Leo Van De Polder
SOUTH AFRICA
4 trends impacting point of purchase strategy

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Image credit: Getty
[Leo Van De Polder] 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...

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Brandon Williams
SOUTH AFRICA
How to increase your optometry's foot traffic and turnover through great shopfitting - Creative Shop

How to increase your optometry's foot traffic and turnover through great shopfitting[Brandon Williams] Through our years of experience in the retail design and shopfitting industry we have seen how optometrists can attract more customers into their stores and improve their profits through great retail design...

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Kelly Wasileski
SOUTH AFRICA
Research indicates that retailers have a long way to go to reach Merchandising 3.0

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[Kelly Wasileski] 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...

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Dharmesh Nagar
SOUTH AFRICA
Shopfitting: bricks and mortar brand reinforcement

Dharmesh Nagar and Shaun Schwartz.
Dharmesh Nagar and Shaun Schwartz.
[Dharmesh Nagar] 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...

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Jessica Tennant
SOUTH AFRICA
Designing the 'store of the future' - Q&A with Nic Criticos

Nic Criticos, head of store design at Woolworths.
Nic Criticos, head of store design at Woolworths.
[Jessica Tennant] 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...

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Stephen Sandmann
SOUTH AFRICA
How to capture shoppers' attention with the right window display

How to capture shoppers' attention with the right window display[Stephen Sandmann] 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...

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Callie van der Merwe
SOUTH AFRICA
Influential use of colour in store design

Influential use of colour in store design[Callie van der Merwe] 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...

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Callie van der Merwe
SOUTH AFRICA
Commercial store design neglected by interior design schools

Commercial store design neglected by interior design schools[Callie van der Merwe] 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.

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Jason (Frich) Frichol
SOUTH AFRICA
It's time to wine

It's time to wine[Jason (Frich) Frichol] One of my greatest frustrations is shopping for wine. I, like most winers, have my favourites but I'm also a variety seeker. And in a self-service environment, I can go to a number of stores/channels in close proximity that stock my favourites. But as a variety-seeking wine shopper, no one store is speaking to me.

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

Shan Radcliffe[Shan Radcliffe] 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.

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Dave Nemeth
SOUTH AFRICA
Are retailers forgetting the basics?

Are retailers forgetting the basics?[Dave Nemeth] 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.

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ActivRetail
SOUTH AFRICA
Trendy home catalogue offers easy shopping

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

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Terry Levin
SOUTH AFRICA
Darkie puts the world in the shade

Darkie puts the world in the shade[Terry Levin] 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.

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