Today, the team at Head Office took part in our second annual Douglas Stafford Bake Off!

 

5 contestants are battling it out to be crowned the winner of 2017. The cakes vary widely in style, flavour and texture – from a mint aero cake, marmalade cake, glazed raspberry buns, skittle surprise and a caramel and coconut rafaelo cake. Our team of judges certainly have their work cut out!

 

Whilst our judges are currently still in deliberation, the bakers kindly donated the rest of the cakes to be sold off in a charity bake sale, to raise money for our chosen charities of 2017 – Portsmouth Hospitals and Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance.

Shop floors are a fast-paced and ever changing environment to work in.

Before opening your doors the store is in perfect condition with all stock in the right place and facing the same way. Everything is clean and tidy……until you open the door. Within 5 minutes your store will have a completely different feel.

Regular ‘floor walks’ are a necessity for any shift manager to spot any housekeeping standards before the customer does. However other tasks can sometimes get in the way. The till might need more change, a customer might want to speak to them and staff may have called in sick.

Customers are quite often a fresh pair of eyes in your store and can easily spot any housekeeping or poor standards before anyone else.

Regular stop floor audits will improve shop floor standards and housekeeping. Our auditors can check:

  • Displays
  • Price points and POS
  • Cleanliness
  • Store Layout

Audit Nationwide work with many of the world’s most recognised brands improving housekeeping, compliance and brand standards. Our consultants can work with you to create a bespoke auditing programme to ensure that your stores are customer friendly and to a high standard. With regular auditing, you will see detailed insight into the changes on your shop floor and identify areas of improvement.

For solutions on how to improve housekeeping and increase sales or to book an appointment with one of our Auditing consultants, please call 02392 008 565 or contact us via our website here.

A customer’s first impression of your branch will often influence their decision to buy or deal with your company. From things as simple as cleanliness or tidiness to the quality of your stock or point of sale material. If you were to walk around one of your branches right now would you notice how many ceiling lights are not working, if you have the correct point of sale material on display or if there is any rubbish lying around? There will be things that you or your team may not notice on a day-to-day basis but your customers will.

Audit Nationwide are specialists in brand standards and compliance auditing and will ensure that your branches give your customers the best possible first impression. Auditing programmes can include assessing areas such as general housekeeping, point of sale material, stock checks or paperwork/inventory checks.

Speak to one of our specialist consultants today on 02392 008 558 to find out how Audit Nationwide can support your business and your brand standards.

As we continue to enjoy global travel, shopping at the airport is still a popular retail trend, offering money-saving benefits, convenience and an expanding range of shops. This is an opportunity for retailers to embrace shoppers looking for something different from a regular retail experience, capturing the shoppers’ interest and utilising mobile technology to drive sales and extend the retail experience.