• Supermarket Sense Attendee Testimonials

Supermarket Sense

Jonathan Raduns

“I would highly recommend Supermarket sense. I feel there is a depth of knowledge here that I haven’t found in other presentations or programs throughout the country, and I have visited many stores and conferences. This was jam packed with information. I feel that I am leaving with a highly regarded group of professionals that I can use as a resource going forward.”

Jonathan RadunsMerchandising Food LLC
Harry Garafalo

Session – Creating an Ideal Shopping Experience with Jack Sjogren

“The segment on lighting was very good, and the impact that lighting had on product really opened our eyes. We will go back and take a look at some of the planning we are doing and how we light some of our departments.”

Harry GarafaloShopRite
Martha E Quintero

I’m heading up a new prototype store with 5,000-10,000 square feet; convenience store with at twist on Walgreens. For us, getting the business end, operations and logistics working together is the key to our success. We just went through a cost-reduction analysis, and now we are working on how to increase sales, get more consumers into the stores and how to be different from the other guy. The tools I have learned here (at Supermarket Sense) will help us achieve this in half the time. I am really excited about what I can take home from here.

Martha E QuinteroEl Machetazo
Sherry Gage

Session – Creating an Ideal Shopping Experience with Jack Sjogren

“Great presentation! Very interesting data presented in a “I’m in charge of bakery, deli and food service as far as preserving the integrity of the food. Jack’s session on lighting has been a huge help.”

Sherry GageShopRite
Robin Thompson

Session – Merchandising With The Five Senses with Roxanne Johnson and Margie Proctor

“Merchandising With The Five Senses with Roxanne [Johnson] and Margie [Proctor] was very insightful. Bundling senses to help sell was amazing. Learning there are ways to bring scents and other things into our store to assist in the selling process was extremely exciting.”

Robin ThompsonRaleys
Chef Joseph Kratochwill

“It was great to interact with other people in the industry; getting people’s perspectives, the different ways of handling operations, sharing information, things that I am doing well and things other people are doing well. In general, the whole merchandising experience from cases, the food, to how to reach out to our customers and give them a better store experience and better products really helps us with growing our sales and operations.”

 
Chef Joseph KratochwillSomerset Stores LLC
Rina Virgilio

Session – Pressed, Juiced, Pureed, A la Mode or on the Rocks with Jack Sjogren and Kelly Sayko

“This session showed all aspects of juicing and how to implement into our retail environment. It’s a department that can help differentiate us from other retailers.”

Rina VirgilioConcord Food Centre, Canada
Chris Cochran

Session – Pressed, Juiced, Pureed, A la Mode or on the Rocks with Jack Sjogren and Kelly Sayko

“My favorite session was the juicing program. The takeaway from this was the equipment used, the amount of space that needs to be allocated, the quality and type of equipment needed for running that type of operation. One of my intents coming out here was this program, and now I can bring back information and show everyone what it would take to start a juicing program.”

Chris CochranRetail Specialist, CC Consultants
Rachel Marshall

“New trends and ideas presented in all the presentation of Supermarket Sense included the buying power of millennials in 2017, which was a shocking number of 200 billion. We have been looking at millennials as a design professional for the past 2+ years knowing that they will have an impact on the market, but seeing the actually figures associated with them was very important to me.”

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