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Buffeted by strong holiday sales and a projected 3.7 to 4.2% retail sales growth in 2018, The National Retail Federation (NRF) kicked off the year with optimism. We continue to see the importance of brick-and-mortar in a highly transformed retail business model while start-ups offering disruptive technologies are gaining the spotlight either solo or in...

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Disruption, interrupters, apocalypse – those buzzwords from 2017 are probably on the list of things you’re sick of hearing about. Now that Business Insider has reported that U.S. retail is growing $200 billion year-over-year, maybe the bad news will settle down once and for all and you can focus on a retail strategy that includes...

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Restaurant company culture has come to the forefront of the labor shortage conversation as restaurant owners and managers wrestle with the fallout from a diminishing work force coupled with increasing labor costs.  A report from the National Restaurant Association shows that approximately 3 in 10 restaurateurs have job openings they’re having a hard time filling....

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79% of diners agree that restaurant technologies make their dining experience better (Source: Toast 2016 Restaurant Technology Report) With labor, operations, supply chains, and food safety compliance issues getting more complicated, restaurants need technology to help control their operations, protect profit margins and create memorable customer experiences that distinguish their restaurants from...

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Gain better control of your technology deployments Part 2 of 2: Why technology deployments fail. Importance of Life Cycle & OnSite services. What to look for in a deployment partner. What sets Mainstreet deployment solutions apart.   Part 1 of 2: What technologies retailers are replacing in their stores. Effective planning.  Panel Discussion with Solution...

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Best Practices from Solution Experts First of two parts 2017 is shaping up to be a year of retail technology deployments as retailers invest in new technologies to refresh their stores. Mainstreet’s solution experts discuss what they’re seeing in our industry and share some of the essentials they’ve learned in supporting retail technology deployments for...

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