There's continued interest in our recent insight that rising violence negatively impacts our economy. In customer research that we are doing, we see the same that "not feeling safe" is a reason for NOT visiting retail stores, movie theaters, and restaurants.
Also, how are your employees feeling? Do they feel safe at work? As operators, you may be thinking that you don't need to worry about this; that "you've got this."
Let me challenge that a bit - do you have parking lot lights that are out? do you have visible cameras outside? Call me crazy, but consumers are looking for these things. 47% of consumers report that they're "afraid to go out due to violence."
Sad state of our culture and economy, but it's the reality that we are in. See the full conversation with Chance Seales and Newsy here.