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Getting customers in line saves everyone time

One of the challenges facing retailers is managing how customers pay for the goods they want to buy. At busy times, queuing can be a real issue - and with a combi-counter Post Office, Sid...
Valentine's day ideas

Three top retailers share their 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...

IAA winner urges retailers to profit from ranging advice

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...
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Working with Mondelez and the IAA to improve in-store display

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...

Five top retailers share their Christmas displays

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...
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4 tips for using PoS for a new product launch

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

What’s going on in 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...

What’s going on in Vipul Panchmatia’s Store?

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

In-store display: Academy in Action with 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...
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Use your window to attract high margin customers

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...