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January 3, 2019

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FROM THE DESK OF...

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IGA CEO John Ross

Embracing the Opportunities Ahead

As we enter 2019, IGA is creating strategies to help you prepare for continued success. In his year-end video message, IGA CEO John Ross talks about how the close of each year brings a time for both reflection and looking to the challenges and opportunities ahead.

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FEATURED STORY

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Grocerants 101: Keeping Up with Changing Habits and Trends

by Melissa Hart, contributing writer

With many changes to the retail landscape in recent years and big transformations projected to come, savvy retailers are looking to make the shopping experience as easy and convenient as possible. Learn how the rise of the “grocerant,” a hybrid of restaurant and grocery store, is evolving the look and feel of modern grocery in the first of this three-part series.

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NEWS YOU NEED

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Beat the Heat with No-Stove Meals

This month’s content theme on IGA.com is all about embracing the final days of summer. Share original blogs on your social media pages with a click of a button. 

 

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BEST PRACTICES

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A Unique Relationship Results in Truly Spectacular Wedding Cakes from a Grocery Bakery

by Brooks Marsh

Learn how Mahomet IGA brought a locally-known artisan baker into their store to drive shoppers and enhance their bakery reputation.

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RETAIL TALES

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Getting to Know Columbus IGA Plus Retailer Paul Matovich

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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IN THE NEWS

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Hunger takes a winter break with Foodland IGA’s 3 Square Program (Juneau Empire)

Recent report says in-store orders could help slow meal-kit sales in the next four years, providing the opportunity for independent retailers to seize the market. (Grocery Dive)

With 71 percent of shoppers accessing mobiles while in store, retailers have an opportunity to create a “brick and mobile” shopping experience. (Retail Dive)

About the IGA Minute

Welcome to The IGA Minute, the weekly newsletter that gives you the IGA news you need the way you want it. Only have a minute? Scan the lead page for a quick overview of important news. Have  more time? Click "a minute more" to get the full scoop. 

Have an idea for content or questions about the editorial calendar? Email Ashley Page, editor of The IGA Minute. For advertising queries, contact IGA’s Barbara Wiest.