What Great Retail and Restaurant Brands Do
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How do some stores and restaurants break through the clutter; compete with bigger, online competitors; and manage to grow and thrive when so many others fail? They earn customer love and loyalty by creatively designing and consistently delivering great retail customer experiences. Compelling stories and practical principles make Extraordinary Experiences required reading for all business leaders who want a great brand. Brand expert Denise Lee Yohn has uncovered how brick-and-mortar brands create extraordinary experiences that keep drawing customers into their stores.
In her first bestselling book, What Great Brands Do: The Seven Brand-Building Principles That Separate the Best from the Rest (#WGBD), Denise de-mystified the brand-building process and unlocked the seven keys to a great brand, including “great brands avoid selling products” and “great brands start inside.” Now she shows how business leaders address the unique challenges and exploit the unique opportunities of the physical retail world to build great brands.
Extraordinary retail and restaurant customer experiences don’t just happen; nor do they result only from excellent operations. They stem from the strong cultural foundations, deliberate planning decisions, and integrity in execution. In Extraordinary Experiences, Denise examines brands including:
The case studies are relatable, accessible, and applicable to all companies inside or out of the restaurant or retail industries. They show how to build a great brand whether an organization is big or small, new or old, out-spent, under-resourced or facing some other challenge.
Denise reads a brief excerpt from Chapter 1 of her new book, Extraordinary Experiences: What Great Retail and Restaurant Brands Do. Learn how Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, a mid-sized fast-food chain, fought back from near financial bankruptcy and franchisee mutiny by applying the first brand-building principle, Great Brands Start Inside.
Denise reads a brief excerpt from Chapter 3 of her new book, Extraordinary Experiences: What Great Retail and Restaurant Brands Do. Learn how Buffalo Wild Wings, a casual dining restaurant chain, chose a different strategy for competing in the recession and won, and get a preview of how Great Brands Ignore Trends.
Denise reads a brief excerpt from Chapter 4 of her new book, Extraordinary Experiences: What Great Retail and Restaurant Brands Do. Learn how Costco exemplifies the brand-building principle that Great Brands Don’t Chase Customers. The warehouse club keeps its focus on its ideal member and refuses to chase customers who aren’t a good fit.
Denise reads a brief excerpt from Chapter 7 of her new book, Extraordinary Experiences: What Great Retail and Restaurant Brands Do. Learn how Sweetgreen, a small salad-based restaurant chain, makes a positive social change in the core of its business so like other great brands, it Never Has to “Give Back.”
How a company decides to behave becomes how that brand shows up in the marketplace. In this book, Denise Lee Yohn enlightens the reader with an essential map for how to become a brand that earns the right to customer-driven growth.
President, CustomerBliss; Author, Chief Customer Officer 2.0: How to Build Your Customer-Driven Growth Engine
I love good information backed up with real life case studies. Denise Lee Yohn’s gift of storytelling and insightful analysis make Extraordinary Experiences an inspiring and immediately actionable read.
Customer service expert and New York Times bestselling author of The Amazement Revolution
If you want a shortcut in your goal to improve customer loyalty, start with Denise Lee Yohn. What Great Brands Do is a practical guide to providing an exceptional brand experience. In Extraordinary Experiences, Denise builds on her earlier work, sharing strategies and actions for creating a cherished brand.
President & CEO, OCLC, Leadership Insights blogger at skipprichard.com