Retail Better Blog

Retailer Focus: Grapy Store

Innovative modular displays are huge success for wine retailer Grapy, the once Internet-only wine retailer, has recently opened its first store in Roosendaal, Netherlands. The Grapy Store and the Het Verborgen Rijk bookstore, which showcases a large selection of books on cooking, share the same shop front and complement each other with a crossover in […]

Read More

The NACS Show 2011 was held at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois, October 1–4th. The conference attracted over 21,000 representatives from the global convenience and petroleum retailing industry, and GSP was one of 1,200+ companies to exhibit. The NACS Show is the #1 buying show in the country according to Exhibit Surveys, Inc. and provides […]

Read More

From children’s books to mainstream advertising Scratch and sniff has traditionally been popular in children’s books, where the reader can scratch and sniff a picture of a cookie to smell the fresh-baked scent, for example. It is also now being used in advertising, where it may capture the scent of a new car or rubber […]

Read More

Retailer Focus: Pret A Manger

Brand and product focus is recipe for success Pret A Manger is a UK-based store that creates handmade, natural preservative-free food. Pret opened in London in 1986 and arrived in America in 2000 – opening the first U.S. store in New York City. Pret develops stores slowly… one at a time and incorporates a simple […]

Read More

The Day Part Menu

Make the Most of Your Menu Let GSP’s menu boards give you the edge over the competition with yet another great reason to shop your store. Show your customers that there’s just no need to hit the drive thru when you’ve got a value menu chock full of tasty food choices. Win them over first […]

Read More

Create a Dedicated Space to Help Drive Revenue Wine Kiosks Wine kiosks may be coming soon to Pennsylvania’s convenience stores, gas stations and the country’s leading retailer, Walmart. These new self-service wine kiosks, developed by Simple Brands, are currently in 30 supermarkets within the state, including some Giant Food Stores, Wegmans Food Markets, Giant Eagle, […]

Read More

C-stores Have Quick and Convenient Food Service Advantage “Any quick-service restaurant operator will tell you that their greatest fear is not another QSR, but c-stores that get prepared food right,” said Ira Blumenthal, president of the consultant firm, Co-Opportunities. Why? Because convenience stores have the ability to be so many things to the consumer, just […]

Read More

Add an In-store Coffee Bar

A sit-down coffee area can build brand loyalty and increase sales Looking for new ways to drive traffic into your stores? Add a store within your store. And a coffee bar could be your best bet. According to a WhiteWave Foods study on coffee consumers, coffee is the third-most-consumed beverage in the world behind water […]

Read More

Creating Effective POP

Keys to Making it All Work According to a recent survey in CSNews, signage is one of the most effective and important ways to promote new products. Even in a sluggish economy, when every dollar counts, signage remains one of the best methods to create excitement and encourage sales at the store level. As you […]

Read More

Retailers trying to leverage POP to drive sales are often caught in the classic cost vs. quality trap. By leveraging multiple print methods, multiple substrates and sometimes even multiple print providers, they can achieve the lowest production cost for each POP element in their stores. However, doing so often results in a reduction in the […]

Read More