Real Revolution – Keeping up with change
Probably the most exciting and daunting part of business is that it is always changing. Just when the ground feels solid beneath your feet, the winds of change upset the apple cart and you’re left scrambling. Pete Luckett, Canada’s street smart entrepreneur learned quickly how to navigate change –in his words it’s about the “bob and weave!” For over 40 years, Pete worked tirelessly inside the produce industry with products literally dying by the second! How does Pete keep up? Through innovation, openness and forward thinking–three cornerstones that can help you become grounded but not buried in change!Pete encourages companies to embrace change and develop a readiness to involve employees in the process. As far as Pete’s concerned, resisting change is a recipe for failure. “If I resisted change, “I would still be pitching fruit from a single stall in Nottingham Market.” Change has been my greatest gift.” And this is still true for Pete today. The recent sale of Pete’s Fine Foods represents one of the biggest evolutions of this entrepreneurs’ career.
Impassion Your People –and keep ‘em!
To attract and retain the best people, organizations must become more employee centric than ever before- so how do you do it? From a one-man band to an employer of hundreds of staff Pete knows how to create cultures that are about making everyone feel the love…. But it starts on the inside. “We are always on stage is one of Pete’s biggest mantras.” Whether he was training teams through the years at Pete’s fine foods, or building a new brand at Luckett Vineyards, Pete knows how to move employees to create unforgettable experiences. Pete’s has shaped a very collaborative style in everything they do. From developing core values, to training and mentorship programs, building an engaged an participatory team is the only effective way of working and managing today’s unique and multigenerational workplace. Build a destination workplace that retains and motivates the true ambassadors of your brand! This presentation is perfect for companion programs and special events.
The Experience Revival –Bringin’ it back!
What creates a deep rooted love or romanticism around buying local? Why does comfort come from our roots? What we know is comforting, it’s authentic and it just feels like home. Cultivating experiences cuts across so many barriers in today’s retail marketplace. Think small, win big. That’s the Pete’s way. From his early days selling tomatoes at an open-market fruit stand, to the expansion of unique food emporiums and now a vineyard nestled in the hillsides of Nova Scotia’s enchanting Gaspereau Valley, Pete never fails to wow his customers with a personal experience that compels them to return again and again. Pete explains that as he moved from wooden produce cart, to multiple locations, he never stopped investing in the intangibles that elevate a commodity exchange into an adventure. Customers of the Pete’s experience believe shopping is an event, an outing, something to look forward to. Every touch point reinforced Pete’s as a destination for community, friendship, and culinary exploration. Pete is a master at establishing brand experiences for his customers that is distinctive, memorable and cannot be replicated by his competition.
Mondo Merchandising- engaging the senses!
Pete is famous for creating spaces where customers don’t “shop” as much as they “congregate.” And every retailer knows the longer they shop, the more they buy! Ambiance, artful displays and a maven to oversee it are the basic of a killer merchandising program. An enticing customer experience with bold style displays and new product concepts will leverage consumers purchasing habits. Join master marketer, Pete Luckett as he shares how he makes his customers feel the WOW!! As one of Canada’s leading independent retailers, Pete spent the past 40 years transforming grocery shopping from mundane drudgery into a highly entertaining experience–where every display is a feast for the eyes and a tantalizing array of colors, textures, and fragrances. He knows how to make customers purchase what they came for, and much more!
Chop n’ Chat
Whether Pete is interacting with his customers at Pete’s Frootique, or harvesting fresh ideas for his television audiences- Canada’s most talked about greengrocer serves up fun and frolic at every turn! Pete’s unique Chop n’ Chat program is one-of-a-kind! Traveling the world extensively and filming in exotic locations, Pete has more stories than ever to share about the tempting tastes of exotic fresh fruits & vegetables. If you are looking for a new twist on an event at your office, book Pete Luckett’s Chop n’ Chat! Pete shares his wonderful tips as he slices and dices a beautiful array of exotic produce and gourmet food items. He delivers on the ability to engage the audience and “give ‘em a real treat they won’t soon forget!”