Store Level Execution

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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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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Beat Amazon at Its Own Game

How Store Technology Empowers Your Growth Strategy At the heart of Amazon’s operation is technology that allows the retail leader to meet its consumers’ ever changing needs. They’ve learned to rely on data to better understand demographics and socioeconomic factors. Brick and mortar retailers seem to think this is an advantage that only e-coms could […]

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New retail store concepts are being built on a “lean and mean” model, with a trend towards smaller size formats. This is great for adapting to more urban environments where millennials live and shop. It’s not so great for your merchandising department. With different-sized stores across the country, it can be hard to hit upon […]

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If you’re like most retailers, it isn’t hard to find information about your stores. There are probably a dozen reports in your inbox! The problem is whether you can trust it. How reliable is it? How old is it? And what happens when your spreadsheet contradicts the information gathered by another department? How confident are […]

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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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Chain Store Age listed five ways retailers can empower their associates with mobile devices to drive sales and create a better store experience. We wholeheartedly agree! Here are five more to add to their list and make it an even 10: Use real-time sharing of store observations and photos. Streamline issue resolution as soon as […]

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In the case of J. Crew, the answer is maybe. CEO Mickey Drexler has been quoted by the New York Times, Business Insider and even Jezebel in blaming the Tilly sweater for killing their sales and 200 jobs. According to Dale Achabal with the Retail Management Institute at Santa Clara University, one bad buy starts […]

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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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