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Likely you know where the milk is, even if you’re stepping foot inside a store you’ve never been to before.  Most large format grocery stores follow a similar template, with
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In retail, merchandising is an important ingredient to a successful business plan. Merchandising all stores within your business brings an identity to show customers you are organized and their business
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August 3, 2015 | Andrew Boyle | Assortment Optimization, Merchandising, Planograms

Retailers are constantly looking to optimize the assortment. The goal is to ensure that the best-selling items are available when and where consumers want them. However, there is not always
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July 27, 2015 | Andrea | Assortment Optimization, Merchandising, Planograms

There are new technologies available today that can simplify the assortment planning process and make it much easier to plan by creating a strategy for certain item performance attributes and
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June 22, 2015 | Graeme Cowell | Assortment Optimization, Data Insights, Merchandising

The basic question that is asked when measuring promotional effectiveness is as important as it is obvious:  Did the promotion drive a sales increase?  Clearly driving sales is the primary
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In order to win at retail, category management must be a part of the business processes. Assortment optimization must be included in that winning category management process. With optimized product
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January 26, 2015 | Dean | Assortment Optimization, Category Management

Merchandising fundamentally is about getting the right mix of products on the shelves. For many retailers & manufacturers this can be a cumbersome process. Some retailers still employ the concept
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October 13, 2014 | Joe Catella | Assortment Optimization, Merchandising, Planograms

Previously I discussed Assortment Optimization, and how too much breadth can actually be quite harmful to a retailer. Many retailers sometimes misguidedly stretch assortment to too high a level in
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October 6, 2014 | Gerald | Assortment Optimization

One of the key factors in measuring the success of a retailer today is the ‘same store sales increase year over year’. This measure is an indicator of improved consumer
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September 15, 2014 | Gerald | Assortment Optimization