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Posted on September 10, 2021 by Bud Morris

24 Fast-Casual Restaurant Design Ideas to Get You Inspired

A curated list of fast-casual restaurant design ideas that you will love. Over the past 2 years, we’ve watched the swift response as restauranteurs shifted from formal dine-in to take-out (for obvious reasons), but a few trends within the industry as a whole were almost overshadowed by the pandemic. Of course, the number of QSR brands and locations continues to …

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How your retail ops team can get ahead of the production delays holding up new store builds and remodels. Is your retail ops team working on new store builds or remodels? If so, you already know the news: North America’s largest retail shelving and gondola producers are giving notice to all customers and suppliers that production backlogs are delaying delivery …

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Posted on August 12, 2021 by Michael Benarroch

5 Retail Trends We See From The Hot 25 Retailers List

Growth through acquisitions, to discount retail, to online shopping, to home goods… this year’s list reflects clear trends. Each year the US-based National Retail Federation releases its Hot 25 Retailers list. If you’re not familiar with the NRF’s Hot 25 Retailers, compiled by Kantar, the list ranks the fastest-growing retailers with $300m+ revenue in the US, based on a percentage …

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THE VAPOURS CANADA OSHAWA LOCATION – A REAL-WORLD PROJECT REVIEW. As every independent retailer knows, you have to start with what you have and grow from there. And for Vapours Canada, a leading e-cigarette retail chain with seven vape stores across Ontario, it seems that their original move into retail was only brought on by customer demand. You see, for …

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Industry leaders Lozier & CASI team up to develop automated shelving and BOPIS pickup solutions. As a retailer, is BOPIS a temporary solution or a long-term customer play? Are your store operations teams simply getting by, or is it time to invest in long-term solutions that not only reduce customer wait times but also reduce staffing demands? Of course, the …

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3 ways retailers are taking advantage of restrictions and lockdowns. Those on the inside, working within retail ops teams understand the power of an efficient merchandising team. But those on the outside, within the other departments at a head office, or even people working within the stores often overlook just how important it is to have a responsive, detailed, and …

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For independent recreational cannabis retailers, early success often lies in opening a new store fast and on a tight budget. “Retail Ready” is more than a moment in time; for independent recreational cannabis stores, it’s a mindset. But let’s take a step back – what exactly is “Retail Ready”? In short, it’s the term we coined to describe what it …

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Posted on March 9, 2021 by Bud Morris

The Industry Game-Changers

What This Industry-Insider Learned Over 20+ Years Supporting Retail Bud Morris President and Owner  A real Canadian retail entrepreneur and pioneer, Bud is leading the charge in the North American design, manufacturing, installation, and merchandising industries.  Developed early in his career, Bud’s commitment to do whatever it takes – to do what’s right for his clients – is now ingrained …

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From MDF & particle board to melamine, laminate, and veneers.  From solid and engineered wood to natural and manufactured stone. Picking the right materials for your custom retail fixtures is about more than just looks. Designing and buying custom retail fixtures is not a simple decision.  As we covered in our recent Retail Fixture Buying Guide, with each retail fixture …

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