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Lane Configuration Optimization: Forecasting for the Future

Our retail front end examination continues with a look at how forecast accuracy supports improved throughput, queuing and employee scheduling. Getting it right yields big rewards: reduced shopping time, shrewd labor use choices, and ultimately, a positive impact on sales and profitability.

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From Gas to Grocer: Still a Store, but More

As convenience stores keep evolving, so has their need for enhanced training, communication, food safety, sanitation, employee scheduling and more. Part 2 in our series explores expanded requirements of this increasingly sophisticated and complex retail format.

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From Door to Floor: Making the New Process Stick

In our prior blog post, we discussed basic and practical ways to develop stocking methods that will improve productivity on the sales floor. In this post we discuss what you must do to transition the idea from the drawing board to implementation to lasting practice…

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Gen Z POV: Getting Retail’s Next-Gen Workforce on Board

When companies invest in employee education, training, rewards and work environments, Gen Z delivers the best results. This POV outlines how flexibility, recognition and development potential are key to retaining Gen Z talent!

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Check This Out: A New Age for Front Ends

Every brick and mortar retailer knows customer experience is paramount. A positive experience can mean increased conversion, basket size and return shopping. A negative experience can lead to sales lost to an already competitive e-commerce market. It should come as no surprise that the front end can make or break a customer’s experience in store. It represents…

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Journey From Standards to Scheduling: Validating Your Labor Hours

Have you considered a full hours validation to ensure your work hours are optimally placed? We outline the steps you need in this critical process to complete the journey to an effective schedule for your store!

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From Door to Floor: Improving Productivity in Stocking

Stocking retail shelves might seem basic, but the interesting part of stocking is what happens before an associate even reaches the aisle. Learn how stocking is really a series of events that that not only fills empty space and but achieves customer satisfaction!

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From Gas to Grocer: The Past, Present and Future of the Convenience Store Format

Convenience stores in the U.S. and U.K. have evolved, increasing their range of offers, store size and adapting to local customer demands. In this series, we explore the C-store format and interesting operational and food safety challenges.

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Managing Change: Communication Is the Key

Communication is truly the key to successful change management. Taking the right steps to analyze, plan and communicate will help ensure that your new retail program or process is a success!

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Gen Z POV: In-the-Trenches Insights From Retail’s Next-Gen Workforce

This Gen Z POV provides first-hand insights into what makes Gen Z tick from the perspective of retail’s next-gen workforce. Check out opportunities retailers should consider to benefit all employees!