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Exploring SMP POPAI award nomination - M&S Chelsea Flower Show

Posted by Sarah Davis on Jun 10, 2019 2:59:00 PM

See what's behind POPAI award nomination - M&S Chelsea Flower Show.....

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Topics: Retail, Experience

Mothercare - Improving the instore CX with POS

Posted by Sarah Davis on Jun 10, 2019 2:32:08 PM

Looking to enhance the shopper experience in store, Mothercare asked for our help to revamp their suite of instore POS.

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Topics: Retail, Experience

Waitrose launch 'Unpacked' in Oxford store

Posted by Sarah Davis on Jun 10, 2019 12:27:18 PM

Waitrose are running a new test which looks to work with customers to reduce packaging waste. 

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Topics: Retail, Experience

Halloween 2018 Retail Campaigns

Posted by Sarah Davis on Nov 9, 2018 9:56:42 AM

Looking around the high-street in October, it was clear to see that some retailers were going bigger and better for their Halloween campaigns than ever before.

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Topics: Retail

Easter Retail Displays 2018

Posted by Sarah Davis on Apr 18, 2018 10:49:47 AM

So which UK retailers have got Easter “cracked” and which have been left with egg on their face?

Easter is one of the more colourful events in the retail campaign calendar for visual merchandising and point of sale displays, springing up just as the British buying public are coming out of the dull winter months. Seasonal displays can be created with eye-catching blues, green and yellows, and who can argue with chicks, rabbits and chocolate, right!?

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Topics: Retail

Mother's Day 2018 Retail Displays

Posted by Sarah Davis on Apr 17, 2018 4:26:23 PM

“Mother’s Day” in the UK generates seasonal retail sales of £1.4 billion (figures from 2017), as consumers seize the chance to show their affection with cards, flowers, gifts and services.

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Topics: Retail

Valentine's POS & VM to fall in love with?

Posted by Sarah Davis on Feb 6, 2018 11:03:20 AM

A trip out to any high-street or shopping centre proves that Valentine’s Day has certainly arrived. With retailers adorning their stores in the colour of love, campaigns to entice shoppers in store are well underway.

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Topics: Retail

Our Top Rated Christmas Campaigns for 2017 across Department Stores

Posted by Sarah Davis on Feb 6, 2018 9:46:50 AM

Department stores really raised the bar for their Christmas 2017 retail campaigns.

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Topics: Retail

Get the Low Down on the Top Supermarket Christmas Campaigns for 2017

Posted by Sarah Davis on Feb 6, 2018 9:44:24 AM

Like department store retail campaigns at Christmas time, what the supermarkets are up to for their festive campaign becomes a bit of a talking point around the office.

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Topics: Retail

What Retail Stationers were up to for their Christmas 2017 in store campaigns

Posted by Sarah Davis on Feb 6, 2018 9:38:04 AM

Christmas cards are big business – in fact, nearly one billion cards were sold in the UK over the festive period in 2017, not including an estimated 900m packed Christmas cards and cards from online retailers such as Moonpig.

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Topics: Retail

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