Keeping Your Supermarket Super
With over 38,000 locations nationwide available to the public, reputation and variety are key factors to standing out as a grocery store in a competitive retail market. Today’s on-the-move customers are seeking a wide array of products, not only to nourish themselves and their families, but to provide convenience to their everyday lives. Achieving this is no small feat, but Avert is here to help you navigate the process.
Being able to provide a necessary assortment of products comes with its own set of unique challenges, and consumer expectations for available products are rapidly changing. Where packaged foods previously dominated pantries due to their convenience and price, fresh foods and less processed products are in high demand as a result of a more informed culture. Many customers are adopting healthier lifestyle choices, and grocery stores must respond by meeting this demand. Some of the challenges that come along with these changes include:
- implementing fresh and prepared food departments,
- monitoring products with shorter shelf-lives, and
- meeting specific temperature requirements.
Accompanied with ever-fluctuating consumer needs and state regulation requirements, it’s easy to see how running an effective supermarket might become overwhelming.
But you don’t have to do it alone.
Avert’s specialized team utilizes over 20 years of expertise to optimize your organization, beginning with food safety assessments based on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Model Food Code. Together, our brand experts can help you integrate food safety principles into standard operational practices and provide continuous support to help keep your store on track, enabling you to meet changing demands with ease.
Consistent food safety, quality, and brand protection practices are paramount to success and we can help you reach these goals.
Matthew McClure provides sound strategies that instill cost-effective methods for building robust food safety, operational and quality assurance programs. Along with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Microbiology from The University of Akron and an MBA in Finance from Louisiana State University, Matthew brings over 20 years of experience in the food safety industry to AVERT Food Safety Advisors. His knowledge spans many areas including FDA food processing facilities, USDA meat and poultry plants, dietary supplement manufacturers, retail, cannabis manufacturing, and food service operations.
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