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Helping Those Affected By Hurricane Harvey & Irma

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In this great time of need we want to extend our thoughts and well wishes to those affected by Hurricane Harvey and Irma. In any natural disaster such as this, it is heartwarming to see American’s coming together to help the cause.

Although we come together in times of need, some prey on that and use fake charities to capitalize. Please visit Charity Navigator, they are dedicated to determining the validity of a charity. We have also listed some ways that you can help those affected by the hurricanes below.

Can’t Donate Cash?

That’s Ok! There is always a constant need for Blood. Please visit: http://www.redcrossblood.org/donating-blood to find a blood drive near you.

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Do your suppliers protect your Brand?

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brand_2As we look into 2017, are you partnering with the right suppliers?

As with all businesses, the restaurant and retail industry is continuing to evolve. While some have reported a recession, the newest predictions for 2017 remain strong with a heavy emphasis on growth for both revenue and the number of locations. Even with all the challenges and hurdles retailers and restaurants are facing with wage increases and overtime changes, as well as employee retention, there is still a large amount of investment into new stores and upgrading current stores.

One of the biggest trends driving revenue growth is the use of social media, apps and IoT technology to deliver better, more personalized content targeted to customers that align with your brand and company values. The market is moving from a commodity purchase to an emotional purchase process. And social media is a vital tool for this change. According to fastcasual.com, “Seven in 10 (survey respondents) said they want personalized offers that give them a sense the restaurant “knows them.”

It is evident retailers are spending an enormous amount of time and money on designing and supporting apps and their social marketing strategy specific to strengthening their brand equity. This trend will continue to evolve because it works. Shouldn’t you also be spending the same amount of effort ensuring your suppliers are protecting the brand you are working so hard to build and sustain? Suppliers are your partners and the extension of your business.  Therefore, having a supplier strategy that also aligns with your B2C strategy will only protect and enhance your brand further, which is something else you can promote to your customers.

Small Box Energy is one of those suppliers. Simply, we offer our customers:

  1. Active sustainability solution to reduce overall energy consumption and enhance brand image
  2. Automated control platform designed to maintain customer comfort and encourage repeat visits
  3. Proven temperature monitoring solution for maintaining refrigeration temperatures, enabling stable food/drink quality and temperature and avoid food loss and food-borne illness to product brand value.

As you look to 2017, ask yourself if your suppliers are working this hard to evolve a solution that protects your brand for years to come.

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Small Box Energy Helps Kick Off Denny’s Annual Franchisee Conference

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David - DFASmall Box Energy helped kicked off the annual Denny’s Franchisee Association (DFA) Conference in Orlando Florida yesterday. Shown here is DFA’s Chairman of the Board, Craig Barber, talking with David Andow, president of Small Box Energy, at the annual Sponsor’s Dinner. Small Box Energy has been a supplier to Denny’s franchisees for several years, and we are proud to sponsor the DFA annual conference. We understand the restaurant industry is faced with many challenges, especially now with wage increases, higher health insurance costs and more regulations, high employee turn-over and ever increasing food costs. It is very important to Small Box Energy that we keep engaged with our customers so we understand their needs, priorities, and challenges. This engagement helps us understand how we can evolve and maximize our platform to meet their key priorities and reduce overall operating costs to help them offset the other costs they are facing.

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Small Box Energy Sponsors Famous Dave’s Annual Fund Raiser

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Famous Daves Make A WishSmall Box Energy proudly supported and sponsored the 14 annual golf tournament hosted by Famous 5 Dining of Tennessee and raises money for Make-A-Wish foundation. This is David Andow’s third year supporting this important community event.

Shown here are Famous Dave’s Owners and supplier partners during the award ceremony and check presentation as they wind down the evening discussing the importance of community, charity and all the great achievements of Make-A-Wish foundation.

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