Shoppers are turning to private-label brands in traditional grocery stores rather than shopping at gourmet markets. They are altering their diets in order to accommodate more economical food choices, Information Resources found.
The new 1SYNC Brand Identity Solution can help retailers and their trading partners track data on private-label and multisourced products. During testing, the system flagged errors related to product dimensions, bar codes and weight.
The general manager for Union Market in Brooklyn, N.Y., is hoping the state's proposal for grocery stores to sell wine will be approved as the upcoming budget deadline approaches. "It's like the lost cross-merchandising element of retail -- we seem so backward and primitive here in New York," he said.
New York legislators oppose a proposal that would collect fees from stores that sell cigarettes. The governor's plan would increase retailers' registration fee to sell cigarettes from $100 to up to $5,000.
The Dansk supermarket group in Europe soon will begin accepting international credit cards in its stores. The company operates in five countries more than 1,200 stores, including the Bilka, Netto and Føtex banners.