Londis is recommending that new and refitted stores do not have visible tobacco gantries as part of a plan to 'future proof' the symbol group's estate.
Londis boss Martin Swadling outlined his plans for the Booker-owned symbol group today (29 June) at Pete Bhadal's Londis store in Leeds.
Day-part merchandising, emerging categories such as free-from and craft spirits and a renewed focus on value are also part of the group's updated strategy.
Martin Swadling said: "The world is changing – all the traditional footfall drivers are in decline. The challenge is how do we help retailers to adapt stores' offers so they can future-proof their businesses."
Among the updated revealed were:
– Londis no longer actively recommends a visible tobacco gantry display to new retailers or those undergoing refits.
– Newly-designed PoS has been designed to help emphasise the group's best deals.
– All stores are now recommended to stock a far wide range of protein, free-from and vegetarian/vegan produce.
– Londis has introduced a new umbrella brand, The Good Taste Food Co., which stores can use to bring together their food to go offers.
– Displays on wheels will help Londis stores embrace day part merchandising.
– A new guide has been published to showcase the 1,300-strong range of fresh products.
Find out more and read how the changes helped boost Pete Bhadal's sales by 25% in next week's RN.
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