Father’s Day in Retail: Interesting Facts and Emerging Trends

Seasonal programs like Father’s day drive big profits for retailers and restaurants. Father’s Day spending is expected to total a near-record $15.3 billion in 2018! “We are pleased to see consumer confidence continue to rise, leading to another near-record holiday spend on Father’s Day. Leading into the second half of the year, Americans are looking forward to treating their dads … Continue reading Father’s Day in Retail: Interesting Facts and Emerging Trends

5 Tips to Help Your Cannabis Dispensary Stay Compliant

While the regulations around cannabis retail in Canada are still being ironed out, we do know one thing: the industry is booming. According to the Cannabis Economic Account, "In 2017, about 4.9 million Canadians aged 15 to 64 spent an estimated $5.7 billion on cannabis for medical and non-medical purposes. This was equivalent to around … Continue reading 5 Tips to Help Your Cannabis Dispensary Stay Compliant

Retail Audits – The Definitive Guide

Who is this Guide for? This comprehensive guide to retail audits is for multi-unit retailers in industries like restaurants, convenience stores, pharmacies, spas and clinics, telecommunications, and alcohol retailers. This guide also helps parking operators and manufacturers or distributors of consumer packaged goods. If you need to collect or validate data in stores/geographic locations, this … Continue reading Retail Audits – The Definitive Guide

3 Operational Strategies to Consider When Choosing a Parking Operator

New technologies are constantly emerging to better process parking transactions and provide real-time availability. The true success of any parking facility must still follow some very basic operating principles. Real-time vehicle movements, revenue transactions, and data management are all great operational resources for owners, but if industry best practices are not in place, annual facility … Continue reading 3 Operational Strategies to Consider When Choosing a Parking Operator

Loss Prevention Challenges in 2018

In retail today, every dollar counts. Shrink has a significant effect on a retailer’s bottom line. A recent study by the National Retail Federation (NRF) found an average shrink rate of 1.44%, costing "the overall U.S. retail economy $48.9 billion.” Below a list of 4 loss prevention challenges retailers are facing in 2018, and how … Continue reading Loss Prevention Challenges in 2018

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

Case study: How a Risk Management Firm Used Location Audit Software for Safety Audits

Customer Privately owned UK insurance broker and their risk management partner specializing in safety analysis and legal compliance in construction and engineering sectors. Problem The customer required the flexibility to create and update numerous specialized forms based on client needs, record non-compliant safety issues in real time, track resolution and easily identify safety trends for … Continue reading Case study: How a Risk Management Firm Used Location Audit Software for Safety Audits

Mother’s Day in Retail: Interesting Facts and Emerging Trends

Mother's day is the third largest retail holiday in the U.S, following Christmas and the back-to-school season. Seasonal programs like Mother's day drive big profits for retailers and restaurants. Mother’s Day spending is expected to total a near-record $23.1 billion in 2018! “This year’s Mother’s Day forecast is one of the strongest we’ve ever seen. With spring in full bloom, … Continue reading Mother’s Day in Retail: Interesting Facts and Emerging Trends

7 Visual Merchandising Techniques to Increase Sales

Visual merchandising creates an impact and makes an impression on every guest who visits your business. Anything the customer can see from the outside of the store and throughout the interior can work to optimize the retail space. From storefront displays to signage and overall floor plan, effective visual merchandising works cohesively to reflect the … Continue reading 7 Visual Merchandising Techniques to Increase Sales

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