Archive for May, 2018
Working in a traditional, cubicle-based office is becoming a thing of the past. Nowadays, more and more companies are allowing employees to work from home, often referred to as remote work or telecommuting. Rather than having to come to the office each and every day, there are some times where a company will allow for employees to telecommute with the office, working from the comfort of their home, communicating through their laptop or desktop. For most, it might even be beneficial to consider setting up a virtual office in their home — a designated workspace they can subsist in during they day, keeping their productivity up throughout the entire day.
If you’re an employee that currently does not have the option to work from home, here are some options you should consider when convincing your boss or manager to let you begin setting up a virtual office for yourself:
- Don’t Stress The Commute: This is one of the first benefits that a majority of employees
If you run or manage a business and are currently in the process of just starting to set up a new office, it is likely that you already appreciate the importance of both functional and aesthetic elements that create the right workspace. The right place for work should create an environment which is conducive to productivity and efficiency and should have the right mix of proper decoration choices, furniture, and technology. However, it is often the little things that make the most impact and in this scenario, paying attention to the little things might be worked finally rounds off your workspace properly. Something as apparently trivial as custom chair mats and office floor mats can actually make a big impact.
When it comes to having an office that is clean, aesthetically pleasing in an understated way, and functionally tuned towards aiding productivity and efficiency, it is often little things that make a lot of impact when it comes to defining the nature of your office space. Li
Running a grocery store or perishable food business can be tricky. The overhead is notoriously high and the margins incredibly slim, but there are a few things you can do to improve your store’s efficiency and even earn higher revenues throughout the year. Even if you’ve been struggling in recent months, it’s still early in the year. As long as you start implementing new strategies right away, your next few quarters could be quite lucrative.
Here are a few great ways for you to take your grocery store to the next level this quarter:
Using a quality grocery store inventory software
Keeping track of every single item on every single shelf across your store can feel quite overwhelming if you’re not utilizing up-to-date grocery store inventory software programs. Thanks to these innovative systems, you will be able to significantly improve the way you keep track of your items across your store. With the right food inventory management software, you can cut down on inventory loss and decrease inventory management costs.
Explore the Benefits of Slotting
While this strategy isn’t viable for every grocery store, slotting has helped many grocery store franchises earn extra revenue to offset rising overhead costs. Slotting refers to the practice of charging food companies for the privilege of stocking their products on a store’s shelves. It’s a simple way to leverage supply and demand to increase revenue.
The Motley Fool reports on a study from the University of Northern Florida, which found that “there are more than 100,000 grocery products available for consumption in a given year, but the average store only has room to display 40,000.” Food companies rolling out new products may be willing to pay to secure your precious shelf space.
Start offering specialty food products
The specialty food market has been on the rise in recent years. In fact, dollar sales of the specialty food industry grew by approximately 15% from 2014 to 2016, totaling a substantial $127 billion across the United States. Stocking your grocery store with artisanal foods, fancy cheeses, truffles, edible seaweed, and other creative and eccentric specialty foods will appeal to both younger and high-income customers. These products will likely start flying off the shelves once foodies realize you are stocking them.
Focus on your digital brand
In 2018, even small-town grocery stores need to have a digital presence in order to succeed. You don’t have to constantly post compelling content on social media, but having a few accounts so you can stay in touch with your devoted customers can really strengthen your brand and improve your business. Simply create a Facebook and Instagram account, share a few behind the scenes photos, and interact with your followers as much as you can. While loyal customers may have clipped coupons in the newspaper in decades past, today your customers are more likely to find coupons online.
If you’re ready to learn more about grocery store inventory software, DSD software, and other aspects of improving your perishable goods company or grocery store, give Harvest Food Solutions a call today.
Keeping people informed is important. In this day and age, there are a number of ways to do so, and getting creative to get the word out can make the difference between the general public passing by without taking notice, and a large number of people seeing what you have to display or advertise. Whether you are trying to get more traffic to your business, or you are hoping to get more of the community involved in events at the local school, the right signage is crucial to catching the eye of the public.
LED signs for schools, events, and businesses
While there is certainly something to be said for a good vintage style, these days it often seems easier to catch the eye of a passerby with something vibrant, usually with the help of technology. We are moving deeper and deeper into the digital age, and as technology continues to develop, we see more and more use of it everywhere we go. Of course, scrolling Continue Reading No Comments
Agricultural production is an integral part of not only the American economy, but the global economy as well. During the crop year of 2016 and 2017, a total of 212 billion pounds of milk were produced across the U.S. and an additional 2.6 billion metric tons of grain were produced across the globe. Those crops, and a few others, resulted in approximately $139.8 billion worth of U.S. agricultural exports.
There are more than 2 millions farms across the U.S. producing these agricultural products. All those acres of land rely strongly on agriculture motors for farm work and production services. Thankfully, agriculture motors have significantly improved over the last few years, and production farming and general agricultural tasks are far more achievable as a result.
Large horsepower single-phase motors are great for not only agricultural needs, but for industrial, municipal, oil and gas uses, as well as emerging market applications that rely on large horsepower output but only have access to single-phase power lines. With the Written-pole single-phase motor, three-phase power is able to be generated from a single-phase line without a phase converter.
This specific type of agricultural motor is excellent for certain farming tasks that need three-phase power, but the power is limited for various reasons. Additionally, the Written-pole single-phase motor is available in sizes up to 100 horsepower and have been known to be as efficient as it is powerful.
The Written-pole single-phase motor can be utilized for 15 horsepower, as well as 30 HP, 40 HP, 50 HP, 60 HP, 75 HP, and 100 HP.
There is a lot of important information out there about agricultural motors and power sources — and it’s your responsibly to know what professionals can help you better understand the ins and outs of these major systems. If you want to learn more about agriculture motors for farm irrigation systems or other land-related services, or want to hear about the potential uses for single-phase motors, give your local single-phase motor dealer a call today.