8th Joy of Retail Spring: Defining Omnichannel Assortments

The question “how much product should I put in my stores?” has always generated animated and healthy debate amongst retail businesses. That question, and the discussions around it, just got a whole lot more complicated as the opportunities and threats of e-commerce and true omni-channel assortment allocation has made store capacities one of the most important decisions for retailers to get right.   The reduction of physical store capacities for an-

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3rd Joy of a Retail Spring – How much product in my stores?

Space planning & visual merchandising are the two cornerstones on which an attractive and commercial store are built At the heart of this is the eternal question – “How much product should I put in my store?”   Get space planning wrong, allocate product incorrectly or deliver visual merchandising operations inefficiently and a store will never attain its potential sales productivity. Marrying the “beauty and the beast” of the assortment comes down-

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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 mixture of owned and franchise stores, international coverage and increased store grading and clustering by customer demographic and catchment.   Simply one solution will not fit all and in-

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Welcome to VM-Unleashed!

…the formal, but mercifully brief, introduction. I’m Tim Radley and I started VM-unleashed! in 2007. For 20 years I’ve been working with a variety of international retailers, identifying opportunities to increase sales through better integration of space planning & management, visual merchandising & store operations and ultimately creating a better store experience. Catch my profile on LinkedIn…always happy to connect! My experience is that there isn’t a retail business that-

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