Archives for October 2013

On-Board Interview with Randall Benjamin, Division Loss Prevention Manager, SUPERVALU/Farm Fresh

Interview with Randall S. Benjamin, CPP, PHR, Division Loss Prevention Manager, SUPERVALU/Farm Fresh. His thoughts, hopes and reflections about his involvement with Retail Alliance. 1. How did you first become involved in Retail Alliance? I initially became involved in Retail Alliance by attending the Loss Prevention Conference after joining Farm Fresh as the Division Loss… [Read More]

The Corner Post: Company Culture

I have recently attended several conferences and symposiums regarding association management, leadership, etc.  One of the most interesting topics was one that focused on corporate culture. Here at Retail Alliance we have a small team that must operate as a family. I know many of our members and corporate customers have experienced varying degrees of… [Read More]

Member Spotlight: Panavoir

Panavoir is the only Tacopita Food Truck in Norfolk proudly serving a quick and fresh lunch in the busy and bustling areas of Downtown Norfolk, Ghent, and Old Dominion University. Check out our interview with owner and Retail Alliance member, Evan Harrell. 1. When was your business established? Have you always worked in the Retail… [Read More]

Member Spotlight: Bogey’s Grille LLC

Jessy Miller, owner of Bogey’s Grille in Hampton opened the doors earlier in 2013. Read our interview with her about her challenges, obstacles and successes in getting her business up and running. 1. When was your business established? Established as a business on March 15th, 2013. Opened for business April 6th, 2013. 2. How many… [Read More]

The Best Way to Draw Crowds to Your Store This Holiday Season

Small retailers looking to gain an edge this holiday season can follow these three tips from American Express OPEN Forum: Host Events An owner of a home decor store plans to host several events between Thanksgiving and Christmas to help increase holiday sales. She plans to participate for the third year in American Express’ Small… [Read More]

Legislative Update: House Judiciary Committee Releases Principles of Internet Sales Tax

The Virginia Retail Federation has worked on the issue of leveling the playing field for brick-and-mortar and Internet retailers for many years. We have held many meetings with both Federal and State legislators on the issue. This September the Amazon Sales Tax Loophole was closed in Virginia and now the Marketplace Fairness Act, a federal… [Read More]