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The Jamaican Pot, Inc. Announces the Opening of Its Newest Restaurant within Detroit’s New Center One Area

Residents of Detroit and surrounding areas, prepare for The Jamaican Pot’s newest restaurant. The Jamaican Pot, Inc. has announced the opening of its newest restaurant, after nearly three years of planning, hard work and overcoming many business obstacles during the process; located at 3031 W Grand Blvd; Suite 200; Detroit, MI 48202.(PRWeb February 25, 2020)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/the_jamaican_pot_inc_announces_the_opening_of_its_newest_restaurant_within_detroits_new_center_one_area/prweb16921416.htm

Utilant Launches a Self-Survey Module within Loss Control 360, Enabling Insurers to Gather Loss Control Data on More Properties

Utilant’s commitment to equipping our Loss Control 360 platform customers with the right tools to enable them to perform better and reduce their losses is evident in this self-survey module release, said Pat Davis, CEO at Utilant.

BUFFALO, N.Y. (PRWEB) February 04, 2020
Utilant, the provider of the P&C insurance industry’s premier loss control survey management SaaS platform, Loss Control 360, has launched a self-survey module that enables insurance agents and policyholders to perform their own surveys on qualified risks.
Self-survey is a mobile web application with an intuitive interface and step-by-step workflow built to guide the insured to complete their own survey. The user can perform the entire self-survey from their mobile device without installing an app, which is ideal for this simple one-time process. The user receives real-time communication including photo/document upload requirements, automated notifications and live data updates. Automation is triggered at the completion of the process, generating a recommendation letter and an output report. Recommendations remain open and periodic reminders are automatically sent to the insured until they are in compliance
“Our Loss Control 360 customers who adopt the self-survey module can anticipate a reduction in survey completion time from 14+ days down to 3 or even faster,” said Ben Holub, VP of Product at Utilant. “This is due to putting the survey completion capabilities into the hands of the policyholder and/or agent, providing them with clear instructions, and the resulting policy accuracy obtained from their participation in the process.”
Insurance carriers benefit from a dramatic decrease in the overhead of survey costs and an accelerated underwriting process once the data is collected. No longer having to provide physical manpower to gather survey data on lower-risk policies allows for distributing loss control staff more intelligently as well as obtaining loss control data on a greater portion of policies and/or quotes. The Carrier’s workforce and vendor survey staff can focus on surveying more significant risks, while self-survey driven data can still be gathered by policyholders and/or agents on lesser risks, which in many cases may not have been surveyed at all. Workforce scheduling and logistical problems become reduced while an increased percentage of policies and/or quotes are being surveyed and reviewed.
Automation triggered by the self-survey module within Utilant’s Loss Control 360 platform includes eligible risks being auto-detected, auto-generated risk recommendations, risk scoring assessments based on self-survey data, auto-routing of completed surveys for quality control, or auto-conversion of incomplete surveys to physical on-site surveys.
“Utilant’s commitment to equipping our Loss Control 360 platform customers with the right tools to enable them to perform better and reduce their losses is evident in this self-survey module release,“ said Pat Davis, CEO at Utilant. “We have built the right automation processes and security measures into the self-survey module to enable an ease of doing business approach for those deploying the technology.”
About Utilant and Loss Control 360
Utilant’s Loss Control 360 is the “best-in-class” Loss Control Survey Management Platform for P&C insurance and survey/risk engineering companies, establishing its position as the hub for connecting insurance carrier core systems, vendor survey firms, and InsurTechs to comprehensively transform the global insurance industry workflow. The solution supports Commercial, Personal, and Specialty lines, and is deployed via a SaaS model. Utilant’s Loss Control 360 platform is used by leading Insurers and top vendor survey companies around the world. The Loss Control 360 platform helps Insurers to survey and score risks for an efficient underwriting process across all lines of commercial and residential business. A typical implementation provides positive ROI within the first year. For more information visit http://www.losscontrol360.com.

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New Report Demonstrates the Importance of Inventory Record Accuracy Within the Retail Industry, and Its Impact on Sales

Study deducted that 60% of the inventory records are inaccurate and sales can grow on average by 6% when corrected
Press Release – updated: Jan 29, 2020 09:00 EST

