Visual Merchandising 101: Shore Up Sales With High-Converting Product Displays

When walking into a typical retail store, you'll likely notice tidy, curated product displays that visually highlight their items for sale. Those products aren't arranged that way by accident—the merchant is using visual merchandising best practices to help the products sell themselves.


From greater personalization to “social shopping,” retailers are finding technologically driven ways to meet shoppers’ needs – these are the retail trends we can expect to see in 2019.

Merchandising Video Tutorial

The purpose of merchandising is to attract, engage, and motivate the customer towards making a purchase. Click here to watch a video tutorial which highlights...

Best in global visual merchandising awarded

The winners of the 2019 International Visual Merchandising (VM) Awards were announced at the RetailExpo, a European retail trade event, in London earlier this month.


Shoplifting is exceptionally problematic for businesses of all sizes, costing the retail industry approximately $50 billion in 2016 according to the National Retail Federation (NRF).

9 Examples of Cross-merchandising In Action

You’ve used your superior marketing skills to attract customers into your store. Now, you need to entice these customers to make purchases by offering them solutions. Cross-merchandising products across categories is an effective merchandising technique to offer solutions to shoppers while increasing basket sizes.

Builders has a brand new flagship store in Boksburg

Builders, the chain for both DIY enthusiasts and building contractors, has a brand new store in Boksburg outside Johannesburg – and this time, it...

Retail Display Ideas to Try in Your Store

Retail displays and visual merchandising are — and will always be — essential in driving attention and conversion in brick-and-mortar retail. Studies have shown that much of the information that human beings process comes through the sense of sight.

Retailers are tracking where you shop – and where you sleep

Retailers are finding all kinds of uses for location data from customers’ phones.


Prestigious sponsors that include Barloworld Logistics and software solutions specialist SYSPRO have confirmed their support of the upcoming annual SAPICS Conference, Africa’s leading knowledge sharing and networking event for supply chain professionals, which is hosted by SAPICS, The Professional Body for Supply Chain Management.

Is it time to Refresh your Digital Signage Network?

Like any other technology investment, digital signage networks need to be maintained and updated. As technologies and hardware develop, it is doesn’t take long before systems start looking outdated and performance suffers. But how often should digital signage hardware be replaced?


The new normal for supply chains involves uncertainty, complexity and risk, according to international supply chain risk management specialist, Gregory Schlegel.

Shifting the cloud on consumer behaviour

With the festive season excitement now over, the start of 2019 has so far been bleak for the majority of retailers in South Africa, raising even more questions about the future of retail.

The need for speed in modern retail

In an age where leisure time is an increasingly precious commodity, customers are placing an even greater premium on convenience. While there are multiple societal factors driving this change, perhaps the most significant is the pressure we feel to make the most of our limited leisure time. That makes convenience a critical driver of decision making, particularly when it involves a purchase.

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Offering the complete retail package, colourful counter and store displays. Plus, their comprehensive range of sharpening kits: Rotary Mower & Tool sharpener, 4 in 1 Garden Tool sharpener, Secateurs and Lopper sharpeners, Shear and Scissor sharpeners, Chainsaw Sharpener, 2 in 1 Knife and Scissor sharpener, Drill Bit sharpener, and the popular Wetstone water cooled chisel and blade sharpener


Mindset matters more than income when it comes to feeling prosperous 50% of South African consumers feel ‘better off’ than they were five years ago

Are companies missing great branding opportunities?

In these tough economic times, don't overlook the opportunities that are right in front of you. Fleet branding is one of the most impactful...

Four digital transformation communication strategies

If you're running a business in 2019, digital transformation should be on your mind. It doesn't matter whether you're a one-man band decorating cakes at home, or stand at the head of a multi-national corporation with hundreds of employees - it affects you.