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New HR & Benefits Column Launched by The Shelby Group

Tackles top labor challenges faced by independent grocers

Ridgeland, Mississippi (September 19, 2017) – Chris Cooley, co-founder of MyHRConcierge and SMB Business Advisors will pen a monthly column for The Shelby Report called HR & Benefits News. The new column, which will run online each month and in select print editions, debuts in the October issue of The Shelby Report.

Labor Costs & Risks Growing

Labor and benefits costs are by far the largest expense grocers face and they’re rising as a percentage of sales, according to the 2017 Independent Grocers Financial Survey.

“Better management of increasing regulations and costs have become top concerns for many independent grocers,” notes Lorrie Griffith, editor-in-chief for Shelby Publishing Co. “Our new HR & Benefits News column is a way to provide monthly updates on regulatory and labor issues that directly impact our readers.”

Practical HR Updates for Grocers

“Actively managing HR compliance and benefits is essential to curbing labor costs not to mention financial risk,” notes Cooley. “We wanted to help grocers face this important challenge head-on. This monthly column is one way we are sharing practical updates they can use to recruit and retain employees; reduce risk from labor laws; and save time with HR compliance.”

About MyHRConcierge

Faced with increasing labor costs and the rising risks from lawsuits, government inquiries and fines, many grocers are looking for a simpler, more affordable way to effectively handle HR challenges. MyHRConcierge delivers HR and benefits solutions designed specifically for small and mid-sized U.S. grocers. Clients rely on MyHRConcierge for knowledgeable experts backed by secure systems. We help our clients with Economical Benefits, Labor Compliance, Employee Screening, HR Policy Development, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and a host other challenges.

About The Shelby Report

The Shelby Report delivers complete industry news and insights to the retail food trade nationwide through distribution of five monthly regional print and digital editions:

The Shelby Report of the Midwest
The Shelby Report of the Southeast
The Shelby Report of the Southwest
The Shelby Report of the West
The Griffin Report of the Northeast

The Shelby Report aims to educate and inform the entire food supply chain–from manufacturers and wholesalers to independent and chain stores–to help build, maintain and improve their businesses. Relevant and timely information is reported on our website, theshelbyreport.com, and is delivered daily via our Shelby Report e-Newsletters. Serving the retail food trade since 1967, The Shelby Report is “Region Wise. Nationwide!”


Chris Cooley | 09/18/2017