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. & LONDON, January 29, 2020 (Newswire.com) – RGIS and the ECR Community Shrinkage & OSA Group are announcing the results of a new study regarding inventory record accuracy undertaken by academics from EMYLON Business School, TU Darmstadt, and Cardiff Business School.
The researchers conducted an experiment at seven European retailers from the grocery/general merchandise and fashion/apparel sectors where approximately one million stock keeping units (SKUs) sold in about 100 stores were counted at specific points in time. A comparison of stores that were subjected to stock counts to stores that were not, allowed the researchers to understand how an improvement in inventory record accuracy improves sales.
The research showed that approximately 60% of the analyzed SKUs suffered from inventory record inaccuracies. The average magnitude of inventory record inaccuracies for the affected SKUs were roughly +6.6 and -6.0 units for positive and negative discrepancies, respectively. After correcting the inventory record inaccuracies, the participating retailers experienced a sales increase between 4% and 8% – for the entire portfolio of SKUs on stock.
Prior to the research, it was commonplace to expect that the higher the IRI, the higher the sales uplift would be after reconciling the records. However, the research indicated that it also depends on SKU prices. The retailers that were categorized as”‘very accurate” and had high profit margins saw a financial benefit from truing up their inventory records as well. The results demonstrated that the most significant opportunity for improvement came from high-volume expensive items, and the variations in inventory record inaccuracy shown by product category were particularly informative to which categories attract the most attention.  
“I have been working in the field of asset protection for many decades, and we have always known in the business that in every store, inventory records are not always accurate and that if they would be more accurate, that sales would grow. However, we never had the actual data that could prove what we felt in our gut was obvious. This research, for the first time, delivers that certainty and the real evidence to support our intuition, and the compelling data needed to support a greater investment in prioritizing improving inventory record accuracy,” said John Fonteijn, Head of Global Asset Protection & Business Continuity Management at Ahold Delhaize and Chair of the ECR Community Shrinkage & OSA Group.
The researchers also examined how inventory accuracy deteriorates over time following a stock count. The results showed that stock records start to deteriorate directly after a stock count, and that especially SKUs with high accuracy levels deteriorate a lot during the initial weeks after the stock count.
“The start of the year, when traffic is not at its peak and inventory levels are low, can be seen as a good time for stock counts. However, our research has shown that you may want to think of stock counts in a different way: as a sales increase strategy rather than an unnecessary cost,” said Aris A. Syntetos, Professor at Cardiff Business School. “Our report, prepared in close collaboration with ECR, shows stock counts to lead to important sales lift opportunities, and we believe it will change the way the IRI problem is perceived in the industry.”
The research provides retailers and manufacturers the information needed to asses taking the following actions:
decide how much they should invest against improving inventory records accuracy
prioritize investments in stock counts per product category and class
understand the behavior of discrepancies that stem from different IRI sources to properly investigate root causes
discuss counting as a sales increase strategy rather than a cost-intensive necessity
Webinar on results for retailers
ECR Community Shrinkage & OSA Group hosted a webinar to present the results of this study. The webinar was presented by professors from EMYLON Business School, TU Darmstadt, and Cardiff Business School to explore their research objectives and findings. Hannah Newton, Business Intelligence Manager for Tesco PLC, shared her perspective on the results and implications for retail organizations. The webinar archive is accessible by registering here. The report is free to download from the ECR Community Shrink & OSA Group website here.
About ECR Community Shrinkage & OSA Group
The Group is part of the Efficient Consumer Response Community, a voluntary and collaborative retailer-manufacturer platform with a mission to fulfill consumer wishes better, faster, and at less cost. The Group has acted as an independent think tank focused on creating imaginative new ways to better manage the problems of loss and on-shelf availability across the retail industry. Championing the idea of Sell More and Lose Less, the Group is open to any retailer and manufacturer to join. 
About RGIS
RGIS takes clients beyond the count with integrated inventory services that include store surveys, space management, store remodels and resets, RFID solutions, and asset optimization. With proven successes in all aspects of retail, healthcare, and manufacturing inventory, it is no surprise that more organizations, in more places, trust RGIS to provide the information and insight they need to fully understand their assets and make better business decisions.
ECR Media ContactColin Peacock​colinmpeacock@ecr-shrink-group.com
RGIS Media ContactSimon Parrysparry@rgis.com
Source: RGIS, LLC

Author C. A. Afonso's New Book 'Secrets Held Within' is the Gripping Short Story of an Odd Funeral Director and the Secrets He Keeps

Recent release “Secrets Held Within” from Newman Springs Publishing author C. A. Afonso is the thrilling tale of the dark secrets kept in the shadows of the life of the only funeral director in town.
Press Release – updated: Jan 29, 2020 06:00 EST

