Any mid-level manager looking to move up the corporate ladder knows the rules of success: dress for the job you want and learn from the people above you. For such managers in the supermarket industry, the learning part is about to get a shot of adrenaline.
Imagine having a chance to learn priorities, insights, tactics and more from top-level retail leadership. It’s an incredible opportunity to super-charge a career and the chance is coming today.
During this May’s FMI Future Connect Conference http://www.fmi.org/futureconnect/ aimed at building leadership skills, The Coca-Cola Retailing Research Council will offer a glimpse at key studies geared to building management talents and improved performance. The reports will be presented in a special pre-conference session on Monday, May 9, 2011 at 5 p.m.
Council reports — created by retailers for other retailers — address a wide range of issues from competition to marketing to store conditions and, of course, to management. At the May 9 session, attendees will learn about four recent studies from The CCRRC North America. The featured topics are:
- New Ideas for Retaining Store-Level Employees with skills to reduce turnover among your staff; http://bit.ly/NewIdeasforRetainingStoreLevelEmployees
- Getting to Great—Mapping Management Practices that Drive Great Store Performance including dos and don’ts to guide future leaders; http://bit.ly/GettingToGreatStudy
- Where to Look for Incremental Sales Gains: The Retail Problem of Out-of-Stock Merchandise; http://bit.ly/WheretoLookforIncrementalSales
- The World According to Shoppers, which offers a new perspective on understanding what customers want on individual shopping trips. http://bit.ly/WorldAccordingtoShoppers
Join Bill Bishop, NACS/Coca-Cola Retailing Research Council research director and Willard Bishop Consulting founder, and me for the hour-long session on Monday. And, throughout Future Connect, please visit the Coca-Cola gathering place for refreshments and a chance to learn more about how you can secure Council reports at no charge.
Coca-Cola Retailing Research Council