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: Merchandising CONVERSION at 3,200 locations In 2015 one of the world's largest consumer packaged goods company (henceforth referred to as "CPG") approached Compliant IA with a problem. They reached an agreement with a major quick service restaurant group (henceforth referred to as "QSR") to have their products listed at 3,200 restaurants. The CPG would … 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 Merchandising Checklist for Retail to create or update your visual merchandising program across your locations. See the updated Merchandising Checklist here. Also see: How to build a store merchandising checklist The purpose, scope … 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. Why should you conduct merchandising audits? Ninety percent of purchasing decisions are based on visual appearance alone! Additionally, while companies spend an average of 19% of their budget on promotional campaigns, less than 40% of displays are executed properly. Use merchandising … 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