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January 17, 2019

Sponsored by:

Unilever
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FROM THE DESK OF...

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Kim Kirchherr, MS, RD, LDN, CDE, ACSM-CPT IGA Health & Wellbeing Advisor

Activating Health & Wellbeing in the New Year

Learn how to activate health and wellbeing in your store, help your shoppers eat better, and increase sales with cross-promotion tactics from IGA’s Kim Kirchherr. 

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FEATURED STORY

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Grocerants Part 3: Building a Better Experience for Your Customers

by Melissa Hart, contributing writer

In the final story in a 3-part series, learn how IGA retailers are taking grocerant concepts to the next level by redesigning and revamping their stores.

Bonus: download the IGA Grocerant whitepaper summarizing the series!

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IGA AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE

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Selling Groceries with Love

by Jessica Vician

With 25 locations in eastern North Carolina and over 1,500 employees, maintaining a consistent corporate culture was an ongoing challenge for Carlie C’s IGA owner Mack McLamb Jr. That is, until he landed a concept that was a natural fit: love. Spend a minute getting to know this 2019 IGA Hometown Proud Retailer in the running for IGA USA International Retailer of the Year.

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RETAIL TALES

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Getting to Know Blanton’s IGA Retailer Hal Blanton

Tune in each week for a just-for-fun glimpse into the life of an IGA family member. You could be next!

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RED OVAL REVIEW

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Enter the IGA-Hellmann’s® Big Game Recipe Contest!

Sponsored by:
Unilever

Just in time for the Big Game, Unilever Food Solutions wants to hear about your store’s original recipes featuring Hellmann’s® mayonnaise! Enter your dip, salad, or spread for one of 3 chances to win a trip to the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) Menus of Change Summit. Winners announced at the IGA Global Rally!

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IN THE NEWS

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Food Safety and Packaging: How to Keep Up With Consumer Concerns (Food Safety Magazine)

Trends to Watch for in 2019: Independent retailers are in a good position to advance (The Produce News)

Why grocery chains are making their biggest changes in decades (Food Dive)

 

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