2020 has so far been a year like no other, and it’s likely that this Christmas will be different to the norm as well. This seismic shift has been felt across all areas of retail and merchandising. This year has brought unique challenges across all aspects of businesses, from the supply chain through to point … Continue reading Merchandising Products Effectively – 5 Top Tips – Sarah Dyson
Brands, brands everywhere! Who are the best retail brands on social media? Sure, there are lots of social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. But we’re going to be looking at a few retail brands in particular and asking ourselves “what makes them so successful on social media?”. Not every brand is the … Continue reading Best Retail Brands on Social Media – Top 3
This year we have all taken more time to remember what is important to us during COVID-19. And this year, Remembrance Day will be like no other. Veterans and those who serve in the Armed Forces, both young and old, will again be remembered for the sacrifice that they made and continue to make. This … Continue reading Why Remembrance Day is Important to Me – Leanne Chew
In pagan days, Halloween was celebrated at the end of summer and onset of cold weather, which seems strangely appropriate in 2020 as we enter a long COVID-19 winter. These are indeed scary times, with no need for ghouls and ghosties to send a shiver down the spines of the UK citizens. Spooky profits Halloween … Continue reading Halloween 2020
As a field merchandising provider, a hot topic among our clients is stock accuracy. This is covered under an umbrella of terms – such as “perpetual inventory” or “book stock”, but it’s essentially the quantity of products a store’s digital stock-keeping system has registered as currently in store. A technical solution Most retail chains now … Continue reading Stock Accuracy – what is it and why is it important?
This is the fifth year that eXPD8 has reported on gender pay, and the fourth time we have reported under the Government’s reporting requirements. We are reporting our Gender Pay gap statistics for 2020, despite the suspension of the requirements to do so, as we strongly believe in the need to address the gender pay gap. The … Continue reading Gender pay gap reporting – eXPD8 Ltd, as at April 2020:
The current uncertainty around the job market is understandably a concern for both the Government and young people looking to begin their careers. So, the announcement of the Kickstart Scheme by the Chancellor in the Summer, was a welcome opportunity for young people and businesses alike. The Kickstart Scheme provides employers the support to create … Continue reading eXPD8 becomes one of the first approved participants of Government’s Kickstart Scheme, offering skills, experience and confidence to hundreds of 16-24 year olds, nationwide
Merchandising is essentially promoting sales through presentation. eXPD8 acquires extra sales for our clients by maximising availability, bringing stock forward from the warehouse and supporting store colleagues with other tasks with which they may need assistance. But then there’s the exciting world of fashion merchandising, which is altogether its own discipline – one of trends, … Continue reading Fashion Merchandising – How can eXPD8 support your fashion brand?
In the ever-changing world of retail, it’s crucial that brands regularly re-evaluate themselves to ensure they’re offering the best possible shopping experience for their customers. It’s all about instore innovation! Those that do and subsequently adapt to fit the needs of their customers are the ones that stand the test of time. They’re the ones … Continue reading Instore Innovation: The 2020 Project with Universal’s Vicki Davis
Here at eXPD8, we are the experts when it comes to syndicated merchandising and one category that has benefitted from this approach is home entertainment via cross studio field marketing. Film studios that may have once viewed each other as competitors and favoured a dedicated service have taken notice and understand the need to change … Continue reading Cross Studio Field Marketing – Let Us Entertain You!