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Independent Grocer Financial Study Insights - Webinar

The Illinois Retail Merchants Association welcomes Stan McClintock, VP of Sales for FMS Solutions, as he presents insights from the recent Independent Grocers Financial Study. Don’t miss this informative webinar that will provide independent grocers key findings that can help to inform business decisions, enhance profitability, improve efficiency, and improve overall performance.
September 12, 2023
9:00 AM
Registration Required.




The past year has been defined by inflation, fundamentally altering consumer shopping patterns, and in turn, many sales and operational strategies among independent grocers. The meal landscape continued to be home-centric, sustained by high inflation levels, resulting in the resurgence of money-saving measures among shoppers with an intensity reminiscent of the Great Recession. Consumers attempted to stretch their food dollars by focusing on sales promotions, shopping more stores, and buying fewer items.

Independent grocers did what they do best: pivot to best meet the new marketplace opportunities and challenges. By exploring the results of this annual NGA/FMS Solutions survey, Stan McClintock, VP of Sales, will offer insights on how to continue to navigate the difficult waters of 2023 and beyond, including operational, sales, and financial benchmarks for peer-to-peer comparisons. Attend this webinar to identify crucial findings that can inform your business decisions, enhancing profitability, efficiency, and overall performance. We look forward to your attendance!


YOUR PRESENTER  – Stan McClintock

Stan McClintock started his career in a small grocery store when he was 14 years old bagging groceries, racking bottles, and sweeping the store. During this time working with an independent store in Old Hickory, TN he eventually worked in every department of the store. He would become a vacation relief manager while in college for assistant store managers and produce managers in this 14-store chain. Later he was a scan coordinator for the first POS scanning system in middle Tennessee. After graduating college, he went to work for The Kroger Company as a co-manager and then became store manager for stores in and around Atlanta, GA. After a brief stay managing stores for BI-LO in the Carolinas, he moved into wholesale working for Malone & Hyde, Fleming Inc., and then AWG. Stan worked in many areas at wholesale including Counselor, New Business Development Manager, Education and Training, and Retail Pricing Manager. During his time at wholesale Stan produced Proforma for remodels and new stores, put together training programs for large companies, and led over 50 different training classes on everything from store operations to improving management skills, to understanding financials. Stan also completed several courses with Cornell University Food Industry Management program and has also been certified by FMI/Cornell University as a food safety and sanitation instructor. Stan has used his experience with FMS to exceed customers’ expectations by providing benchmarking, best practices, and decision support to help retailers succeed. “It’s been a lot of fun working with friends helping them grow their business”.