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Kate Newman

Recent Posts

Warehouse to Workplace

Posted by Kate Newman on Nov 25, 2014 5:07:00 PM

According to the Material Handling & Logistics U.S Roadmap  published in January, consumer expectation is rising; the baby boomers are retiring and 67% of manufacturers report a shortage of qualified workers. In order to move forward, the industry has to start making significant changes to appeal to a different profile of people or the gap in the workforce will grow between now and 2025.

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Topics: Material Handling

Bumper Buyers Guide

Posted by Kate Newman on Nov 25, 2014 9:28:00 AM

The selling area has long been the focus of retail damage prevention. It's where shoppers maintain the highest expectations for an attractive store environment while they distractedly propel their own carts into every exposed surface. Nowhere is the balance of aesthetics and damage prevention more critical than in the selling area. As the retailer, you are always looking to better protect this space, but where do you begin? I've worked with the McCue Bumper team to put together a buyers guide that will help you identify the most important criteria and features to consider when planning for protection in your selling area.

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Topics: Bumper

5 Enhancements That Make a Difference in Warehouse Cleanliness

Posted by Kate Newman on Nov 18, 2014 10:00:00 AM

Have you ever tried to implement a plan to keep your warehouse clean on a regular basis? If so, you know it’s easier said than done. Floors, aisles and dock areas are filled with debris, dust and dirt. You’re constantly trying to keep up, but it feels like chasing your own tail. What do you do?

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Topics: Material Handling

CartMagnet Cart Corrals Protect Your Bottom Line

Posted by Kate Newman on Nov 14, 2014 12:41:00 PM

Your parking lot looks like a battlefield, yet your employees have collectively spent 12 hours today rounding up stray carts. You’re frustrated, wondering why you have cart corrals when no one even bothers to return their carts. What if I told you McCue’s CartMagnet cart corral has proven to solve this problem and then some?

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Topics: Cart Corrals

Shock Absorbency Matters—Start Preventing Workplace Injuries in Your Facility

Posted by Kate Newman on Nov 3, 2014 11:39:00 AM

"No one should have to sacrifice their life for their livelihood, because a nation built on the dignity of work must provide safe working conditions for its people."
Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez

According to OSHA, more than 145,000 people are working in over 7,000 warehouses. Unfortunately, the fatal injury rate for the warehousing industry is higher than the national average for all other industries. To limit potential hazards, we must begin to look at protection with an entirely new approach, one that combines total facility planning and thoughtfully engineered products.

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Topics: Material Handling

Say Goodbye to Maintenance Costs: The Value of Bumper

Posted by Kate Newman on Sep 4, 2014 10:39:00 AM

  Have you been left feeling penniless by maintenance costs associated with damages on your refrigeration cases, fixtures and checkout stations? Before any work begins, it costs you $200 for a repair team to simply walk through the door. Unfortunately, this scenario happens far too many times a year and becomes a black hole in your budget. Maintenance dollars add up quickly—and you begin to daydream of all the ways you could better allocate that money.

Well, stop dreaming. Typically, bumper adds only about 1% to the initial purchase price of your fixture, casing or checkout. That small investment is proven to save store managers hundreds, sometimes thousands per year in maintenance costs.

This blog post will walk you through how Bumper saves money and extends the life of your assets. When we’re done you’ll be ready to say goodbye to maintenance costs for good. Let’s get started...

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Topics: Bumper

5 Things You Didn't Know About Streamline Bumper

Posted by Kate Newman on Aug 15, 2014 9:29:00 AM

In recent years retailers have been putting more effort toward building customer satisfaction by enhancing the appearance of their stores. A study in 2012 by the National Retail Federation shows that 67% of retail companies rank customer satisfaction as their top strategic initiative for the future, according to an article by Retailing Today.  One of the leading factors in customer satisfaction is a customer’s personal experience at the store and the tangible factors they can see.

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Topics: Bumper

What You Need To Know About Millennial Shoppers

Posted by Kate Newman on Jun 17, 2014 12:30:00 PM

Millennials make up 25% of the U.S. population defined by the age range of 16-34. Their spending power has surpassed that of prior generations making them an extremely influential market. Over the past few years many consulting companies such as Barkley Service Management Group and The Boston Consulting Group have researched this unique and powerful age bracket to ease the understanding of this market. Their purchasing and shopping habits are unique and this article highlights a few of their tendencies that we've found intriguing

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Topics: Trends In Retail

Cyber Security and Retail: Tips to Protect Your Store

Posted by Kate Newman on Jun 16, 2014 5:00:00 PM

The threat of cyber attacks is growing. Retailers are the most attractive to cyber criminals due to their plethora of consumer information. While retailers are certainly not alone, their cyber security challengers are unique. Cyber attacks on retailers are typically intended to extract consumer financial data. A breach could affect a staggeringly high number of consumers, potentially damaging the relationships thatretailers try to have with their customers.

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Topics: Material Handling

The Product Every Store Manager Should Stock Up On To Increase Sales

Posted by Kate Newman on Jun 9, 2014 5:00:00 PM

It’s the dreaded screaming child in the middle of the produce section; the parent has to pull the tomato out of little Johnnie’s hands. The meltdown ensues, and mom and dad race to the checkout line, with only half of the items they were planning to get. As the store manager, you shake your head because you know exactly what this means. The customer leaves purchasing fewer items than planned, spending less money at your store. Unhappy kids mean unhappy customers, and that directly affects your numbers. This post will go over the one product out there that can solve this problem and potentially increase your sales.

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Topics: Bean Child Shopping Carts