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Managing Use of Marijuana at Work

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By Roy Strasburger Originally Published in CSP Magazine One of an employer’s main expectations is that staff be mentally alert and aware of the environment around them. The employee can enhance the safety of the business and the people in the store. He or she can also sense when the extra effort is needed to turn […]

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Your Competitor is Your Best Teacher

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The tactics of using a competitor as a benchmark fall into three categories By Roy Strasburger Originally Published in Convenience Store News “THAT’S INTERESTING.” Have you ever walked into your main competitor’s shop and had that reaction? As you look around the store, you see a product you had not heard of, a promotion you […]

Rapid Retail

5 Ways to Optimize Vacant Retail Space

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If you own or operate one or more retail locations, understanding the best ways to merchandise the available retail footprint you have available is essential for maximizing revenues and providing customers with a more complete shopping experience. However, what do you do when you have available space that is not monetized? Read below to find […]

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Put the Store Design to Work

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By Roy Strasburger Originally Published in CSP Magazine Store design is the equivalent of a good store employee: It should help communicate the brand, give the customer more value for their visit and make jobs easier. Most retailers don’t have the luxury of tearing the building down and starting from scratch. So how do we […]

Retail Consulting

As Customers’ Needs Change, So Should Retailers

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C-Store owners continue to face various pressures.  From new competitors and formats, to assortment changes and keeping up with the latest marketing and technological advancements, it’s not easy to keep up with the shifting landscape. Consumer preferences are also changing and recent trends indicate a preference for healthier food options and environmentally friendly products. Consider […]