day in Washington DC = JEFF TATE, Watertown Piggly Wiggly
Acuity Ipad Winner = JANET GRIFFIN, Webster's Marketplace
FMI Future Leaders Conference = MARK STINEBRINK
NGA Show = JAKE SAUGESTAD, Fox Brother's Piggly Wiggly
PETE BUTCH is the winner of two full registrations for WGA's 2018 Innovation Expo!
PACker Paddles was won by BILL SMITS, Supervalu
TOM NACK, Larry's Piggly Wiggly won 20MB camera from BPI Color!
Thank You Pallet of Product high bidders and companies who donated!
2017 EXCELLENCE in OPERATIONSBrett & JoDee RechekRechek's Food Pride***Candie BakerWebster's Marketplace***Jason NilssenNilssen's Foods***Steve BurkhardtFestival FoodsThe Excellence in Operations Award winners are recognized for their work ethic, commitment to the grocery industry, and for efforts that have positively influenced their company, associates and customers.Click here to view past Excellence in Operations winners!VENDOR OF THE YEARBPI ColorThe Vendor of the Year Award recognizes one vendor for their many contributions as a grocery industry partner, helping grocers strategically merchandise products and increase sales in one or multiple store categories.Click here for past Vendor of the Year winners!
2017 COMMUNITY SERVICERon & Cathy LambLamb's Fresh Market***Troy VosburghFestival FoodsThe grocery store is a key institution within the community, often at the center of community and charity events. The Community Service Award recognizes individuals who embrace their role and go above and beyond with their time and efforts to make a difference.Click here for past Community Service Award winners!