Wieners Bite in Merchandising Cull

Nobody’s wishing they were an Oscar Meyer wiener these days if the results of a recent merchandising study are to be believed. American analytics firm Quri recently conducted a survey of the merchandising success of a range of grocery products, and wieners and sausages scored at the bottom of the heap. Out of the 45 […]

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Merchandising Coersion Tactic Transfers to Online Scene

Lest one ever imagine that invisible forces are not intensely at work in behind-the-scenes efforts to encourage consumer expenditure, see the “Gruen effect.” And lest one ever imagine that this is a merchandising strategy restricted to the physical shopping environment alone, well, again, see the “Gruen effect.” Also called the “Gruen transfer,” this is the […]

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Retail Sales Set Spring Record

Apparent economic gloom notwithstanding, the cash registers across Canada’s retail landscape ka-chinged at a record level this spring. Canadian retail sales rose by 0.2 percent in May over April, reaching $44.28 billion. That, say analysts from Statistics Canada, is largely thanks to increased sales of food, drink and gas. In terms of volume, the sector […]

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