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With the right fixtures and accessories, you can refresh your store’s look and drive sales. The chances of succeeding in a new business are bleak. Only about 20% of new businesses make it through their first year. From these survivors, half of them disappear after five years. And then, only one-third of these new businesses make it to their 10th …

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Posted on March 13, 2019 by Michael Benarroch

Opening A Retail Store? Timelines Are Everything.

When you’re in charge of opening the first, fifth, or fifteenth store, making a plan (and sticking to it) is absolutely worth the investment — because once you get started, there’s no turning back without serious costs attached.

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IN THE SECOND PART OF OUR TWO-PART SERIES, WE DISCUSS THE BACK HALF OF THE PROCESS OF BUILDING AND OUTFITTING YOUR STORE, EVEN ON A LIMITED BUDGET.   When it comes to building out a store, the main phases of the process include discovery, strategy and design, manufacturing and sourcing, and installation and merchandising.  In the first post in our series, we …

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Posted on January 20, 2014 by Michael Benarroch

MintChip Advances to Next Developmental Stage

In an age when we can pay for a bedroom suite with a cellphone and buy a pulled pork sandwich with a stash of digital cash (Toronto’s first Bitcoin ATM has just been announced; Vancouver’s already got one), it should surprise precisely no one that the age of the MintChip is upon us.

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Posted on January 7, 2014 by Michael Benarroch

Retail, Version 2014

No doubt 2013 was a game-changer for retail (could we have imagined a day when we’d buy dinner with our telephones?) and the pace of technological development was furious, but — and here’s where things get interesting — the full potential of many of these nascent additions to the retail scene is far from being realized.

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Posted on December 24, 2013 by Michael Benarroch

House of Thrones: Canada’s Best Restrooms Announced

Cintas Canada has announced the winners of its annual Best Restroom Contest and, this year, a humble gas station in northern Alberta has scored top honours. The Valleyview Shell Super Station has won first place for its tidy, assiduously scrutinized and surprisingly luxurious facilities.

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