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

Retail Task Management – A Comprehensive Guide

Retail task management is the process of managing tasks to ensure in-store compliance and execution. This comprehensive guide to task management is for retailers and includes the main reasons stores fail to complete tasks and what you can do about it.

Holiday Prep Guide [INFOGRAPHIC]

The holiday season accounts for 20% of the retail industry’s annual sales, and it is responsible for up to 30% of some individual retailers’ total sales. Are you prepared? The accompanying infographic, Small Business Holiday Prep Guide, is intended to serve as a holiday preparation checklist when it comes to two of the most important … Continue reading Holiday Prep Guide [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Tips for Smooth Store Operations This Holiday Season

The holidays are a time of cheer, celebrations, and (unfortunately) stress. Days are busier, nights are longer and the overall well-being of yourself and your store staff is often compromised due to the extra demands that the holiday season brings. There are a lot of things to consider when it comes to preparing for this … Continue reading Tips for Smooth Store Operations This Holiday Season

Miscommunication in Retail (And How to Fix It)

Miscommunication in retail happens. But when it happens in your stores, it feels like a surprise every time. It’s easy for HQ to miss out on essential information from physical stores––especially when your corporate headquarters is housed separately from your brick-and-mortar locations. If you feel like you’re dropping the ball on the communication front, you’re … Continue reading Miscommunication in Retail (And How to Fix It)

Retail Best-Practices to Help You Streamline Store Operations

Nobody said running a retail business would be easy. Even the most conscientious retailer can get bogged down trying to juggle the tasks that comprise day-to-day responsibilities. That’s why business operations need to be approached strategically. From managing sales associates to keeping a fresh flow of inventory stocked on the shelves, you can cut costs … Continue reading Retail Best-Practices to Help You Streamline Store Operations

What is Compliant IA?

Compliant IA provides inspections, action plans, tasks and corrective actions for operations, merchandising, loss prevention and security. July 2019 Customer Survey Results • 95% of Compliant IA customers report improved health and safety. • 92% of Compliant IA customers report improved execution of merchandising programs. • 92% of Compliant IA customers report saving time on … Continue reading What is Compliant IA?

7 Manual Processes Every Retailer Should Quit Doing

Retailers — actually, all entrepreneurs — are busier than ever, with most business owners feeling like they don’t have enough time. Research by management consulting company The Alternative Board found that 72% of business managers feel overwhelmed by their roles and responsibilities. Can you relate? If so, then you should make it a priority to … Continue reading 7 Manual Processes Every Retailer Should Quit Doing

7 Things Retailers Can Learn From Apple

In order to grow as a business, you have to learn from the best in the business. And when it comes to retail, it doesn’t get much better than Apple. When Apple released their financial results for its fiscal 2018 fourth quarter, it was revealed to be a quarterly revenue of $62.9 billion, an increase … Continue reading 7 Things Retailers Can Learn From Apple

How-to Quickly Execute a Product Recall

Problem: Executing a Product Recall The Center for Disease Control and Prevention lists 36 investigations for foodborne E. coli outbreaks for 2019! The most recent culprit, romaine lettuce, was identified in November 2019. Forty people in 16 states have become ill with the outbreak strain of E. coli O157:H7. The result was a massive product … Continue reading How-to Quickly Execute a Product Recall

6 Essential Tools Every District Manager Should Use

While your success as a district manager largely depends on your skills and knowledge, the tools that you’re using can significantly affect how well you do your job. That’s why it’s vital that you utilize solutions (i.e., apps, platforms, services, etc.) that keep you informed, boost your productivity, and make your job easier overall. Need … Continue reading 6 Essential Tools Every District Manager Should Use

Scoring the team really makes it better!

You are a leader for a challenging retail company and the new year is upon you.  As you review last year’s performance, you notice areas where your team could have delivered more.  From margins to inventory turns, you need this year to be better. However, how many meetings can you have to send the same … Continue reading Scoring the team really makes it better!

5 Essential Components for a Successful In-Store CPG Launch

Fact: CPG product launches are tough. According to I.R.I, more than 10,000 new products hit the retail shelves each year, but “less than 10 new launches capture more than $100 million in year-one sales.” If you’re a CPG firm looking to launch a new product, then your work is clearly cut out for you. How … Continue reading 5 Essential Components for a Successful In-Store CPG Launch