Retail Perspective

Be True to Your Cause

Many Monday morning meetings focus on observations made by management during weekend visits to the competition‭. ‬These observations usually focus on what the competition is… Read More


Waste Not, Want Not

During conversations on sustainability in the boardroom‭, ‬the topic of donating out-of-date‭, ‬or over-ordered‭, ‬or unsalable merchandise is often discussed‭. ‬Management also looks at this… Read More


The Proper Mindset

During the third month of the summer selling season‭, ‬much of the strategy revolves around preparation for back-to-school‭. ‬Meetings primarily focus on the store’s‭ ‬“other”‭… Read More



Tech Versus Networking

During conversations with management concerning attendance at industry trade shows‭, ‬the question often comes up from management as to why it is necessary to attend… Read More



Evaluating Produce Labor Hours

Come every January‭, ‬Monday morning meetings generally turn to the subject of executing the plans and merchandising strategy for the New Year‭. ‬Occasionally‭, ‬a brave… Read More




Changes of Season

As summer fades into fall‭, ‬discussions in the Monday morning staff meetings turned to the changing of the seasons and the need to‭ ‬change merchandising… Read More