As you enter into new relationships with vendors (whether a POS system, a Back Office solution or an Above Store Reporting Tool), be aware that there are a variety of agreement designs that can work both for or against you.
The SafePoint® solutions from Loomis are designed to save retailers time and money while enhancing the security of a store and its employees. SafePoint® eliminates 60% of the risk and labor associated with counting and handling cash manually.
After comparing different cash-handling options, Family Foods Inc. deployed Loomis’ SafePoint® solution at ten Taco Bell locations in December 2006. This immediately and dramatically changed the way they handled money, and they soon installed SafePoint in their remaining locations in 2007.
Kwikee Mart is a small chain of convenience stores throughout California’s San Jose and Napa Valley. When Kwikee Mart Owner Satindar Dhillon started planning for store expansion, he knew they would need a more secure way for owners to transport money from the safe to the bank.
Attorney Brian Schnell of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP offers up advice and tips on how potential franchise operators and franchisors can sidestep common disputes before the arguments move toward a court setting. Good communication and clear expectations are key.
The week before Easter found pizza operators with little to celebrate as stock values for the four brands monitored by this site continued their downward trend and there was little in the way of relief from the prices being paid for commodities.
Even with the surprises that the AlixPartners diners' preferences poll has shown this week, in many ways it still all comes down to the fact that customers want it all and they want it as cheap as they can get it.
Overall, it was a fairly costly week for pizza operators' essential commodities, though ascending cheese prices returned to reality and the stock market reality was uncharacteristically harsh on Domino's value last week.
The last few years have been tough for Rave Restaurant Group, which owns Pie Five and Pizza Inn. Smasburger's former CEO, Scott Crane, however, stepped into the corner office this week and has plans to grow the brand.
Pizza stocks traders were clearly overjoyed at the news last week of a federal injunction halting enactment of the federal overtime pay laws that were set to take effect this Thursday. That eleventh-hour move by a Texas judge sent pizza stock prices soaring, truly giving the publicly traded brands in this business something to be grateful for.