William Mignucci, Di Bruno Brothers Philadelphia
Merchandising Consulting for Food Retailers
Today, everybody's a food retailer. As new food market concepts rapidly abound amidst changing population groups and shifting customer eating habits retail leaders are on the "hot seat" to produce results. Innovation, differentiation, exceptional service, and "dynamic merchandising" are essential to thrive. Store owners & operators must holistically advance retailing practices, merchandising methods, and continually improve to compete in brick and mortar food retailing. Are you ready to compete?
Across the retail food industry retailers knowingly struggle daily or unfortunately may be entirely blind to factors limiting their own success.
In a difficult fast-paced business it is our passion to help our clients overcome or minimize these factors to achieve greater profitability and improve the guest shopping experience.
Could we attain better results if we operated and merchandised differently? Yes, you can.. and here's the types of companies we help.
Whether it's a department within your store or a stand alone location we can support advancement of your visual food merchandising and operations in a variety of distinct retail food environments:
Merchandise Food can help advise, innovate & coach your team as well with a strong line-up of services custom tailored for single location to food retailers with a national presence. Here's how we helped others:
Our food merchandising consulting clients have ownership, corporate or store level management responsibility for food & beverage sales in a variety of food focused environments. We advise and support those leaders actively engaged in:
We believe a proper "prescription" requires not only due diligence in diagnosis but new third-party perspectives. Our fee-based written assessment provides powerful recommendations and insights based upon a customizable scope which may include:
Our Retail Food Merchandising Assessment Report is provided in a highly visual "presentation format" and outlines key challenges likely limiting the financial success of the operation. This deliverable also features comprehensive and strategic high-level recommendations, insights, or resources to foster positive change.
Outsourced Implementation & Project Management: A retail assessment report will develop an extensive list of recommendations requiring agreement, prioritization and execution of special projects with “bite size” tactics for a successful implementation. As a result, Merchandise Food can support required project work as an experienced outsourced partner. Our teams can advance or oversee project components remotely and/or onsite as needed. Every project is different, however, here are sample project examples below:
Note: Third-party retail food project stakeholders such as: architects, developers, real estate investment groups, foodservice design firms often refer or engage food merchandising project or advisory services on behalf of their clients & tenants.
Other clients desiring to perform tasks themselves in a do-it-yourself (D.I.Y.) approach can engage us in a less intensive advisory capacity to bolster internal teams. By Coaching (See Below) your employees through a merchandising reset or retail "evolution" process you can gain expert guidance while simultaneously building and broadening retail & merchandising skill sets within your organization. In our experience, two to six (2-6) months to plan, prepare and implement a successful small market, department reset or opening merchandising plan is necessary but varies for each unique circumstance.
We can support your market evolution through an on-going coaching role. Each consulting engagement is custom tailored to the client's needs. One-on-one online meetings with site level management can be scheduled periodically to assist your team members with food merchandising and retailing projects. Our coaching approach fosters greater urgency and follow-through to implement advancements faster. Regular access to third-party expert advice can help your team save precious time and resources and limit costly mistakes.
Engage the passionate Merchandise Food Team. We're excited about the sights, sounds, smells, and visuals of delicious foods to make your culinary displays & retail environments come to life.
Freshen an existing retail space with "new eyes" on-site