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Using the Power of Retail Store Audits to Drive Sales

In order to stay competitive in today’s marketplace, it is imperative to design and implement a strong retail execution strategy. And utilising a retail store audit is one of the best ways for a merchandiser to capture critical field data that affects the health of their company and its products. By analysing longitudinal data, business […]

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The Environment & Sustainability in Retail

Until fairly recently, ‘sustainability in retail’ was a bit of a buzzword with only a few brands and retailers genuinely focusing on them as part of the Mission Statements and Core Values. However, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) policies are now at the heart of businesses as they focus on […]

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Data & Retail Merchandising – Where do you start?

Data & Retail Merchandising – Where do you start? When a manufacturer’s products leave the factory, the second phase of their life-cycle starts: monitoring their performance in-store and seeking ways to improve it, or at least to prevent its decline. This is achieved through the diligent gathering of data on their merchandising and saleability, so […]

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Why outsource retail merchandising?

Why outsource your retail merchandising processes? Successful retailers understand the relationship between merchandising and sales, but not all of them feel the need to have an in-house merchandising team. How do they maximise footfall, interest and sales? They outsource their merchandising processes. Here are the advantages of keeping your retail business and its merchandising separate. […]

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Airport retail trends – what to watch out for

Airport retail trends – what to watch out for For decades, airport retail has been saddled with the legacy of the post-war boom in air travel. Airports were designed to process people quickly to and from planes, and beyond the basics, not much thought was given to the opportunities presented. All that started to change […]

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The Importance of Stock Visibility

The Importance of Stock Visibility in Store   Have you ever wandered into your favourite shop, store or supermarket and the layout has completely changed? Perhaps that suit or dress you were eyeing up in the window has completely disappeared to be replaced by a new mannequin design? The above are all examples of retail […]

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Car Dealerships Encouraged To ‘Up’ Digital Offering In New Report

The report comes off the back of a record-breaking year for the UK car market, with sales standing at £88.5 billion in 2015. Mike Houghton, group marketing director of CJ Retail Solutions, commented: “The stereotypical car showroom environment is changing and those that fail to adapt risk losing the trust of valued customers. “We’ve witnessed […]

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Optimising in-store data is more than just a numbers game

Data. Everyone involved in retail decision-making seemingly wants more of it. In fact, there isn’t a day that goes by without yet another report proclaiming big data as an absolute necessity for business success. Loyalty cards, EPOS systems and online analytics – big data is everywhere. But does it really do anyone any good? You […]

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The Global Challenges To Delivering Retail Solutions

Whilst the internet has undoubtedly made the global arena more accessible to businesses large and small, companies of any size can still face unforeseen challenges when rolling out a product or service globally. Whether they are operational, political or otherwise, these obstacles can have a serious impact in ensuring full compliance to a client’s brief, […]

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