Dorothy Lane Market, affectionately called DLM by locals, is an upscale gourmet and specialty grocer with three locations in the Dayton, Ohio area. While many area residents do their weekly grocery shopping at DLM, the market is best known for their fresh, prepared, gourmet foods and their unique, well-loved bakery. Dorothy Lane takes well known comfort food favorites and uses top notch ingredients and exciting flavor profiles to give items an updated twist. While the DLM parking lots are full every day of the week, the store is especially bustling over weekday lunch hours as businesspeople flock to the deli, sushi, salad, and bakery counters to grab a quick lunch before meeting with colleagues in the dine in/ patio areas. DLM also appeals to the budding chef, offering tastings and culinary classes to the community.
At first glance it may seem like selling and managing an in-house, do it yourself uniform program is the way to go for your linen rental laundry, uniform laundry or promotional products company. However, when you start digging into the economic realities of such a program, a different picture begins to emerge. Many times the perceived net corporate profit realized from such programs is a lot less than you may think. Let's take a closer look at the time and cost expenses that such a program entails, and compare that with the simplicity and ease of an outsourced plan. When you are handling all of your clients' needs you may not reach optimum profit levels.
Nothing says “great uniform company” better than “we can help you with rental programs, lease programs, and direct purchase.” There's no need to stop with just one service when it's possible to become a great company that provides them all! When you work with SmartBuy|TK we make sure that your direct sales program is best in class, and give you the foundation that's necessary to become a great uniform company, no matter your size, location, or previous experience.
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The effective point of view is "direct sales may be new territory for you, or you may be doing this already, but either way, you can improve your laundry rental results if you separate the laundry services from your teams direct sale services as a burden." Providing many types of rental uniforms to employees is an outmoded business model that lacks efficiency and really doesn't make sense when contemporary direct-purchase systems now allow your clients to easily purchase as few as one or two uniforms at a time.
Many firms that have employee apparel and uniforms for their workers find that an employee allowance program takes a lot of the hassle out of the process. It is an efficient process that allows the employer to provide funds for the employee to order their apparel directly. It cuts down on unused inventory and ordering errors. The system is better for both the work team and the company owners and provides a necessary service in a seamless manner to both parties.
Green Door Public House is a fast-casual restaurant that is uniquely positioned in downtown Dallas near Deep Ellum and the city’s historic farmer’s market. Their menu of appetizers, soups, burgers and sandwiches is tailored to meet the needs of the busy urban clientele, as well as, the more laid-back visitors to the Dallas Farmers Market next door. Items, such as the wings, baked avocado, signature portobello sandwich and the chicken friend ribeye, make this a great place to bring a date or to catch the game with friends.
Coffee and Books: A Match Made In Small Town Heaven
A historic downtown in Pennsylvania is experiencing a revitalization and a new business, Pressed Coffee & Books is one of the newest storefronts that is brewing up some business. A creative couple decided to quit their professional day jobs, trust their entrepreneurial spirit and build a new business together. Their concept combined some of their favorite things, specialty coffees, fresh crepes and classic books. Not only is this coffee shop located in what used to be famous author, John O'Hara's home, his books line the book shelves that customers are welcome to read while they enjoy their drinks. He is just one of the authors represented in their book mix.
Florida is a popular destination for golfers at all performance levels, and visitors often need to pick up some gear before they hit the links. If you are visiting Florida and find that you need some golf balls or some apparel head out to Golf Galaxy in Pembroke Pines. This amazing store has everything you need and a knowledgeable staff that will get you set up and out onto the course in no time.
The best way to minimize communication from upset customers is to get their orders right, every time. When you utilize an automated system, lost orders and errors in delivery can soon become a thing of the past! When you have a multi-step process that relies on manual inputs and tickler systems to alert customers to updated regarding their orders, there is a high probability of error. And, we all know that an unhappy customer is very rarely a returning customer!
Gloria’s Latin Cuisine is a family owned chain of Salvadorian and Tex-Mex restaurants in Texas. Currently, they have 20 units in Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington, Austin, Houston and San Antonio. In Dallas, the restaurants have become synonymous with good Mexican food and margaritas. One of the challenges the restaurant brand has faced is that while their focus is Salvadorian food with some Tex-Mex options, the Texas market is replete with small Mexican food cafes so consumers also identify any Latin cuisine as Mexican food. Management, through the years, has worked to shift consumer opinion by highlighting Salvadorian dishes and refining the atmosphere in their restaurants.