Higher consumer expectations. Clear labeling of all ingredients addresses consumer concerns about allergens, conscious healthy eating choices, desire for gluten-free products, and other dietary demands. Thus, convenience stores, supermarkets, and food manufacturers and wholesalers must provide thorough, accurate, transparent labeling of all ingredients.
Source-to-store inventory tracking. From the warehouse, across the supply chain to delivery at the store, it’s critical to track and label inventory to ensure freshness and quality. Once food service items arrive in the grocery or convenience store, they must be packaged and identified at the POS. This allows cashiers to quickly and easily scan the correct items at check-out, ensuring proper price capture and accurate item sales counts for inventory reconciliation.
Agility is key in food service. Retailers are always looking for ways to improve flexibility and speed when featuring daily food service specials and promotions. On-demand label printing can allow them to get the most accurate labels on items ASAP without the hassle and expense of ordering custom labels. There also is a need to produce labels with variable freshness dates to indicate “sell-by” and “use-by” dates.