Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on August 18, 2022
When running a successful grocery store, inventory management is vital. Gone are the days of manual inventory management. With today’s modern consumer in mind, inventory management is a different ball game. It’s more than a storefront – yo...
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on August 16, 2022
A key part of success in any business? Planning ahead. When opening a tobacco store, planning ahead means pursuing a tobacco license. You can’t sell cigarettes or tobacco products in most states without a license – so before you start sett...
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on August 11, 2022
Profit margin. Do those two words make you break out in a sweat? You might have read that grocery stores and supermarkets have some of the lowest profit margins – and it’s tr...
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on August 09, 2022
So you want to sell tobacco? You’re in good company. Although smoking has declined in the last decade, a new generation of consumers needs somewhere to get their traditional and next-generation tobacco ...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on August 08, 2022
Back-to-school season is back again — and it’s one of the busiest for retailers. 
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on August 04, 2022
Is your attention pulled in multiple directions daily? If you answered yes, you’re likely a grocery store owner wearing 17 hats. You have much to consider, from hiring and ...
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on August 02, 2022
If you’re the proud owner of a small corner store, you know that keeping things running smoothly is essential to your success. You also know that keeping track of inventory and sales can be daunting. But thanks to modern point of sale (POS...
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on July 28, 2022
Now is the time to open a smoke shop. Bold claim? Perhaps. But the United States tobacco market continues to grow year over year. Estimated at $75 billion in 2021, it's predicted to reach $78.3 billion in 2022. People are buying cigarettes...
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on July 26, 2022
Imagine you’re a customer. You’ve just spent 30 minutes browsing a store and finding the items you like. Then you get to the checkout counter, and you’re met with a slow and clunky point of sale (POS) system. Would you readily return to the store ...
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on July 12, 2022
American businessman and Camping World CEO Marcus Lemonis once said, “If you don’t know your numbers, you don’t know your business.” For convenience store owners, one of the most important numbers you need to know is your profit m...