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hands-on approach to managing LiptonMart stores. "I make it a point to get
out to our stores frequently, and I make
myself accessible to everyone," he says.
"Our employees know that if there's an
issue they can talk to me - my door is
always open."
Store managers give input into pricing
and stocking decisions, and frequently
accompany Lipton to trade shows. "They
know they have a say in how the stores
are run, which I think goes a long way,"
he adds. Managers and employees also
frequently receive ongoing training on
topics including theft prevention, cleanliness and alcohol and tobacco sales.
Theft prevention is one area where
the company regularly invests. LiptonMart stores have surveillance systems and other technology in place to
prevent theft. "The technology we have
in place makes theft more difficult, but
it still happens," Lipton says. "The industry average is two percent of your
stock will just 'walk out,' but we're at
about half of that."
LiptonMart also keeps theft at bay
through its back office software system, which track inventory. The system
also alerts managers when an excessive
number of voids or no sales are made on
registers. The company recently invested in new touchscreen registers that are
linked to the system. "The touchscreen
system is very easy to use," Lipton says.
"Employee training on the registers,
which used to take us days, now just
takes hours."

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Services
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England's leading Convenience Store
Distributor with a growing portfolio of over
15,000 SKUs. We genuinely appreciate
the opportunity to present our programs
and value added services to Lipton Mart
Convenience Stores. Congratulations to not
only our valued partners but also our friends
at Lipton. J. Polep is and always will be
"Working For Your Convenience."

We give a lot
back to the
community
and people
know us for
that.
'Outside the Box'
Technology is not the only area of improvement for LiptonMart stores. In
recent years, multiple sites have had
their locations improved as a part of
the company's effort to meet state and
federal regulations concerning underground piping and tanks.
A renovation project will begin in
September at LiptonMart's location
in Lee, Mass. Although the project
was initiated to remove single-wall
steel underground tanks, the company
is more than merely complying with
regulations. "We're going to completely
gut the store and add new features outside including a diesel island and highspeed fueling lanes," Lipton says.
LiptonMart has added multiple locations within the past few years. The
company hopes to continue to grow its
reach both in number of stores as well
as geographically, he adds.
In addition to the 10 LiptonMart
locations, the Lipton family owns and
operates three Subway franchises and a
Ryko soft touch carwash, as well as a
Dunkin' Donuts location. Mike Lipton
says he will continue to seek additional
business opportunities, and is supported in his effort by company president
Sanford Lipton, his father.
"We're thinking outside of the box
and trying to diversify anywhere we
can," Lipton says. "It's nice not having
all of our eggs in one basket." O
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