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5 Building Blocks for A Successful Hotel Retail Business

Posted by Melissa Haynes

Tue, Oct 21, 2014 @ 16:10 PM

Are you laying a strong foundation for your store?

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Topics: hotel pantry, out of stock, inventory, retail pricing, Tradavo, hotel supplier

The Five Things Smart Retailers Demand from Wholesalers

Posted by Bobby Martyna

Mon, Jun 27, 2011 @ 15:06 PM

In this economy, smart retailers are demanding the best from their wholesale and distribution partners.  Who is your wholesaler or distributor?  How do they rank against the best?   Here's a quick checklist:

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Topics: hotel pantry, wholesale products, club store, Tradavo, hotel supplier, wholesale snack distributor

Summertime means ice cream time -- at wholesale prices!

Posted by Bobby Martyna

Thu, Jun 23, 2011 @ 16:06 PM

With temperatures soaring all over the country, your guests and customers are looking for refreshing treats.  We find that our overall ice cream sales go up by 30% to 50% in the summer months -- meaning smart retailers are loading up.

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Topics: hotel pantry, hotel supplier, nestle, wholesale haagen dazs, wholesale ice cream, wholesale ben and jerry's

The 5 Most Painful Mistakes Made by Hotel Retail Managers - Part 5

Posted by Bobby Martyna

Tue, Oct 12, 2010 @ 12:10 PM

Painful Mistake #5 - Buying the Wrong Products and Pricing Incorrectly

Retailing is both an art and a science -- and many hotel  managers have a very good sense of aesthetics from their experience designing and operating hotels.  It's the science part that may be elusive.

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Topics: retail advice, hotel pantry, hotel supplier, wholesale snack distributor, Bobby Martyna, Tradavo CEO, wholesale products, club store, retail science, planogram

The 5 Most Painful Mistakes Made by Hotel Retail Managers - Part 4

Posted by Bobby Martyna

Tue, Oct 12, 2010 @ 08:10 AM

Painful Mistake #4 - Going to the Club Store

Let's face it -- we all love going to Sam's, Costco, BJ's and the Wal-mart superstore for personal purchases as well as for some hotel supplies from time-to-time.  Products stacked a mile high and new and interesting products make going to the Club Store a real adventure -- a treasure hunt, even.

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Topics: hotel pantry, hotel supplier, wholesale snack distributor, Bobby Martyna, Tradavo CEO, wholesale products, club store, Costco, Sam's Club, BJ's

The 5 Most Painful Mistakes Made by Hotel Retail Managers - Part 3

Posted by Bobby Martyna

Mon, Oct 11, 2010 @ 17:10 PM

Painful Mistake #3 - Using your Buying Group for Hotel Retail Purchases

This is a very common, but painful mistake.  Buying Groups, also known as Group Purchasing Organizations (GPOs) are a very well considered concept for purchasing many items for hotels -- including furniture, fixtures and equipment, and in some cases, food service items.

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Topics: hotel pantry, hotel supplier, wholesale snack distributor, Bobby Martyna, Tradavo CEO

The 5 Most Painful Mistakes Made by Hotel Retail Managers - Part 2

Posted by Bobby Martyna

Mon, Oct 04, 2010 @ 21:10 PM

Painful Mistake #2 - Pulling the Wrong Profitability Levers

Running a retail business within a hotel is no different from running a retail business outside a hotel.  But it differs in many ways from running a hotel.

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Topics: retail advice, hotel supplier, Tradavo CEO

3 Ways to Help Your Hotel Pantry Help your Sales Per Occupied Room!

Posted by Janine Roberts

Mon, Oct 13, 2008 @ 12:10 PM

As the economy continues to spiral downward, concerns in the hospitality industry over the effect it will have on occupancy rates are at the top of every hotel's planning list. Tradavo recognizes the need to plan effectively to address these inevitable vacancies and to examine the alternative assets you have within your property to keep Sales Per Occupied Room at a healthy level wherever possible.

One of the best places to look for additional dollars look is your retail offering. Whether you have a market, pantry, or gift shop, this is an incredible opportunity to make a few adjustments to your assortment to increase revenue coming out of your retail sales.

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Topics: hotel pantry, hotel supplier, wholesale snack distributor, wholesale ice cream