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Danone

Audit, Survey, Field Research
The challenge

In 2020, Danone / Danio will come on the market with a new Danio variant. The consumer will be able to choose from 3 flavours (liquorice, tompouce or speculaas) which flavour will be produced. Danio asked CPM to collect consumer surveys in selected stores.

Our Solution

We recruited a Danio team that covered 94 supermarkets of Jumbo & Plus. The promoter was standing in front of a fully branded & filled Coolio. Equipped with an I-pad and a branded T-shirt, they asked the consumer; "Which flavour do you prefer?" The consumer was able to vote on the I-pad, by selecting his favourite flavour. This project was also supported by a social media campaign, so people were able to vote online.

Results

And the new flavour is……. Tompouce. In 2020 we finally can taste this new flavour.

  • We collected 26.000 votes in store
  • 100% store coverage
  • Good quality promotors

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Jumbo

Merchandising, Store Remodeling
The challenge

Jumbo supermarkets are constantly building a new formula to offer the best service, the largest and best assortment and the lowest price. For this reason, they convert existing stores to the latest, newest concept and build new stores. To achieve this, they need staff with the right experience and knowledge. In CPM they found a partner to help them remodeling the stores.

Our Solution

We have developed a training course. This includes a shelf remodeling module at the office, an e-learning and a day in the field to learn and experience all assets of the job. In the store we work with experienced teams under the leadership of a team leader. The shelf remodel teams have an extensive experience/background in retail- or convenience stores. The team leader is an experienced convenience store manager/- owner.
We can guarantee quality, speed and efficiency by making each team member responsible for his/her own product groups. This made us the preferred supplier for remodeling the Jumbo stores in the Benelux.

Results

  • Remodeled 155 stores in 4 years in the Netherlands, and now expanding to Belgium
  • We developed an efficient way of working within our teams, what makes us finish the job before the deadline
  • Experienced and motivated employees/teams
  • Experienced team leaders with “Jumbo” knowledge

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Blokker

Merchandising, Store Remodeling
The challenge

The Blokker stores are being converted to a new concept “de newest Blokker” and in CPM they found a partner to help them remodel the stores. After the first transformation they launched an improved version of the concept, “everything for in your house”.

Our Solution

We have divided the Netherlands in 6 regions with their own fixed team.
By creating these teams we could guarantee quality, expertise, efficiency and transmission of knowledge to the store staff.
4 dedicated project leaders are based in the clients office. They are responsible for the remodeling process from A-Z and the first contact person for our teams. The client service team is overall responsible and based in the CPM office.

Results

  • Above 800 stores in 3 years in the Netherlands
  • 55 stores in Belgium
  • Successful implementation of new product launches
  • Saving of 20% on the hours per store (after the first year)

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ASICS

Sales Promotion, Store Staff
The challenge

ASICS has asked CPM to help roll out their Sell Out Staff program. ASICS wants the service to various stores such as; Intersport, Perry Sport & Daka Sports. It’s all about increased sales.

Our Solution

In the Benelux 25 SA’s are working every shopping night & Saturday (12 hours in total) in store to increase the sales as they are an ASICS specialist in store.
Maximizing sales through an efficient, flexible and trustworthy solution that creates great store experience.

Key focus area’s:

  • Recruit, retain the best and most talented people in the market with s sports background
  • Face to face coaching to drive increased sales performance
  • EAssociate rewards linked to performance
  • Making sure sell-out is optimised by having focus on stock level and display opportunities
  • Super associates with deep brand Knowledge

Results

A highly motivated and results driven field sales team due to increased focus on Field Coaching and Learning & Development (training program), delivering the following results:

  • Achieving international sales targets (+ 40% uplift per door)
  • The existing store staff's knowledge of ASICS is increasing

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PepsiCo

Merchandising, POS Merchandising, Sales, Field Sales
The challenge

CPM Netherlands is a PepsiCo partner since the beginning of October 2018 and is responsible for the field services in Retail en Away from home. CPM provided two teams with a total number of 23 Sales Representatives. The business is split in to two areas: Fixed and Flex. On a dedicated base, our Fixed team lays there focus on perfect shelving and increasing sales through the deployment of local promotions. With our CPM Flex team we give PepsiCo access to extra capacity in a high flexible way.

