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Episode 33

This week David Smith spoke with Dale Farley and Kevin Ergenbright. Both men have long histories in the grocery industry. They talked about what allowed each of them to outpace their national competition over the last few months. Pay attention to the things they have been doing. If you haven’t been doing something similar in your stores it’s time to start. You can register for the Virtual Innovation Showcase by going to awgshows.com/login.

AWG Brands July Promotional Content

Happy July! This patriotic month also features some tasty food holidays such as National Baked Bean Month, National Hot Dog Month, National Ice Cream Month, National Picnic Month and National Pickle Month. Use the following digital content for your website, social media platforms, emails and more to promote AWG Private Brands. Please note the AWG Brands Digital Playbook for Retailers has moved from Google Drive to box.com. This change will help make the Playbook more accessible than Google Drive. Best Choice Video of the Month July’s Video of the Month is called the Best of Best Choice’s Weeknight Dinners. This video showcases our Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas, Salmon Italiano and Skinny Garlic Shrimp Pasta. You can share this short video from the Best Choice website, YouTube, or using the native files found here. Best Choice Recipe of the Month July’s Recipe of the Month from the Best Choice Calendar is Red, White and Blue Cheesecake. This recipe showcases the following Best Choice products: sugar, fudge mix, sour cream, heavy whipping cream. The recipe can be shared from the Best Choice…

Episode 31

There is so much to talk about around AWG and VMC this week. First Sean Kosednar talks with VMC leadership about how they have been getting on over the last few months as well as what they have planned for the rest of the year.  Then AWG President & CEO David Smith returns for Retailer Rundown. This week David is joined by Elliot Christensen followed by Randy Stephersen. If you need examples of “what’s next” for your store Elliot and Randy have it.  Afterwards Sean asks David and Randy about the recent announcement of the new All-in-One distribution hub in Hernando, MS. 

June AWG Brands Promotional Content

June is almost here. June offers a variety of different food holidays such as National Candy Month, National Dairy Month, National Iced Tea Month and National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month.  Use the following digital content for your website, social media platforms, emails and more to promote AWG Private Brands. Please note the AWG Brands Digital Playbook for Retailers has moved from Google Drive to box.com. This change will help make the Playbook more accessible than Google Drive. Best Choice Video of the Month June’s Video of the Month is called the Top 3 Summer Desserts. This video showcases our Frosted Peanut Butter Cookie Brownies, Rocky Road Pie and Ice Cream Cake. You can share this short video from the Best Choice website, YouTube, or using the native files found here. Best Choice Recipe of the Month June’s Recipe of the Month from the Best Choice Calendar is Fresh Berry and Spinach Smoothie. This recipe showcases the following Best Choice products: frozen berries, plain yogurt, and Clearly chia seeds. The recipe can be shared from the Best Choice website or…

Episode 30

David Smith called this episode a Grocery Retail Master Class. First the AWG President & CEO talks with Jeff Woods and Frank Archer. Then David is joined by Carly Whorton who has implemented some really great innovations since the beginning of the pandemic.  

Episode 29

Only one guest this week, but wow is it a good one. Scott McKenzie from Nielsen. AWG has been working with Nielsen to see how AWG retailers compare to similar retailers across the country. Nielsen’s wealth of data has also be invaluable during the COVID-19 pandemic as they work in countries around the globe. They were able to see the virus spread and were able to predict how things would go as it entered to areas. David and Scott have a wide ranging and in depth conversation about the future of the recovery, customer behaviors, and what AWG members can and should be doing.

Grocer Pod – Episode 28

AWG President & CEO, David Smith is back for another edition of Retailer Rundown. This time there is a twist. James Neumann and Jim Zyrowski are the first two conversations. Learn why it is so important to have your own meat cutters. Then our first vendor visits the rundown when Inmar’s Craig Rosenblum talks with David about how technology will help independent retailers. 

AWG Brands May Promotional Content

Hello May! This month offers a variety of different food holidays such as Hamburger Month, Egg Month, Salsa Month and Barbecue Month.  Use the following digital content for your website, social media platforms, emails and more to promote AWG Private Brands. Please note the AWG Brands Digital Playbook for Retailers has moved from Google Drive to box.com. This change will help make the Playbook more accessible than Google Drive. Best Choice Video of the Month May’s Video of the Month is called Greek Donuts. This video includes a three-ingredient recipe with Best Choice’s milk, yeast and flour. You can share this short video from the Best Choice website, YouTube, or using the native files found here. Best Choice Recipe of the Month May’s Recipe of the Month from the Best Choice Calendar is White Chocolate Raspberry Parfait. This recipe showcases the following Best Choice products: frozen raspberries, white chocolate chips and lemon juice. The recipe can be shared from the Best Choice website or from the Best Choice social media sites, like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest. The native files…