G is for Grid Layout

I must say, the Grid Layout is one I often see used by large format stores. In fact, some smaller stores still use this type of layout. A grid layout is characterized by columns and rows all arranged in an orderly fashion. Shoppers prefer this type of layout when buying functional items. Hence, you will see supermarkets, bookstores, hardware stores, … Read More

F is for FOCAL POINT

What is a Focal Point and what role does this play in influencing shopping behaviour? A retail focal point is a place where we would like shoppers’ eyes to stop. It gives them an idea of what to expect to find inside the store, or in other cases, within a particular section of the shop. In essence, a focal point is … Read More

E is for Emotional Engagement

The goal of any retail store is to engage its shoppers. Emotional engagement is key to sales. Without this, it will be a challenging task to get shoppers to buy unless it is only for function that customers are looking for. We know for a fact that shoppers buy products based on how they feel about the item. Therefore, providing … Read More

D is for Direction of Traffic

SPRING TIME CHECKLIST FROM A to ZNow that our communities are starting to ease into more openings, I thought some retail tips and strategies to capture your returning shoppers may be helpful. I will take the next few weeks to go through an A to Z list of things for you to consider. Hope you can glean a few ideas … Read More

Retail IS Detail

KUDOS TO COMBINGI couldn’t resist but take a photo of this store as I walked by it. Right by its front window, is not an elaborate window display, but rather, just their usual product merchandising. However, what makes their usual merchandising eye-catching¬† is how ‘unusually’ beautiful it us! Not unusual for them perhaps, but for most of the clothing stores … Read More

C Stands for Category Adjacency Layout

SPRING TIME CHECKLIST FROM A to ZNow that our communities are starting to ease into more openings, I thought some retail tips and strategies to capture your returning shoppers may be helpful. I will take the next few weeks to go through an A to Z list of things for you to consider. Hope you can glean a few ideas … Read More

B is for Branding

SPRING TIME CHECKLIST FROM A to ZNow that our communities are starting to ease into more openings, I thought some retail tips and strategies to capture your returning shoppers may be helpful. I will take the next few weeks to go through an A to Z list of things for you to consider. Hope you can glean a few ideas … Read More

Springtime Checklist from A to Z

Now that our communities are starting to ease into more openings, I thought some retail tips and strategies to capture your returning shoppers may be helpful. I will take the next few weeks to go through an A to Z list of things for you to consider. Hope you can glean a few ideas to employ in your selling space. … Read More

What Can Signage Do?

What can SIGNAGE do? The question should be more like what can signage NOT do. Signs are the most under-rated retail tool when done right. They virtually do the silent selling for you in a way that not only introduces a product, but also shows customers the benefits they may derive out of use of the product. An investment in … Read More

Mirroring as a Display Strategy

MIRRORING is a display strategy that aims to attract shoppers to specific products. This display done on an endcap at Lucky’s a liquor store in Nanaimo, BC was implemented by one of the participants in the seminar we did there. It is simple and easy to execute. Mirroring refers to the fact that if one ‘folds’ the display vertically in … Read More