The Source, the Market Center’s custom publication, offers retailers tons of useful information bi-annually and includes highlights of upcoming Markets. To wet your whistle, Know It All will bring you excerpts from upcoming and past issues of The Source.


Here, according to the Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS), are the items all businesses should have on hand in case of a disaster.

· NOAA weather alert radio
· Working smoke detectors and fire extinguisher
· First-aid kit
· Flashlights and light sticks
· AM/FM radio, battery operated
· Bottled water
· Nonperishable food and utensils
· Paper supplies
· Tools and other supplies
· Blankets
· Camera
· Cash/ATM and credit card
· Emergency contact list

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) also advises that your workplace disaster kit be in a single container, “ready to ‘grab and go’” in case you must evacuate your store quickly. And make sure you have a pair of comfortable walking shoes on hand; you never know when an evacuation might require traveling long distances on foot.