Seasonal events mean big business in retail. In 2019, Valentine’s Day sales were worth just over £1bn to the UK Retail Market. This figure was up 0.7% from the previous year. Valentine’s Day 2020 is looking to achieve a similar figure. Even as disposable income becomes squeezed, romantic shoppers can’t help but splash the cash … Continue reading Valentine’s Day: What does it mean to the UK Retail Market?
Hi, I’m Josh! I’ve recently joined eXPD8’s Finance team. Finance is something I have always been interested in. For a long time, I have seen myself working within finance or accounting! So, I’m really looking forward to working as a finance apprentice at eXPD8 while starting my college course in AAT accounting for one day … Continue reading My role as a Finance Apprentice at eXPD8
I was an experienced merchandiser before I joined eXPD8’s Central Office Team. I appreciate the challenges. The field team face a lot of them. It’s a part of their role and they do it with panache. eXPD8’s Field Team and Central Office teams need to work closely, in parallel, to maximise effective collaboration. But there’s … Continue reading Experienced Merchandiser? Your Top 3 Frustrations Explained
This week I have spent time with some of the eXPD8 Entertainment team and have been asking them about their favourite films. As we work with film on a day to day basis, I thought it would be nice to take the time out to talk about them. Hopefully from this, you will learn slightly … Continue reading Interview with the eXPD8 Entertainment Team
People like to challenge themselves and want to live a more rewarding life and New Year’s resolutions can be a way to set some new goals. For instance, they might want to be a healthier version of themselves, workout more often, or learn a new hobby. Some resolutions can give a spike to certain products … Continue reading How New Year’s resolutions can affect retail
What is visual merchandising Visual merchandising is essentially the retail practice of displaying stock in such a way that will attract customers into the store. Everything that we see, from window displays to in-store signage, is a form of visual merchandising and can be used as an effective marketing tool to showcase products, highlighting their … Continue reading What is visual merchandising and why is it so important?
At eXPD8, our people are key to the development of our business. There are in excess of 2,800 merchandisers working with us. And each and every one is essential to the satisfaction of our clients, upholding the good name of the eXPD8 brand. Have you ever wondered, what is a “what is a merchandiser?”. Want … Continue reading What is a merchandiser?
There’s been a lot of talk lately about equality and the advocacy of women’s rights, with the #MeToo and #HeForShe movements, flexible working and the gender pay gap. It’s headline news. And equality has become an important focus in the workplace, and rightly so. Which is one of the reasons I feel fortunate to be … Continue reading Equal Opportunities – 5 Reasons why eXPD8 is a Great Employer
Retail Design is the practice of creating engaging retail spaces. It’s about creating spaces in which consumers will want to shop and ultimately make a purchase. If the experience in store is good it will hopefully encourage return visits which will in turn maximise sales. Often the store will be an extension of a company … Continue reading Retail Design – the Concepts Behind In Store Experiences.
2012 was a great year. London was on a high hosting the Olympics. The Queen celebrated her Diamond Jubilee. The Curiosity Rover landed on Mars. A film called The Avengers was released. And 2012 was a big year for eXPD8 too, as we launched the Retail Insight Report in August! The Retail Insight Report was first commissioned … Continue reading How far we’ve come – Retail Insight in 2012 and beyond.