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]

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

Reasons Why Customers are Walking Past Your Store

One of the most essential measures when it comes to running a brick-and-mortar store is getting foot traffic. The more traffic you generate translates into more opportunities for sales and customer engagement, which in turn leads to the main goal — increased revenues. For small and large retailers alike, having a storefront that customers enjoy and … Continue reading Reasons Why Customers are Walking Past Your Store

4 Easy Ways to Have Your Sales Floor Sell

Merchandise will sell itself when it looks good, but when it doesn’t, even the best product can sit on your shelves gathering dust! You need an environment that attracts customers, entices them to spend time in the store, and encourages them to purchase impulsively while they are there. Here is a list of 4 things … Continue reading 4 Easy Ways to Have Your Sales Floor Sell

5 Retail Merchandising Mistakes that are Killing your Sales

Everything that customers perceive when they walk into your store falls under the category of retail merchandising –– from the curb appeal of your window display to customers’ experience with your POS system at checkout. By merchandising products in the right way, you can keep traffic moving throughout your store, maximize inventory visibility, and turn … Continue reading 5 Retail Merchandising Mistakes that are Killing your Sales

Valentine’s Day In Retail: Interesting Facts and Emerging Trends

Seasonal programs like Valentine's day drive big profits for retailers and restaurants. Valentine’s Day spending is expected to total a near-record $19.6 billion in 2019! “Americans are looking forward to pampering and indulging their loved ones with flowers, candy, dinner and all of the other Valentine’s Day stops. With the holidays behind them and the winter months … Continue reading Valentine’s Day In Retail: Interesting Facts and Emerging Trends

6 Ways to Use Visual Merchandising to Drive Social Shares

Instagram has proven to be a boon for many businesses. According to the Instagram, more than 200 million users visit at least one Business Profile daily and a third of the most viewed stories on the platform is from a business. Those numbers tell us that Instagrammers have an appetite for content posted by businesses, … Continue reading 6 Ways to Use Visual Merchandising to Drive Social Shares

Merchandising Checklist for 2019

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 Is signage clearly visible to passing pedestrian and car traffic? Are store hours up to date … Continue reading Merchandising Checklist for 2019

Retail Merchandising Ideas for Pharmacies

Meeting high standards for the health and safety of patients is the most important focus for Pharmacies. However, to continue delivering the care patients expect, pharmacies must also be successful retail stores. Merchandising cannot be overlooked. How can pharmacies drive brand loyalty and sales if the retail space is poorly merchandised, disorganized or unappealing? Below, … Continue reading Retail Merchandising Ideas for Pharmacies

5 Lighting Techniques for Visual Merchandising to Increase Sales

Does retail lighting boost sales? Gerry Weber, a fashion retailer in Germany saw its sales increase by 12% in one pilot store, after installing a new lighting scheme. If you are still using fluorescent tubes, it is definitely time for an upgrade to LED. Fluorescent lighting casts a harsh light that cannot be controlled or dimmed … Continue reading 5 Lighting Techniques for Visual Merchandising to Increase Sales