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Pre-Opening Checklist

Below you'll find a checklist of tasks that will make your store opening smoother and more efficient.

 (You can download a checklist version of this list here.)


  • Complete/Submit Partner Holiday Store Contract

  • Complete/Submit Holiday Partner Pre-Opening Questionnaire

  • Review Dewey’s Holiday Store Portal

  • Complete Online Partner Training



  • Hang Coming Soon Sign at Location

  • Check Water at Location is Operational

  • Check Electricity at Location is Operational

  • Check HVAC at Location is Operational

  • Identify and Mark Lights on Electrical Panel (if applicable)

  • Ensure all Lights in Customer Area are Operational and Working (replace lights if necessary)

  • Hang Key Box and Submit Code and Location on Portal (be sure to update code if changes are made throughout season)


Operational Preparation

  • Windows Washed

  • Hard Floors Mopped/Carpeted Floors Swept

  • Corners/Ledges Dusted

  • Bathroom(s) Cleaned (sink, toilet, floors)

  • Locate Dumpster or Means of Trash Disposal


Load-In Day

  • Ensure All Carts/Shippers in Building

  • Cash Bar in Building

  • Back Up Inventory in Building

  • Freezer Plugged In (check that temperature is appropriate)

  • All Customer Area Carts/Shippers are Neat and Organized

  • Shelves Labeled with Shelf Label Set

  • iPad Set Up (confirm charging and all peripherals working)

  • Open Sign Hung

  • All Set-Up Trash Removed from Building

  • Print and Hang Hours of Operation Sign 

Pre-Opening Checklist

Store Supply List

As a Dewey's Bakery Holiday Store Partner we attempt to supply you with everything you'll need to operate your very own holiday location.  However, there are some supplies that we cannot offer, but we recommend you supply your store with these for efficient, simple operation. (You can download a checklist version of this list here.)

  • Heavy Duty Extension Cord 

  • Light Duty Extension Cord 

  • Power Strips

  • Fire Extinguisher

  • Ziploc Bags

  • Radio 

  • Vaccuum Cleaner

  • Handtruck

  • Window Cleaner

  • All Surface Cleaner

  • Paper Towels

  • Hand Soap

  • Hand Sanitizer

  • Disposable Gloves

  • Trash Bags

  • Toilet Paper

  • Broom 

  • Dust Pan

  • Trash Can

  • Plunger

  • Pens

  • Calculator

  • Tape Dispenser

  • Rolls of Tape

  • Packing Tape

  • Stapler w/ Staples

  • Paper Clips

  • Rubber Bands

  • Notepads

  • Money Bag

  • Basic Tool Kit

Store Supply List


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