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Do you truly hold yourself Accountable, first?

submitted by Kevin Graff

Playing the ‘blame game’ is the norm, where everyone and everything else is to blame for everything that goes wrong. Unless you begin with “What could I do to make this better?” you’ll never move forward.

Look What The Stork Brought To Your Store!

submitted by Kevin Graff

So, what has the Stork brought to your store? You see, your new employees are much like new babies (hang in there with me if you’re a new employee … I’m not calling you a baby!). New employees certainly aren’t babies, but you need to care for them in many of the same ways.

12 Eye-Popping Quotes from RetailNOW 2017

submitted by Jim Roddy

I’m sorting through my notes and Twitter feed from #RetailNOW2017, held Aug. 6-9 at Paris Las Vegas, and noticed tons of quotes I think you’ll find interesting and insightful.

Are You Diligent in Holding Your District Managers Accountable?

submitted by Kevin Graff

In the retail sector, we’re pretty good about holding our store managers accountable. We crank out all kinds of objectives and measurements to make sure that each location can ‘hold its own’ as a separate business unit … and heaven help the Store Manager who isn’t up to snuff!

The Disruptive Future of Retail Loss Prevention

submitted by Tony D'Onofrio

Consumer Trends Collide with Increased Theft Opportunities. Security business as usual will not be an option. The CXX suite will demand new loss prevention solutions that do not detract from differentiated immersive brand experiences.

Want to Improve Your Profit Margins? Here are 6 Tips to Try

submitted by Francesca Nicasio

Here's an in-depth guide on how to increase your profit margins. Check them out and see if you can apply them in your business.

You’re Busy? Get Over Yourself And Lead

submitted by Kevin Graff

Busy? We're all busy. What we need are Leaders who aren't too busy to actually lead.

7 Critical retail questions requiring new metrics and collaboration

submitted by Chris Petersen

You can’t manage what you don’t measure. Retailers have always measured sales at a location. With today’s customers, how those purchases occur and flow across channels is just as important as the final sale receipt.

Our love/hate relationship with Routine

submitted by Kevin Graff

Love them or hate them, routines that relate to both your personal and professional goals can dramatically improve your life. If you're not happy with your results, maybe it's time to change your routines.

Ultimate Irony – Amazon building warehouse at former US Mall

submitted by Chris Petersen

There is no place to hide or safe category, in order to survive retailers of all sizes must have solutions for the “last mile” to your door.