Blog Posts - Store Layout



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

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

WHAT DO I NEED TO OPEN A PROFITABLE RETAIL STORE ?

Planning on opening your first retail store?  Well I hope you are!Because if you fail to plan, your just planning to fail!If your planning to open your first store or your planning on expanding to two or more retail stores, you need to make a pl...
by The Retail Consultant on Apr 28, 2016

WHAT DO MOM AND POP NEED TO OPEN A PROFITABLE RETAIL STORE ?

Planning on opening your first retail store?  Well I hope you are!Because if you fail to plan, your just planning to fail!Do Mom and Pop retail stores need a retail consultant to help plan your store? Yes everyone needs some advice.  But, y...
by The Retail Consultant on Apr 28, 2016

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO OPEN A RETAIL STORE ?

Planning on opening your first retail store?  Well I hope so.Because if you fail to plan, your just planning to fail!Do you need a retail consultant to help plan your store?So what do you need to plan for before you can open your first small bus...
by The Retail Consultant on Apr 28, 2016

WHAT DO I NEED TO OPEN A RETAIL STORE ?

Planning on opening your first retail store?  Well I hope so.Because if you fail to plan, your just planning to fail!So what do you need to plan for before you can open your first small business retail store?   The following is an outlined...
by The Retail Consultant on Apr 28, 2016

Sales = Traffic x Conversion: The Complexities of a Simple Equation

Knowledge of traffic and conversion is essential to measure and maximise sales opportunities across stores, however the knowledge of traffic and conversion by category display within the store reveals the mysteries of the shopping experience and prom...
by VM-Chronicles on Jan 8, 2016

Retail Integration: store layout with the customer experience

Planning your store layout for maximum profit illustrates yet again the importance of integration within a retail business, the bringing together of the commercial and the emotional, the marriage of the beauty and the beast. On the one hand the store...
by VM-Chronicles on Jan 5, 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

Retail Video Analytics: “Which came first, the chicken or the egg?

“Which came first, the chicken or the egg? How long did the chicken stay for, where did she go, and how many eggs were in her basket? Store Analytics – eggs-plored and eggs-plained!   There’s a general feeling that store analytics, using...
by VM-Chronicles on Aug 7, 2015

Understated & Effortless: The White Company Eases into Comfortable Commercialism

Never was there such a natural manoeuvre than the one that has seen The White Company ease itself to the forefront of intimate, everyday comfort wear.   The worlds of sleep, home relaxation and selected socialising has created a quiet demand fo...
by VM-Chronicles on Feb 9, 2015

White Stuff Welcome Home: Visit the Pinterest Gallery

White Stuff, the purveyor of distinctive quality fashion has found a home.   Its new concept store is modelled on a 2-storey Edwardian house complete with majestic flowing staircase, authentic wooden floor tiles, grand open fireplaces with festi...
by VM-Chronicles on Dec 16, 2014

Take a video tour of the White Stuff new home at Bluewater

White Stuff, the purveyor of distinctive quality fashion has found a home.   Its new concept store is modelled on a 2-storey Edwardian house complete with majestic flowing staircase, authentic wooden floor tiles, grand open fireplaces with festi...
by VM-Chronicles on Dec 14, 2014

75 things you should know about your stores: No.53 Queue Utilization

The capacity exists to understand every detail of your stores, the way that customers move around them, are attracted to assortment displays, are tempted into touching product and are compelled to convert their engagement into sales. An incredible...
by VM-Chronicles on Dec 12, 2014

75 things you should know about your stores: No.24 “Idle Time”

The capacity exists to understand every detail of your stores and the way that customers move around them, are attracted to assortment displays, are tempted into touching product and then convert this engagement into sales conversion. The analytics e...
by VM-Chronicles on Dec 9, 2014

Automotivation: Rockar’s Super Highway Hyundai Boutique

In a sector well overdue for its service, a new arrival in the market is taking off the handbrake on retail innovation and hurtling headlong into the comfortably parked parade of traditional car show-rooms.   In partnership with Hyundai, no slo...
by VM-Chronicles on Nov 24, 2014

Where is the proof for confident investment in retail store improvements and new initiatives?

Let’s face it any changes to our stores are investments. Some initiatives are clearly more of a financial investment with definite budgets and costs, but in times were retail teams are lean and schedules already full of essential tasks then sometim...
by VM-Chronicles on Nov 24, 2014

Tower Power: Pinterest Gallery of retail in the Tower of London

Subsidised shadows are now just history, as the Tower of London emerges from the dark ages, leveraging the power of the past to propel its proposition into a bright new prosperous future.   Follow VM-unleashed! Ltd’s board Tower Power: Lon...
by VM-Chronicles on Nov 7, 2014

Battlements to Condiments: Tower of London in Mint Condition

Where there are people, there are customers and there is the opportunity for retail.   The world-wide trail of tourist destinations is opening up the potential of this phenomenon, satisfying the daily demands of its millions of open-mouthed, em...
by VM-Chronicles on Nov 6, 2014

Tower Power: London’s streets paved with gold.

Where there are people, there are customers and there is the opportunity for retail.   The world-wide trail of tourist destinations is opening up the potential of this phenomenon, satisfying the daily demands of its millions of open-mouthed, em...
by VM-Chronicles on Nov 6, 2014


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