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Power Plants

EXCITING NEW PRODUCTS AND INVENTIVE SELLING STRATEGIES ENLIVEN A BURGEONING CATEGORY.

9 mins read
Progressive Grocer
September 2020

Kiranas Upgrade Their Services, Turn to Tech Solutions in Pandemic

WITH THE ONSET OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, KIRANA STORES HAVE STARTED ENJOYING RENEWED LEVELS OF TRUST FROM NEIGHBOURHOOD COMMUNITIES, WINNING NEW CUSTOMERS – MANY OF WHOM ARE EXPECTED TO PURCHASE FROM THEM EVEN AFTER PANDEMIC IS OVER. WITH THIS NEW BOOM IN BUSINESS, KIRANA STORE OWNERS ARE OFFERING A HOST OF SERVICES TO THEIR NEW CONSUMERS – CREDIT, HOME-DELIVERY, HYPER-LOCAL APPS, HYPER-LOCAL MERCHANDISE – AND BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS.

8 mins read
Progressive Grocer
September 2020

Tech-Savvy Kiranas: The Way Forward for Retail in India

ALTHOUGH THE ADVENT OF TECHNOLOGY HAS NOT PUT KIRANA STORES ENTIRELY OUT OF BUSINESS, IT HAS CREATED AN URGENT NEED FOR THEM TO KEEP PACE WITH THE BREAKNECK SPEED AT WHICH DIGITIZATION AND AUTOMATION ARE GROWING...

4 mins read
Progressive Grocer
September 2020

Grofers to Invest US$ 15 Million In ‘Own Brands' Over the Next Year

OVER THE LAST SIX YEARS, GROFERS HAS DEALT WITH A RANGE OF EXPERIENCES LIKE EUPHORIC HIGHS, TEMPORARY SETBACKS, AND A LOT MORE SATISFYING COMEBACKS. WHILE SOME PART OF IT IS FORTUNE, THE BRAND’S TEAM WAS ABLE TO FIGURE OUT WHAT LURKED BENEATH THE SURFACE AND EVENTUALLY WHAT IT TOOK TO OPEN UP ONLINE GROCERY TO MIDDLE INDIA, EXPLAINS GROFERS FOUNDER, SAURABH KUMAR IN A FREE-WHEELING CHAT WITH PROGRESSIVE GROCER…

10+ mins read
Progressive Grocer
September 2020

Fresh Disruption From Amazon

ITS NEW GROCERY CONCEPT IS PART OF A MULTIFORMAT GROWTH STRATEGY.

8 mins read
Progressive Grocer
September 2020

Getting the Most From Micro Fulfillment

AS GROCERY E-COMMERCE GROWS, FOOD RETAILERS NEED BETTER WAYS TO PICK ONLINE ORDERS.

6 mins read
Progressive Grocer
September 2020

E-Commerce, a New Destination for Cornitos

CORNITOS, AS A BRAND HAS ALWAYS WORKED FOR ITS CUSTOMERS AND IN THESE UNSAFE TIMES, IT WAS VITAL FOR THE BRAND TO THINK ABOUT CONSUMER HEALTH AND SAFETY. THE BRAND THUS WORKED TO REFORM ITS BUSINESS MODEL AND LAUNCHED A WEBSITE AS PART OF ITS POST COVID STRATEGY…

2 mins read
Progressive Grocer
September 2020

D-ALIVE Becomes First Indian Diabetic Food Brand To Receive USDA Organic Certification

A LIVE has become the first Indian diabetic food brand to receive a USDA Organic Certification.

1 min read
Progressive Grocer
September 2020

Bigbasket Sees 84 pc Jump In New Customers In July VS Pre-COVID

Online grocery delivery platform Bigbasket said the number of new customers on its platform grew by 84 per cent in July this year as compared to the month of January, an indicator of the strong growth seen by e-commerce platforms during the COVID-19 pandemic.

