eXPD8’s new Managing Director, Clare Hill joins the business to drive the ambitious growth plan for the company over the coming years. Clare joins at an exciting time as we focus on our future growth and further investment in our people and infrastructure, to ensure that we are ‘Fit for the Future’. As the retail … Continue reading Clare Hill joins eXPD8 as Managing Director
Retail Support Services are gearing up. Q4 is coming and what a season it’s going to be. It’s the Year of Recovery. Consumers are ready to spend. The rush to book Retail Support Services has started. The question is, are you planning ahead to beat the competition? No one really knows what the sales pattern … Continue reading Retail Support Services – Plan Ahead Now to Avoid Rush this Q4
Hello, I’m Imogen and I’m 23-years-old. Through the Kickstart Scheme, I became part of the Marketing team with eXPD8 around three months ago. I moved to Bristol in October 2020 within the eerie dystopian midst of COVID-19. I recently completed my degree in Media and Communications with ambitious hopes for myself “entering the real world” … Continue reading Kickstart Scheme: Month 3 at eXPD8
It’s impossible to understate the importance of a range change to our clients. Put simply, a range change is when we update a cosmetics fixture. These updates can be small, with a couple of shelf changes and new strips, or much larger, requiring lots of new cassettes, striping, graphics, and products. We work with brands that … Continue reading The Range Change Process – eXPD8 beauty
Working in the beauty sector requires knowledge of all moving parts from distribution, to merchandising, promotion and shrinkage. The right level of information at the right time, and executed in the correct way, makes all the difference in beauty. It’s the key to success. And when we talk about visibility and availability, that’s exactly what … Continue reading Visibility and Availability – eXPD8 beauty
If you’re new to eXPD8 Beauty, it’s the specialist Health and Cosmetics division at eXPD8. For years, we’ve been actively supporting brands and retailers in this category, which has led to the formation of a dedicated service offering, delivering flawless execution first time… every time. We took a moment to chat with Clare Johns, Client … Continue reading eXPD8 beauty – A View of the New Brand
There has been a boom in people owning pets since the pandemic started. The population of cats and dogs has grown steadily over the last decade, however it is very noticeable that the pandemic has boosted the amount of pet ownership, as pets play a major role in supporting mental wellbeing and loneliness. As a … Continue reading Pet Retail: How Much is that Doggy in the Window?
Selling high value products in grocery can be tough. Not only are customers less likely to impulse buy due to the price, but products are also more likely to be stolen. Shoplifters are more willing to risk the consequences of getting caught for items of a higher value. According to the Centre for Retail Research, … Continue reading High Value Products: Beware of the Shrink!
Summer has arrived. Seasonal retail opportunities are just around the corner. Normality is returning! Brands are planning now to maximise the peak selling opportunities, not just for Summer, but for Back to School, Halloween, Bonfire Night and crucially for the Christmas period. So, what are the trends and how important is it for brands to … Continue reading Plan now to maximise the peak selling periods for your brand
Father’s Day 2019 saw families focusing on spending time together, celebrating Dad by having a special meal at home causing food and drink sales to be higher than any other factor (such as gifting, or cards). Consumers even rated Tesco as top grocer for Father’s Day. In 2020, we saw an entirely different type of … Continue reading Father’s Day 2021: Making Up For Lost Time