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Episode 31 show art Episode 31

Grocer Pod - Presented by AWG - Grocery, Marketing and more

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. 

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Episode 30 show art Episode 30

Grocer Pod - Presented by AWG - Grocery, Marketing and more

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.  

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Episode 29 show art Episode 29

Grocer Pod - Presented by AWG - Grocery, Marketing and more

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. 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.

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Episode 28 show art Episode 28

Grocer Pod - Presented by AWG - Grocery, Marketing and more

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. 

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Episode 27 show art Episode 27

Grocer Pod - Presented by AWG - Grocery, Marketing and more

Sean Kosednar spoke with Adam Salus about pharmacy departments. And then AWG President and CEO David Smith returned for Retailer Rundown. David talked to Dale Trahan, Ben Dishman, and Scott Schmunk. 

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Episode 26 show art Episode 26

Grocer Pod - Presented by AWG - Grocery, Marketing and more

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.

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Episode 25 show art Episode 25

Grocer Pod - Presented by AWG - Grocery, Marketing and more

Retailer Rundown is back for its third week. AWG President and CEO talks with Steve Edwards, Jeff Strack, and Jim Brown. This week the conversations focus on what the three men have learned in the past six weeks, and how they will apply those lessons moving forward.

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Episode 24 show art Episode 24

Grocer Pod - Presented by AWG - Grocery, Marketing and more

AWG President and CEO David Smith joins Grocer Pod for the second installment of Retailer Rundown. This time David asks Kim Eskew, Jimmy Nichols, and Rick James about where they plan to take their stores moving forward. 

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Episode 23 show art Episode 23

Grocer Pod - Presented by AWG - Grocery, Marketing and more

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. 

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Episode 22 show art Episode 22

Grocer Pod - Presented by AWG - Grocery, Marketing and more

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. 

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