PPP Loan Forgiveness
The Small Business Administration has set criteria for loan forgiveness for PPP loans when used for payroll, mortgage, rent and utilities expenses. We’ll review the steps for calculating the amount of a PPP loan eligible for forgiveness so that you can properly file for the maximum amount of loan forgiveness.
Food retailing has changed forever. The most successful grocers will be the ones who take immediate action to adapt to the health and emotional needs of their shoppers. Store design has the ability to mitigate health risks, ease anxieties and express care. Minimizing points of congestion, reworking self service areas and planning for increased fulfillment needs are just a few issues impacting store planning for all grocers – both big and small. In this webinar we’ll discuss what can you do now, and what strategies you should plan for to strengthen consumer trust and increase sales.
There is a chance we’ll see another spike in COVID-19 cases (and a corresponding stay at home mandate) this fall. The summer offers retailers a chance to analyze click and collect programs that were hastily rolled out this spring and prepare for another increase in e-commerce. Join Brian Moyer, CEO, FreshOp Inc. who will discuss baseline expectations for store pick-up programs and ways to increase the efficiency and profitability of the store pick up option.
Top-line revenue growth from grocery eCommerce has been strong and accelerated by COVID-19, but some grocery retailers have struggled to drive the same level of bottom line growth with costly last mile delivery, third party fees, and manual fulfillment of curbside (click & collect) orders hampering profitability. In this session, we will examine the future of profitable grocery eCommerce growth – and the role of click & collect + robotics & technology from Micro fulfillment Centers (MFCs) in automated fulfillment at the local store level.
Post COVID Growth
Though M&A activity in the industry is relatively quiet, retailers may be looking to buy, sell or expand their businesses in the near future. A few strategic actions taken now may have a significant payoff in the long run. In particular, cap ex investment in technology and infrastructure is important as is ensuring your financial position is favorable. We’ll look at the steps retailers can take to weather the current the environment and ensure they are positioned for long term growth.
Capitalizing on the Cannabis Crossroads
In this joint effort, Rick Maturo, Dr. Russell J. Zwanka, and Dr. Jeffrey Campbell explore the explosive growth of cannabis products in the food industry. Interconnected in the consumer's eyes, CBD, THC and newer trending cannabinoids like CBN and CBG are showing signs to continue their explosive growth. This panel of presenters will review the overall landscape of cannabis products, explore selling strategies, consumer trade-offs, category management, third party testing, item selection, and overcoming stigma and mystique. This session is a must for both retailers and consumer packaged goods companies!
With the increases in online orders and potential shifts to your overall customer base, 2020 has created challenges and opportunities for local grocers. In this session, LOCALiQ, part of the USA Today Network and Busch’s Fresh Food Market will discuss how they are leveraging customer data to maintain their new customers base and build upon it
As consumer trust drops to all-time lows in everything from the media to the government, the grocery industry is far from immune. But in a time when trust is at a premium, it's those brands and retailers that find ways to be helpful, foster connection, and build credibility that reap the greatest benefits. Explore simple tactics your business can take to build trust in both current and potential customers. From understanding consumer concerns, to tailoring your message to cut through the noise, to identifying the platform best suited for each conversation.
Driving Your Message of Safety
In the current environment, a clean store is of paramount importance to shoppers. We’ll examine safety measures through the eyes of the customer highlighting the top 10 items that convey a commitment to safety in your store. And, we’ll look at ways to improve your messaging to shoppers to affirm that commitment. Take away a simple yet concise checklist for each area of the store that should be at top of mind for all owners, managers/directors and key staff on a daily basis. Speaker: Betsy Craig, Founder and CEO, Menu Trinfo