10 Point of Purchase Display Tips to Increase Retail Sales

A point of purchase display (aka POP display) is a critical sales and marketing tool for retailers and CPGs.  POP displays can introduce and educate shoppers, encourage them to try a product, and ultimately drive sales. Point of purchase displays can also enhance a retail store. The best ones breathe life into your space, making … Continue reading 10 Point of Purchase Display Tips to Increase Retail Sales

Retail in Africa: Interesting Facts and Emerging Trends

Emerging technologies, a booming population, and rapidly developing economies are changing the retail landscape of Africa. Below,  interesting facts and trends shaping the future of African retail. Demographics and UrbaniZation Africa has the fastest rate of urbanization in the world, with more than 40% of its population currently living in urban centers. By 2030, Africa’s 18 … Continue reading Retail in Africa: Interesting Facts and Emerging Trends

5 Tips to Reduce Shrink in Retail

Shrink is a real threat to retail success. Every year, businesses across the globe lose around $100 billion to shrink, and the average shrink rate of 1.44% in the U.S. costs American retailers $48.8 billion annually. That’s a lot of money left on the table! Here’s the kicker: Most businesses are actually reducing their investment … Continue reading 5 Tips to Reduce Shrink in Retail

How to Become a District Manager — and What You Need to Succeed in the Role

If you’re reading this, chances are you’re interested in becoming a retail district manager.  Maybe you want to be in a management position that involves overseeing different teams and moving parts. Perhaps you’re passionate about the retail industry, and you’re eager to play a role in helping stores grow and succeed.  If that sounds like … Continue reading How to Become a District Manager — and What You Need to Succeed in the Role

Tips for Smooth Store Operations This Holiday Season

The holidays are a time of cheer, celebrations, and (unfortunately) stress. Days are busier, nights are longer and the overall well-being of yourself and your store staff is often compromised due to the extra demands that the holiday season brings. There are a lot of things to consider when it comes to preparing for this … Continue reading Tips for Smooth Store Operations This Holiday Season

Boosting Holiday Sales: Visual Merchandising Tips for the Golden Quarter

In-store sales accounted for 80% of all sales during the 2018 holiday season. That’s huge! And every retailer knows it. That’s why we see hints of Christmas and other winter holiday promotions creeping into stores as soon as the first leaves turn brown.  So how do you differentiate your brand and your products to customers … Continue reading Boosting Holiday Sales: Visual Merchandising Tips for the Golden Quarter

Merchandising Checklist

To assist multi-unit retailers starting or improving their retail audit program, Compliant IA regularly publishes how-to guides, best practices and checklists. Use this sample checklist to create or update your visual merchandising program across your retail locations. STORE EXTERIOR The store name is clear, visible and well-lit. The address sign or number is easily visible to passing … Continue reading Merchandising Checklist

7 Holiday Merchandising Examples to Win Over Q4 Shoppers

We’re in the 4th quarter of 2019, and you know what that means — some of the year’s top holidays — Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas are upon us.  The National Retail Federation expects holiday sales to increase between 3.5% and 4.4% over 2019, citing the continued growth of the U.S. economy and a rise … Continue reading 7 Holiday Merchandising Examples to Win Over Q4 Shoppers

5 Reasons Why HQ Has No Idea What Is Happening in Stores (And How to Fix It)

Disconnects happen in retail. But when it happens in your stores, it feels like a surprise every time. It’s easy for HQ to miss out on essential information from physical stores––especially when your corporate headquarters is housed separately from your brick-and-mortar locations. If you feel like you’re dropping the ball on the communication front, you’re … Continue reading 5 Reasons Why HQ Has No Idea What Is Happening in Stores (And How to Fix It)

Sustainability & Stores: Realistic Tips You Can Begin Applying Today

Socially conscious customers make up a growing percentage of consumers who are – quite simply – ones retailers should not ignore. In fact, a recent study from Keeping this in mind, it’s important for merchants to understand and support this consumer audience – ultimately aiming to also support sustainability efforts along the way. To help … Continue reading Sustainability & Stores: Realistic Tips You Can Begin Applying Today