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Summer Dining Trends

Posted by Charles Briggs on Jul 31, 2015 7:00:00 AM

What Diners Want From Restaurants During the Summer

As the temperatures change from season to season, so do diners’ food preferences. Restaurant goers are looking for lighter foods, drink offerings to complement those foods, and innovative new ways of enjoying their food and beverages. From unique seafood dishes to trendy bar food, here’s what diners are looking for this summer.

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Topics: Restaurants

Top Five Reasons Your Restaurant is Driving Customers Away

Posted by Charles Briggs on Jul 29, 2015 7:00:00 AM

You’re a smart business owner. You believe that you run a tight ship when it comes to running your restaurant. You keep the chef in check, pay attention to the needs of customers, and try to run a healthy business. So what’s driving your customers away? Here are five common reasons that customers will abandon an otherwise fine restaurant.

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Topics: Restaurants

Locking up Expensive Merchandise to Prevent Theft

Posted by Taylor Grassby on Jul 27, 2015 7:00:00 AM

Why Locking Up Expensive Products is a Smart Move for Retailers

Generally, retailers are diligent about locking up dangerous items so that customers have to receive employee assistance to get to them. Preventing accidents is an obvious goal of any storefront, but what about preventing theft? Those locked display cases aren’t just for mitigating danger, they’re also vital for protecting your most expensive merchandise from being stolen.

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Topics: Loss Prevention

Can Great Customer Service Prevent Shoplifting?

Posted by Lauren Christin on Jul 23, 2015 7:00:00 AM

According to the National Association for Shoplifting Prevention, there are over 27 million active shoplifters working in the country today, while over 10 million people have been caught for shoplifting in the past five years alone. Electronics retailers are particularly susceptible to shoplifting because most digital devices and accessories are small, plus there is the added threat of return fraud, employee theft, and other schemes designed to harm the wireless retailer, produce product shrinkage, and lower your bottom line. But an investment in technology, management techniques, alternative training techniques and sophisticated video intelligence systems can help you boost the customer experience in your retail operation and minimize the risks that shoplifters represent.

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Topics: Retail

Cyber Attacks, Is Your Company Prepared?

Posted by Taylor Grassby on Jul 21, 2015 7:00:00 AM

What Would Your Business Do if Its POS System was Hacked?

If you’re a retailer who uses point-of-sale systems for customer transactions, you’re in possession of valuable data that people inside, and outside, of your company want access to. These systems can be susceptible to cyber attacks, especially if you aren’t prepared. According to research, cyber attacks cost small to medium-size businesses an average of $188,242. If that isn’t chilling enough, nearly two-thirds of attacked businesses are forced out of business within six months of a cyber attack.

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Topics: Loss Prevention

Marketing and Advertising for Wireless Retailers

Posted by Taylor Grassby on Jul 20, 2015 7:00:00 AM

For more sales, upgrade your wireless retail marketing strategies

Wireless retailers who sell mobile technology have more competition than ever, especially as big box stores like Walmart and Best Buy bring mobile offerings into their storefronts. On a national level, many of the promotional offerings are the same—more reliable coverage, faster 4G, and similar products across carriers, so how can a wireless retailer stand out on an individual basis to attract more local customers?

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Topics: Wireless Retail

Hotels and Resorts: Preparing for Summer Vacation

Posted by Dawn Lampert on Jul 17, 2015 7:00:00 AM

Get Your Hotel Ready for a Spike in Business This Summer

The summer of 2015 is going to be a busy one for hotels and resorts in North America. Data from TravelClick’s 2016 North American Hospitality Review shows that the market has been seeing plenty of growth, and now that it’s summer time and school is out things are only going to get busier. With the increase in guests due to summer family holidays and vacations, what does your hotel or resort need to know to keep things running smoothly? Keep reading to find out.

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Topics: Hospitality

What’s Next for Fast Casual Restaurants?

Posted by Lauren Christin on Jul 15, 2015 7:00:00 AM

Upcoming Trends in the Fast Casual Restaurant Industry

Fast casual restaurants are the fast food scene’s newest trend. These restaurants have skyrocketed in popularity over the past five years, with consumers delighting in the availability of healthier fast food alternatives. The meteoric success of this niche has restaurateurs throughout the country asking, “What’s next for this sector of the restaurant industry?”

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Topics: Restaurants

Retail Trends to Watch for Summer

Posted by Christie Acker on Jul 13, 2015 7:00:00 AM

Good news for retailers—as of May 2015, the state of the national economy is in your favor. A surge in jobs takes partial credit, along with increased incomes and the recent decline in gas prices. People have more disposable income right now and they’re spending it in retail stores. If you’re wondering what the top summer trends are for retailers, and why they matter, keep reading to find out more.

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Topics: Retail

Prepare for the Summer Movie Season

Posted by Christie Acker on Jul 10, 2015 7:00:00 AM

Get Your Theater Ready for Summer’s Biggest Blockbusters

Summer tends to be the biggest season for movie theaters across the globe, and running a movie theater during this busy time can be stressful. Summer blockbusters are released, kids are out of school, and sometimes people just want to beat the heat in a dark, air-conditioned cinema. This is great news for business and with some preparation you can fill your seats and handle the extra businesses smoothly. Here’s how to prepare your cinema for the upcoming summer movie season.

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Topics: Cinema

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