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The importance of synergy

Catering Design Group creative director Drew Keen discusses the key to successful catering operations in retail outlets.
1 September 2015

Charge your Christmas sales

The run-up to Christmas is the peak season for battery sales, as households stock up on power to keep toys, lights and gadgets on the go throughout the festive period. As destination stores for many of the lights and decorations that consumers use in their homes, hardware and garden retailers have a clear opportunity to maximise battery sales throughout December.
20 August 2015

Innovation in DIY

When does invention become innovation? What distinguishes those who just do lots of stuff from those who are actually trying to solve real problems; who are looking to change the world? More importantly, when you have created fifteen new products or twenty-five improvements to existing products does that make you an innovator or a just an inventor, tinkering on the edges of product technology?
14 July 2015

Inspire Tilers to Trade Up

The Point of Sale Centre marketing manager Mandy Webb offers top tips on merchandising tiles and tiling products effectively in store.
10 June 2015

What’s next for woodcare?

Trend Bible director and co-author of Ronseal’s 2015 Trend Report Joanna Feeley looks at this year’s trends in woodcare, from natural finishes to bold colours and statement doors.
22 May 2015

Avoid a black mark on Black Friday 2015

The chief sales and marketing officer at DX, a leading independent mail, parcels and logistics end-to-end network operator, says Cyber Weekend has to deliver
10 February 2015

How to make the most of your retail space

UK Point of Sale Ltd provides a six-step guide to keeping your shop floor looking, how to get people through the door and get them engaging with your products and maximising sales
6 January 2015

Preparing for a Mobile Christmas

Having been the Holy Grail of retail for what seemed like an eternity, last Christmas finally saw the emergence of mobile as a seriously valuable platform for retailers.
16 December 2014

The highs and lows of Ride Across Britain 2014

Wow! 800 people, nine days, 969 miles, over 56,000ft of climbs, a new cycling language, three countries, 13 counties, beautiful scenery, over 8000 calories burned a day, 19 refueling pits stops, an unchecked diet of jelly babies, chocolate bars, peanuts, crisps, sausage rolls - and to cap it all, weight loss thrown in for free!
30 September 2014

Don't miss the key point in POS design

By their nature, products in DIY stores are functional and have a specific job to do. Ambiguous usage isn't the name of the game here.
9 September 2014
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What do you think?

With all the extra social distancing measures retailers have been forced to put in place, floor planning, product positioning, creative merchandising and POS displays are more crucial than ever.
But which of the following product categories do you feel are the most challenging to merchandise?








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