By Erin Harris, Integrated Solutions For Retailers magazine
We Take The Cake began as a modest mail-order bakery, operating out of a 1,100-square-foot facility in Fort Lauderdale, FL. The company's sales, credibility, and popularity skyrocketed when its key lime bundt cake was featured as one of "Oprah's Favorite Things" on the Oprah show (soon after the episode aired, the company shipped between 400 and 600 cakes a day for several months). With the overwhelming overnight success came the need for an additional facility and additional security alarms. Patrick Flanagan, controller at We Take The Cake, was tasked with finding a vendor to both supply and monitor security alarms to accommodate the growing company's loss prevention (LP) needs.
Used with permission from Integrated Solutions For Retailers magazine.