Retail IT Case Studies

  • The Future Of Retail Is All About Personalized Experiences
    The Future Of Retail Is All About Personalized Experiences

    When most supermarket chains were facing a downtrend of their annual sales revenue, Carrefour Taiwan bagged a 10% growth rate in annual sales revenue in 2016, and becoming Top 5 in the region on Carrefour’s global list.

  • How Charlotte Russe Slashed Costs And Streamlined Operations Across The Company
    How Charlotte Russe Slashed Costs And Streamlined Operations Across The Company

    Under new leadership, the Charlotte Russe facilities management team initiated a project to identify ways to further expand the usage of the ServiceChannel platform the company had deployed years ago. Previous to this project, the company had been using ServiceChannel primarily as a work order management platform.

  • Why VF Corp. Uses Master Data Management To Manage Product, Vendor, And Customer Data
    Why VF Corp. Uses Master Data Management To Manage Product, Vendor, And Customer Data

    VF Corp. is the world’s largest apparel and footwear manufacturer. It is a hybrid company—both retailer and wholesaler with $11 billion in annual revenues, over 30 dynamic lifestyle brands and approximately 57,000 associates working in locations across the globe. VF Corporation operates in multiple geographies and their products are sold in stores all overthe world.

  • Apothecary Retailer Uses Amazon Marketplace Integration To Make Millions
    Apothecary Retailer Uses Amazon Marketplace Integration To Make Millions

    Merz Apothecary is the oldest pharmacy in Chicago and one of the oldest pharmacies in the United States at 142 years old. The company does not specialize in traditional pharmacy products or prescriptions, but what differentiates them from other apothecary stores are their natural and unique personal care products from around the world. With two stores in Chicago, a web business, a catalog business, and on Amazon integration. Merz Apothecary employs 58 people and will finish this year between $15 and $20 million in revenue.

  • Garden Center Revamps POS To Handle Massive Sales Volume
    Garden Center Revamps POS To Handle Massive Sales Volume

    In 2016, revenue of the 14,000 nursery and garden stores in the U.S. was valued at around $41 billion. Competition from home centers, hardware stores, mass merchandisers is forcing individually owned retail sites to become more efficient and flexible. This is exactly what Stein’s Garden & Home has successfully achieved with a new point-of- sale system. Stein’s is a 16-store garden center chain based in north, central, and southeast Wisconsin. Boasting an overall volume of about $60 million, Stein’s stocks annuals, perennials, and barbeque equipment, meaning half of the business is seasonal, peaking in the summer, fall, and holiday seasons.

  • Top 10 Retailer Reaps Big Benefits From New Battery Solution For Mobile Devices
    Top 10 Retailer Reaps Big Benefits From New Battery Solution For Mobile Devices

    A well-known, Top 10 retailer was experiencing significant problems with its voice and data (barcode scanners and printers) mobile devices in its scores of Distribution Centers and thousands of stores nationwide. Its voice devices, the Spectralink 84xx series WiFi phones, were an obvious problem because they were regularly failing mid-shift which not only caused staff productivity losses but, worse, hurt the overall customer experience. It also resulted in lost sales.

  • Video Solution A Perfect Fit For Charlotte Russe
    Video Solution A Perfect Fit For Charlotte Russe

    Christopher Perry, Loss Prevention Operations Manager with U.S. clothing retailer Charlotte Russe, remembers the sinking feeling he used to get when he’d log in to a video surveillance system in search of video evidence only to discover that the system was down.

  • Quik-E Food Stores Uses Video To Protect Profits And Recoup Losses
    Quik-E Food Stores Uses Video To Protect Profits And Recoup Losses

    Todd Burgess has an easy answer when asked why he’s used a March Networks video solution in his Quik-E Food convenience stores for more than 15 years. While many things about the family-owned business have changed since its founding in 1973, the need to keep a close eye on each location’s inventory hasn’t. Like every retail organization, Quik-E can cite numerous examples of theft, fraud and inventory errors that have cost the business thousands of dollars in lost revenue.

  • Rent-A-Center Uses Video To Optimize Merchandising And Drive Sales
    Rent-A-Center Uses Video To Optimize Merchandising And Drive Sales

    Retailers around the world are starting to embrace the idea that their video surveillance systems can help them do a lot more than catch shoplifters and dishonest employees.

  • How London Harness Keeps Customers Happier With 4-Second Chip Cards
    How London Harness Keeps Customers Happier With 4-Second Chip Cards

    Wellesley’s London Harness has been a town institution since 1951. The company specializes in leather goods, particularly luxury bags and luggage, and they also offer a wide array of other gifts and services including engraving and monogramming for customers and corporations.

