The Merchandising Lengths (and Widths) We Go To

On the face of it, the vertical-versus-horizontal merchandising paradigm seems a pretty straightforward one. After all, we’re just talking about displaying products along a vertical bias versus a horizontal bias, right? Easy-peasy. But it actually isn’t so straightforward. Herewith, the up, down and sideways on the two alternatives. The inherent logic behind all merchandising is […]

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Why the Time is Right for Automated Merchandising

Automation is the order of the day, no doubt. The world’s workers have been warned of the looming threats robots pose to their livelihoods since the Jetsons filled their Trinitrons. But as much as their encroaching presence has infiltrated some elements of the retail machine—think pick-and-pack robots and self-serve tills—the merchandising experience has yet to […]

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