Pricing strategy and pricing

Price is the only KPI of retail execution that creates revenue, while all of the others are costs. FMCG companies need to be very clear about pricing objectives, methods and the factors that influence price setting. The pricing team needs to know if their brand is losing or gaining market share at the current price …

Place/Placement – where do consumers find your brand?

As you can tell, this is a KPI most applicable to brick & mortar stores. Where the brand/SKU can be located in a store has an outsized impact on sales. There are 3 components to this: The aisle (where on the shop floor) where your brand can be found The arrangement on shelf Share of …

Product – availability & distribution

Today‚Äôs blog is about Product and all the factors associated with it. The product (brand or SKU) placed in a store is extremely important. Even in the case of large retailers like Walmart or Tesco, not all stores are the same. Each store in a retail chain has a different mix of consumer demographics, dependent …

Retail execution in FMCG

Excellence retail execution has been a focus for FMCG companies for several years now as they all concur that retail excellence results in increased sales and market share. Each company has coined its own term for this. ‘Perfect Store’ by Unilever, ‘Golden Store’ by P & G, ‘Right execution daily’ (RED) by Coca Cola and …

Reducing stock outs of personal care & hygiene brands in store

Last week, we focussed on how to reduce stock outs of food & beverage brands in stores. This week we are focussing on personal care & home care brands. You may think that personal care & home care brands are immune to these fluctuations as consumer buying behaviour is a result of frequency of use …

Reducing stock outs in stores

This blog focusses on how sales people can reduce out of stocks at supermarkets by considering their target consumer behaviour over the last year and how likely this is to change.

12+ months after Covid fuelled panic buying

More than a year after Covid fuelled stockpiling of necessities and grocery staples, we still see empty supermarket shelves. Many assume this is because of an increased focus on online sales by the large grocers, especially in the US, as evidenced by this article in Insight Grocery Business in March 2021. We’ve also seen similar …

What should the sector expect over 2021 with lockdowns easing?

This blog is about how lockdown easing is expected to impact sales in different sectors.

A timely example of VUCA

This week started off hot for those of us in the UK, for March that is. Monday temperatures reached 22degrees and Tuesday was the warmest day in March that UK has seen in 53 years (Sky News) at 24 degrees. As weather influences beverage sales quite significantly, I decided to check out a few supermarkets …