When hiring, all businesses seek to do one thing: bring in the best person for the job. However, this is easier said than done, as the career marketplace can be a complex and competitive environment. Not to mention, the global economy was shaken by the events of 2020, so retail and other industries have changed … Continue reading How to Hire Former Retail Employees
Getting sued is a retailer's worst nightmare. Lawsuits aren’t just stressful and time consuming, they’re notoriously expensive. With average attorney rates ranging from $250 to $550 an hour, businesses can expect to shell out hundreds of thousands dollars (likely more) in the event of a lawsuit. Then there are the hard-to-quantify costs that come with … Continue reading 6 Reasons Retailers Get Sued — and How to Avoid Them
Between rapidly changing consumer trends and more competition, agility is a super power in the retail industry. If you want to thrive today and in the coming years, it’s critical that you learn how to be fast, nimble, and adaptable. This post explores the topic of retail agility in more detail, and sheds light on … Continue reading How to Be an Agile Retailer: 6 Expert-Backed Ideas
Consistency is the bedrock of any successful franchise business. Customers expect the same experience from your brand no matter where they’re shopping, eating or staying, which is why it’s important to keep your franchisees in check and ensure they stay consistent with brand standards, corporate guidelines and policies. A good starting point to achieving this … Continue reading 7 Ways to Deal with Rogue Franchisees
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In the food service and hospitality business, running a single-unit operation is hard enough, but managing several locations multiplies the challenges. Customers expect a dependable, consistent quality of food, service, and ambiance with each and every visit to each and every location. You might be providing exceptional dining experiences at your flagship establishment, but that’s … Continue reading How to Offer a Consistent Dining Experience Across Several Locations
Since the beginning of the pandemic, the restaurant industry has suffered the most losses, both in terms of sales and jobs. During the first 12 months alone, total sales were down $270 billion and over 8 million jobs were lost. As restaurants continue to recover and resume operations, most operators believe it will take them … Continue reading 7 Ways to Create an Inviting Restaurant Atmosphere
When it comes to running a convenience store, crafting an appealing visual merchandising strategy should be high up on your to-do list. In-store visuals and presentation serve many important functions, including guiding shoppers to the right places and driving sales. That’s why it’s essential to continuously improve your visual merchandising practices. To help you accomplish … Continue reading Visual Merchandising for Convenience Stores: 5 Great Tips to Try
Maybe you woke up today thinking "I haven't perfected field operations. I am not getting locations to execute brand standards and whether they do or don't, I don't know about it". Maybe you're okay with that. If so, you can stop reading now. Maybe you didn't wake up like this. Maybe you woke up thinking … Continue reading What Will You Do Today?
Retail is a highly-competitive industry with generally tight margins. Managing inventory, leases and labor costs alone make retail profitability a difficult balancing act at the best of times. But that's not all. Today's retailers must adapt to rapidly changing customer sentiments, weather and the pressures of e-commerce. Add a pandemic to the mix and it … Continue reading 3 Steps to Easier, Faster Store Execution
Did you know that the US has more than 150,000 convenience stores accounting for 80% of total motor fuels sold across the country? In such a fiercely competitive industry, staying competitive and profitable remains a huge challenge for c-store owners. This guide discusses a handful of practical ways to enhance the c-store experience and boost … Continue reading 12 Ways to Put the “Convenience” Back in Convenience Stores
Getting shoppers into physical stores has become more difficult over the past year due to the pandemic. And while industry data shows that foot traffic has somewhat recovered, there’s still plenty of room to improve. As such, it’s more important than ever to focus on in-store customer conversions. After all, attracting shoppers to your store … Continue reading 5 Reasons People Leave Your Stores Without Buying Anything (and How to Fix it)
A site inspection keeps your business, employees and customers safe by identifying potential hazards and risks. Here are some tips on using site inspections to reduce commercial insurance premiums. While an insurance company will often send an inspector to survey the site when you insure a new property and business, taking a preemptive approach can … Continue reading How to Use Site Inspections to Reduce Commercial Insurance Premiums
Inventory may be retail’s bread and butter, but it’s still very much a people-centric business. From stock managers keeping products in check to associates assisting shoppers on the sales floor, retail businesses are run for people by people. As such, the more engaged your employees are, the more likely your company will thrive. For this … Continue reading How to Bring Out the Best in Your Retail Employees
The start of the year is always a good time to ideate and come up with new business practices. And one of the most important areas to consider when making changes is your retail store design. Aesthetics, shopping behaviors, and consumer preferences are always evolving, so you need to make sure that your store’s look … Continue reading New Year, New Look: 9 Ways to Spruce Up the Design of Your Retail Stores
No retailer likes to think about injured employees and customers, but it’s something that you need to consider and prepare for. Workplace injuries cost business owners and at least 1 billion a week — not to mention the tremendous hassle that comes with such incidents. Simply put, accidents and injuries can land your business in … Continue reading How to Minimize Injuries and Liabilities in Retail: 9 Tips
Everyone makes mistakes, and in retail, those errors can be costly. We've caught up with experts for tips to prevent human errors in retail.
It’s the busiest time of the year for retailers. Because of all that happened since the pandemic began, most of the challenges that you’ll face this year will likely take place behind-the-scenes instead of behind the counter or on the sales floor. Online sales will surge this year due to continued social distancing and health … Continue reading Timely Order Fulfillment – How to Tips for Retailers
2020 year in review - 7 essential lessons and expert advice to help retailers prepare and improve their business for 2021.
So how do you grow a retail concept from 5 stores to double digits? We caught up with retail experts to share their insights.