Checklist for Wine, Beer and Spirits Retailers

Electronic checklists ensure that wine, beer and spirits are merchandised and sold consistently with company standards and regulations. Regular audits help retailers and distributors be proactive and address issues before they become major problems. Audits also tend to cut costs and drive sales. Below, a list of criteria for auditing wine, beer and spirits stores. … Continue reading Checklist for Wine, Beer and Spirits Retailers

5 Steps CPGs Should Take to Keep a Cohesive Brand Experience Across Multiple Retail Banners

Branding should be a priority for any CPG. A compelling brand attracts great people to your company, promotes loyalty, and increases sales. Promoting a strong brand experience is relatively easy when you’re calling the shots. If you’re running your own retail store or website, for example, your company is in the driver’s seat, so you … Continue reading 5 Steps CPGs Should Take to Keep a Cohesive Brand Experience Across Multiple Retail Banners

Conduct a Merchandising Audit in 10 Steps

Sharing best practices with in-store execution, store data collection and merchandising audits is the primary purpose of the Compliantia blog.  To this end, we have addressed the following: How to build a store merchandising checklist The purpose, scope and methods of merchandising audits Case Study: How a CPG used Field Software to Implement a Merchandising Conversion at 3,200 Restaurants The … Continue reading Conduct a Merchandising Audit in 10 Steps

How to Build a Store Merchandising Checklist

We are often asked what should go on a store merchandising checklist. Sometimes this question comes from a consumer packaged goods company starting a new merchandising program. Other times, it comes from a CPG, wholesaler or distributor with an existing program, looking to curate or improve their current checklist or automate the process. Regardless of the circumstances, we … Continue reading How to Build a Store Merchandising Checklist

Relief for 4 Pain Points in Retail Operations

Do you, the retailer, suffer from chronic pain? Organizational, operational and systemic pain? This pain hurts your sales, increases your costs and damages your brand. It hurts you financially, slows you down operationally, puts your business at risk. Do you need relief?  Read on. Pain point #1: Relying on “theory”. Theory is what head office … Continue reading Relief for 4 Pain Points in Retail Operations

Why the 4th Quarter is Critical to Retail

The 4th quarter is, unsurprisingly, the biggest quarter for retail sales in the United States.  As such, the 4th quarter is not only important to a retailer’s bottom line, it is critical.  The months between October and December, aka “the holiday season”, include Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and Christmas. In the 4th quarter, customers not … Continue reading Why the 4th Quarter is Critical to Retail

Choosing Retail Growth

In business, as in life, we tend to seek and celebrate growth. The stories are varied but have a common theme. “We are scaling this business”. “We are expanding out west”. “We are opening 20 new stores”. Growth tends to be how retailers, analysts and shareholders judge performance and gauge the value of the business. … Continue reading Choosing Retail Growth