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Valentine's day ideas

Retailers across the country have been driving sales with their Valentine’s Day ideas for seasonal displays and promotions. Here is some inspiration for your store: Chris and Phil Shelley of Shelley’s Budgens in Horsham created a...

Independent Achievers Academy winner Ramesh Shingadia is confident retailers can profit from ranging advice. He is encouraging retailers to focus on ranging their stores effectively after a refit improved sales by 10%. The owner...
Susan Nash helping a retailer improve her in-store displayvideo

This year hundreds of retailers had their store assessed by mystery shoppers as part of the Independent Achievers Academy. Mystery shops provide retailers with an insight into which categories they are excelling in and which need improving. The IAA...

With Christmas just around the corner, retailers have shared their ideas for creating fantastic seasonal displays. Janette Tucker of Lifestyle Express Winscombe in Somerset has wrapped up bottles of wine, stocked up on crackers and...
singhs premier

With Galaxy Duet available from August, now is the best time for independent retailers to start thinking about PoS to create all important in-store theatre. Vrinder and Bal Singh of Singh’s Premier in Sheffield are...
A porridge bar is one of the breakfast to go options at Budgens Crouch End

In Retail Express’ June 30 issue, we look at how you can drive your breakfast sales this summer by improving your cereals display, stocking chilled food and attracting shoppers who are eating on the...

At an IAA Academy In Action visit with Mondelez International in March, Vipul Panchmatia told Retail Express the area to the left of the door was causing him problems. Top Tip - If you have...
Mondelez International

The facts: Name: Vip Panchmatia Store: Wharf Convenience Store (Mace) Location:  Stroud, Gloucestershire Size: 2,000sq ft Open since: October 2014 Years retailing: 30 Years in the IAA: 9 Stocking the right products is one thing, but offering them...
shop window

We decide who steps foot through the front door of our shops by the pitch in our front window. A window promoting low margin products will attract low margin shoppers. A window promoting lottery products will...
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I love the advice on 'how to have a lovely day' written on the out the front of The Bra Bar in Perth recently.  This sign made a walk in Perth inspiring. This is a lesson in how to...