Retail Operations Series: How to Execute the Ultimate Retail Environment

By Lindsay Sykes, Director of Marketing, on July 07, 2016

Creating the ultimate retail environment that communicates your brand, attracts the right customers and encourages purchasing behaviour is an art that many retail operations managers struggle with. 

Managing a retail store filled with a combination of part- and full-time employees starting shifts at different times, poses challenges with consistency in execution even on the best days. This challenge grows expontentially as the number of retail stores and geographic locations increases. 

Having specific procedures and measurements in place for the core components of your retail environment are extremely important to achieving consistent delivery. 

In this three part series, we will look at the top three places where inconsistencies and issues are often found and explore how to start driving retail operations procedures that will ensure the highest qualilty execution across your retail stores. 

This series covers: 

1. How to Drive Visual Merchandising and Planogram Compliance in Your Retail Stores. Your brand's visual story impacts customer perception and purchasing behavior. Ensure its executed as planned to drive your brand image and revenue. Learn how

2. Three Steps to More Efficient Retail Stocking. Out-of-stocks, overstocks and returns are costing retailers $1.75 trillion a year — a number that's only moving higher. Learn how to better maintain well-stocked shelves with more efficient retail stocking procedures. 

3. A Simple Easy Tool for Maintaining Store Atmosphere & Cleanliness. A cluttered, dirty store is a sure-fire way to put all merchandising and stocking efforts to waste. Learn about a tool for ensuring your store atmosphere is clean, clutter-free and well-maintained. 

Get started driving your ultimate retail environment today.

Start with the first post in this series: Visual merchandising tips