Monthly Archives: November 2019

Pro Merchandising Tips for Successful Holiday Sales

  Make the most of your holiday merchandising space this season to delight shoppers, create a lush and generous ambiance and optimize sales. Identify your top 50 or 100 core products that you will not run out of and ensure you stick to a plan to ensure the store is faced and stocked – especially on key items. Running out of core baking ingredients [...]

Discussion and Process Guide for GM Evaluation

This discussion guide is meant to accompany the process for Evaluating the General Manager  described in the Cooperative Grocer article published in July/August 2009. Please review article that before implementing this guide. This process is based on CBLD Policy Template D4 Evaluating the GM. If your board has a different policy, be sure to follow the policy you have. Under Policy Governance the board [...]

Holiday Wine Sets 101

It’s not just you: building a successful wine program comes with a certain intimidation factor. The holiday season can amplify the pressure, and your co-op members probably feel it, too. “People who don’t purchase wine as often might want to buy wine for Thanksgiving, and not know where to start,” says Samuel Vandegrift, an industry veteran with two decades of experience. Vandegrift is a [...]