Retail Execution

4
Feb

Three Myths About Retail Execution in an Omnichannel World

These Beliefs Persist, Despite the Data:  Out-of-Stocks Aren’t a Problem Today  For some reason, brands think that out-of-stocks are a problem of the past. Maybe they trust inventory control tech to make sure it never happens. Whatever the reason, out-of-stocks are even a bigger risk in the omnichannel world. With online purchasing, click-and-collect, and delivery companies like Instacart and Shipt, competing with traditional in-store shoppers, there are

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8
Jan

Using Science & Mathematics to Find The Perfect Mix Of In-Store Trade Spend Activities

Calculating The Perfect In-Store Trade Spend Mix Using Science Trade spend is tricky. If you don’t spend enough your sales could slump; and if you overspend, you eat away at your profit margins. The trick is to find the perfect in-store mix of promotions, from the frequency and placement to the overall displays. When talking to VPs of Sales regarding

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23
Oct

A Photo Really is Worth a Gigabyte of Data

A Photo Really is Worth a Gigabyte of Data A photo can replace a handful of questions in a store audit, provide supportive material for a field sales manager, or even be used in daily reports for the C-Suite. If photos are not part of your field sales strategy in 2018 that must change in 2019, the value lost is

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8
Oct

Why Every Field Sales App Needs a True Offline Capability

Why Every Field Sales App Needs a True Offline Capability We’ve all been there, just when you’re looking for the right highway exit, the GPS signal is lost. Just when you want to check the last email to see where the meeting is being held, all you can get is that infernal loading signal. Just when your CPG sales rep

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1
Oct

Client Success: Solving Phantom Inventory Issues Through POS Data

Client Success: Solving Phantom Inventory Issues Through POS Data Phantom Inventory has always plagued the CPG industry and previously it was just too complex to address. However, now with POS data and reporting algorithms readily available reps are quickly and economically correcting  Phantom Inventory and boosting On-Shelf Availability (OSA). Below is a client success story highlighting their use of POS

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24
Sep

The Science Behind Gamification & Field Sales

The Science Behind Gamification & Field Sales We’re not here to play games. Or are we? More and more sales teams are turning to gamification to boost motivation and increase performance. Why games? Well, we can start with the neurochemical basis. When you play a game, and you score a point, it releases dopamine—a reward chemical in your brain. That

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17
Sep

Can Robots Help Reduce On-Shelf Availability Concerns

Can Robots Help Reduce On-Shelf Availability Concerns It slides along the grocery store aisles, registering out-of-stocks, low stocks, price errors and misplaced items and goes by the name Tally. Tally the invention of Simbe Robotics, does the work that seems too boring, too repetitive, and too menial for humans to do, and too expensive for retailers to pay for. It

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10
Sep

Client Success: Turning Product Voids Into Sales Opportunities

Client Success: Turning Product Voids Into Sales Opportunities Why are product voids such a big issue in the CPG industry? With a product void, not only is the product out of stock but its facing disappears from the shelf. Then when a field rep checks the shelf during their store visit, unless they have an alert or a validated distribution list

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4
Sep

The Three Best Methods to Measure Share of Shelf

The Three Best Methods to Measure Share of Shelf Shelf space is a lot like the game of Monopoly. Do you have enough real estate? Is it Park Place and Boardwalk or Marvin Gardens? Is someone parked on your property? You need to know if you’re in the best position for maximum sales, if your product is stocked and whether

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20
Aug

A Field Sales App Without Reporting Only Creates More Questions

Field Sales Apps Without Reporting Only Create More Questions Here’s something to remember: We’re all in this together. Both CPG companies and retailers are trying to keep or gain, an edge in a market that’s evolving so fast it’s almost impossible to keep up with. The better partnerships you can build, the more you can help each other succeed. And

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