Blog Posts - Assortment Structure Planning



Retailers – “You’ve never had it so complicated!”

Is your retail brand ready to succeed in a complicated, customer orientated world?   Without doubt, life used to be easy for retailers. To echo the famous words directed to the general public “you’ve never had it so good” the equally vali...
by VM-Chronicles on Jun 10, 2016

Fossilisation: A Personal Investment

Far from remaining in the history of time, Fossil’s latest incarnation inhabits the modern world of customisation and personalisation, with new products, new services and a whole new store with a clear focus on the “his” & “hers.” An in...
by VM-Chronicles on Jun 9, 2016

Am I displaying with the correct option density?

Am I displaying with the correct option density? How to have your cake and eat it!   Some of the most obvious questions are often the hardest to answer, or to be more accurate it would seem, are the ones that no one wants to answer. The repercu...
by VM-Chronicles on Jun 9, 2016

“10 ways to make more money from stores!” No.1 ″Rules….”

“10 ways to make more money…No.1″Rules & Conquer!”   It was Les Wexner founder of the Limited group, a man responsible for the success of some of the most iconic of fashion retailers from Victoria’s Secret to Express, from Abercrom...
by VM-Chronicles on Jun 3, 2016

“10 ways to make more money…No.1″Rules & Conquer!”

“10 ways to make more money…No.1″Rules & Conquer!”   It was Les Wexner founder of the Limited group, a man responsible for the success of some of the most iconic of fashion retailers from Victoria’s Secret to Express, from Abercrom...
by VM-Chronicles on Jun 3, 2016

Body Beautiful: Selfridges Studio of Serenity

Selfridges opens its biggest ever department, Body Studio, encompassing everything that is exciting and inspirational about London’s leading department store.   Never the laggard Selfridges is ahead of the trend as its manoeuvres gracefully t...
by VM-Chronicles on May 17, 2016

Retail analysis: The Usual Suspects – Personalisation & Patterns

It’s very easy for a retailer to go chasing in circles attempting to catch the evasive scraps of essential new data, insights and analysis blown into a constant ferment by the prevailing winds of new information. Throw into this cyclone complex omn...
by VM-Chronicles on May 3, 2016

“10 ways to make more money…No.9 Add Value! Be Special!”

Come and listen to Tim Radley speaking at the Retail Design Expo 2016 Olympia, London Thursday, March 10th 2016, 16:00 – 16:40: Location: VM Workshop Not just for VM… but absolutely for buyers, merchandisers, store operations, CEOs, commercial te...
by VM-Chronicles on Feb 26, 2016

Hema Global: New Blood in New Street

For a retailer with a long heritage Hema packs a powerful contemporary punch as it speeds into the newly refurbished New Street Station in Birmingham. On the fast track to becoming a global brand Hema now has 5 UK stores, with 3 of these in high traf...
by VM-Chronicles on Jan 5, 2016

Tim Radley “Visual Merchandising; a Return to Selling” No.1

“Visual Merchandising – A Return to Selling!” part 1 An article by Tim Radley in VM&RD Magazine India, Oct 2015   I was fortunate enough this year to be invited to speak at the In-Store Asia 2015 event in Mumbai. What I found...
by VM-Chronicles on Oct 29, 2015

Tim Radley “Visual Merchandising a Return to Selling” No.2

“Visual Merchandising – A Return to Selling!” part 2 An article by Tim Radley in VM&RD Magazine India, Oct 2015     I was fortunate enough this year to be invited to speak at the In-Store Asia 2015 event in Mumbai. What I found...
by VM-Chronicles on Oct 29, 2015

Retail integration: Product stories with buying & merchandising

It’s not uncommon for retail buyers to get so familiar with their product that they find it very difficult to view it from a customers’ perspective. Even the best assortment will not achieve its commercial potential if it is not displayed and com...
by VM-Chronicles on Oct 16, 2015

Retail Integration: Integrating Space Planning with Assortment Planning

Whether your retail involvement comes from a field based visual perspective or from a head office commercial perspective stores can often disappoint, both in terms of the visual perception and the financial reality. Whilst there will be opportunities...
by VM-Chronicles on Oct 5, 2015

Sonic Selfridges: Big Noise in the World of Music

There are many magical corners of the Selfridges supersized store to admire and marvel at, to lose yourself in an exploration of a wondrous assortment from traditional classics to outrageous innovation. In the basement bowels of the lower ground fl...
by VM-Chronicles on Sep 8, 2015

“Making the most of what Retailers’ have!”

After another turbulent week on the world’s stock markets and a refocus on the uncertain economic horizons ahead, purse strings are inevitably drawn ever more tightly around the already tied arms of retail bosses and managers. Restricted investmen...
by VM-Chronicles on Sep 1, 2015

Argos Accelerated: The Digital Dilemma of an Invisible Assortment

Better late than never Argos, the seasoned survivor of the catalogue age, continues to catapult its perfect proposition for the omni-channel world from its pre-historic paper origins into the efficiencies of a digital dynamo The latest Argos incarn...
by VM-Chronicles on Sep 1, 2015

VM&RD: “What’s The Future of Visual Merchandising?” Part 3

“What is the Future for Visual Merchandising?” - Part 3 An article by Tim Radley in India’s VM&RD Magazine   Extracted from the article on “What is the Future for Visual Merchandising?” a first collaboration with VM&SD...
by VM-Chronicles on Jun 23, 2015

VM&RD: “What’s the Future of Visual Merchandising?” Part 4

“What is the Future for Visual Merchandising?” - Part 4 An article by Tim Radley in India’s VM&RD Magazine   Extracted from the article on “What is the Future for Visual Merchandising?” a first collaboration with VM&SD...
by VM-Chronicles on Jun 23, 2015

Deadly Seduction: Oiling the Sabon Wheels of Success

Bringing your product to life, particularly when its inspiration lays literally in the world’s deadest sea, is an essential for oiling the wheels of success of any toiletries retailer, and entering any Sabon store is certainly an assault on the sen...
by VM-Chronicles on May 11, 2015

Tim Radley asks “What’s the Future of Visual Merchandising?”

“What is the Future for Visual Merchandising?” - Part 1 An article by Tim Radley in VM&RD Magazine, April/May 2015   I was fortunate enough recently to be invited to speak at the In-Store Asia 2015 event in Mumbai. What I found w...
by VM-Chronicles on May 8, 2015


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