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Emerging Trends In Food Retailing


SN identifies six emerging trends with the potential to grow sales at retail
Mar 24, 2014 Mark Hamstra

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Good news for all iPhone users

Good news for all iPhone users.

New Bathroom Must Have!

In retal news- Bathstore, a UK retailer, introduces the world’s first vertical bath!

“We all like a good soak, but with modern living spaces getting smaller and smaller we wanted to find a way to still ensure you could fit a bath in even the tiniest bathroom,” said chief Bathstore developer Dr Nisan Aptal. ”Once we had the basic design down we tested a series of prototypes and eventually struck on the idea of including air-holes at head-height. We still don’t recommend adding bubbles; it can get very foamy in there.”

Going on sale end of April in the UK, this item won’t be avaiable to the US until the holidays.



This is one of our favorite retail #AprilFools from last year! What’s yours?

Congratulations- You Got A Phone Interview!

Congrats your resume past the intial screening and you are now getting closer to the job of your dreams! However, you still have to advance to the next stage. And the phone screening stage of the interview process is very important!

Here are some tips to make a good impression, so you can be invited on to the next step.

1.) Take a deep breath and put a smile in your voice before you answer the phone! Recruiters talk to many bland, listless candidates all day, so listening to a genuinely cheerful person stands out. Remember a high percentage of communication is nonverbal (e.g., facial expressions, gestures and eye contact), which can’t be conveyed through the phone. This means the words you use and how you deliver them are more important than usual. Choose your words wisely.

2.) Don’t multi-task during the interview. You must be fully engaged in the conversation and if that means you need to pull over and park the car do so. Luckily, most companies will give you a heads up on when they will be calling or let you pick from an available time so you can set the schedule.

3.) Just like a face to face interview you need to do your homework on the company and the position your applying for. Read up on the company’s mission, culture, goals, products, services and exec bios. Based on this knowledge, determine how and why you belong there. Write down five points you want to make about your experience; this will help you to collect your thoughts about your past work and highlight what’s most important for them to know.

4.) Prepare some questions, because most recruiters allow time at the end for questions. Show the recruiter you’re not just in it for the paycheck; you want to find a place that’s a good fit for you.

Before you hang up the phone express your appreciation for the recruiters time and reiterate your interest in moving forward. Also ask what the expectations are for the next step in the process and how you can follow up.

If you really want this job, don’t just sit back wait for them to make the next move. You have to go after it! PhoneInterviewTime

How to Dazzel Recruiters With Your Social Media Profiles

How to Dazzel Recruiters With Your Social Media Profiles

Click on the title to see this Infograph written by a Guest Blogger for UnderCover Recruiter. The infographic offers insights from Jobvite that will give you everything you need to know about creating a positive impression on Social Media to help get you hired!

We honor and hire our country’s vets!

We honor and hire our country's vets!

We #hire #Vets! #Apollo Retail value’s the #leadership, loyalty, integrity, and commitment to excellence instilled through participation in military service. Apply online at www.

#Hashtag this!

Hashtag, what is it?

The word “hashtag” — the act of using a pound sign (#) followed by a word or phrase to tag a message on social media. Did you know? The Hashtag was dubbed “Word of the Year 2012” by the American Dialect Society on Jan. 4.

Why is everyone hashtaging? Branded hastages “I.E  “#ApolloRetail” are a mainstay in a social marketing campaigns.  Many brands are jumping on hashtags to collect and showcase customer-submissted content from across the social Web in a curated experince 

Hastags are no longer just used in Twitter feeds.  There’s a reason you’re seeing hashtags popping up now outside your social news feeds. Those pound/criss-crossed symbols can now be found in print ads, TV programs and even on late night comedy routines.  Make fun of it if you want, but the value in amplifying the reach of campaigns and creating conversations around brand messages has made them an essential asset in today’s society.

Why should you use a hashtag even if you aren’t marketing a service or a product? Think of it as a minature search engine. Hashtags allow people to find out what anyone else is saying about a particular topic on certain social media channels and let them follow discussions about everything from serious news (#Syria) to tv shows (#TheEllenShow) or even available jobs (#Hiring). Like on other social media sites, when a hashtag is included in a Facebook post, clicking on it will create a feed that aggregates other posts that have been tagged with the same phrase.  

Hashtags are now a part of our daily lives and it’s likely that they’ll infiltrate society even more.  So what are you waiting for? Start harnessing the power of hashtags and broaden your reach to millions!





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