In April, a new National Living Wage (“NLW”) of £7.20 per hour is being introduced for all employees over 25. For employees under 25, the Minimum wage (“MW”) of £6.70 will still apply. It is estimated that 1.9 million workers will have their hourly pay increased as a direct result of the change in the … Continue reading The impact of the National Living Wage
Having cleared out their last batch of red-and-green merchandise, retailers across the country are now stocked up on red and pink. Valentine’s Day can be one of the busiest holidays for retailers; many shoppers will make a last-minute dash to the stores for gifts. All retail business owners know that Valentine’s Day has become a … Continue reading Love is up for sale
Government has established ESOS (Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme) to implement the EU Energy Efficiency Directive all aimed at reducing carbon emissions and combating global warming. Conducting an ESOS energy assessment audit every 4 years is mandatory for organisations in the UK that meet the qualification criteria. You wouldn’t immediately think that eXPD8 would be the … Continue reading ESOS – A load of hot air?
The Toy Fair is the only dedicated toy, games and hobby trade event in the UK. As a Mother of a 9 year old Son, I thought I was quite up-to-date with the world of toys… and then I entered this magical arena full of 200+ exhibitors displaying their best and latest toys and at … Continue reading A magical day at the Toy Fair 2016
It is that time of year again when all the greatest actors, film makers and story tellers, gather together in their best designer garments to grace the red carpet for the biggest award ceremony of the year; it’s Oscar season. It is no surprise that like most film lovers, we at eXPD8 find ourselves biting … Continue reading And The Oscar Goes to…
The annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is an orgy of new technological ideas, gadgets and solutions to problems I never knew I had. The exciting things for me were drones, some so large you can sit in them (really!), LEDs featuring everywhere including in wafer thin screens that are so flexible you can … Continue reading But what does the CES mean for retail?
January can be a busy time of year for brands competing to get a look-in from consumers who are ditching the alcohol and over-indulgence in favour of a pair of running shoes and a healthy eating plan! eXPD8 has a field team of over 2,000 employed people across the UK and Ireland who are ready … Continue reading eXPD8 will help get your brands in shape for the New Year
Research carried out by retail support services specialists’ eXPD8 has revealed that compliance in store can increase significantly when POS units are ‘walked in’ rather than sent into stores direct. According to the research, compliance was in fact 20% higher where POS units were walked in by eXPD8’s merchandisers. The company, which is head-quartered in … Continue reading Improving compliance could generate retailers thousands
By Sarah Sheffield, Entertainment Category Manager, eXPD8 The importance of day one compliance in implementation has long been a focus for retailers and suppliers alike with as much as 31% of week 1 sales being achieved on launch day. But with all the focus on launch day, is there a missed opportunity by not investing … Continue reading Harness the Power of Replenishment