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Now TV

CPM Ireland provide a full time field sales team for Now TV

The challenge

CPM provide a full time field team across Ireland for NOW TV in leading Electrical retailers. The full-time field team drive in store sales by training staff and ensuring stores are merchandised with stock and the latest POS.

CPM also provide additional tactical staff for larger or ad-hoc campaign activations.

Our Solution
  • Team in place since launch, extensively trained and deployed across top Irish retailers representing NOW TV.
  • Team concentrate on training & relationships in store to drive advocacy.
  • The team deliver insights from their experience in retail to support NOW TV strategy.
  • A flexible merchandising team nationwide when required.

Results

  • All stores supported via a monthly call file.
  • Leading nationwide grocery retailer merchandised for a promotional launch.
  • Key retail stores staffed with tactical blitz staff on weekends throughout June ‘17 to support NOW TV launch.

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Mercedes-Benz

Merchandising, Visual Merchandising
The challenge

Mercedes-Benz contacted CPM Nederland looking for an outsourced sales agency with the goal to continuously improve the look and feel of their dealerships in the Netherlands. This included supporting the dealers by implementing and (re)place seasonally all their POS materials as per 2012 in and around the dealers. In addition to providing a team of merchandisers CPM was also responsible for the full coordination of this process and implementation.

Our Solution

We developed a dedicated and passionate team of Visual merchandisers including project coordination and support taking into consideration all necessary facilitating from Mercedes-Benz

CPM Responsibilities:

  • Performing the Visual merchandising activities in 3 rounds every year (spring, summer, autumn)
  • Collecting license plate information in-field
  • Merchandising activities:
    • (Re)placement of visual in-store merchandising;
    • (Re)placement of promotion displays;
    • (Re)placement of car information stands;

Results

  • 19 Events , 6850 Attendees & 2022 Enquires in 2017 as on 31st March.
  • 63 Events, 17117 Attendees & 5391 Enquires in 2016

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Vans

Merchandising, Visual Merchandising
The challenge

Since November 2016, we have been working together with VANS in the area of ​​visual merchandising throughout Europe. Visual merchandising finds its application at the POS (point of sales) – both in VANS owned shops as well as at shop-in-shop displays at large retailers or specialist stores.

Our task is to implement VANS’ European visual shop/shelf guidelines throughout Switzerland.

Our Solution
  • Dedicated Visual Merchandisers
  • Nationwide service
  • Retail: VANS Stores, Doodah

Results

  • Improved visibility of products and POS-Material
  • Shelf compliance, always according to international guidlines
  • Clarity and guidance for consumer in shop
  • Constant interaction with clients and consumers

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Mars

Merchandising, POS Merchandising, Sales, Sales Academy
The challenge

The CPM/MARS POS Merchandising Team consists 11 highly experienced POS Merchandisers who follow up the selling-in activities of the Mars retail account managers. We install eye-catching displays to create second placements in retail to drive maximum impulse. All merchandisers are joining the CPM Sales Academy to develop their skills during the year. The team is supported by a full-time CPM account executive based in Mars Veghel Office together with a full-time and dedicated MARS team field coach.

Our Solution

CPM developed a team of 11 POS Merchandisers supported by a client service team.

Responsibilities CPM :

  • Follow up secondary placement agreements made by Mars Retail Account Managers.
  • Merchandise activities:
    • Installing displays.
    • Stock management.
    • Using real-time reporting system and capture all installed displays with photos.
  • Frequently train the MARS merchandiser via the CPM Sales Academy to keep improving performances.

Results

Triple A
A dedicated team and full service model for A-B and C segmented stores in 3 channels.
A custom-made and real-time reporting tool for maximum control and insights.
A positive client survey confirms the quality of our work for MARS, as one of our longest partnerships in the Netherlands.

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Innocent

Merchandising, POS Merchandising, Sales, Field Sales
The challenge

Innocent contacted CPM in order to help them to disrupt the smoothie market by the use of our field sales and marketing expertise. Starting a test in 2015 visiting 60 franchise Albert Heijn supermarkets we quickly build a success story. Now our POS merchandising team consists of 4 junior representatives, part-time field coach and 1 account executive supporting the team from the inside organisation.

Our Solution

After advising Innocent how to approach the market and testing we knew exactly what success would look like. We created a path and plan winning at other supermarket retails and now visit the top 5 formulas in the Netherland. We build trust and secure distribution, create more brand visibility by e.g. placing POS materials and on occasion coolers to support promotions or second placement at high traffic locations in-store. By incentivising the retailers it helps to build more trust, fun and support whilst we’re not visiting the stores. The team are still breaking sales records every day and the success of Innocent in retail supermarkets is a result of optimising the shelf space and ensuring the product is fully visible in-store.

Results

With our contribution to their sales strategy, Innocent has reached the highest market share they have ever had and keep breaking sales records weekly.

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Heineken

Sales, Sales Force, Merchandising, POS Merchandising
The challenge

Heineken asked CPM to help and support their Field Sales Force with a dedicated and flexible solution to ensure shelf availability, maximise brand visibility and drive sales with outstanding merchandising executions in the Dutch supermarkets.

