5 Not-to-be-Ignored Shopper Demographics for Q4

Q4 is the busiest selling season for retailers. This means more consumers in your stores and restaurants. This is an opportunity to sell and create brand awareness among consumer groups you may not normally interact with at other times of the year. Take advantage of this chance to boost your bottom line. We have 5 … Continue reading 5 Not-to-be-Ignored Shopper Demographics for Q4

6 Key Retail Challenges [Infographic]

Have you heard of the retail apocalypse that wasn't? Still, retailers face major challenges in today's climate. Here are 6 key challenges faced by retailers worldwide. Challenge #1 Merchandising Merchandising compliance is still staggeringly low. Studies show 60% of promotional displays are not executed properly. 60 percent! Properly executed retail displays register as much as … Continue reading 6 Key Retail Challenges [Infographic]

8 Sales Boosting Opportunities for Q4

The holiday season is upon us and your stores, where  80% of total holiday sales happen, are the battleground for sales and margins! While Christmas is important to brick-and-mortar retailers (responsible for more than $1 trillion spent on decorations, parties, food, and gifts in the US alone) having a successful Q4 means paying attention to every … Continue reading 8 Sales Boosting Opportunities for Q4

5 Ways Retailers Can Increase Foot Traffic in Their Stores

Whether you’re opening your first retail store, a veteran retailer or an experienced merchant simply wanting to boost sales, identifying opportunities to increase foot traffic is among the most critical ways to enhance store performance. In fact, a study from May 2019 reveals, “Shopping in person is actually a revenue booster for retailers because in-store … Continue reading 5 Ways Retailers Can Increase Foot Traffic in Their Stores

Retail Merchandising – The Definitive Guide

Who is this guide for?This definitive guide to retail merchandising is for multi-unit retailers in industries such as pharmacies, spas, clinics, telecommunications, furniture, thrift, and quick-service/fast-casual restaurants. This guide also helps manufacturers or distributors of consumer packaged goods.In retail, "merchandising" applies to a broad scope of organizational activities: product design, display design, product stocking, store … Continue reading Retail Merchandising – The Definitive Guide

10 Ways To Maximize Sales In Retail

Let’s just cut to the chase — if you’re a retailer, your goal is to get new customers and keep the customers you have coming back, all in the name of increased sales. Without sales, you don’t have a business.  According to the U.S. Census, retail sales hit a record of $6 trillion in 2018, which … Continue reading 10 Ways To Maximize Sales In Retail

Store Communication and Execution: A Comprehensive Guide for Retailers

Communication and proper execution of store programs and directives remains a pain point for retailers. As your business expands, the physical separation that exists between stores and head office makes engagement increasingly difficult. When communication breaks down, stores can become confused about how to comply with operational directives or execute merchandising promotions. What is more, … Continue reading Store Communication and Execution: A Comprehensive Guide for Retailers

How to Build a Retail Audit Checklist

Retail audits, also called Store Visits or Store Walks, drive higher compliance with brand standards at store level. They increase sales and profit margins, boost customer satisfaction and cut business risks. Maybe you are starting a retail audit program from scratch. Maybe you have an existing program and are looking to improve or automate your … Continue reading How to Build a Retail Audit Checklist

The Retail Apocalypse that Wasn’t: Brick-and-Mortar is Thriving

“The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.” That quote which was said to be from Mark Twain, could also apply to the state of retail in 2019. From headlines the past couple of years you might assume that sales in brick-and-mortar stores are in negative territory and on the brink of extinction.  You'd be … Continue reading The Retail Apocalypse that Wasn’t: Brick-and-Mortar is Thriving

What is Compliant IA?

July 2019 Customer Survey Results • 95% of Compliant IA customers report improved health and safety. • 92% of Compliant IA customers report improved execution of merchandising programs. • 92% of Compliant IA customers report saving time on store visits. • 91% of Compliant IA customers report a reduction in business risks. • 89% of … Continue reading What is Compliant IA?