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

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 Abercrombie & Fitch to Bath & Body Works and quite possibly the first...
by VM-Chronicles on Jun 5, 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

Why can’t head office communicate to stores in a coordinated way?

“Headaches of a Store Manager…No2″ Why can’t head office communicate to stores in one coordinated way?   An inbox audit of any store manager’s email system will reveal instantly how well, or not, communication to stores...
by VM-Chronicles on May 27, 2016

“What on earth is happening in my stores?!”

“How can I actually know for certain what is happening in my stores and what my customers are doing, and so ultimately know what to do to improve their experience and my commerciality?”   It is still a widespread scenario that head...
by VM-Chronicles on May 13, 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

What Confucius could teach retailing!?

Inspiration often comes from the strangest sources at the most unexpected times as I recently experienced when listening to a quote from possible the world’s most quoted source of eternal wisdom, although definitely not one usually associated with...
by VM-Chronicles on Apr 15, 2016

“The Wonder of Workshops!”

For maximum benefit ensure the retail workshops you receive are… 1.       Personalised through pre-visits and discussions 2.       Relevant through individual research by experts 3.       Interactive between presenter and audience...
by VM-Chronicles on Oct 30, 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

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

Visual Merchandising Operations: The dangers of “spread-sheet retailing”

Many a good and potentially commercial idea and initiative has never made it from the boardroom to the operational teams, never mind the stores themselves. The complexity of the modern store portfolio has added to this problem, as stores develop a mi...
by VM-Chronicles on May 29, 2015

Monty’s Dancing Den: A Penguin Powered John Lewis

You would have had to have been, appropriately enough, buried head first in the snows of Antarctica not to have noticed that the John Lewis Christmas icon is a penguin. To be accurate he is an Adelie penguin and his name is Monty.   He has been...
by VM-Chronicles on Dec 12, 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

The Retail Relay: “Running a 3-legged race, in a 4 leg event?”

“A chain is as strong as its weakest link” could never be more appropriate than the chain of events that transforms a retail strategy into a store full of tangible, buyable products. “And what the customer sees and responds to is unfortunately...
by VM-Chronicles on Oct 22, 2014


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