Archive | March, 2013

Managing our stores

I received a call recently from a man with a Ph.D. in finance.  He was interested in becoming a District Manager for Publix. Each of our District Managers oversees operations for about 10 Publix stores.  To rise to that position, you need exemplary experience as a Store Manager.  And you can’t become a Store Manager [...]

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Fast-track management programs

Quite a few retailers visit college campuses to market their fast-track management programs. They offer management trainee positions to some of the new graduates who want to be managers as quickly as possible. These are generally hourly positions with little management authority, but with a clear progression to management positions if training is completed, performance is [...]

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