Alec Veinger

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How to Keep Your Stores ADA Compliant

First enacted in 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires retailers to provide access to their goods and services to people with disabilities. Back in 2017, U.S. stores were hit with more than 7,500 lawsuits—costing over $100 million—for failing to properly meet ADA requirements. Because the ADA doesn’t require prior notice of alleged violations, […]

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Data-driven intel is the key to helping today’s retailers reduce their carbon footprint in a variety of ways. From cutting back on print overages to saving fuel by avoiding unnecessary store checks, here are three ways retailers can rely on store intelligence solutions to help with sustainability. Avoid Overage – Reduce waste and print overages […]

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As in-store pick up grows in popularity, retailers are doing everything they can to ensure the success of their buy online, pick up in store (BOPIS) program. However, creating a streamlined click and collect strategy doesn’t have to be costly and complex. Leveraging custom store intelligence offers retailers valuable store-specific insight that can effectively reduce […]

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Publix, Aldi and Kroger are just some of today’s grocery stores investing millions in store remodeling. However, updating legacy grocery stores doesn’t have to be overpriced and overwhelming. Sometimes all it takes is a little paint, stylish fixtures, creativity and the ability to hone in on important store location details. Reducing renovation costs and complexities […]

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Mankind has made so many advancements over time, from the wheel to landing on the moon and cracking the genetic code. So why do we still struggle with something as basic as communication? In retail, effective communication is the key to everything – employee engagement, store execution and store sales. It doesn’t have to be […]

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Retail pioneer John Wanamaker is credited with saying, “Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is I don’t know which half.” In over 100 years of POP advertising, you could say not much has changed when it comes to overcoming this common retail challenge. In fact, it’s probably gotten harder to […]

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Congratulations, your new foodservice program is a success! The category reimaging looks great. The POP is up and it looks good too. Your customers are raving about your new offerings. But after month one, when the category manager stops checking on the program every day, will it still look as good? Are you sure your […]

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No doubt about it, retailers have a lot on their plate: from juggling the day-to-day challenges of running stores to developing their brand, coaching and retaining employees, and ensuring compliance with federal, state and local requirements. And it all must be done well, at the same time, like a well-oiled machine. Fueling the machine are […]

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Are your internal processes restricting collaboration? Is slow response time undermining your marketing strategy? With the introduction of new marketing channels and competition, as well as pressure to demonstrate even greater ROI, there’s no better time for marketers to consider a change. But you don’t have to change your management style. You just need to […]

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If you don’t know the term “data silo,” I’m sure you know the feeling. It’s the inability to find the store information you need when you need it. I’ve heard the horror stories: “I spent six weeks combing through all of our store spreadsheets and still didn’t know if the data was up to date. […]

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