Since opening its first store in 1890 in Seattle, WA, Bartell Drugs has expanded to 67 stores and pharmacy locations in the Pacific Northwest. And while the business has evolved a lot over the past 130 years, two things have remained consistent: an unwavering commitment to exceptional customer service and a steadfast dedication to providing innovative products and services. These two guiding principles have been particularly evident over the past […]
How can you show your customers and employees that you care? In today’s world, it’s about safety and protection. As a retailer, you can help people in your community by giving them the option to stay at home or in their car. Putting the right technology in place is vital to that goal. That’s what Crown Liquors, the leading beverage retailer in the Indianapolis metro area, has managed to accomplish. […]
How do you go from stores using cash registers and pen-and-paper processes into today’s information-rich environment? Indiana Liquor Group, which was formed by a group of investors in December of 2018, was faced with that exact dilemma. The company originally acquired Save-On Liquor, a chain of 30 retail liquor stores. Since then, it has made three additional smaller acquisitions, which added another seven stores. Managing 37 stores across nine counties […]
Cap n’ Cork is a one-stop shop for classic and unique selections of beer, wine, spirits and cigars based in Fort Wayne, Indiana. With 15 locations and 135 staff members, the retail chain is known for its friendly service and broad selection of both popular household names and rarer finds for the craft beer crowd. The business was founded in 1911, when Argire Lebamoff and his brother, Tom, opened their […]
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