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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Self-Checkout Criminals On the Rise

Self-Checkout Criminals On the Rise

Many grocery stores these days have adopted self-checkout stands to help speed up and enhance customers’ shopping experiences. Self-checkout stands certainly benefit the customers, but perhaps more than the company would like them to. A new wave of self-checkout...

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Local VS Organic Produce

Local VS Organic Produce

There are many different options available when it comes to buying groceries, such as buying your produce locally or preferring an organic option. More and more customers have been embracing the organic food movement but have not yet convinced the majority. In a...

The Ultimate Meat Label

The Ultimate Meat Label

When I go to the grocery store to pick up any kind of raw meat to cook for dinner, I always find it difficult to choose which piece or package is the best. What exactly are you supposed to look for in order to choose the best tasting piece? Do you judge by the biggest...

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