CSD/NAG Idea of the Day: Inventory Tobacco

Lit Light BulbToday’s Idea of the Day:

Inventory tobacco products at shift change.

Tobacco products are small and expensive items that are easy targets of theft by dishonest employees. Prevent theft temptation by requiring employees to do a complete cigarette pack and other tobacco products count at every shift change. While it may frustrate staff initially, once it becomes part of the routine and the success is obvious, they may come to appreciate it too. It will definitely help your bottom line, discourage theft and inspire the team to take control of inventory management in other areas of the store.

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Today’s idea comes from C-Store Veteran Jim Callahan. Learn more inventory tips in his upcoming column on p. 16 of CSD‘s December issue.

If you have an idea to share email Senior Editor Erin Rigik Del Conte at edelconte@csdecisions.com.