2 mins read
Progressive Grocer
September 2020

Festive Gifting: Bringing Back The Cheer Dulled By The Pandemic

India has gone into the unlock phase and profitmaking activity has normalised to a certain extent and major players across sectors are expecting a sizable demand to be back on track in this festive season…

6 mins read
Progressive Grocer
September 2020

We Always Choose Customer Experience Over Profits: Amit Dutta, CEO, Le Marche Retail

THE GROCERY SUPERMARKET ENDED 2019 WITH ONE OF THE HIGHEST GROWTHS IN THE RETAIL SEGMENT, ABSOLUTE BEST IN CLASS RESULTS AGAINST OPERATIONAL METRICS WITH FEW STORES CLOCKING MORE THAN RS 30,000 SALE PER SQUARE FEET, ENHANCED CUSTOMER ACQUISITION AND PHENOMENAL EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT SCORES…

10+ mins read
Progressive Grocer
October 2020

Homemade and Healthier

GROCERY STORES CAN MAKE THE BREAKFAST OCCASION EVEN BETTER.

2 mins read
Progressive Grocer
October 2020

Playing it Cool

REFRIGERATION AND COLD STORAGE CAN HELP MEET CHANGING CONSUMER DEMANDS, INCLUDING OMNICHANNEL SHOPPING AND SUSTAINABILITY.

7 mins read
Progressive Grocer
October 2020

Health Conscious Consumers Focus on Healthy Meals for a Fitter Future

TODAY CONSUMERS ARE MORE CONSCIOUS OF THEIR HEALTH AND HAVE ALSO UNDERSTOOD THAT PROPER NUTRITION AND HYDRATION IS VITAL FOR THE HUMAN BODY TO THRIVE. EATING HEALTHIER FOODS IS ALSO SEEN AS A PREVENTIVE MEASURE TO AVOID FUTURE HEALTH CARE COSTS. PEOPLE WHO EAT A WELL-BALANCED DIET TEND TO BE HEALTHIER WITH STRONGER IMMUNE SYSTEMS AND ARE AT LOWER RISK OF CHRONIC ILLNESSES AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES INCLUDING THE CONTRACTION OF COVID-19…

5 mins read
Progressive Grocer
October 2020

Phygital: A Way for FMCG Brands to Step Closer to the Consumer

WITH MANY CONSUMERS STILL WORKING FROM HOME, A LOT OF TIME IS SPENT ON SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS THUS ALLOWING THEM TO TAKE PART IN DIFFERENT ONLINE CHALLENGES AS WELL. THIS IS THE PERFECT TIME FOR BRANDS TO THINK OF CREATIVE WAYS TO GRAB CONSUMER EYEBALLS…

3 mins read
Progressive Grocer
October 2020

FMCG: How COVID-19 Changed the Way Brands Operate & Engage

CUSTOMER ENGAGEMENT BY BRANDS HAS BECOME DEEPER AND MORE MEANINGFUL, AS THEY ARE NOW MAKING A CONSCIOUS EFFORT TO BUILD TRUST AND A SENSE OF COMMUNITY, ESPECIALLY IN THESE CHALLENGING TIMES…

6 mins read
Progressive Grocer
October 2020

Breakfast Foods for the Indian Consumer in 2020

THE KEY IS TO ALIGN WITH CONSUMERS’ EVOLVING VIEW OF WHAT MAKES A HEALTHY BREAKFAST, AND THE POSTCOVID-19 NEED FOR EASY MEALS AT HOME…

7 mins read
Progressive Grocer
October 2020

Bee More Honey: Providing Consumers with the Best that Nature Has to Offer

Bee More Honey is 100 percent pure and unadulterated, and promise the taste of nature’s love.

