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February 14, 2019




Increase Sales Across the Store During Frozen Food Month

After years of decline, frozen food sales had a modest increase last year. Find out why people are taking a closer look at frozen, and how a little promotion savvy during March's Frozen Food Month can help you increase sales not just in the frozen category, but all across store—including the fresh departments you’re known for!

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Xin Yu Lou Brings Better Products and Service to a Growing Market in China

As the Chinese economy strengthens, Xin Yu Lou Department Store Group facilitates a healthy, quality lifestyle for their shoppers by providing better products and shopping experiences to a growing middle class customer base. Spend a minute getting to know 2019 IGA China International Retailer of the Year Mr. Zhang Hongrui, the founder of Xin Yu Lou. 

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Out of more than 70 entries for IGA’s Best Practices Awards, IGA has handpicked 13 IGA Best Practices for their creativity, ability to increase sales, and adaptability by fellow retailers. Now it’s up to you to vote for the best. Take a look at this week’s featured best practice finalists and come to the IGA Global Rally to see who wins!


Expand Your Selling Space with Outdoor Supplier’s Day Festival

Take N Pay - Jad Pereira

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Increase Your Sales Capacity and Satisfy Shopper Needs with a Text-to-Deli Program

Lake Region IGA - Irene Marks

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Mobile Popcorn Machine Drives In-store Experience and Sales

Ritchies Carrum Downs - Jarrod Swaine

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Mix-and-match Craft Beer Offers More Variety at a Higher Margin

Cornell's IGA - Kip Faulhaber

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IGA Red Oval Showcase: Your Passport to Special Offers & Prizes!

IGA is hosting its first-ever Red Oval Partner Showcase at the IGA Global Rally in San Diego. Find out which Red Oval partners will be on hand to show off their new products, services, and special offers. Plus, learn how you can win cash prizes!

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About the IGA Minute

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