Circle K

The Evolving Face of Circle K

Circle K is among the largest and most well-known convenience store brands in the United States. Founded in 1951 in El Paso and currently a subsidiary of Alimentation Couche-Tard, a Canadian chain of convenience stores, Circle K has become iconic all over the South, Midwest, and West Coast off the strength of their branding and […]

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denimwall

Inside Store Operations: Denimwall, the South Beach Interview

Winnie Tchamlesso: Denimwall, Store Manager Winnie learned early on that weather matters. It was a skill she developed as a store manager in the outdoor shopping district of Miami. June was hurricane season. July averaged in the 90s. Beaches on the southern tip of Florida were still empty in August. Winnie steadied her Cuban coffee […]

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retail business analytics

The Limitations of Traditional Retail Business Analytics

In retail, reporting and business analytics are used for a variety of purposes.  These reports can help senior executives understand the overall performance of a store, region, or category. They can help pinpoint SKUs that are underperforming in stores. However, retailers often struggle to identify real problems at a SKU and store level and provide […]

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retail store automation

Retail Store Automation: How to Embrace Machines and Humans Alike

Operations and retail teams are proving that you don’t have to sacrifice human interaction in order adopt retail store automation. Machine learning tools (like that of CB4) use computer algorithms to advance performance. In reality, automation is empowering human retail operations teams to connect more deeply than ever before with the people purchasing their goods. […]

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