Store Operations: Retail Marketing Consultant
The retail store is the place where customers take a decision on the purchase of the products offered by the retailer. The store also influences the perception the customer has of the retail brand, the store, the products, the services offered and the staff. As a consequence the store itself becomes a critical asset of the retail business and it is imperative that the store operations are managed well to achieve and sustain customer satisfaction and also to be cost effective. Managing store operation of any size or complexity is a challenging task.
Why not contact Security. Classification. & C.M.A.assoc. Partners Inc. and its alliance partner’s retail consultant and arrange for an initial consultation on how store operations could be improved within your organization a comprehensive health check report will be compiled on the current position of your business. This report will focus on the following areas: Branding and Marketing the store environment product availability and Value Services Offered Customer Service Standards.
Security. Classification. & C.M.A.assoc. Partners Inc. and its alliance partners will work with your operations team.
Benchmark existing operating processes against industry best practice Develop the optimum store processes for sales management, sales reporting and forecasting, labor scheduling, store communication and task management, ordering and replenishment, inventory management, loss prevention and fraud detection, visual merchandising and planogramming, space management, cash management,, management information, conduct cost reduction surveys.
- Coaching & Mentoring
- Coaching and mentoring use the same skills and approach but coaching is short term task-based and mentoring is a longer term relationship.
- Why coaching and mentoring? You will recognise that to survive and prosper in these tough times, your organization has to be performing at the highest level of effectiveness.
- This means leadership skills, decision-making, staff relations, creativity, stress and time management, meeting control or sensitive issue handling, has to be of the very highest order.
- The Retail Consultant coaching and mentoring programmer can help you in all those vital areas and more, because it’s all about the future
- Specialist Services
Security. Classification. & C.M.A.assoc. Partners Inc. and its alliance partners also provide a catering consultation service to help you plan the catering for any exhibitions or events you may be planning. Our catering consultant has over 25 years’ experience within the catering business, including business & industry, retail, restaurants, commercial and government contracts. Brands development, commercial and retail. Security. Classification. & C.M.A.assoc. Partners Inc. and its alliance partners is versatile, adaptable and enjoys a challenge, attention to detail providing the right skills to develop your business and push the boundaries for excellence. . Security. Classification. & C.M.A.assoc. Partners Inc. and its alliance partners have worked on multi-million pound projects and managed many millions in budgets.
We provide our clients with solutions and resources
Security. Classification. & C.M.A.assoc. Partners Inc. and its alliance partners aim is to deliver the best solution to our Clients to ensure they have a quality catering service for their staff, visitors, students and customers. Our operational and service audits will improve your gross profit, increase your sales, enhance your food presentation, improve your quality of food, address operational issues and recommend options to streamline your services. These are just a few of our services we offer our clients.
Security. Classification. & C.M.A.assoc. Partners Inc. and its alliance partners consultancy aim is to enhance our Clients business whether in-house managed, contracted or private. We will assess your food options and agree an action plan with an implementation process that will deliver the right solution, and create a successful food service operation with reduced costs. Our catering consultant is a professional food service operator.
Security. Classification. & C.M.A.assoc. Partners Inc. and its alliance partners are passionate about the services we offer our clients, we believe in providing a sustainable solution to meet your objectives. Therefore creating the right solution for your company.
Security. Classification. & C.M.A.assoc. Partners Inc. and its alliance partners understand the importance of achieving budgets and managing costs. Our catering consultant can deliver a control system to suit your requirements. We will tailor the system to meet the site objectives with a week by week budget verses actual account of each service indicator. This is followed through by a month by month budget verses actual budget, therefore allowing you to have complete control over your costs and future finances.
- Gross profit: Ensures you are achieving each catering outlet gross profit.
- Sales analysis: Understand the true cost of your products and selling prices.
- Labor costs: Maintains your staffing costs achieving your targets, or do you need to re-evaluate?
- Catering budget: We can offer you a solution to ensure you exceed your budget expectations.
- Strategy & Planning:
In the current economic outlook, it has never been more prudent to invest in a sustainable retail strategy. The key to success in these challenging times is to be innovative in your approach to your retail business. A strategy is a solution to move from where you are now (A) to where you want to be (B)…or to put another way; it is what you want to happen to achieve an end. A plan is how you will move from (A) to (B). As such it should support your strategy by providing a way to reach (B) that provides an acceptable balance of risk and reward. So your strategy is what you want to do and your PLAN is how you will do it. The retail consultant can help you develop a robust commercial Strategy to achieve your short, medium and long term objectives. An outside perspective on your retail business will support you with strategy and planning.
Marketing & Branding:
At Security. Classification. & C.M.A.assoc. Partners Inc. and its alliance partners a h2 brand is invaluable as the battle for customers intensifies day by day. It’s important to spend time investing in researching, defining, and building your brand. After your entire brand is the source of a promise to your consumer. It’s a foundational piece in your marketing communication and one you do not want to be without. The objectives that a good brand will achieve include: Delivers the message clearly Confirms your credibility connects your target prospects emotionally. Motivates the buyer concentrates user loyalty.
Starting a retail business – especially when economic conditions are difficult and access to cash flow is tight – can be a daunting task. However, the economic downturn has also created opportunities. Many businesses that were simply not run well enough or didn’t have an identifiable market need for their product has ceased trading and there are opportunities for new businesses to start, and to thrive. To run a business successfully requires certain key skills that you – or a business partner – must have. Although this list is not exhaustive, it covers some of the key business skills that all aspiring entrepreneurs must possess.
- Networking Opportunities
- Mentoring Support
- People Management Skills
- Marketing Skills
- Sales Skills
- Social Media Skills
- Financial Management Skills
If you are a retail business owner or a retail company and you have seen how Security. Classification. & C.M.A.assoc. Partners Inc. and its alliance partners can assist you and your retail business then you may have asked yourself a number of the following questions.
- Is my retail business under performing and not reaching its full potential?
- How can I improve the businesses profitability?
- What are the factors that are affecting my Cash Flow?
- Why are my Marketing and Social Media campaigns not transferring into increased sales?
- How do my customer service standards compare with my competitors?
- What do customers think of my business?
- Are my employees reflecting my brand when dealing with customers?
Effectively execute corporate strategies at the store level while driving service, sales and profits.
Retailers must bring together the best people, processes and technologies in order to execute corporate strategies at the store level and provide a superior customer experience. Store Operations solutions enable retail stores to serve as a true extension of headquarters while maintaining the customer connection. Transform your business by using Security. Classification. & C.M.A.assoc. Partners Inc. and its alliance partner’s solutions to: Accelerate sales and customer throughput, while offering a better customer experience Manage inventory more effectively and efficiently improve cash management with secure transactions and adherence to compliance standards. Gain better scheduling control and visibility of your labor investment Improving customer service and store productivity and reducing costs to create a more customer centric business through better business processes, skills and technology.