Properly chosen POS as sales promotion works

Successful POS is based on the knowledge of the client/submitter and the brand. Followed by setting a goal, creating a POS solution strategy, controlling the purchasing process, finding functional elements for sales, finding benefits, differences, etc. The preparation...

The new Heffron rum brand arrived to customers on a ship

Heffron cane rum has its place in the assortment of the Czech distillery “Palírna U Zeleného stromu” since 2019. Now Heffron draws attention to itself in Czech stores with the help of our non-traditional pallet display in the shape of a ship and a lighthouse.

Connecting two different concepts Stock met with success

Four-pallet display for Stock Plzeň a.s. was a real challenge. It combined presentations of two completely different concepts. On one hand, two novelties expanding the Božkov Republica family, namely the rum elixir Božkov Republica Espresso and the sugar-cane vodka Božkov Republica Vodka. On the other hand, the classic – the good old Fernet Stock Božkov.

Éro Shepherd goes crazy about Brit Meaty Jerky in stores

In cooperation with the Czech pet food manufacturer VAFO Prague, we introduced the new dog snack Brit Meaty Jerky using an original permanent display. It will be available in most of the 75 countries where the company operates.

Big Shock bet on a creative offer of the complete assortment

For the first time, the Big Shock brand displayed its complete range in one place, as part of a new permanent display at the Globus store in Prague - Čakovice. The creative end cap is the collective work of Al-Namura and our agency. According to available data, after...

Five gold medals from POPAI Awards

This year we can again enjoy our success at the POPAI Awards competition, where we succeeded with five realizations. The display with the Oral B toothbrush was selected as an excellent realization.

Natura water flows through Globus stores

A new pallet island for Coca-Cola HBC should acquaint shoppers with Natura bottled water and point out rebranding. It fits into a broad campaign with a similar goal. It shows the purity of the water from Adršpach with the help of water bubbling between rocks and real, live conifer in the middle.

The crisis helps us to transform

It seems that the subject matter of the current crisis will not leave us soon. We hear about it from all sides, and instead of focusing mainly on work, we constantly think about what will happen. In Dago, we decided to approach this crisis positively and proactively....

Parrot and hologram! JOJO presents itself with colourful displays

These days, JOJO confectionery hardly escapes the attention of most shoppers. For its promotion, we have produced two types of pallet displays you could currently see in selected stores. The first one presents the brand using a hologram; the second one has a plush parrot that lures shoppers.

The year 2021 will be completely different for POS

Compared to the past, submitters will be paralyzed and will not invest as much

This year, submitters will turn every penny twice and will want to make the most of the activities. HoReCa is closed, in some companies, investments in this segment are zero. Many of them are not motivated to produce anything and often the special corporate policy of companies means that clients “should not and do not have to” invest.
This approach can be presented as reducing marketing costs, even if it is certainly not good for the brand.

From my point of view, trade marketing is very underestimated. This position used to be one of the most important, now it is overlooked. The role of the trade marketing department is to help the brand and support sales, which is essential compared to ordinary brand marketing and brings the goods closer to the customer. We may have all forgotten that there is a lot of marketing researches that demonstrate the clear effectiveness of POS materials in stores that displays and banners support sales. Even during the covid-19 pandemic, customers go shopping and need goods. Of course, their shopping behaviour has changed and so must the POS materials.

I really liked the display of Nestlé – the pallet island of Jojo in the confectionery section. While the competition did not realize or implement ordinary pallet islands, Nestlé bet in hypermarkets on the main aisle and created a pallet island with a hologram of a virtual parrot. It speaks and lures to the category, which contributes to a higher number of impulsive purchases than with a normal POS display. The submitter was not afraid to innovate. His POS lures customers to enter the category, and even if they do not enter it, they can take products from the display. With its original solution, it will disturb the customer as much as possible and attract his attention and interest.

I am convinced that there are two types of submitters. Those who are afraid and will not invest. There will be many of these submitters, mostly large corporations will be thrifty. On the other hand, some submitters will try to make their product visible and present as much as possible – of course at the expense of those competing. An example is a new rum that can currently be seen in Albert stores. It is presented on a branded end cap and this atypically designed point of sale is so attractive that competing products displayed on a regular shelf remain unnoticed. Although this rum has at least three similar competitors in terms of taste and price, it dominates and attracts with its display. Which rum will the consumer buy if he does not have a clear preference?

I am afraid that we will see a minimum of strategic or consolidated projects next year. It will be demanding and difficult to negotiate the placement of projects in stores. At the same time, it is extremely difficult to design, test, and subsequently implement these projects on the market. Therefore, only the largest clients will want to make POS materials that will be very unique, but also complicated to negotiate and install. POS has a challenging year ahead; the main reason will be the caution of submitters. Although hypermarkets sell large quantities of many foods, customers’ shopping behaviour has changed (for example, beer sales have shifted from the HoReCa sector to the off-trade). Submitters do not reflect these changes and their investment in promotion is more or less the same as in the previous year. Let’s wish to wake up, not be afraid to bring new stimuli to consumers, and diversify their shopping with brands by their side.

Author: Marek Končitík
Source: MAM

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