SBPI is a producer of high quality graphics and POP signage.
We offer complete program development from design to printing to store kitting and drop shipment, whether it be a multi-piece promotion or the elements of interior store graphics.
We are a full-service large-format printer whose services include: design, prototyping, data management, production, hardware sourcing, distribution and inventory fulfillment.
SBPI can produce all of your graphics: window graphics, backlit graphics, floor graphics, custom wallpaper & wall murals, softer look fabric banners, dimensional lettering / graphic lugs, multi-piece promotions.
Centor provides a complete line of regulatory compliant prescription containers for medication dispensing, including packaging for robotic automation and featuring standard and custom imprinted closures.
At DAVACO, we understand the brand perspective. Our merchandising professionals look at things differently… through the eyes of our clients. As seasoned merchandisers, our team of W-2 and T-4 employees located throughout the United States and Canada has represented a vast array of industries and product types—from apparel and beauty products to beverages and automotive. When you select DAVACO as your merchandising partner, we will assemble a team that understands your brand, your product and its unique position in the marketplace.
Because of our long history of serving the retail community, you can be assured that DAVACO understands the challenges and expectations associated with working in every unique environment.
A standard solution for the management of all store peripherals is available with Store Device Control. The solution functions as a single interface between the ERP system and stores. It ensures that all connected subsystems are automatically supplied with the correct data (such as prices and promotions) at the right time.
ONLINE ADS CAN BE TARGETED BASED ON YOUR EMOTIONS | Vox
Gary’s Take: Targeting ads using the shopper's emotional state appears to be the next step in contextual relevancy. The New York Times is using machine learning and surveys to understand the link between different types of stories and the reader's emotions, offering advertisers up to 18 different emotional states they can target. The NYT is not the only company seeking to understand emotions as recent articles call out that Amazon is working on using voice and potentially other means to understand the user's emotions. Advertisers are in search of increasing efficiency and efficacy while consumers are in search of contextual relevance. While these two 'goals' seem in alignment, I think there will come a growing pushback from consumers as more people understand they are being monetized... and not sharing in the proceeds beyond whatever offers or promotions are extended to them.
ROBOT IN AISLE 3: RETAIL TURNS MORE AND MORE TO MACHINES | The Boston Globe
Gary’s Take: Beyond the innovation gap, retailers need to be increasingly focused on the growing productivity gap driven by automation and new capabilities. Ahold is deploying $35,000 robots across 500 stores to monitor floor conditions (goal to avoid slips & falls) and the robots can easily be tasked with monitoring shelf conditions for out of stocks and pricing errors. Ahold is only one of a number of large retailers increasingly using automation in distribution centers and at store level to reduce costs and increase sales. To date, this is primarily a game for the largest retailers who are able to afford the cap-ex and significant investment. Automation is coming to food prep, and a number of other areas - all of which constitute a growing threat to regional and smaller retailers unable to move fast enough and leverage this technology. Interesting times lie ahead for retailers of all sizes!
ARE RETAIL HQs AND STORES SUFFERING A COMMUNICATION BREAKDOWN | RetailWire
Sterling’s Take: Technology won't solve it. This is a cultural issue, technology is secondary. Simplifying communications, automating more and setting expectations is key. But there also has to be a relatedness between the HQ and the store level. If HQ doesn't understand what it's like inside their stores and how to run them, they're disconnected from where their business is actually happening.
ARE APPLE’S CLASSES GETTING IN THE WAY? | RetailWire
Sterling’s Take: I don't see a conflict here -- they are different sides of the same coin and they reinforce each other. To separate learning would separate the Apple stores from a major component of what makes them special, some of the community aspects. Separately, there's always opportunity around new formats and learning what else might work (or work better) as retailers.
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The Price Collection Solution Your Team Needs: Designed for your team to collect in-store pricing data, our application, InStore PC provides your team with the most efficient data collection method on a mobile device. With precise data easily accessible when you need it, analysts can quickly act on strategic pricing decisions and marginal opportunities.
Up-to-Date and Timely: Each market is unique, InStore PriceCheck allows for the flexibility to determine the specific accounts, categories and items your team needs to collect. Our technology eliminates the frustrations of incomplete data sets and unmatched item selections, by providing smart validation on every answer.
Easily Accessible On-the-Go: We provide you with The BI Suite, to help your team make more strategic pricing decisions and act faster on margin opportunities. We help apply business rules, based on the market and retailer, into your analytics.
Since 1994, CROSSMARK Retail Technologies, a division of CROSSMARK, has been developing growth solutions for retail and CPG clients. This technology powerhouse is anchored on a deep reservoir of knowledge of what it means to be “retail.” That’s because CROSSMARK Retail Technologies’ DNA is rooted in the CROSSMARK organization; it’s why the biggest names in retail choose us for their business technology needs.
The Tegla Tracker software leverages Augmented Reality to map brick-and-mortar retail environments and precisely track the position of shoppers. To track shoppers, we either harness shoppers or shopping carts with AR enabled phones. With limited invasiveness, automated data collection, and zero infrastructure overhead brands and retailers can gather powerful analytics with speed and precision. Leveraging the insights driven by the Tegla Tracker, clients have found opportunities to increase target shopper traffic in key areas of the store by 3X and increasing dwell time by 2X.
IPMax MD (Markdown) measures the price elasticity of items and determines that optimal markdown trajectory (timing and amount) to maximize season sales and profitability.
No matter how well one plans, avoiding excess end-of-season inventory and the accompanying markdowns is impossible. However, it is possible to develop a more profitable exit strategy.
Combined with IPMax SA (Seasonal Allocation), IPMax MD provides retailers with a clear picture of how to navigate pricing and inventory throughout a season to maximize profitability.