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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. 

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. 

Grocer Pod – Episode 26

This might be the best edition of Retailer Rundown yet. AWG President and CEO David Smith  talks with Pat Raybould and Mark Griffin about all the great things they are doing for their employees. Tony Ingraffia had some outstanding insight and should resonate with every retailer. Board Chairman Barry Queen gives an impassioned talk for AWG members.  After that Dylan Queen joins Barry and David for another great conversation.

Grocer Pod – Episode 23

We are debuting a new segment on Grocer Pod – Retailer Rundown with David Smith. That’s right, the the AWG President and CEO joins the show to talk to some retailers about how they are handling COVID-19 in their stores.  In more exciting news Grocer Pod is moving to a weekly format. News is changing so fast these days that waiting a month wasn’t possible. Look for Retailer Rundown segments each week for the foreseeable future.  If you have questions or need more information about anything from this episode please email Sean Kosednar.

Grocer Pod – Episode 22

On this month’s Grocer Pod, Sean Kosednar sits down with Joel Riggs to talk about all the different services store engineering and DSG provide members. Next, Kate Favrow describes AWG Brands‘ plans for the Innovation Showcase in March. There are new planograms for salad dressing and skin care from the category sales teams. For implementation information contact Dan Roehl.