How to Offer a Consistent Dining Experience Across Several Locations

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

7 Ways to Create an Inviting Restaurant Atmosphere

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

Visual Merchandising for Convenience Stores: 5 Great Tips to Try

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

3 Steps to Easier, Faster Store Execution

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

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12 Ways to Put the “Convenience” Back in Convenience Stores

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

5 Reasons People Leave Your Stores Without Buying Anything (and How to Fix it)

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)

How to Use Site Inspections to Reduce Commercial Insurance Premiums

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

How to Bring Out the Best in Your Retail Employees

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

New Year, New Look: 9 Ways to Spruce Up the Design of Your Retail Stores

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

How to Minimize Injuries and Liabilities in Retail: 9 Tips

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