Christmas is a great time to review your store floor space. While summer stocks are low this gives you the chance to make changes to your overall layout and improve the customer journey not just for Christmas, but for 2018 as well. Making sure that Christmas is in the right space and location on the … Continue reading Retail space at Christmas
While out shopping this afternoon, my husband and I were excited to stumble upon the new BELONG arena which is attached to the newly refurbished GAME store in Bristol Broadmead. The GAME store has moved down the street 250 meters in the Centre of Bristol within the last couple of weeks and whilst we were … Continue reading GAME BELONG Store Bristol Broadmead
Music has always been a huge thing on our planet, maybe other planets too, and it is nearly impossible to imagine the world without it. The world without ringtones, soundtracks, elevator music, live gigs and radio would just be dull, boring and unbearable (unless it is Justin Bieber or Nicki Minaj, because they are the … Continue reading Should you play music in an office environment?
What is your full name? “Katie Emma Purkis“. What’s your favourite thing about eXPD8? “I’ve made some lovely friends working here”. What are you known for? “My obsession with clothes & shopping for shoes… I have way too many shoes”. What’s your favourite thing about HR? “The variety of the role, there’s many things you … Continue reading eXPD8 interviews Katie Purkis HR Administrator
Black Friday has become a controversial event in recent years with many discussions as to why it is and isn’t great for retail. Black Friday is an American concept originally starting the day after Thanksgiving and has been regarded as the beginning of the country’s Christmas Shopping season since 1952 (1). It slowly crept onto … Continue reading Is Black Friday bad for Retail’s reputation?
We asked our employees to give us their real reviews on what they think about working for eXPD8. Flexibility, team work and variety were the key themes. “I love working for eXPD8 for so many reasons not least the flexibility which allows me to work and fit it around my home life. I love … Continue reading eXPD8 Real employee reviews
With so many brands and products on offer in store it can be difficult to stand out from the crowd. Part of the response to this is to update the product range and look frequently, keeping it ‘fresh’ and on-trend. A cosmetic brand will spend lots of time and money creating a new look, new … Continue reading Why is merchandising effective in the Health & Beauty category
Here at eXPD8 everything is always Go,Go Go! We know and understand that the world of retail is fast paced, ever evolving and the need to be reactive at a moment’s notice is no stranger to us. In such a busy workplace, it is important for our whole team to be organised, always thinking ahead … Continue reading 6 top tips on productivity in the workplace!
eXPD8 are delighted to be part of an initiative to raise the profile of the Home Entertainment category in stores and help shoppers understand when the new releases will come out in the run up to Christmas. From this week, eXPD8 merchandisers are providing store colleagues from 1,200 stores including Asda, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s and … Continue reading eXPD8 support store staff with Home Entertainment Christmas release information
There are many new forms of communication these days – probably too many to mention….. and for me they all have their place in the world (work and at home). Just like the debate a few years ago which compared letters vs e-mail and a telephone conversation vs a text – conference calls are under … Continue reading To Conference call or not at all