Our Solution

CPM recruit and retain sales merchandisers for Heineken for more than a decade already.
By working closely together, not only selecting the right people and profiles for the job, but coaching and training them together ensures that the 2 teams are operating and feel “one green team”. Retailers experience one team seamless collaboration and outstanding performance. With a team of approx. 27 Sales Merchandisers each Heineken Sales Representative has the availability of ± 1,5 FTE Sales Merchandisers creating first class in-store merchandising execution on demand.
Merchandising for Heineken can be building up promotional displays and/or POS materials placement, as well as cooler and shelf optimisation and in-store theaters that increase product availability and drive sales. Together with detailed store reporting we deliver our insight-influence-sales brand promise on-going and for over a decade.

Results

We are proud to be the Heineken Sales Merchandiser supplier and have developed and brought many young talented people into the Heineken organisation. Most starting as Sales Merchandiser and being a Sales Ambassadors for the retail sector and supermarket , some of which still work inside the Heineken organisation in senior roles or having a great jobs at A-brands in the market. The real recognition comes from the Retailers, being together awarded for “The best Grocery Field Force Team” for years in a row.

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Heineken Netherlands

Field Sales Force Support to Drive Sales
The challenge

Heineken appointed CPM to help and support their Field Sales Force Team with a dedicated and flexible solution to ensure shelf availability, maximise brand visibility and drive sales with outstanding merchandising executions in the Dutch supermarkets.

Our Solution

CPM recruit and retain sales merchandisers for Heineken for more than a decade already.
By working closely together, not only selecting the right people and profiles for the job, but coaching and training them together ensures that the 2 teams are operating and feel “one green team”. Retailers experience one team seamless collaboration and outstanding performance. With a team of approx. 27 Sales Merchandisers each Heineken Sales Representative has the availability of ± 1,5 FTE Sales Merchandisers creating first class in-store merchandising execution on demand.
Merchandising for Heineken can be building up promotional displays and/or POS materials placement, as well as cooler and shelf optimisation and in-store theaters that increase product availability and drive sales. Together with detailed store reporting we deliver our insight-influence-sales brand promise on-going and for over a decade.

Results

We are proud to be the Heineken Sales Merchandiser supplier and have developed and brought many young talented people into the Heineken organisation. Most starting as Sales Merchandiser and being a Sales Ambassadors for the retail sector and supermarket , some of which still work inside the Heineken organisation in senior roles or having a great jobs at A-brands in the market. The real recognition comes from the Retailers, being together awarded for “The best Grocery Field Force Team” for years in a row.

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Coty

Merchandising, Visual Merchandising
The challenge

Before Coty became a CPM client CPM already had the full Sales & Merchandising responsibility for the Max Factor Brand through P&G. When Coty bought Max Factor (and other beauty brands from P&G) in 2015 COTY started to get to know CPM better. Our Sales Force, 8 dedicated sales merchandisers and 1 service merchandiser along with our field coach and account executive are responsible for merchandising not only the Max Factor but also for brands as Rimmel, Bourjois, Sally Hanssen and Miss Sporty in the Etos drug stores and delivers flexible tactical solutions for recurring Service Rounds within Kruidvat, Trekpleister and ETOS, a challenging 1800 stores to be covered in 4 weeks time in the Benelux.

Our Solution

On-going we designed a team of 8 Sales Merchandisers plus 1 service merchandiser for Etos being able to handle quick and adequate and secure availability in stores. Our Agile team ensures that the Etos store are executed with excellence as reliable support for COTY ‘s own sales force team. The merchandising activities are out of stock and unit control, replacement of visual in-store merchandising, shelf optimisation and sales support.

Besides the responsibility of merchandising in stores CPM manages the coordination and handling of returns, the reporting processes of each service around projects, merchandising 1800 stores in a timespan of 4 weeks working closely with COTY and the retailers and handling the critical path schedule to ensure we deliver on target.

Results

Started in 2010 with Max Factor we still deliver a successful dedicated team of merchandising specialists and project team, plus for the recurring service around the support team to cover the 1800 store for service merchandising in the Benelux with approx. 45 additional FTE (beauty segment) trained tactical employees.

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P&G

Merchandising, POS Merchandising
The challenge

CPM India manages the POS Merchandising of all direct Modern Trade Outlets across the country. We cover 1,300 + stores with a field sales team of 600+ POS merchandisers and supervisors across 142 cities PAN India.

Our Solution

Key deliverables:

  • In-store order generation
  • Brand recall by executing effective displays.
  • On-shelf availability by timely stock replenishment.
  • Ensuring all POS is at maximum capacity.
  • Ensuring effective promotional availability.
  • Improved shelf space for P&G products.

Results

  • Generated over 6 million worth of product orders at store level.
  • Increased sales of 700 Million for P&G India.
  • Increased brand presence.
  • Maintaining brand share for each store.
  • Create multiple touch points for P&G at store level.

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HTC

Merchandising, Visual Merchandising
The challenge

Ensuring product visibility at 2,440 Retail Outlets (1,861 GT + 579 MT) across India with a team of 39 Visual Merchandisers and 1 Team Manager.

Our Solution
  • Seasonal / Festive creative visual merchandising with cube boxes in GT + MT outlets as per space availability.
  • Provide a creative visual POSM to attract customer interest and drive sales.
  • Rotate stock to maximise best before end dates.
  • Close relationship with Visual Merchandising and Brand Ambassador.
  • Real time reporting & tracking.

Results

  • Increased brand visibility of HTC products.
  • Created consumer engagement with demo devices.
  • Increased sales of HTC products.
  • Improved relationship with retailler and merchandising team.

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