From May 2015

Engaging Your Retail Staff

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Too often retail staff and associates have no idea how to convey their store’s brand to the customer and why it’s important. According
to the Gallup State of the American Workplace report, “When organizations successfully engage their customers and their employees, they experience a 240 percent boost in performance-related business outcomes compared to an organization with...

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Kraft-Heinz Merger Affect Retailers

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DEAL SUMMARY The recently announced merger between Kraft and Heinz will create the fifth-largest food company in the world and the third-largest in the U.S. when the deal is finalized, which will likely be some time close to the end of the year. Deals of this size typically take many months to complete because they are subject to a...

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New Store Openings: Brick-and-Mortar Gets Creative

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Brick-and-mortar retail is not standing still in the face of online challenges. Canadian sports equipment giant Bauer will be opening eight to 10 stores in North America. Known for its hockey gear, the company saw the opportunity to boost flagging hockey enrollment by offering a new retail concept into the mix. Customers will be able to test the merchandise on an...

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