Covid-19 impact? The Covid crisis has increased the UKs single-use plastic consumption exponentially. Whilst most of this rise can be attributed to face masks, plastic gloves and sanitizer bottles, the war on food packaging is long-standing and still just as imperative. Throughout the Covid crisis advice was given to wash any fruits and vegetables packaged […]
£700 wasting away… How many of us have ignored the yellow-topped broccoli we catch glimpses of each time we’re searching for something ‘sweeter’ in the fridge? Have your potatoes sprouted roots so long they become a tripping hazard? We’re all guilty of chucking out less than perfect food to make room for the new supermarket […]
TANYARICO/Shutterstock Covid impact leaves nothing untouched This week marks the culmination of the Great British Clean (11-27 September). The clean week was rescheduled due to Covid, and like nearly everything, Covid has left its mark on the litter most commonly found; facemasks. Whilst the convenience of daily life is already threatened by over use […]
As fashion week moves online we ask the question; are we getting back to what matters- the clothes themselves? At the culmination of London’s first ever virtual Fashion Week, we look over the impact moving online has had on designer showcases and the wider implications this might have on the retail industry. When the British […]
The Frontier team have been working from home for nearly two weeks and it’s slowly beginning to feel normal. It’s been difficult for us to adjust as we work closely with the retail sector and spend a lot of our time managing our merchandisers as they head into stores – so, what does working from home look like for us? We’ve come up with three things that we have found to be essential in order to keep our work ethic strong.
Maximising sales opportunities around major sporting events. Well – ‘they think its all over’ – has become an apocryphal sporting phrase. Maybe it applies to the retail sector as well? After the long hot summer, with temperatures in the UK allegedly hotter than in Brazil, many of our regular autumnal sporting events are already swinging […]
Back to School Surprisingly to some Back to School is the second biggest seasonal shopping period of the year after Christmas. Retail ramped up the offers & instore experience to make this promotional period fun, interesting with some great deals & creative promotions. Retail Gazette reported “total sales rose 2.4 per cent as shoppers splashed out […]
Summer Promotional Events Fathers Day Celebrated at the beginning of the Summer retail promotional calendar, UK Dads were treated to an expanding range of gifts on offer. Fathers Day has it’s eyes on the mighty Mothers Day, with dedicated aisle space over numerous categories & off fixture displays and as an annual promotional event […]
On Shelf Availability The retail shelf is the moment of truth when shoppers make their final purchase decision. Are they faced with a well-stocked displayed with an exciting promotion or is it just an empty shelf devoid of stock Studies have consistently shown that out of stock rates are in the 4% to 8% range, […]
The Food To Go category in retailers looks very different now than it did a few years ago. The meal deal would often have consisted of a sugary fizzy drink, a sandwich and a confectionery item/potato crisps. The category now includes the arrival of a wide range of healthier options. These include dried fruit, nuts, […]
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