2023: 4 Trends That Are Here to Stay
As the new year kicks off, health & wellness, environmental stewardship and convenience continue to be at the top of consumer wish lists. We take a look at the ways brands and CPG companies are checking off some of these boxes while gaining new customers and building brand loyalty.
A Tale of Four Dollar Stores￼
Trends may come and go, but bargain hunting will be around forever. We take a closer look at four brands that have made their mark in the dollar store industry and who continue to grow in this inflation strapped economy.
Our Top Retail Blog Picks, Just for You!￼
From trend spotting and retail pop-up, to developing in-store marketing strategies to help navigate ongoing business challenges, we’ve collected some of our ‘Best Of’ retail blog posts for your perusal and enjoyment. Packed with insights and observations, we’re sure you’ll find more than a few ideas and approaches that will make you think differently about your business and the opportunities that lie ahead.
Inflation as the New Pandemic: How Shopper Behaviors Change, Once Again
With inflation running rampant and the uncertainty of where all this is going, consumers are having to rethink their priorities. How will retailers address shifting consumer behaviors and manage through this economic rollercoaster ride? Medallion Retail explores these questions and much more.
QR Codes: Turning on the Magic with Strategy￼
No longer buried below an ad campaign as an afterthought, QR codes have now moved front and center in marketing. However, a well-thought-out strategy is essential in driving their effectiveness. Medallion Retail explores 3 unique and compelling strategies that work to stimulate interaction.
New to Physical Retail? 5 Things to Consider When Building Your POP Displays￼
E-commerce brands saw a lot of exposure and a big boost from online shopping during the height of the pandemic. Now, many have set their sights on physical retail. Medallion Retail explores what it might take to get that coveted store positioning and to debut in brick & mortar like a superstar.
Can Brand Partnerships Help Shift to Thrift?￼
While inflation and rising gas prices fuel further financial woes, many have been caught in the middle. Navigating around high prices and product availability has some shoppers seeking alternative channels to shop, like thrift shops. Medallion explores the growing shift to thrift and how brand partnerships could help.
The Complicated Marketing of Health and Wellness In-Store￼
As consumers move to a more proactive mindset around their health and wellness, demand for products and services in this arena is growing fast. Medallion Retail explores how brands and retailers might address the complexities of marketing this category in-store, overcoming labor shortages and supply chain problems.
New In-Store Challenges: How labor shortages and supply chain issues require different thinking in store
A great start It seems like such a short while ago when we were beginning to see the light of day on this pandemic-challenged economy. Shops reopening, retailers and other businesses optimistic that consumers would soon return with enthusiasm to
The Anatomy and Purpose of an Endcap: 4 Brands That Have Turned This into an Art
Have you ever opened your closet to get dressed for work or an appointment and felt completely uninspired by seeing the same clothes you’ve worn time and time again? Did you ever wonder if perhaps your in-store signage and displays
Physical Retail: The Secret to Omnichannel Success
Who says summer break isn’t meant for learning? Here’s how one lesson went down: A college kid bought his girlfriend a birthday present online. They then broke up before her birthday. The kid, used to only receiving gifts, had no
Returning to Physical Retail: A Second Chance at Connecting with Shoppers
In our June blog “Retail Personalities: How 5 Brands Excel at Expressing Theirs,” we wrote about the passionate and sometimes cult-like love that consumers have for some of their favorite retailers and brands and how these physical retail businesses have
How 5 Brands Excel at Expressing Theirs
I had an interesting childhood growing up with a mother who dressed windows and retail displays in Southern Florida. Many memories of tagging along with Mom while she draped windows in fabric, outfitted mannequins and stapled lots of things to
Shopper Education: Tuning into the Shopper’s In-Store Channel
If the pandemic taught us anything, it’s that whatever type of product we want can usually be at our doorstep in no time at all. Some things that were ordered on a Monday afternoon would show up Tuesday. And show
March Madness Shopping: Bringing Fun and Exploration to the Customer Experience
As we come up on the NCAA’s March Madness schedule, we should take a minute to remember how the college basketball tourneys played out in March 2020. In what seems like a lifetime ago, teams and fans readied for college
Insights 2020: Our 3 Most Popular Blogs
To say that 2020 was a year of endless challenges and accelerated changes would be an understatement. However, in the face of such tumult, one core truth has remained consistent: that those retailers best able to identify and meet the
Old-School Marketing Techniques for Today’s Covid-19 Weary Shoppers
“At present we are in a period of massive disruption and it is not clear how shopping patterns will evolve…” —Neil Saunders, GlobalData Retail Managing Director While life certainly has been different over the past seven months thanks to Covid-19,
Counter Displays: 7 Design Principles
The objective of any POS display is to win the hearts and minds of customers by way of effective branding while selling more product. Successful point-of-purchase display design is the result of a careful decision-making process that combines marketing strategy,
Customer Loyalty Programs: The Most Effective Tool in Your Marketing Arsenal
If your wallet has ever looked anything like mine, chances are that at one point in time it was loaded with stacks of customer loyalty cards. In those early days of customer loyalty programs, it was on the customer to
Discovery and Disruption: Supermarkets Can Break the Routine with DTC
The Routine is Real No matter how nice a grocery store is, at some point the “been there, done that” monotony of shopping trips can be pretty uninspiring…especially when you realize you’ve been contemplating salad dressing for more than five