6 Strategies to Diffuse Office Tension

6 Strategies to Diffuse Office Tension

  Conflict in the workplace is inevitable. But when left unaddressed, problems can fester and create more issues in the long run, not just for those directly involved but for the entire organization. That’s why, while not the most appealing aspect of your managerial duties, it’s important to step in and mediate conflict before it spirals out of […]

Fast Feedback in the Workplace

Fast Feedback in the Workplace

  Fast feedback is all the rage. At tech companies, engineers build and release new products quickly so they can gather user feedback and make swift changes, an approach at the center of Eric Ries’ famed book The Lean Startup. Now companies want to bring the principle of fast feedback to H.R. Rather than checking in only […]

Tech Company to Microchip Employees

Tech Company to Microchip Employees

  Why hire robots when you can just turn your humans into robots? That’s what one Midwest tech firm seems to be asking itself. In Wisconsin, software company Three Square Market said it will become the first company in the U.S. to start implanting microchips in its employees’ bodies, making them corporate cyborgs. Using a […]

How to Drive Impulse Buys

How to Drive Impulse Buys

  How can convenience retailers get customers to zero in on impulse purchases at the checkout, on a shelf or anywhere else in the store? One way is to know the psychology of impulse. “We aren’t rational beings … especially with money,” said Brad Klontz, associate professor of economics and finance at Creighton University, Omaha, […]

The Mobile C-Store

The Mobile C-Store

  The innovative Swedish company Wheely’s has designed and produced a new convenience store that will revolutionize the c-store industry. The company has already succeeding in introducing the Wheelys cafe, traveling bicycle cafes. Wheely’s has now introduced the world to Moby, a traveling convenience store that comes to the customer. Talk about convenience! The store […]

Schrader’s Summer Soda Club

Schrader’s Summer Soda Club

  Hello Northern Colorado! This year marks the 80th Anniversary of Schrader Oil being in business. Founded in 1937 by Wayne Schrader, we have continuously tried giving back to our community as much as we can. Our company has been family owned and operated since its start and still is to this day. Now on […]

How to Improve Your Public Speaking

How to Improve Your Public Speaking

Public speaking anxiety afflicts most everyone. Mark Twain said, “There are two types of speakers: those who are nervous and those who are liars.” If you’re dreading an upcoming speech, you are in good company. Nicole Kidman, Hugh Grant, Elvis Presley, Winston Churchill, John F. Kennedy, Margaret Thatcher, Barbara Walters, Johnny Carson and even Aristotle […]

Social Media in C-Stores

Social Media in C-Stores

While scanning through the news of the c-store industry, we came across an interesting article regarding retailers and social media. The article was written by Jackson Lewis, an assistant editor of cspdailynews. The tips were provided by Kay-Tee Olds during CSP’s Loyalty Forum in Chicago.  While Olds’ presentation wasn’t aimed towards social media but more […]

Trends Changing Customer Shopping

Trends Changing Customer Shopping

At first glance, the queues for 2016’s hot-ticket holiday item, Snapchat Spectacles, might not have looked all that different from the round-the-block lines that formed for the Tickle Me Elmo craze of 20 years ago. But a closer inspection reveals how the simple act of shopping has been quietly transformed during that time. Rather than […]