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

Retail Best-Practices to Help You Streamline Store Operations

Nobody said running a retail business would be easy. Even the most conscientious retailer can get bogged down trying to juggle the tasks that comprise day-to-day responsibilities. That’s why business operations need to be approached strategically. From managing sales associates to keeping a fresh flow of inventory stocked on the shelves, you can cut costs … Continue reading Retail Best-Practices to Help You Streamline Store Operations

Un-BOO-lievable Halloween Strategies for Retailers

Halloween is now a huge commercial holiday. According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), 68% plan to celebrate this year spending up to $3.2 billion on costumes, $2.7 billion on decorations, and $2.6 billion on candy. Retailers who tend to focus their marketing efforts on Thanksgiving and the end of Q4 are missing out on … Continue reading Un-BOO-lievable Halloween Strategies for Retailers

How to Better Communicate with Your Store Teams

Excellent communication is one of the pillars of a well-managed retail organization. Open communication builds trust between managers and employees and creates a better store environment. Not only that, but team members need honest feedback from their leaders to be able to do their jobs well and execute retail programs properly.  As such, improving store … Continue reading How to Better Communicate with Your Store Teams

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