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Brandon Lederer

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Whether you’re looking for ways to reduce shrink or comply with regulatory requirements, a rigorous store-level audit process is critical to protecting and substantiating company assets. But store audits definitely have their challenges: Traditional methodologies include a visit from internal auditors or the loss prevention team who complete a formal audit plan. This leads to […]

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Your AccuStore team traveled to New York in January to take in three days of retail excitement and innovation at The National Retail Federation’s BIG Show.  It’s always energizing to see what’s new, celebrate success, talk about challenges and, of course, meet with retailers like you. The big theme this year was how to improve […]

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How to Get Your Data to Talk

“If you torture the data long enough, it will confess.”- Ronald H. Coase Do you feel like you have to torture the data at your company to get the answers you need? Or maybe the tables are turned and it’s the data (or lack thereof) that’s torturing you! A case could even be made that […]

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Retail’s Game Changer

July 15 was indeed a game changer for retail.  It was the day an iconic brick-and-mortar closed (FAO Schwartz) and an online powerhouse retailer (Amazon) invented its own sales holiday that became bigger than Black Friday. Add in Amazon going to same-day delivery and those physical advantages that brick-and-mortar retailers had are starting to disappear. […]

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Are you struggling to extract useful insights from the store profile data available to you? Does it feel like the biggest obstacle to your success is sitting right down the hall, in a data silo controlled by a protective department head? From bottlenecks to missed opportunities, here are 7 reasons to get rid of your […]

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Reducing Costs with Surveys

How surveys can pinpoint waste and improve efficiencies. Retailers often invest extra time, resources and manpower (money!) when they don’t have accurate data from the field. When your retail organization has an accurate profile of every store, you can eliminate guesswork in determining store needs, improve maintenance scheduling and ensure that you only purchase the […]

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There is a proven correlation between customer satisfaction, employee engagement, and the financial performance of a store. The results are evidence that frequent store visits are important to ensure that stores are receiving the right support and the most attention from the above store teams; allowing store associates to remain focused on heads up customer […]

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Retail Audit

Customers are picky, and retailers know it. When preventable problems like long checkout lines, inconsistent labeling, and confusing product placements make shopping a challenge, customers will vote with their feet – and your bottom line will take a hit. A retail audit helps you identify issues that negatively impact the customer experience. With consistent, accurate […]

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Store Compliance Audit

A store compliance audit supplies action-ready intelligence you can use to protect your brand, safeguard company assets, and stay true to corporate guidelines. As a retailer, you face tough compliance challenges. High turnover, inconsistencies among locations, and competing demands on field employees’ time make it difficult to deliver consistent customer experiences. And in cases where […]

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