Retail Basics

The New Operational Basics for Continued Profitability

The reason retail basics continue to be so important is that profit margins in the grocery industry are slim and getting slimmer. Labor, cost of living and competition have contributed to mounting financial pressures, and staying focused on good operations is the difference between a profit and loss. That’s always [...]

By |April 10th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Featured, Solutions|Tags: , |

Retail Operations Survey 2002 Report: Invest in Success

Available only as a PDF below, due to complexity of content. Prepared with the help of the Data Analyst Team* * Data analysis was carried out by a team of people from around the country: Walden Swanson, Kate Sumberg, Peg Nolan, Dave Gutknecht, Patricia Cumbie, Connie Cleary, John Eicholz, John [...]

Revisit Retail Basics in Hard Times

Everyone in retail knows that there’s always a balance between good service and operating costs. When recessionary times hit, many businesses look to cost-cutting measures to survive. But sometimes cutting back on benefits staff or customers previously enjoyed can negatively affect customer interactions, causing further sales decline. Improving current operations [...]

By |July 30th, 2009|Categories: Solutions|Tags: , |

Are You Certifiable? Retail Organic Certification

By Mark Mulcahy, Cissy Bowman 094 May - June - 2001 One of the hottest topics in the retail environment is how the new Organic Rule will affect us. One of the main areas in question is the certification of a retail produce department. I recently spoke with Edward Brown, [...]