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5 Operations Tips From the 2019 NRHA STIHL Foundations of Leadership Conference

Foundations of Leadership Conference

The 2019 NRHA STIHL Foundations of Leadership Conference took place on the show floor of the 2019 Independent Garden Center Show at McCormick Place in Chicago. The site was also home to the first annual Independent Home Improvement Show, presented …

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Animal Lovers Make Good Customers

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Lochard Do it Center is for the dogs—and cats. The business, based in Sidney, Ohio, holds several events to benefit the Shelby County Animal Rescue Foundation (SCARF) throughout the year. “We invited SCARF to host adoption events at our store,” …

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Test Your Team on Loss Prevention

stern hardware owner

Can your cashiers identify behaviors that are associated with shoplifters? Are your sales associates set up for loss prevention awareness? Use the following scenario to test your team’s skills when it comes to keeping the store, their co-workers and customers …

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Shut Down Criminals Before They Break Into Your Business

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Preventing loss at your business requires a holistic approach that involves everything from the customer service you provide on the salesfloor to the sophistication of the POS system that keeps track of your sales. That approach is similar whether you …

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10 Approaches to Address Loss Prevention

Earlier this summer, the National Retail Federation (NRF) released its 2019 National Retail Security Survey. The organization compiles the report based on surveys from loss prevention professionals who represent 63 companies within more than a dozen retail segments. The survey …

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How I Did It: Increased Annual Sales From $1M to $6M

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Having started in lumberyard management early in his career, Jeff Van Well is in a fairly ideal position to turn a struggling lumberyard around. He found that opportunity in 2016 at A2Z Home Center. The Chino Valley, Arizona, operation was …

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Use Big-Box Examples for Your Social Media Policy

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Many of the best-known big-box retailers have developed their own social media guides for employees to follow as they post to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other platforms on behalf of the company. Take a look at three companies and how …

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The Benefits of Creating a Social Media Policy

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Retailers have seen the lightning-fast rise of social media over the past decade. What was once an online diversion has become a key element of marketing strategies and community involvement. Within seconds, anyone with a social media account can broadcast …

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