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Forget the 4Ps … 4Cs are not enough … The new 4Es of Retail

submitted by Chris Petersen

The 4Ps are dead. Successful retailers are now differentiating through the 4Es – Experience, Everywhere, Exchange, and Evangelism

Cycle Counting 101: A Retailer’s Guide to Partial Stock-Takes and Inventory Accuracy

submitted by Francesca Nicasio

Having trouble maintaining inventory accuracy? Doing regular cycle counts could solve your issues. Learn more in this post.

Subscriptions are literally sucking the life out of stores

submitted by Chris Petersen

Subscription services are sucking the life out of traditional stores. Retail survival requires aligning with consumer purchase behavior.

6 Retail Books You Need to Read

submitted by Francesca Nicasio

This retail reading list will keep you informed and inspired. Check it out.

Spotlight on Success: Fresh Collective

submitted by Kevin Graff

We talk a lot about the importance of celebrating successes with your retail teams. There’s no right or wrong way to do this; just make sure you’re actually doing it and making it a part of your regular daily, weekly and monthly operations in the store.

3 Big Inventory Management Mistakes You Could Be Making (and How to Fix Them)

submitted by Francesca Nicasio

Dealing with retail inventory inaccuracies and other issues? You could be making these three big mistakes.

Are you just playing store?

submitted by Kevin Graff

I had a recent girl’s day out; long overdue and naturally included retail therapy in one of my favourite clothing shops. I have a hard time being a “regular customer” without assessing the entire customer experience! I want to tell you all the amazing goodies I found...but I have a bigger story...

Have You Become ‘Fat And Lazy’?

submitted by Kevin Graff

Relax … we’re not talking about you personally!
In looking through some old newsletters this week, I ran across one that we wrote more than 13 years ago. The story we wrote about resonates as well today as it did back then. And, the retail market is more competitive than ever...

submitted by Francesca Nicasio

Don’t let those darned fraudsters and wrongdoers get the best of your biz.Make your store more secure AND profitable with these tips for lowering shrinkage.

Never Stop Learning and Growing

submitted by Kevin Graff

To stay relevant (and happy) you need to learn new skills, ideas, thoughts and strategies. You need to become a continual learner.

Ask yourself … where do you want to go? Where do you need to grow?