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By: Sairah Anwar on April 28th, 2020

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Label Insight Launches Fresh PLU Support to Help Grocery Retailers Meet the Needs of Online Shoppers

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As consumers increasingly move online to buy groceries, fresh food products still represent a unique challenge for grocery retailers. According to a survey by Mintel, just one in ten Americans reports having bought fresh produce, meat, poultry, and fish through e-commerce with a majority of respondents pointing to a lack of trust in freshness, food safety concerns, and an inability to see, touch, and sample the product. Historically, the lack of label information and data on these products has been a challenge for retailers. By leveraging the USDA’s Nutritional Database for Standard Reference (SR), we are excited to announce that Label Insight is now able to deliver nutrient and serving size information for any product with a standard Price Look-Up or PLU code. This new offering also enables retailers to expand attribution across these products, highlighting key standard and custom attributes such as “Organic”, “In-Season”, and “Dietitian’s Pick”. 

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Retailers are now able to easily populate fresh produce information into their e-commerce product detail pages, include attributes across these products in their advanced online filtering and navigation, power robust free-text search, and expand in-store shelf tag programs. This additional layer of transparency empowers consumers to make the best and most knowledgeable grocery purchase decisions while retailers have the opportunity to deepen trust and build long-term loyalty with their shoppers, ultimately resulting in increased sales and repeat purchasing. Developed from actively listening to our current retail partners, Label Insight is propelling innovation forward by working with leading retailers to implement this in-market today. 

How does it work?

Label Insight ingests and analyzes data on all products with a standard PLU code and populates nutrient and serving information from the USDA’s Nutritional Database. We then apply our unique expertise and proprietary rule system to analyze fresh products against Label Insight’s continuously growing suite of millions of product attributes including 24,000 attributes per product. With the delivered data, retailers are able to ingest and store this data to fuel various functionalities.

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From the digital produce aisle to packaged goods, we know how important accurate and transparent product information is to the modern grocery shopper. If you are interested in learning more about how to incorporate Fresh PLU data into your e-commerce strategy or have questions about other Label Insight’s solutions, reach out to our Subject Matter Experts here.

About Sairah Anwar

Sairah is an experienced Product Manager and owns the Onboarding Platform at Label Insight. Sairah and team are responsible for the frictionless onboarding of hundreds of thousands of product images by thousands and thousands of CPG brands of all sizes. Sairah loves building great digital products – especially ones that support educators/students or small businesses. And as a product professional, she is dedicated to ideating features that have a strong business value and bring delight to users. Sairah cares about user input and data – a lot and she also believes that a great product person focuses on the user need to empower her team to innovate.