How to Market Your Sustainable Brand

The scientific community and members of the public are increasingly concerned about the future of the environment. More consumers are reflecting on the sustainability of their own lifestyles, and this is mirrored in the brands they support and their purchasing choices. As consumers give more thought to environmental responsibility, many retailers are adopting more responsible … Continue reading How to Market Your Sustainable Brand

How IoT is Transforming Retail and Food Service in 2020

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a term that’s been around for a while. And though conversation around the buzzword fluctuates, it’s is already ingrained in most major retailers’ day-to-day operations. IoT is literally every device, tool, machine, and human that transfers data over an internet connection.  IoT technology in retail is expected to reach … Continue reading How IoT is Transforming Retail and Food Service in 2020

How to Implement New Technologies in Your Retail Business 

Is your store bogged down by slow and inefficient processes? Are you always having to put out fires or correct mistakes? Or maybe you have customers who aren’t too happy with the in-store experience. If you can relate to any of the above, chances are your store can use a tech upgrade.  While there’s no … Continue reading How to Implement New Technologies in Your Retail Business 

4 Types of Inspections that Protect Store Operations

Conducting store inspections (also called retail audits, store visits, or store walks) should be on every retailer’s agenda for 2020. Why? Store inspections promote higher overall compliance with brand standards, shrink the gap between stores and head office, and improve customer experience by ensuring merchandising, service, and safety standards are executed consistently. So what types … Continue reading 4 Types of Inspections that Protect Store Operations

4 Ways to Automate in Retail

Retailers are held to higher standards than ever before. The most successful brands are nimble, customer-first, culture-oriented, and efficient. That’s a tall order. And management staff are feeling the pressure. In fact, 72% of business managers are overwhelmed by their job. Retail automation empowers brands with better data, increased efficiency, and overall cost savings. It … Continue reading 4 Ways to Automate in Retail

5 Manual Processes District Managers Should Automate in 2020

Working as a retail district manager requires you to become a jack-of-all-trades. You oversee multiple stores in your region, handling their store-specific issues on a day-to-day basis. Concurrently, you’re tasked with ensuring that each store aligns with the company’s operational guidelines and longer-term strategic goals.  To thrive in this fast-paced business environment, you need to … Continue reading 5 Manual Processes District Managers Should Automate in 2020

4 Ways Visual Merchandising Improves Customer Service and Engagement

With the amount of competition out there, retailers are looking for new and better ways to stand out in the crowd. Most are looking at bigger and better ads, having a great online store, and a growing presence on Social Media.  While all of these are good ideas, they usually take time to show results. … Continue reading 4 Ways Visual Merchandising Improves Customer Service and Engagement

5 Tips for Creating Campaigns That Increase In-Store Traffic

If you’re in retail, we’re willing to bet that getting more visitors to your location is pretty high up on your wish list for 2020 (or any other time, for that matter). More traffic leads to more sales and revenue opportunities, which could translate to a higher bottom line and a healthier retail business. That’s … Continue reading 5 Tips for Creating Campaigns That Increase In-Store Traffic

How Retailers can Create a Positive First Impression

When was the last time you made an assumption about something? Or someone? The reality is, assumptions are often made instinctively – whether they are right or wrong. It’s human nature to react to situations, experiences and even people despite not knowing anything about these scenarios. It’s fair to say that first impressions matter – … Continue reading How Retailers can Create a Positive First Impression

7 Tips to Increase Same-Store Sales in Retail

It goes without saying that retailers should always strive to improve same-store sales. Increasing your revenue (along with maintaining a healthy profit margin, of course) will lead to a thriving and growing retail business.  To that end, let’s look at some of the ways that you can boost your same-store sales.