281: Texting…The Sexy Marketing Strategy

On todays Restaurant and Retail Marketing Flash Briefing, we look at new research about how restaurants who collect cell phone numbers of their customers and get permission to text them offers — see a lift in frequency and value of spend. Listen to the briefing to hear the exciting stats for a marketing strategy that’s simple and inexpensive to implement.

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280: People are Roaring Back to Physical Stores

On today’s Restaurant and Retail Flash Briefing, hear how foot traffic spiked in August to levels even higher than 2019 and how consumers say that there are some things physical stores just do better than online stores. Listen to the briefing for marketing tips and statistics.

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279: Bring On the Robots

On today’s Restaurant and Retail Flash Briefing we look at a new report about the state of the restaurant industry and in particular, how restaurant technology will be the front line strategy for surviving and thriving in a tight labour market. Listen to the briefing to hear just how many restaurants are “embracing the bots”.


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278: Holiday Spending Predictions

On today’s Restaurant and Retail Flash Briefing, we look at predictions from NPD Group and Deloitte about how much consumers are planning to spend this holiday season and how many of them are planning to start early. Listen to hear why you’ll want to pull your holiday marketing plan forward.

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275: World Food Day

On today’s Restaurant and Retail Flash Briefing, we look at #WorldFoodDay which is every October 16. Listen to the show to hear how you can help and connect to a theme that will be trending on social media.

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274: Should Your Restaurant Start Accepting Bitcoin?

On today’s Flash Briefing, we look at Bitcoin and the trend towards retailers and restaurants accepting Bitcoin. You may be surprised to hear how many established businesses are already taking Bitcoin for payment. Listen to hear who’s already in the game and how you can start to plan for a crypto currency future.

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273: When Are Customers Most Ready to Buy?

On today’s Restaurant and Retail Flash Briefing, we learn how the right message in your bricks and mortar location can make all the difference between a sale or no sale.

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272: Why The Christmas Cupboards Will Be Bare This Year

On today’s Restaurant and Retail Flash Briefing, we look at the supply chain issues facing retail and restaurants for holiday season 2021 and we talk about how businesses can create a local strategy to capitalize from last minute shoppers who can’t get gifts for their friends and family.

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