NEW YORK, January 29, 2020 (Newswire.com) – C. A. Afonso, a wife and mother who enjoys writing poetry and short stories, has completed her new book “Secrets Held Within”: a potent story that uncovers the deepest secrets of a quiet mortician.
Published by Newman Springs Publishing, C. A. Afonso’s intriguing tale unravels the past and present shadowy actions of Christopher Payne, the town’s only funeral director. Every small town has its share of secrets. Just where Christopher hides his, it’s deep inside.
Readers who wish to experience this powerful work can purchase “Secrets Held Within” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iBooks Store, Amazon, or Barnes & Noble.
For additional information or media inquiries, contact Newman Springs Publishing at 732-243-8512.
About Newman Springs Publishing: 
Newman Springs Publishing is a full-service publishing house for serious authors. Each title produced by Newman Springs Publishing undergoes every step of the professional publishing process, including editing, layout, cover design, circulation, distribution, and publicity. All titles are made available in both eBook and print formats. Newman Springs Publishing distributes to tens of thousands of retail outlets throughout North America and internationally. All manuscripts in any genre are welcome to be submitted for review. If the manuscript meets the necessary criteria and is accepted for publication, Newman Springs Publishing will work closely with the author to bring the book to the retail market for a relatively inexpensive initial investment.
Source: Newman Springs Publishing

Nourishing Biologicals Helps Support Women Entrepreneurship Within the Skincare Industry

Nourishing Biologicals’ Skin Institute trains spas and aestheticians on the latest non-surgical face lift.

I’m so thankful for what the Nourishing Biologicals’ Skin Institute has offered me. They provided individualized onsite training for all my estheticians. I have been able to increase my client base as a result, said Julia Aroyan, owner of Aesthetix Plus in Ponte Vedra, FL.

SAINT AUGUSTINE, Fla. (PRWEB) January 27, 2020
Nourishing Biologicals, a Bio-Science company, created by North Florida surgeon, George Sadowski, M.D., to treat the cause, not the symptom, of aging skin with advanced Miracular Cellular Communication™ announces its commitment to support women entrepreneurship within the skincare industry.
“Our goal at Nourishing Biologicals is to help women ‘change their skin, change their lives’. When one feels good about how she looks, she naturally radiates confidence. Her outlook becomes more hopeful and positive. She can accomplish just about anything,” said Natalia Sadowski, Director of Aesthetics and Education at Nourishing Biologicals.
“We decided to take our mission one step further to help women owned businesses succeed. We have committed to support women entrepreneurship within the skincare industry with our ‘Grow Your Business, Increase Your Revenue’ campaign,” continued Sadowski.
Nourishing Biologicals and the NB Skin Institute is training women owned spas and aestheticians on the latest anti-aging non-surgical facelift procedure, Plasma Fibroblast. With this training, these spas and aestheticians are able to better compete in the marketplace.
“I had clients asking for the Plasma Fibroblast treatment, but I couldn’t take time away from my spa business to travel far for a training. I’m so thankful for what the Nourishing Biologicals Skin Institute has offered us. They provided individualized onsite training for all my estheticians. I have been able to increase my client base as a result, said Julia Aroyan, owner of Aesthetix Plus in Ponte Vedra, FL.
Nourishing Biologicals is focused in helping women kickstart successful skincare businesses, providing products, services and training that will help them grow and succeed. They have also helped women kickstart ecommerce companies, as well as beauty salons stand out from the competition.
Jessie Zhou, founder of San Francisco based BeautysTouch.com states, “Our goal is to find products from around the world that have better performing, safer and more distinctive combinations of ingredients, so we were excited to find and learn about Nourishing Biologicals. We are thrilled that we can offer our clients a science-based skincare line that uses Nobel Prize-winning technology. Our clients can’t seem to get enough of the NB products.”
Nourishing Biologicals goes out of their way to empower women business owners – making training easy and affordable, providing marketing support, and ultimately growing their businesses and increasing revenue.
“Nourishing Biologicals is helping differentiate my salon from the salon down the street. The products go hand-in-hand with the high-quality hair care services and products our customers are used to. They now can come to Salon Mirror Mirror and take care of a number of their beauty needs,” said Dawn Martinez, owner of Salon Mirror Mirror in Solana Beach, California.
To learn more about how to partner with Nourishing Biologicals and the NB Skin Institute please visit http://www.nourishingbiologicals.com.
About Nourishing Biologicals:
Introduced by George E. Sadowski, M.D., Nourishing Biologicals is a leading Bio-Science company bringing together a science-based approach and beauty to treat the signs of aging beneath the surface. We provide the highest quality and most effective products carefully formulated with Nobel Prize winning ingredients and bio-natural proteins that match those of the human body to defend and reverse the signs of skin aging at the cellular level and before skin damage is visible to the naked-eye, Miracular Cellular Communication™. Visit Nourishing Biologicals or connect via Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube or LinkedIn.

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