Tip of the Month: How’s Your Lighting?

There is a lot of talk today about energy efficiency in store design, from enclosed recirculating heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems, to low-emissions...

Category Tactics to Increase Sales

Category tactics should be used to amplify the retailer’s mission and focus. They need to clearly communicate the “purpose” behind a promotion, a merchandising...
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Category Tactics to Increase Sales – How to Go From Strategy to Action

Shoppers have virtually unlimited numbers of choices when it comes to where they shop and how they shop. It is therefore critical that they...

Are the Robots Coming?

Will a chronic worker shortage in the retail and hospitality trades cause managers to automate these jobs? With the unemployment rate at an 18-year...

Retail Done Right, 5 Simple Strategies You Can’t Afford to Overlook

Savvy retailers want and need brands to up their game — to provide true category leadership. This does not mean brands need to spend...

Let’s Get Physical

“Dr. Drew” Pinsky, the board-certified internist and celebrity doc, has a new app called “Heal.” You can use it on your computer, tablet or...

Ways to Stimulate Short Visits

Giving shoppers a chance to pick up their packages is causing more to visit their local Whole Foods Market, according to research from inMarket....

Word-of-Mouth. So…20th Century?

­One of the biggest “Aha!” moments from WholeFoods Magazine’s 40th Annual Retailer Survey, was the jump in marketing spending reported by independent natural organic...

Create A Compelling Retailer Sales Story

Editor’s note: This month we offer a tip for our readers who want to get distribution for their brands. To get your brand on a...

Meeting Shopper Needs Is a Win-Win For Brands, Independents

Independent retailers, and especially those in the natural space, are the lifeblood of the communities they serve. They typically have a strong commitment to...

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