Merchandising with the Five Senses – Delight Your Customers and Allow Them to Savor a Bite

By Margie Merchandiser Confucius said “Everyone eats and drinks; yet only few appreciate the taste.” Spicy, sweet, salty, sour, bitter…there are so many flavors and tastes to enjoy, and retailers can utilize this as a ploy to create a…

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Merchandising With the Five Senses – Listen Up!

By Margie Merchandiser Remember in the movie Jerry Maguire when Renee Zellweger enthusiastically stated “You had me at HELLO!” Wouldn’t it be great if customers came into your establishment and felt the exact same way? Sound is a beautiful…

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Effectively Equip a Smaller Footprint

By Kim Camp – Hillphoenix Visually appealing displays create a great opportunity to lure the shopper in and compel them to buy more. Refrigerated display cases and islands frequently showcase grab-and-go meals, snacks and beverages and provide the perfect…

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Category: Display Cases, Small Format, C-Store

Convenience Store to Gourmet Hub? How C-Stores are Evolving into Food Destinations

by Kim Camp – Hillphoenix Convenience stores are elevating their game and making a significant imprint in the food service marketplace. And, there is data out there that supports this impact as food service was a top category for…

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Category: Small Format, C-Store

Merchandising With the Five Senses – What’s That Smell?

By Margie Merchandiser This simple question could be a game changer for any food retailer. If the answer is negative, it will send the shopper nervously investigating or running the opposite direction getting out of Dodge as fast as…

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