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November 29, 2018

Festival Foods deploys SmartSense solution across its stores in US

US-based privately-held grocery chain Festival Foods has partnered with SmartSense by Digi to deploy SmartSense food safety solutions across its 32 locations.

US-based privately-held grocery chain Festival Foods has partnered with SmartSense by Digi  to deploy SmartSense food safety solutions across its 32 locations.

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  • Five-year forecasts and the impact of COVID-19
  • The performance of the online channel versus offline
  • Major trends in the market including rapid delivery, ambient retailing, supply chain disruption, and inflation
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The retailer selected SmartSense for task management and continuous temperature monitoring, as well as to help it enhance food quality and safety, increase employee efficiency and reduce inventory loss.

Festival Foods has tested SmartSense solutions during a 30-day pilot programme for real-time, product-level monitoring in all refrigeration units, food temperature monitoring in deli sections and automated task management.

“SmartSense is a proactive approach to equipment maintenance and food safety that gives us the operational oversight we need to improve our bottom line and serve our guests better than ever.”

Festival Foods food protection and regulatory affairs director Hsing-Yi Hsieh said: “SmartSense is a proactive approach to equipment maintenance and food safety that gives us the operational oversight we need to improve our bottom line and serve our guests better than ever.

“Now, every store has real-time access to temperature and food safety data at the product level, and we’re able to get ahead of any potential issues well before they become a reality.”

In addition, the solution will assist the company to accurately monitor temperature readings and automated record-keeping. It will reduce lost inventory and manual tasks as well as save money and employee working hours.

SmartSense by Digi offers subscription-based services to wirelessly monitor task management activities and the temperature of perishable goods across food service, healthcare and retail industries.

Festival Foods is entirely family- and employee-owned with more than 7,500 employees working across Wisconsin.

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What’s the forecast for the food and grocery industry?

The food and grocery sector thrived during the pandemic, largely due to the shutdown of the food service industry and the sector’s subsequent necessity, panic-induced bulk purchasing, and spending more time at home. The market has grown as a result of inflation. Consumer unwillingness to go out and socialize, and the reopening of several hospitality facilities, helped maintain the demand for groceries, particularly online, in 2021. As consumer behavior changes, we consume more food and drink at home, and inflation increases basket sizes. GlobalData predicts that the sector will continue to hold a higher share than had been predicted prior to the pandemic. This is true despite the fact that the food and grocery sector's share of overall retail will decline from its peak in 2020. This report will discuss market forecasts and key themes in the global food & grocery industry in 2022 and beyond. It covers:
  • Market drivers and inhibitors
  • Five-year forecasts and the impact of COVID-19
  • The performance of the online channel versus offline
  • Major trends in the market including rapid delivery, ambient retailing, supply chain disruption, and inflation
Assess developments within this sector to help your business thrive in 2022 and beyond.
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