Visits from district managers and higher ups are questionable for me. They’re always a lot of hullabaloo around the impending walk through from a district manager and too many people running around trying to fix things. I understand there are contractual obligations for certain display tables and endcaps, and those need to be set up proper to not breach that contract, but setting up a store to as close to perfect as possible to prepare for the visit seems like a big waste of payroll.
These head honchos should be seeing the stores as they’re ACTUALLY run. Customers come in an out of the store every hour of business, they mess things up, they misplace books and tear apart displays, leave books and magazines everywhere. Nothing is perfect in a store that’s open for business and the visiting bigwigs should expect it.