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

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

Case Study: How a CPG used Field Software to Implement a Merchandising Conversion at 3,200 Restaurants

Problem In 2015 one of the world's largest consumer packaged goods company (henceforth referred to as "CPG") approached Compliantia with a problem. They had reached an agreement with a major quick service restaurant group (henceforth referred to as "QSR") to have their products listed at 3,200 restaurants, in place of a key competitor's products. They … Continue reading Case Study: How a CPG used Field Software to Implement a Merchandising Conversion at 3,200 Restaurants

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. See the updated Merchandising Checklist here. Also see: How to build a store merchandising checklist The purpose, scope and methods … Continue reading Merchandising Checklist

Merchandising Audits: Purpose, Scope and Methods

This article sheds some light on the purpose, scope and methods of conducting merchandising audits.  The intended audience is merchandisers, retail operations professionals, area sales professionals, consumer packaged goods manufacturers as well as wholesalers. Purpose and scope of merchandising audits Merchandising audits fall in two broad categories: 1. Shelf audits.  This category includes: Planogram compliance.  … Continue reading Merchandising Audits: Purpose, Scope and Methods

Why Seasonal In-Store Merchandising Keeps on Giving

Seasonal in-store merchandising is like the proverbial gift that keeps on giving. Programs like Halloween and Christmas may run for a few weeks only, but they have year-round benefits. Let’s look at a few. Seasonal in-store merchandising is a profits magnet Products selected for seasonal merchandising typically come with higher built-in margins. Seasonal merchandising leads … Continue reading Why Seasonal In-Store Merchandising Keeps on Giving