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...]
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...]
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...]