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Thank You.

submitted by Kevin Graff

Thank You. Such a simple concept. Such an amazing thing do. Something I need to say to so many. What I’m saying is “Thank You” to all of you that have allowed me, and my team, to be inspired by … you. A while back I hit a wall. The ‘grind’ hit me hard and nearly stopped me in my tracks.

What really gets in the way of training success at store level?

submitted by Kevin Graff

What does it take to roll out a great training program at store level? Better yet, what does it take to sustain one at store level? Do you have the answer on the tip of your tongue? Don’t fret, many retailers out there don’t have the answers either.

Do You Sound Like A Parent, Or A Leader?

submitted by Kevin Graff

As leaders it's important to understand what each person on our team values, irrespective of when they were born. Every generation brings strengths to the workplace and it's our job as leaders to keep everyone focused on one common goal.

Hey District Managers. Check it out – this one’s for you!

submitted by Kevin Graff

The role of the District Manager is probably the one that can affect sales the most out of any other role in a retail organization. Think about it. An under-performing region can greatly affect the bottom line of a company.

There are 2 Kinds of District Managers. Ask Yourself This…

submitted by Kevin Graff

In the roles I’ve played in my career, I’ve worked with Retail District Managers in various capacities. I’ve learned there are 2 kinds of District Managers; The Pencil Pusher and The Sales Driver. There’s a big difference between the two. Let's take a closer look...

Being Empathetic Isn’t Being A Softy

submitted by Kevin Graff

Empathetic Leadership is the ability of leaders to understand, relate to and be sensitive to customers, their team members and even the communities they serve. That’s going to require a giant leap forward for some, but don’t worry, we can all do it. Consider the benefits of being more empathetic...

Who’s Leading Your Team in this Retail Battle?

submitted by Kevin Graff

With summer quickly coming to an end and we look ahead to the biggest, most important selling season in retail, we wanted to ask you, who’s leading your team to battle during this make-it-or-break-it time of year?

Spotlight on Success … Retail Rock Stars!

submitted by Kevin Graff

Our VP, Linda Montalbano came back raving about two Managers from CANEX (a longtime client of Graff Retail) and we needed to find out why. Meet Nicole and G Money...

What I Learned From 3 Great Shopping Experiences

submitted by Kevin Graff

Often, our blogs talk about what’s broken in retail and how to fix it. But let’s turn the tables for this posting. I want to share three recent shopping experiences that were all great, and that were all built on a common theme.

5 Steps To Selling More In Your Store … Today.

submitted by Kevin Graff

It’s summer. It’s hot. It’s vacation time.
The last thing anyone wants to do right now is read a long blog.
So, let’s get down to the point right away.
You could, and should, be selling more in your stores every day.
Here are 5 things you can do TODAY to sell more...