In 2006 NARMS released a white paper that explored the services provided by our professional installation companies (PIC). The paper was entitled - PIC-Building Out The Future of Retail. Time has passed and much has changed in the industry so we decided to take another look at the market resulting in the newly released -Professional Installation Companies – Continuing to Build Out The Future of Retail. The White Paper is available to members in the members area of www.narms.com in the infoShare library.
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NARMS Welcomes new Associate Member Gondola Train. Ed O’Hearn is national sales manager of the company. The Gondola Train is an important merchandising tool a contractor will use in a store remodel or renovation project. Fully loaded fixtures can be moved and repositioned within minutes. NARMS 6/23/10
Campbell Soup is working with stores to make soup aisles more attractive and easier for consumers to navigate. Hershey has begun a major study of how consumers make their way through stores. PepsiCo benefits when stores sell its snacks and drinks together. Wall Street Journal 6/21/10
Kenny Herbst will present take-aways from two large data sources he used in 2010: (1) his own data (with the assistance of Judy Bell at New Concepts in Marketing) from in-store supermarket sampling research across the United States, and (2) data from the cosmetics channel from hundreds of stores in 35 states in which in-store data were collected (with the assistance of Ethan Charas at StratMar). The Webinar will take place on Tuesday, June 22 at 1:00 PM CDT. Register here.
StratConn Business Meetings: Retail Execution Resources will be held in Chicago on July 28-29, 2010. This is a series of pre-arranged face-to-face meetings with qualified buyers who are in the market for your services. Click here for more information and how you can participate.
There is still plenty of time to register for this event. Steve Zipkoff wowed the group that attended his breakout session at the NARMS Spring Conference and we expect more of the same during the webinar event on Thursday, June 10 at 1:00 PM CDT. Click here to register.
NARMS Welcomes new member Maurices. Jeanne Kucera is AVP-Human Resources for the retailer. Maurices is the leading small town specialty store for the fashion conscious customer with a twenty-something attitude. For nearly eight decades, Maurices has provided fashion, value and great customer service with styles inspired by the girl in everyone, in every size.
NARMS welcomes new retailer member Walgreen Co. Rachel Bishop is the Vice President Merchandising Strategy. Walgreens provides the most convenient access to consumer goods and services and cost-effective pharmacy, health and wellness services in America through its retail drugstores, Walgreens Health Services division and Walgreens Health and Wellness division.
NARMS Welcomes new member Wonder Marketing, Inc. D. Darren Zuzow is CEO of the company that manufactures of a variety of high quality retail products. Their cleaning line has been awarded the Queen of Cleans seal of approval for being the best products available. NARMS 5/26/10