Episode 45

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/16655831/height/100/width//thumbnail/no/render-playlist/no/theme/custom/tdest_id/685026/custom-color/9932cc” height=”100″ width=”100%” scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen] This week AWG President and CEO David Smith talked with Paul Adams and Carey Berger about succession planning. 

Episode 44

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/16367300/height/100/width//thumbnail/no/render-playlist/no/theme/custom/tdest_id/685026/custom-color/9932cc” height=”100″ width=”100%” scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen] This week AWG President and CEO David Smith talks with Joe Koppeis and his team. Joe operates two stores in Illinois. Having a small team gives him a unique perspective that we wanted to highlight on Grocer Pod. Learn about adding Freshop as an online shopping platform, digital coupons, and special merchandising events that bring the community together.  

Episode 43

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/16306406/height/100/width//thumbnail/no/render-playlist/no/theme/custom/tdest_id/685026/custom-color/9932cc” height=”100″ width=”100%” scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen] This week AWG President and CEO David smith sits down with Leslie Sarasin, FMI President and CEO. You won’t want to miss all the helpful insights Leslie provides. 

Episode 42

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/16215518/height/100/width//thumbnail/no/render-playlist/no/theme/custom/tdest_id/685026/custom-color/9932cc” height=”100″ width=”100%” scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen] This week AWG President and CEO David Smith sits down with Chief Financial Officer Gary Koch. Gary updates us on the financial landscape for AWG and its members. He also has good advice for both the short and long-term future.

Episode 41

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/16111073/height/100/width//thumbnail/no/render-playlist/no/theme/custom/tdest_id/685026/custom-color/9932cc” height=”100″ width=”100%” scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen] Grocer Pod is back after a short break. AWG President & CEO David Smith talks with Chief Human Resource Officer Patrick Reeves. They discuss the current state of workers. Pat also has advice for what AWG members can do to be more attractive to potential new hires. 

Episode 40

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/15766799/height/100/width//thumbnail/no/render-playlist/no/theme/custom/tdest_id/685026/custom-color/9932cc” height=”100″ width=”100%” scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen] David Smith talks with EVP Jeff Pedersen about everything AWG has been doing to assist members during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Episode 39

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/15659573/height/100/width//thumbnail/no/render-playlist/no/theme/custom/tdest_id/685026/custom-color/9932cc” height=”100″ width=”100%” scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen] Jan Sokol, from GOT Systems, makes her return to Grocer Pod. This week she joins AWG President and CEO David Smith. The two talk about all the new programs GOT has, and how they can save AWG Members money. 

Episode 38

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/15583838/height/100/width//thumbnail/no/render-playlist/no/theme/custom/tdest_id/685026/custom-color/9932cc” height=”100″ width=”100%” scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen] This week’s show kicks off with a conversation with Adam Salus about Pharmacy. There is obviously, lots to talk about when it comes to healthcare. Then AWG President and CEO David Smith talks with Michael Sansolo in a wide ranging interview about the grocery industry.  Register for the Virtual Innovation Showcase and the 2020 Fall VMC Show at www.awgshows.com  

Episode 37

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/15520763/height/100/width//thumbnail/no/render-playlist/no/theme/custom/tdest_id/685026/custom-color/9932cc” height=”100″ width=”100%” scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen] This week AWG President and CEO David Smith is joined by Chris Jones from National Grocers Association. Chris gives an updated on NGA’s legislative efforts as well as what AWG members can expect in the proposed Corona Virus Relief bill. 

Episode 36

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/15390014/height/100/width//thumbnail/no/render-playlist/no/theme/custom/tdest_id/685026/custom-color/9932cc” height=”100″ width=”100%” scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen] AWG President & CEO David Smith talks with Doug Madenberg and Brian Numainville from Retail Feedback Group. They discuss the group’s 2020 report on Online and Instore Grocery Shopping.