Retail Multiunit Management

We’re often asked what key skills and behaviors store managers, district managers, and other retail leaders need to succeed in today’s challenging retail environment. While the retail world continues to go through disruption and upheaval, we’ve seen through our continuing research over the years that...

When you send a district manager or retail store leader through a training program, it’s an investment—of time, money, and effort, not to mention the fact that they’re going to be away from their daily responsibilities. But it’s also an investment in the future of...

Back in 2004 when we launched our original Retail Multiunit Management (RMM) program, the retail environment was a little different, to say the least. Shopping malls still ruled. Amazon wasn’t yet the juggernaut it is today. The idea of shopping as a “customer experience” was...

It seems like every time you turn around there’s another gloomy story of “retail’s apocalypse.” While it’s true that brick and mortar retail is facing an array of challenges right now, change isn’t a new thing in retail. In fact, retail is one of the...

One of the exciting and sometimes frustrating challenges of retail management is that you have a number of different priorities to deal with all at the same time. District managers, regional managers, and other retail leaders who are responsible for leading multiple stores and locations...

In retail, it's easy to react, especially in the rush of the moment or the chaos of a busy floor. But this often has the opposite effect of what's intended. Reactive statements like "That's not possible" or "You're blowing this out of proportion" land with...

Training is an important first step in driving positive change. But it's just that: a first step. The bigger hurdle? Sustaining that change when you're back juggling priorities and wading through the chaos of the day to day. Make sure your leaders and managers get the most...