Blog Posts - Visual Merchandising



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

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

Max&Co: Fashionably Good Company

Stylish and socially sophisticated Max&Co still packs a huge punch of personality into every meticulously planned meter of its store experience. A warm welcome from manicured mannequins with lipstick, lashes and a coy curiosity immediately alert...
by VM-Chronicles on May 2, 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

Retail Design Expo: “10 ways to make more money…!”

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, commercia...
by VM-Chronicles on Feb 26, 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

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

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, commercia...
by VM-Chronicles on Feb 26, 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

“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

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

Watch & Wonder: Selfridges Serves up an Apple Experience

Time is money and when it comes to Apple that money and revenue can be sizable, so speed to market and proximity to the pockets of its patrons is an essential element to retrieving its return on investment.   In a collaboration of near colossal...
by VM-Chronicles on Sep 1, 2015


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