Growing and Sustaining Competitive Advantage in Grocery Retail

Survey Report | 2018

RELEX and Elastic Solutions surveyed leading North American grocers to understand how they view today’s grocery market and what key retail and supply chain planning initiatives they are undertaking to build and sustain a competitive advantage. Fill out the form to get access to the free report.

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    Key findings include:

    • Only 2% of grocers feel helpless because of Amazon’s massive resources
    • 71% of grocers believe that omni-channel is now essential
    • 82% cite fresh products as Very Important to their businesses
    • Average spoilage is costing grocers around $70M going up to several hundred million per year
    • Day-level forecasting and forecast-driven automatic replenishment can significantly reduce spoilage

    Read the report to find out how your operations compare and where you should focus your efforts.

    Grocery Survey 2018 Front Cover

    What is it all about?

    • Between December 2017 and March 2018, RELEX and Elastic Solutions invited supply chain and merchandising executives from the top grocery retailers in North America to participate in the study.
    • Four-fifths of the respondents were Directors, Vice Presidents or higher at their respective organizations.
    • More than one-third of the participating companies had sales of over $5 billion.