Retail Marketing

An interesting new survey is shedding light on the rationale your customers use when deciding which c-store to visit. If you’ve ever wondered what makes them pick one store over another, your answers lie below. Location, Location, Location Real estate agents may talk about location being the determining factor for buying a house. It’s also […]

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Wouldn’t you love to go inside the minds of those elusive millennial shoppers and find out what they think of your store? We sure did. That’s why, when we found this recent University of Florida study, we were all over it! Although definitions vary slightly, millennials are the large generation born between 1982 and 1996. […]

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Does your brand come to life in store? If you want to wow the customer, it’s critical to think about marketing and merchandise together. Your brand should be consistently represented across each category or zone. While category reimaging is a good thing, you’ll want to ensure it doesn’t overwhelm the rest of the store and […]

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Many c-stores are making store reimaging and remodeling part of their growth strategy. There’s a strong temptation to dive right in. (The sooner you start, the sooner you’ll be able to reap the rewards, right?) But if you haven’t done some essential planning up front, you may not get the ROI you’re looking for. Here […]

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Pantone, the worldwide provider of color systems, has chosen ultra violet as its color of the year for 2018. It’s a vivid highlighter shade that Pantone calls “spiritual” and “cosmic,” and hopes it will push “the boundaries of what inspires us.” Technically speaking, ultra violet is not really a color since it lives outside the […]

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With print marketing budgets being as tight as they are, it’s important to make every dollar count. You may think there’s no wiggle room to stretch it any further but, if you’re like most retailers, there are still some areas where you can reduce waste. It’s been estimated that retailers spend anywhere between 15% and […]

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In today’s competitive retail environment, marketing teams are facing pressure to reduce costs and improve return on investments. However, companies aren’t sure where to cut, so they end up reducing their marketing activity instead. A startling fact: Up to 50% of in-store marketing is wasted. According to the “Promotion Commotion” study by the CMO Council’s […]

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Burger King’s mission statement is simple and to the point: To offer reasonably priced quality food, served quickly in attractive, clean surroundings. Their marketing supports this by enticing customers with plenty of reminders of featured food offerings and competitive prices. They use signage to guide the customer from the parking lot to the drive-thru and […]

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Just as Walmart is closing its small format stores, three other retail big-leaguers are jumping into the arena in a big way: Target, Publix and H•E•B. The thing they all have in common? Legions of loyal fans, according to a recent study. TargetExpress actually started as a beta store in downtown Minneapolis in 2014. It […]

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McDonald’s Design Metamorphosis

McDonald’s is well on its way to transforming the brand into a “contemporary restaurant experience,” to use the words of CEO Steve Easterbrook.  At least seven ad agencies took part in its recent packaging redesign project. The brown kraft paper bags now feature oversized golden arches and a large Helvetica type treatment of its name […]

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