Store Operations Checklist

To assist multi-unit retailers starting or improving their retail audit program, Compliant IA regularly publishes how-to guides, best practices, and checklists. Use this sample checklist to create or update store standards or operations programs across your retail locations. First impressions On a scale of one to ten; how presentable is the store? Are carts or baskets … Continue reading Store Operations Checklist

KPI Checklist for Retail Stores

Key Performance Indicators are performance measurements that help you know if your retail business is reaching its goals and operating optimally. KPIs help you measure, detect and respond to dips in sales and margins and other strategic facets of your retail business. Below, some sample Key Performance Indicators for retail stores. Monthly Sales What are … Continue reading KPI Checklist for Retail Stores

Food Safety Checklist

Conducting food safety checks not only keeps you compliant and protects the brand from claims, lawsuits, and other headaches but also encourages staff to act appropriately. “The audit process itself becomes a driver for people to not only comply, but to actually have the right behaviors and be able to work safely and respond to things … Continue reading Food Safety Checklist

Checklist for Multi-Unit Thrift Stores

Whether you are a thrift store, consignment store or vintage retailer, you have a wide range of duties across several departments. From receiving and approving donations, sorting, pricing and finally merchandising items, the use of a smart checklist will improve the performance of your store...and your bottom line. Use this sample checklist as a guide … Continue reading Checklist for Multi-Unit Thrift Stores

Exterior Area Checklist

The exterior areas around your stores are critically important to first impressions! Below, a list of criteria for ensuring the area around your stores is clean and safe. This checklist comes from the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety and is included here in case the information is moved or removed from their website. Around the … Continue reading Exterior Area Checklist

Health and Safety Checklist

To assist multi-unit retailers beginning a new audit or compliance program, Compliant IA regularly publishes how-to guides, best practice content, and advice from retail experts. Use this sample checklist as a guide to add to your own checklist, or jumpstart a new health and safety program for your locations. Entrances and exits No cracks, damage or … Continue reading Health and Safety Checklist

Loss Prevention Checklist for 2019

To assist brands beginning a new audit or loss prevention program, Compliant IA regularly publishes how-to guides, best practice content, and advice from retail experts. With “shrinkage” amounting to 1.7% of gross sales for the average North-American retailer, the financial stakes are high.  Use this sample checklist as a guide to minimize theft, fraud, vandalism and … Continue reading Loss Prevention Checklist for 2019

Merchandising Checklist for 2019

To assist multi-unit retailers starting or improving their retail audit program, Compliant IA regularly publishes how-to guides, best practices and checklists. Use this sample checklist to create or update your visual merchandising program across your retail locations. Store Exterior Is signage clearly visible to passing pedestrian and car traffic? Are store hours up to date … Continue reading Merchandising Checklist for 2019

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What is a Smart Checklist?

A smart checklist has points, best-practice pictures, supporting files, conditionals and action plan recommendations. It allows company standards to be checked, deficiencies tracked, assigned and resolved. It guarantees programs and policies are deployed in full, in time, in every store. A smart checklist is typically built online with a Form Builder or in Excel and … Continue reading What is a Smart Checklist?

Marijuana Retail Checklist

A marijuana dispensary compliance checklist ensures that your dispensaries have the right processes and systems in place to meet regulatory, community and health and safety standards. With the legalization of Marijuana in Canada potentially creating a $23 billion business opportunity, retailers looking to join the legal cannabis market will face a myriad of regulations in … Continue reading Marijuana Retail Checklist