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  1. Technology & Innovation
Strap in for a glimpse into the not-too-distant future where our retail escapades are getting an android-assisted upgrade! From precision shelf stocking to whizzing through checkouts, let’s wheel through six ways in which robots are already revolutionizing the entire shopping experience. Stockroom Sorting Shenanigans There’s now a wide variety of different types of robots for […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Everyone makes mistakes; it’s just a simple fact of life. However, when it comes to payroll, errors can be costly – in more ways than one. Did you know that companies, on average, make 15 payroll mistakes per period and that each one costs an average of $291 to be remedied? To make matters worse, […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Retail and 2024 are both in full swing, and both the year and commerce kicked off at the National Retail Federation in New York City in early January. This is always a vibrant, engaging and important whirlwind for me… and an experience I look forward to every year. After all, as a self-described retail geek, […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Alright, so let’s chat about beefing up your store’s security. It’s important to have some top-notch strategies in place to make sure your shop is locked down tighter than a drum. Forget about basic locks—think next level tech and tactics that really work. Stick with us and we’ll reveal what it takes to make a […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Remember the days when malls and Main Street stores were bustling every single day? Things took quite a nosedive after internet shopping took off a couple of decades ago – so brick-and-mortar retail establishments have had to adapt to stay in the game. As customers continue to purchase items online and get them delivered to […]
  1. Associates & Employees
Creating a positive workplace for retail staff is akin to setting the stage for a grand performance. The ambiance directly impacts the show’s success. Fostering an environment where employees are valued and feel motivated not only enhances their job satisfaction but also amplifies their productivity. Yet far from being just another nice gesture or the […]
  1. Corporate Finance
As needs and the finance landscape evolved, credit and consumer spending became a formal deed. It’s when interest started creeping into the picture, and now, it’s a common part of the spending and borrowing game. It actually feels like when you go to a cash-only party to a world of plastic cards and interest rates […]
  1. Channel: Restaurants
The restaurant business has always been a tough nut to crack, but things have hit a whole new level of challenging ever since the pandemic.  Even well established restaurateurs are now grappling with dwindling footfalls, inflationary pressures, and rising rents and wages, among a slew of other factors, that are slowly, but surely running them […]
  1. Operations & Supply Chain
Truckers and retailers are basically the Batman and Robin of the supply chain universe. They’ve got this intricate dance going on that keeps shelves stocked and customers smiling. Now grab your CB radio and fasten your seatbelt, ’cause we’re about to hit the highway on how truckers roll out goods to our local shops. It […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Yo, indie retailers! If you’ve ever felt the squeeze of back-to-back customer bookings or no-shows throwing off your groove, listen up. We’re diving into the art of finessing your client scheduling system so it works like a dream. Alright, get ready to level up because we’re talking prime-time appointment magic here. From shaving minutes off […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Whether or not New Year resolutions are your thing, I think it’s fair to say everyone would like their year ahead to be more profitable. How they aim to accomplish that may vary, but the simple goal of making more profit when operating your business rarely – if ever – escapes a professional’s wish list […]
  1. Partnerships & Alt Profit
Calling all fellow conscious consumers and retail gurus! It’s now 2024, and we’re all trying to shop without feeling like we’re destroying the planet, right? Well, retailers have been stepping up their game to deliver exactly that: a guilt-free experience that doesn’t skimp on satisfaction.  We’re talking about eco-friendly practices that are slicker than ever, […]