September 29, 2020
If you have never tuned into The Dos Marcos Mattress Podcast, you are missing out! These guys manage to make each and every show not only funny, but make it a source of valuable information for anyone in the retail industry!
Naturally, when Dos Marcos asked one of our founders, Brad Parker to come on the show, he jumped at the chance
The Doorcounts team was super excited for this podcast to be released! Enjoy
Brad Parker is the founding partner of Doorcounts and the CEO of a six-store chain of La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries located in the Portland, Oregon area.
In the episode, Dos Marcos trace the origins of the first door counter back to Peter, a Russian transplant who spoke no English and put together an innovative ticker to monitor how many people walked into Brad’s stores.
You’ll find out how Brad’s team became lean practitioners and implemented TWI Training (combining doing and teaching). Why does Brad have his team tie a Fire Underwriter’s Knot on the first day of TWI training? That conversation kicks in at the one-hour mark, so keep listening.
Also, discover how Brad’s group generated 5,000 ideas in one year with less than 100 employees, implemented all of them, and won the Shingo Prize for Research (it’s a big deal).
We cover surfing to work, sleeping in recliners, and our Wizard Academy connection.
One thing we didn’t get to is the all-new foot traffic report you can get direct to your inbox. If you’re curious to find out how your store traffic compares to nearly 700 other mattress and furniture stores in the USA and Canada then subscribe to the Retail Traffic Index by Doorcounts—a daily digest of the previous day’s average foot traffic.c