Sri Lanka is a truly amazing country. But one of the most unexpected surprises was the outstanding delivery of POS across grocery multiples.
Let’s take some specific examples to illustrate what was so good and to facilitate some shopper marketing, blue sky thinking.
- Gondola Ends in grocery
Utter brilliance. These were proud areas used as show case space, making for a more visually arresting experience. This was absolutely not about deals and price.
Knorr illustrates what the grocery channel should be about; inspiration and intrigue. Generating engagement by encouraging shoppers to print free recipes of their choice, with the opportunity for a good product range to support. Branding on this POS was second to none.
- Use of props
It might seem unnatural to use a loo as a POS prop in a grocery store. But the point is Domex (Domestos) are telling a story in a straight forward manner. Supported only with a product pack and a simple poster to get the message across. DIY sheds present a plethora of opportunities for this kind of activity.
- Simplicity of message
Probably driven by the complexity of multiple languages, text communication is minimal, so the use of good quality visual cues is all the more important as seen on this Velvet shelf enhancer. This is equally important in the UK, as we consider our multi national population, shoppers with visual challenges (DDA) and the UKs average reading age of a 9-year-old.
- Cross category promotion
- Use of floor space
The shaped gondolas are creating destination zones in the baby category for Pampers. They are easy to navigate and accommodate branded communication at eye level making this a robust display with browse appeal. This approach could work across a multitude of channels and categories.
So from a shopper marketing perspective what are the key take outs from this?
- Simplicity, not least around communication, a picture not only paints a thousand words but widens target audience too
- Attraction and visual interest is increased through a variety of props, substrates and/or digital tools, enhancing shopper experience
- Accentuation of product benefits, to move away from the price trap
- Identification and leveraging of cross category opportunities for the benefit of both parties
- And as an overall observation, this is brand and shopper lead communication, not retailer. In other words, truly tapping into the shopper need states, and therefore surely making grocery shopping a more enjoyable experience
These are only a few examples of the fabulous POS seen, click here to see more.
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This post was written by Dawn Odoi