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Learn from the Competition! Here’s what you need to do…

submitted by Kevin Graff

In today’s competitive market place, you need an edge. But where do you find it? Do you just sit around waiting for a magic wand or the perfect merchandise to appear? Not in this world! The answer is actually staring you right in the face ... you must learn from your competitors!

How to Prevent and Handle Shoplifting in Your Retail Store

submitted by Francesca Nicasio

Stop losing money and merchandise to shoplifters. Here's a detailed guide on how to prevent and deal with shoplifting in your retail stores.

Moving to a New Retail Management System? Here Are 5 Big Challenges to Prepare For

submitted by Francesca Nicasio

Getting a new POS or retail management system? This post discusses 5 major challenges to prepare for. Read this before making the switch!

Foregoing clicks and betting on bricks … What’s the story?

submitted by Chris Petersen

Retailing has historically been product centric, focused on selling things. Today's consumers are looking for stores and experiences that are bigger than the product itself, something ecommerce cannot easily provide.

You Only Know What You Know … Which Is What May Be Stopping You!

submitted by Kevin Graff

Let’s get this out of the way right up front. I think I know a lot. And, the guy I work for? Well, he thinks he knows even more!
But the most important thing we know is that what we actually know is just a very small fraction of what there is to know. Yes, I’m confident in my knowledge, but...

The World’s Most Valuable Technology and Retail Brands

submitted by Tony D'Onofrio

Forbes recently published the latest list of the Top 100 World's Most Valuable Brands. With focus on retail and technology sectors, by the numbers, following are key insights from the 2016 edition. "A business based on brand is, very simply, a business primed for success"

7 Practical Ways Brick-and-Mortar Stores Can Compete with Amazon (and Other Ecommerce Sites)

submitted by Francesca Nicasio

Struggling to compete with ecommerce giants like Amazon? This post has 7 powerful tips for going up against online retailers.

The Uberization of Retail Security

submitted by Tony D'Onofrio

The future of retail requires immersive interactive customer experiences across all channels, both virtual and in the store;
Store associates as passionate brand ambassadors that engage a mobile educated shopping consumer. Here is an Uber Source Tagging example.

What’s the #1 Missing Ingredient from Retail Sales Training?

submitted by Kevin Graff

If you don't already have a sales training program in place to teach your sales staff how to sell and service your customers, you need to get one! If you do have a sales training program in place, but it's not working as well as you hoped, maybe you are missing a key ingredient...

How to Increase Retail Sales per Square Foot and Improve Store Productivity

submitted by Francesca Nicasio

Practical advice for maximizing productivity and sales per square foot in your stores. Check it out.