The New Reality of retail has dramatic implications on the operating model for brick-and-mortar locations. As industry differentiators of convenience and selection become irrelevant, stores must be repurposed to support the omnichannel experience. This means that the role of the store and the associates must change, and the management techniques, including metrics and incentives, must […]
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Over the past several years, the Retail industry has undergone significant disruption. The retail industry cannot continue to operate as if it has separate channels. Customers no longer find value in shopping that way and will avoid retailers who persist in forcing them to shop “the way it’s always been done.” The integration of online […]
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A Reexamination of The Customer Buying Cycle in the Omni-Channel World Over the course of the last several years, one of the most-discussed topics in the economic world has been that of the “Retail Apocalypse.” The theory goes that the Amazon Effect has diluted brick-and-mortar retail sales to the point where many retailers cannot maintain […]
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Connors Group Announces HQ Office Move to Accommodate Growth and Expansion FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Canonsburg, PA – John Connors, CEO of Connors Group has announced that the company he founded 10 years ago will be moving its headquarters to Canonsburg, PA. The new office space will be in the Southpointe Business Park off I79 in […]
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Connors Group Announces the Release of LaborPro™ Software Platform FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Pittsburgh, PA – Connors Group is pleased to announce the release of LaborPro™, a powerful, feature rich, Engineered Labor Standards software system built for Retail, Grocery, Distribution, Manufacturing and Service Industries. Connors Group designed and developed LaborPro™ by drawing upon years of industry […]
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There is a new trend in the restaurant industry that I am particularly excited about; food service is beginning to make the transition into engineered labor models, where traditionally labor has been calculated as a % of sales. Quick service restaurant companies have been working with engineered labor standards (ELS) for some time. Consider that […]
The Wall Street Journal recently published an article by Suzanne Kapner that highlighted a significant problem in retail today… Too few Clerks. As stores continue to cut labor costs, it appears many retailers have gone too far. Ms. Kapner does a good job of illustrating the symptoms of the situation and offers some different alternatives […]
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Traffic is the ultimate measure of long-term success for any retailer. It’s simple, are people coming to the store or not? No amount of cost-cutting, productivity increases, or margin plays can compensate for a long-term decline in traffic to the store.
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Retail is one of the most volatile econospheres in the world right now. Over the course of the next several weeks, we will be publishing a series of Whitepapers that explores this and other aspects of the retail environment.
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The newest supply chain solutions in automation, robotics, machine learning and A.I. were on full display at the industry’s leading supply chain conference. Each year, we continue to be impressed at the pace of the industry and amazed at the newest innovation. Future Proof your Supply Chain was the main theme of the show and […]
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