What’s New in Retail MARKET 2.0

What’s New in Retail MARKET 2.0

In addition to changing names from Retail NEXT to Retail MARKET, we’ve updated our POS solution to version 2.0 this month.  Included in the update are lots of new features to help you run your store effectively.   Read ahead to make sure you’re getting the most out of...
Key Takeaways from NGA 2018

Key Takeaways from NGA 2018

NGA 2018 was awesome! The morning sessions were impactful, the conversations enlightening, and the show floor was inspiring.  I’d like to share our top takeaways (secrets) from the show with you all with the hope that the knowledge gained at the show would help...
4 Goals for Grocers to crush it in 2018

4 Goals for Grocers to crush it in 2018

I recently set both personal and company goals for 2018 and I’m determined to hit every one of them.  I was very much inspired by watching the OKR video from Google (Warning: its 1h 29m long with the last 20 being QA), if 1 hour is too much of a commitment here is...
Top Food Trends of 2018

Top Food Trends of 2018

With the surging popularity of fidget spinner toys, grocers can now capitalize on the explosive trend by offering organic cage-free fidget spinners in their stores! Okay, not really…but food trends can change as quickly as toy trends do and it is crucial for...
Add a Spring to Your Customers Step

Add a Spring to Your Customers Step

The seasons have begun to change again. Here in Boston people have started to walk their dogs, lay by the river, and eat outdoors. In warmer weather people no longer crave the same comfort food that they did in the winter. With that in mind, store owners start to...
Tablet POS for your Grocery Store? Not the Best Idea.

Tablet POS for your Grocery Store? Not the Best Idea.

A few years ago IT Retail went on a quest to develop an affordable tablet solution for grocery stores. Being in the POS grocery space for the last 24 years has taught us that grocery stores have very unique needs, and we wanted to use our knowledge to develop a...
How to Sell Seasonal Products in Your Grocery Store

How to Sell Seasonal Products in Your Grocery Store

Many retailer’s years are made or broken during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, and while these spikes of activity don’t hold as true for grocers (people need to eat, right?) it’s still pretty clear that seasonal products are key to our market. After all, is...
3 Simple Ways to Get Your Store Ready for the Holidays

3 Simple Ways to Get Your Store Ready for the Holidays

It has been hypothesized that getting customers into the Christmas spirit will help increase sales. Business News Daily posted an article about a restaurant chain who put this theory to the test. The restaurant chain hung lights outside 6 of their 50 locations. All 6...
Are Your Employees Stealing from You?

Are Your Employees Stealing from You?

As a store owner who do you think is most likely to steal from your business? Do you ever find yourself analyzing suspicious customers, trying to find out where they might be hiding stolen items? Many shop owners are perpetually paranoid thinking that customers are...
The Grocery Manager’s Creed

The Grocery Manager’s Creed

I have spent hours installing IT Retail’s software at grocery stores, supporting the software, and improving the software, during which I have had continual interaction with grocery professionals. My education is in marketing and my blood is entrepreneurial so I...