Alternative Retail Group Offers Solutions for Companies Challenged in Shrinking Economy

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Alternative Retail Group ( provides contract services to supplement organizational needs and work for unemployed specialists.

Everyone is talking about the economy, and you cannot escape it for even one day. It highlights the news via T.V., newspapers, the internet, and is everyone's favorite topic at the water cooler and social events. The economy is everywhere and the view is always negative. Ultimately, this is equally bad news for the best leaders across America. As the layoffs continue, many of the top leaders are still in place, but at what cost, and for how long? How many additional roles has each leader been forced to take on and what is their breaking point? Has anyone considered how quality work will be done, and what consequences exist in retaining the best people now and into the future? Alternative Retail Group ( offers solutions to these and other challenges that companies are faced with today.

Maria Devries and Hilari Newton are ready to fill in the gaps, and take on the supplemental needs of organizations. They have started Alternative Retail Group: a short term, action oriented response team dedicated to specific and individual needs of challenged organizations through contracted service and projects. The company offers experienced professionals to custom fit each organization's needs including: Field leadership at all levels, Store Operations and Support, IT, HR, Finance, Merchandising, Marketing, Loss Prevention, and Training/Development. Alternative Retail Group is unique in its hands on approach, utilizing the talent and skills of seasoned professionals to maximize efficiencies and profitability, without the overhead of full time salaries and benefits.

"Every day, I see companies that are having a tougher time accomplishing it all," Says Devries. "Helping companies in need through utilizing seasoned professionals out of work is a winning combination."

In additional to the company owners, each with over 20 years of experience, Alternative Retail Group includes a large data base of retailing experts with years of experience in specialized areas that serve as project managers based on individual company need. Partner profiles are featured on the Alternative Retail Group Website monthly.

Alternative Retail Group offers contract services and projects with customized hourly/daily/per project rates.

If you would like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview, please call Maria Devries at 925-525-4616 or e-mail Maria at mariadevries (at) comcast (dot) net or mariadevries (at) alternativeretailgroup (dot) com.


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