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4 trends impacting point of purchase strategy

One of our Shop members, Leon Nicholas, VP of retail insights and solutions at Westrock, explains the importance of POP and describe 4 big trends in the area of the retail environment...

By Leo Van De Polder 6 May 2019

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Research indicates that retailers have a long way to go to reach Merchandising 3.0

Results from JDA and EKN's latest survey, 'Merchandising 3.0: Why Retailers Need to Find the Perfect Blend of Art + Science to be Relevant to Shoppers', show that retailers are facing significant challenges in their efforts to advance through these maturity levels...

By Kelly Wasileski 3 Nov 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Dharmesh Nagar and Shaun Schwartz.
Shopfitting: bricks and mortar brand reinforcement

Brands establishing retail outlets or a presence in a department store typically issue design briefs and layout plans in line with the overall brand identity, leaving it up to the shopfitter to follow orders and simply get the job done. But few major brands consider the impact a shopfitter's approach to getting the job done can have on the brand reputation...

By Dharmesh Nagar 30 Jun 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Nic Criticos, head of store design at Woolworths.
Designing the 'store of the future' - Q&A with Nic Criticos

Woolworths is about to undergo a paradigm shift. "We are working on the 'store of the future', essentially," explains Nic Criticos, head of store design at Woolworths...

By Jessica Tennant 1 Apr 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

How to capture shoppers' attention with the right window display
How to capture shoppers' attention with the right window display

A great window display has the ability to draw potential customers into your store, and with the festive season upon us, every store is battling for the attention of shoppers...

By Stephen Sandmann 15 Dec 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

Influential use of colour in store design
Influential use of colour in store design

Colour has a profound influence on the emotion of a consumer. It affects how a person behaves, can alter movement patterns of consumers and influence their shopping patterns...

By Callie van der Merwe 25 Sep 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

Commercial store design neglected by interior design schools
Commercial store design neglected by interior design schools

Despite the strides made in interior design and retail design, most design schools are failing to cover this in their curricula and there is a need for a business approach to this rapidly growing industry.

By Callie van der Merwe 3 Sep 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

Shan Radcliffe
Boost your retail image with the right fit of floor

As a retailer owner, you should expend as much thought into selecting the right flooring materials for your store as you would for your own house. The initial customer impression is often dictated by the flooring, even though it may be subliminal.

By Shan Radcliffe 9 Sep 2013

SOUTH AFRICA

Are retailers forgetting the basics?
Are retailers forgetting the basics?

The retail sector is very aware that they need to do things differently in the wake of the recession, fast-paced technology and ever-changing consumer attitudes. These attitudes are still an unknown and we will be seeing retailers experiment with an array of different techniques and strategies to meaningfully connect with their consumers. While spending a couple of days in the field investigating various stores, what became glaring obvious to me is that in their pursuit of future brilliance, retailers have simply forgotten the basics.

By Dave Nemeth 30 Jun 2011

SOUTH AFRICA

Trendy home catalogue offers easy shopping
Trendy home catalogue offers easy shopping

Boardmans is releasing its second Home Catalogue, a convenient home-shopping guide that offers three effortless ways to shop - in-store, online or telephonically.

By ActivRetail 19 Feb 2008

SOUTH AFRICA

Darkie puts the world in the shade
Darkie puts the world in the shade

At the opening day of Cape Town Fashion Week on 8 August, models for local fashion brand Darkie swept the ramp like an unseasonal South Easter.

By Terry Levin 13 Aug 2007

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