Our Solution
  • We changed the current recruitment process of PepsiCo. With a pro-active approach in which we start recruiting new talent before vacancy's appear, we have been able to fill vacancies quickly. We introduced speed dates as a new effective way to interview candidates.
  • We have set-up a solid back office support team that provides al necessary support to the people in the field (For example; HR activities and Fleet management) and who are also responsible for the client service to PepsiCo.
  • We initiated multiple innovative efficiency initiatives in order to create savings for PepsiCo in time and money.

Results

  • Always enough capacity and working with the best people
  • A transparent, efficient and fun recruitment process
  • Happy people in the field because they are enabled with the right tools to do their work
  • Delivering efficiency's and savings. Increasing the ROI.

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Manor

Sales , Sales Promotion
The challenge

We provide professional and highly motivated Sales Promotions teams for Manor stores who promote the Manor credit card and try to win new cardholders. We have built a strong sales promotion team who are able to reach client’s targets. The selection of the promoters is a crucial part in this promotion as the requirements are very specific and targets are high. After an in-depth training, sales promoters are informing customers inside the Manor Stores about the benefits of the Manor-Card and are convincing them to sign the application form right at their booth. With very detailed and regular reporting, as well as follow-up training, we ensure that our team are in-line with the targets of our client

Our Solution
  • Sales Promotions team of 40 promoters
  • 342 promotional days over the whole year
  • 57 Manor stores in 57 cities all over Switzerland
  • Regular sales promoter training

Results

  • Over 4,000 new Manor Card holders
  • Average of 12 credit cards per sales promoter

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P&G

Sales, Field Sales
The challenge

P&G has been a CPM Netherlands client since they bought Gillette back in 2005.
CPM serviced Gillette and P&G asked CPM in order to build and maintain distribution in-stores to recruit a dedicated field sales team. The so called (9 ) Store Development Representatives, along with 1 field coach and 1 account executive, are responsible for P&G’s portfolio merchandising in both drug stores and supermarkets in the Netherlands.

Our Solution

CPM recruited a dedicated entrepreneurial team of people to be responsible for informing stores on new initiatives, ensuring the “power SKU’s” are available and on shelf inline with headquarter or store agreement. In addition increase share of shelf where/when applicable, avoid out of stock situations and optimise second placements in store to drive sales. Using the Retail reporting module designed by Omni ISG on the Salesforce platform we report back the results and issues directly to our point of contacts in the P&G office in Rotterdam, enabling the account managers to be in the driving seat when talking to their clients.
The field coach and account executive sit in the office one day a week and join meetings with the P&G teams, they work closely together maximising the opportunities for each call cycle and bring expertise and learnings outside – in.

To streamline data we make use of innovative tools in order to keep improving the sales and merchandising process.

Results

A strong and flexible partnership has been built over the years securing all of our learning and share of information and recommendations.

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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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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 they keep breaking sales records on a weekly base.

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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 recruited and retained sales merchandisers for Heineken for more than a decade already. These merchandisers are working closely together with the Heineken representatives.
By working closely together, we ensure that the 2 teams are complement to each other and feel like “one green team”. Running the operation is about selecting the right talents from the market, training them and giving them support & coaching on the job. Retailers do experience one team with a seamless collaboration and outstanding performance. With a team of approx. 27 Sales Merchandisers each Heineken Sales Representative has the availability of ± 1,5 FTE.

The Sales Merchandisers are delivering first class in-store merchandising execution on demand and they are responsible for increasing product availability & driving sales by:

  • the presentation & optimization of the Heineken brands on the beer shelf and in the coolers;
  • creating second placements by building up promotional displays;
  • placing POS materials & instore theaters;
  • increasing product availability & drive sales 90% of all retailer stores

With our teams and our detailed store reporting system, we deliver our insight-influence-sales brand promise for over a decade now.

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 other 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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