Retail execution is the set of practices and enabling technologies responsible for the complete and timely implementation of store programs, standards and directives at store level. This article sheds some light on the purpose, scope and best practices of retail execution. The intended audience is merchandisers, retail operations professionals, area sales professionals, consumer packaged goods … Continue reading What is retail Execution? Purpose, Scope and Best Practices.
Task execution at store level is a challenge for most retailers. An effective task management system drives store execution, participation and engagement to new heights. A common mistake retailers make is trying to manage tasks over email. It is next to impossible to keep on top of complex programs and many moving parts through email … Continue reading Retail Task Management, Comprehensive Guide
Nobody said running a retail business would be easy. Even the most conscientious retailer can get bogged down trying to juggle the tasks that comprise day-to-day responsibilities. That’s why business operations need to be approached strategically. From managing sales associates to keeping a fresh flow of inventory stocked on the shelves, you can cut costs … Continue reading Retail Best-Practices to Help You Streamline Store Operations
Running a retail store is complex, and it might be difficult to know just where to start when you’re smoothing out your processes. But making retail operations run more efficiently should be at the top of every retail executive's to-do list, and the tips below will get you on the path to streamlined success. 1. … Continue reading 8 Ways Retailers can Streamline Store Communication and Execution
Problem: Executing a Product Recall The Center for Disease Control and Prevention lists 36 investigations for foodborne E. coli outbreaks for 2019 alone! The latest culprit, romaine lettuce, was identified in November 2019. Forty people in 16 states became ill with the outbreak strain of E. coli O157:H7. The result was a massive product recall. … Continue reading How-to and case study to Quickly Execute a Product Recall
Retailers, manufacturers, distributors and operators are all struggling to do more with less. Fewer resources, smaller budget, less time. You need to communicate and execute programs and standards, you need to protect the brand, collect information from the field, and send directives to stores. You need to do that with limited resources. Do you buy … Continue reading Operations Software: Buy or Build?
If you have retail stores, or franchisees, you need to send and receive information from stores. How to do this effectively is less obvious. Let's dive in. From head-office to the stores The need Head office needs to communicate information to all/some stores, in all/some regions. This information travels "downward" and may be used to … Continue reading How to Implement Two-Way Communication Between Stores and Head-Office
Retail task management is the process of managing tasks including priority, due date, granular distribution to selected recipients, tracking and reporting. Task management helps retail brands achieve specific goals through the distribution of actionable and trackable requests. Key Functions of Retail Task Management software Retail Task Management software needs to: Allow users to create and … Continue reading What Is Retail Task Management?