What does a category manager do? A question no doubt many companies have asked when trying to justify a budget to hire one... Simply put the category manager is ultimately responsible for what the shopper sees at the fixture and I’m not just talking about the planogram (shelf layout) its everything that the shoppers sees at the fixture and even some of the things on the way to the fixture. … [Read more...]
News – Shelfstock brings new planogram solutions to market with Figueira Costa
I’d like to extend a very warm welcome to Gerry in Shelfstock in joining us where we have a local representative for our software solutions Founded in 2012, Figueira Costa Soluções de Planogramação started its operation in Florianopolis, Santa Catarina, with a focus on consulting and training for Retail Part of the portfolio of space management and planogramming solutions were developed … [Read more...]
The Consumer Decision Tree
The Consumer Decision Tree explained Also called product hierarchies, consumer decision trees are graphical records which assist manufacturers and retailers to understand consumer buying habits and the decision-making processes followed by individuals while shopping a category Think about how you make a decision to buy a product, it will be driven by a need or want in most cases, yes all those … [Read more...]
How to create great planograms
Step 1. Understanding shoppers and their needs There are many retail formats all with different needs (even from the same category!), take for example the difference between convenience and supermarket shoppers, while supermarkets tend to attract planned purchases where shoppers generally spend more time choosing products (hence price and range is important), the convenience shopper won't … [Read more...]
What are planograms and why do we need them?
A simple definition A planogram is a tool used by retailers and suppliers, it is a drawing that provides details as to where a product should be placed on a shelf and how many facings a product should have. A planogram is used by the retailer to increase sales and by suppliers to justify space allocated to brands and help new product development. Planograms are a visual way of presenting how … [Read more...]
Should Manufacturers and Suppliers be more focused on Convenience?
Convenience in Ireland has always been popular with Irish consumers, maybe it’s due to our past and the link with the ‘corner shop’ or maybe it’s due to the vast array of very well developed convenience formats in Ireland, either way its here to stay and back in growth. As with other channels the big players are getting bigger and expanding (Leading operators like Centra and Spar continue to add … [Read more...]
What are the barriers of implementing Cat Man?
Why should you implement Cat Man into your business ? Cat Man is ideally suited to maximising sales and profitability for both retailer & supplier while ensuring the customer/shopper has a better shopping experience. This can be achieved by following the Category Management process i.e. the 8 step process It's main purpose is to satisfy more shoppers at the point of purchase this results … [Read more...]