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From Romaine to Ground Beef and Beyond, Why Pay More for Recalls Than Necessary?

Kara Watson, February 5, 2019

Over the past 12 months, three major E. coli outbreaks decimated sales of Romaine lettuce, rearranging and upsetting the salad bowls of America. Numerous salmonella scares caused recalls of eggs, chicken and turkey—not to mention nearly 20 million pounds of ground beef—from a number of different suppliers. And that’s just a fraction of fresh food recalls that made the news in 2018, and it doesn’t touch on recalls of packaged, frozen or prepared foods.

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The Modern Retailer’s Top 5 Resolutions for 2019

Kara Watson, December 28, 2018

At TRUNO headquarters in Lubbock, Texas, we may not have snow for the holidays—it’s not even dipped to freezing this week—but we can’t help inserting the holiday spirit into everything we do this time of year. Lately we’ve written about what we’re so thankful for in 2018, as well as this year’s perfect Christmas gift for retailers. We even talked about how to stay jolly while protecting yourselves from holiday shoplifters.

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Rise Above Recalls with FreshTrax

TRUNO, December 11, 2018

Over the past 3 months, there have been over 6,000 tons of beef recalled due to E. Coli and Salmonella contamination. For grocers, product recalls can cost precious time, money, and resources. TRUNO provides a meat grind management solution that can pinpoint recalled items and allow the grocer to act quickly to prevent the spread and consumption of contaminated products.

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'Tis the Season to be… Shoplifted? 5 Tips for Preventing Retail Theft

Kara Watson, December 4, 2018

According to the National Association for Shoplifting Prevention, more than 10 million people have been caught shoplifting over the last five years. And with the holiday season in full swing, increased store traffic means a greater risk of retail theft than at other times of year. 

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Why We're Thankful for Data

Kara Watson, November 13, 2018

At TRUNO, we have a lot to be thankful for: our customers, our partners and all the great folks who make up the TRUNO team. But we’re also thankful for data, because it drives so much of what we do as a company and how we’re able to help retailers thrive.

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Are You Prepared for Seasonal Hiring?

Jonyce Putman, October 23, 2018

Holiday-shopping season is just around the corner—will you be adequately staffed to handle the rush? As shoppers hit the stores earlier and earlier each year, retailers have to fight to keep up. If you’re looking at the calendar and think it’s already too late, the right technology may be able to help you prepare.

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How Retail Technology Solves the Challenges of a Store Operator

Uwe Von Sehrwald, August 14, 2018

As vice president of sales for TRUNO, I’m constantly thinking about how we can improve the lives of store operators. My passion for helping retailers solve challenges is a direct result of my own career in the industry. I know first-hand the thoughts that keep a store operator up at night, but I also know how the proper retail technology can help them sleep easier.

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No Signature Required: Changes to Payment Processing

Paul Willoughby, August 7, 2018

In April of this year, all of the major credit providers—Visa, Master Card, American Express and Discover—did away with requiring signatures at the point of sale. Why did they require signatures in the first place, why don’t we need them now, and what does this change mean for retailers?

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The Grocerant: Where Convenience is King

Kara Watson, June 25, 2018

Not so many years ago, grocery shopping used to be a more personal experience. Families shopped at the same store every time, usually on Sundays, to buy food and supplies for the week. It was quite common—and even expected—for shoppers to build relationships with store employees. The butcher knew customers’ names and what cuts their families preferred. And the cashier greeted them with a smile and asked them how their day was going.

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Are you still PCI Compliant?: Changes to Payment Regulation in 2018

Kara Watson, May 15, 2018

Earlier this year, enforcement of the latest version of Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS 3.2) went into effect. The new payment security regulation, originally introduced in 2016, is aimed at better preventing, detecting and responding to cyberattacks that can lead to payment data breaches.