  • Fast Food Chain Increases Sales and Customer Satisfaction

    Muscle Maker Grill, the rapidly growing fast-casual restaurant brand, introduced a mobile app solution to enable payment convenience and drive greater customer loyalty.

  • Retailer New Look Enhances Loss Prevention And Improves Customer Service With Fingerprint Technology

    New Look is a leading global fashion retailer with six new stores in China and plans to expand to 100 stores by 2017. Headquartered in the U.K., this international brand has 1,150 locations across mainland Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the U.K. As part of its foray into China, New Look wanted an alternative to password-based identification to improve time and attendance tracking and eliminate the potential for payroll fraud.

  • Pharmacy Reduces Fraud At The POS With Fingerprint Readers

    A leading drug store chain with over 4,500 stores in the United States is using biometrics within their pharmacies, as well as at their point-of-sale (POS) terminals. By adding biometric support to their pharmacy dispensing system, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians use Crossmatch™ U.are.U ® Fingerprint Readers to sign on to the system and throughout the workflow process when filling prescriptions. This ensures the highest degree of accountability and accuracy for its customers.

  • Hooters Eliminates Need To Issue New Swipe Cards Or PINs During Peak Hours

    Hooters of America, LLC based in Atlanta, Georgia, operates and franchises more than 450 Hooters causal dining restaurants in 28 countries. Everyday, nearly 4,000 Hooters employees conduct transactions, as well as clock in and out for their shifts. Facing increasing concerns with its traditional PIN and swipe card security system, Hooters turned to Crossmatch for a biometrics-based solution to strengthen their loss prevention efforts, improve productivity and reduce transaction and payroll fraud.

  • Togo's Enables Single-Drawer Accountability With Fingerprint Readers

    Togo’s is a fast casual sandwich shop with more than 250 franchisee locations on the West Coast. Prior to fingerprint biometrics, Togo’s was using passwords to access their point-of-sale (POS) terminals. However, management found it challenging to track access to the cash drawer because passwords can be shared. Togo’s turned to Crossmatch for a biometrics-based solution to eliminate passwords when accessing the POS station. The solution has allowed Togo’s to easily move to single-drawer accountability - one employee, one drawer. Now when balancing the drawer at the end of a shift, there is only one person responsible, making it much easier on management.

  • Wendy's Franchisee Reduces Costs With Fingerprint Readers

    Tar Heel Capital is a large Wendy’s restaurant franchisee with over 73 locations and more than 2800 employees throughout North and South Carolina. Prior to the deployment of fingerprint biometrics, swipe cards were used for cash register voids and keypads were used for time and attendance tracking. These methods resulted in fictitious voids and time clock fraud.

  • Flower Power Garden Centres Trims Losses With March Networks Searchlight

    FLOWER POWER GARDEN CENTRES, an Australian retailer with 10 locations in the Sydney Metropolitan Area, took a major step toward managing its point-of-sale losses when it acquired a March Networks Searchlight™ for Retail software solution.

  • Cole Haan Converts Retail Locations To Intelligent IP Video

    Upscale shoppers around the world associate the Cole Haan brand with uncompromising quality, so it’s not surprising that the U.S.-based lifestyle brand insists on the same uncompromising quality from companies supplying its mission-critical security and loss prevention technology.

  • Discount Retailer Selects Interface As Internet Protocol Managed Service Provider Across Entire Retail Platform

    Interface Security Systems, a leading North American provider of Internet Protocol (“IP”) Bundled Managed physical security and secured managed network services announced last March that it has been selected by Family Dollar, Inc. as its IP Managed Service Provider across its entire retail platform. Family Dollar, a Fortune 300 company, recently completed a major initiative to modernize and refresh critical technology in each of its retail stores. The technology makeover, or Flat Rate Managed Service Project, as it is referred to, was launched in collaboration with Interface in July 2014 and completed in May 2015.

  • Mammoth Mountain Ski Area Drives Efficiency And Cost Savings With Integrated Workforce Ready Platform

    Located on the eastern slopes of the Sierra Nevadas, Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, LLC is the leading four-season mountain resort in California and the third most frequented ski resort in the U.S. The company owns and operates a variety of resort businesses including recreation, hospitality, real estate development, and retail, and manages a workforce that fluctuates from 800 to 2500 employees depending on the season. Download this case study to learn how Mammoth uses Workforce Ready to hire, track, and manage its full-time, part-time, and seasonal employees more efficiently and cost-effectively.

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