3 mins read
Progressive Grocer
October 2020

Ambassador of ‘Olives from Spain', Saransh Goila gets olive-inspired

SARANSH GOILA GOES LIVE ON SOCIAL MEDIA WITH SPANISH CHEFS TO GET AUTHENTIC OLIVE INSPIRATION STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE…

2 mins read
Progressive Grocer
October 2020

Adding ‘Media Company' to the Résumé

RETAILERS’ PLATFORMS CAN ENGAGE CONSUMERS IN UNIQUE WAYS AND OFFER AN ALTERNATIVE STREAM OF REVENUE.

6 mins read
Progressive Grocer
October 2020

Kroger Builds on its Invisible Advantage

THE GROCER IS SETTING A NEW STANDARD FOR PRECISION AND ACCOUNTABILITY.

5 mins read
Progressive Grocer
July 2020

Secret to Success: Gourmet Brand Nuts ‘N' Spices Records 18% Growth In Pandemic Times

IN A FREEWHEELING CHAT WITH PROGRESSIVE GROCER, SUNIL SANKLECHA, OWNER NUTS ‘N’ SPICES, TALKS ABOUT THE KEY LEARNINGS FROM HIS BRAND, AND HOW HE AND HIS BRAND ARE COPING UP WITH CHANGING TRENDS IN THE FACE OF THE PANDEMIC…

7 mins read
Progressive Grocer
July 2020

What Innovation Means Now

20 RETAILERS ARE REDEFINING THE GROCERY EXPERIENCE FOR THE COVID-19 AGE.

10+ mins read
Progressive Grocer
July 2020

New Outlook & Pivot for Packaged Food Industry

THE NEEDS OF CONSUMERS HAVE CHANGED POST-COVID AND THESE CHANGES IN HABITS WILL RESULT IN CHANGES IN DEMAND IN COMPARISON TO THE PRE-LOCKDOWN PERIOD. THESE CHANGES WILL DICTATE THE NEXT DECADE OF THE PACKAGED FOOD INDUSTRY IN INDIA…

4 mins read
Progressive Grocer
July 2020

On the Move

NUTRITION BARS AND BEVERAGES AREN’T JUST FOR DEDICATED ATHLETES, BUT ALSO FOR ANYONE WHO WANTS TO EAT BETTER.

9 mins read
Progressive Grocer
July 2020

MARKET UPDATE: News and Reports

Coke to Advance Beverage Localisation, Enhance Ethnic Drinks’ Portfolio

10+ mins read
Progressive Grocer
July 2020

Kirana Stores: The New Heroes of Indian Economy During COVID-19

India has more than 6.65 million kirana stores across the country according to nielsen. Unlike the west, general trade stores in india form nearly 90 percent of the country’s total trade

3 mins read
Progressive Grocer
July 2020

“Our Focus is to be an Omnichannel Retailer,” says Shashwat Goenka

SPENCER’S, INDIA’S FIRST HYPERMARKET, AIMS TO TRANSFORM INTO AN OMNICHANNEL RETAILER WHICH CAN CATER TO EVOLVING CUSTOMER REQUIREMENTS AND ALSO BE INNOVATIVE AND AGILE ENOUGH TO RESPOND TO CUSTOMERS IN A TIMELY FASHION...

9 mins read
Progressive Grocer
August 2020

The Indian Snacks Segment is Poised for Growth & Glory

FORCED TO STAY INDOORS AND OBSERVE STRINGENT SOCIAL DISTANCING NORMS, WORKING FROM HOME HAS BECOME THE NEW NORMAL AND AS WORK FROM HOME DEMANDS MORE PRODUCTIVITY AND TURNAROUNDS, THERE IS NOTHING LIKE A SNACK TO RELIEVE PEOPLE FROM THE IMMEDIATE PRESSURE OF WORK WHILE OFFERING MENTAL STIMULUS FOR FURTHER PRODUCTIVITY. THIS HAS LED TO A DEMAND SPUR IN THE MARKET…

3 mins read
Progressive Grocer
August 2020

Reality Check

SHOPPERS EXPECT MORE THAN CLEAN CART HANDLES AND PLEXIGLASS PARTITIONS.

5 mins read
Progressive Grocer
August 2020