We know Grocery is the most complex sector of retail. Weighing produce and meats, managing out of stocks, and reacting to price changes across an inventory that often includes well over 30,000 items is challenging. Layer in an unprecedented year like 2020 – and retailers are juggling the same operational challenges but with an overnight increase in sales and complete paradigm shift in consumer behaviors. To meet these consumer behaviors retailers are implementing new technology.
This article was originally published by The Shelby Report and can be viewed here.
In today’s world, the power of information is right at our fingertips. Anything you want to learn, buy, or watch can be accessed via smart phone, tablet, or computer. This has made processes easier, more organized, and efficient. Technology has changed how we communicate, pay bills, and even how we date. We’ve eliminated the necessity of shopping in retail stores, renting VHS, buying vinyl records, and now – going to the grocery store.
TRUNO has its roots in point of sale solutions, which means we understand both the complexity and the importance of those systems. We also know it’s vital your POS integrates seamlessly with your back office software. Together, these solutions create the lifeblood of your store. But as customer preferences and needs change, you’ll need new and different technology in order to keep up.
TRUNO’s steadfast promise to navigate our partners through the ever-changing world of retail technology drives us to continually grow our offerings. Our current product portfolio provides capabilities in point of sale, margin management, productivity, digital commerce and risk management. Paired with complete integrations into our customers’ data and operations, we offer a comprehensive end-to-end solution that can be tailored to each retailer. Now, we are expanding point of sale in a truly impactful way.
When TRUNO started serving the retail industry 40 years ago, our focus was on providing point-of-sale systems to grocers. Since then, we’ve expanded our service offerings to meet the ever-changing needs of our customers—and their customers. In addition to POS hardware and software, we provide integrated retail technology solutions that support the front of the store, the back office and everything in between. Today, we’re putting our attention back on the point of sale, but not in the way you might think.
Last month we held our fifth annual TRUNO Client Conference in Frisco, Texas, just north of Dallas. With record turnout from partners and customers alike, the event was our best yet! The conference is always a great time to build relationships, share and receive insight from others in the industry and discuss key trends in retail technology solutions.
Today's "on-demand" culture of convenience and instant gratification continues to drive the growing eCommerce trend. In 2017, more than half of Americans cited online shopping as their preferred shopping method. While this doesn't mean the death of brick-and-mortar retail, it does reflect a definite shift in consumer expectations.
The 2017 NGA Show had its largest turnout ever with the focus to bring industry representatives from the independent supermarkets, wholesale, manufacturing, and food service together to learn about the newest products & trends and connect with fellow professionals.
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