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HSE guidelines: What are they?

If you run a warehouse there will be numerous health and safety rules and regulations you must follow, from ensuring your staff are protected and correctly following rules, to how you store your stock. But, what exactly are the guidelines set out by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) for your racking installations?

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Does your warehouse need redesigning?

Poor space utilisation within a warehouse can be costly, both in terms of time and money. Multiple items may be crammed into a space, causing staff to spend unnecessary time searching for goods, or small products may be stored in spaces designed for something much larger, meaning you’re effectively paying to store air.

Having an effective layout and storage solutions in a warehouse not only improves productivity and efficiency, it reduces costs and can also present revenue-generating possibilities.

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The power of POP displays

POP displays, or point of purchase displays, are everywhere – you’ll see them in smaller shops, family-owned retailers and larger, international companies. But, why are POP displays important?

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Post millennial shopping habits

According to a report by the IGD, those born between 1992 and 1999 are replacing baby boomers as the generation with the most purchasing power and retailers need to be quick to react to these changes, particularly those in the food and grocery industry.

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Merchandising your store for Christmas

Now Halloween and Bonfire Night are out of the way, shoppers’ thoughts are firmly set on the festive period as they hit the high street in droves for what has to be the most important time of year for retailers.

It doesn’t matter if you’re a small independent retailer or a major brand, making the most of your holiday merchandising is a sure-fire way to give your sales a seasonal boost. Here are some of our top seasonal merchandising tips to inspire you when putting together your Christmas store plans.

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How to improve your POP installation

We know how important point of purchase (POP) installations are in a retail environment, which is why it can be really frustrating when something goes wrong with them or they are not working as effectively as they could be.

We’ve had numerous retail customers over the years who have used other POP installers initially. They’ve called us because they’ve not been installed properly, they look untidy and they’re not working properly.

After completing thousands of POP installations, we’re in a great position to advise on what a good POP installation looks like. Here’s our advice…

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Why are POP displays so important?

Why are POP displays important? POP displays or point of purchase displays are evident throughout retail stores today. They feature in smaller retailers, family-owned companies and larger, international retailers.

Shopping in the United Kingdom is worth an estimated £358 billion in 2016 and recent reports have indicated that in-store purchase decisions have increased by 90%. This is in spite of e-commerce which offers customers a different arena in which to shop. Point of purchase displays have shown to have a positive impact on sales volumes.

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6 tips for improving retail merchandising

Across the world, there are successful retail stores increasing basket sizes because of a few simple tactics. Ever noticed why some of the most exciting things are at the entrance of Costco? It’s because they want to showcase the best stock.

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Why stores are the future of retail

The last decade has seen an upsurge in the number of eCommerce businesses in the UK and further afield. Large and small businesses alike have ventured into the online shopping world hoping to increase sales and profits. However, to think that eCommerce is killing the high street is lazy thinking. We look at reasons why storefronts are still the future of retail.

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