Getting the right mix

CPM Australia Assisted SellingRetail World approached Lynne McKay, GM Retail Activation at Retail Safari to discuss the emerging key trends in the retail and sales industry for their Business Review – Sales & Distribution section.

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ASDA UK Launches Christmas Quality Roadshow

ASDA-Roadshow Standout MagazineUK Supermarket chain Asda has taken to the road this Christmas, treating shoppers to a magical Après Ski lodge experience.

Customers are being invited to step inside The Lodge and be transported to a welcoming cabin in the snowy mountains, decked with vintage skis, sledges, Christmas trees and twinkling lights.  Brand ambassadors wearing George fairisle jumpers are offering tastings of key Christmas quality lines.

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Highlights from the 2015 ACRS World Retail Congress

ACRS World Retail Congress Highlights 2015 CPM AustraliaThis week I attended the “Highlights from the ACRS World Retail Congress” where my time was well spent hearing about merging global trends and retail best practice.

This year’s theme centred on the idea of ‘Transforming retail today, tomorrow and beyond’ to survive in an age of disruption. Retail leaders – Dr. Sean Sands and Dr. Violet Lazarevic – thoughtfully took to the stage and shared their global perspective on these interruptions and trends affecting our industry. Their presentation included key findings from the Global Retail Index plus learnings from their attendance at the 2015 Congress in Rome.

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The Consumer Purchase Journey: Blending the Basics


In a situation of retail revolution rather than evolution, long-successful brands are battling to maintain relevance.  Speaking in Melbourne at the ACRS Retail Insights Seminar –sponsored by CPM Australia – Dr. Sean Sands, Research Director at the Australian Centre for Retail Studies (ACRS), said retail disruption was a key concern for global brands today given the rapid and accelerating pace of change in the sales environment.

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Retail activation in the modern marketplace seminar

Providing perspectives on the challenges brands face in breaking through the marketing clutter to engage with consumers, key thought leaders united to share their insights regarding retail activation in the modern marketplace. Sponsored by CPM, the seminar took place in Melbourne over breakfast as part of the ACRS Retail Insights Seminar.

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CPM Australia isn’t slowing down anytime soon

CPM Australia Andrew Potter MDThe August edition of The CEO Magazine includes Andrew Potter, CPM Australia’s Managing Director, interview on how CPM has been providing outsourced sales and marketing services to some of Australia’s most well-known brands for the past two decades and isn’t slowing down anytime soon. Continue Reading…

From Brand Ambassadors to “Engagement Specialists”

For many years, Brand Ambassadors have been a ubiquitous part of the shopping environment. Used as a standard in-store promotional tactic by grocery and non-grocery manufacturers alike, their traditional role has predominantly involved increasing brand awareness, as well as driving sales. However, in recent years we have been observing changes in the Australian market, which in turn has led to an increasing sophistication in the role of Brand Ambassadors. Continue Reading…

Retail Stores of the Future

WSJ Designer Rebecca Minkoff’s touch screen mirrorRetailers are discovering new ways to enrich their customer’s experience. Retailing is no longer about the product. It’s all about the emotional brand experience felt by the customer in-store – where engagement is at its strongest.

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