Merchandising

Securing Retail Facings for Your Products as Competition for Space Heats Up
November 22, 2022 at 4:59 pm

A couple of years ago, retail store shelves were mostly empty. Today, as manufacturers, we face a much different problem: shelf space for household consumables is shrinking. To make their brick-and-mortar locations more appealing, retail outlets continue to expand the footprint of prepared foods, fresh offerings, and other ancillary offerings designed to deliver convenience, value…

Inflation is Changing the Way Consumers Spend Money — Here's How Retailers Can Cope
November 22, 2022 at 4:20 pm

With prolonged inflation, hiked interest rates, and an economic downturn, it's no wonder consumers are feeling an increased amount of stress when making purchases or buying services. And with the holiday season upon us, many are rethinking their spending habits even more than they already were. In fact, 60 percent of consumers say their priorities keep changing…

Disney+ Expands Into E-Commerce With Merchandise for Subscribers
November 3, 2022 at 12:38 pm

Disney+ announced the launch of a new test that will allow subscribers to shop exclusive merchandise from brands including Star Wars, Marvel, Disney Animation Studios, and Pixar directly from the detail pages of select movies, series and shorts on the streaming service. The shop will be available to Disney+ primary profiles in the U.S. with users…

The C-Suite is Missing the Mark on Their Digital Merchandising Strategies
October 24, 2022 at 8:24 am

Retail leaders experienced a wake-up call in 2020. While most had started considering increasing digital experiences, such as a zero-cookie approach to e-commerce and consumer personalization, the majority of retailers still considered it as “nice to have,” widening the gap between digital leaders and digital laggards. Customers today are omnichannel and there's no sign of…

Circle K, Leading Cannabis Brand Announce Partnership
October 19, 2022 at 4:52 pm

Circle K, a Canada-based convenience store and gas station operator, announced it was partnering with Green Thumb, a leading national cannabis consumer packaged goods company, to sell its products at a handful of Circle K locations next year. About 10 "RISE Express"-branded dispensaries will open adjacent to Circle K stores in various Florida locations, Green…

Macy's Launches Online Marketplace for Third-Party Sellers
September 29, 2022 at 12:04 pm

Macy’s has launched its online marketplace, which was first announced in November 2021. The new digital marketplace on macys.com offers shoppers a curated assortment of new brands, merchandise categories, and products from third-party merchants and brand partners. The marketplace gives customers easy access to more than 20 product categories and 400 new brands. Macy's partnered with…

Protecting Margins With a Modern, Consumer-Obsessed Strategy
September 27, 2022 at 11:35 am

Today’s consumer is far more informed, far more discerning, and has far more choices than just 20 years ago. The rise of e-commerce, social media, and digital marketplaces lowered the barriers to entry for new, innovative and nimble direct-to-consumer (D-to-C) brands, which has made the competitive landscape increasingly crowded. With the ability to now buy…

JCPenney to Expand Beauty Concept in Stores Nationwide
September 21, 2022 at 1:28 pm

JCPenney on Monday announced its plans to debut its beauty concept in stores nationwide, following a successful pilot launch in fall 2021 with 10 brick-and-mortar locations. JCPenney Beauty will expand to 300 stores by early 2023 and 600 stores by the spring, the company announced in a press release. The beauty concept within JCPenney stores…

Data and AI Technology Deliver the Ultimate Holiday Gift: Business Success
September 19, 2022 at 11:29 am

One of the first references to Christmas in July was in an 1892 French opera when in response to children singing Christmas carols during the summer a character says, “When you sing Christmas in July, you rush the season.” For retailers, the idea of planning Christmas in July is anything but rushing the season. A…

J.Jill's CEO on How the Brand Aims to Serve All Women
September 1, 2022 at 4:56 pm

J.Jill has entered a new chapter in its brand evolution with the launch of its Welcome Everybody campaign, which includes an expanded product assortment. In this video interview, Total Retail's Joe Keenan speaks with Claire Spofford, CEO of J.Jill, about the brand's new initiative to provide one size-integrated shopping destination for all women with price parity across…