Getting your product into a new store is hard enough on its own. But once that battle is won, the next one has already arrived. At first glance, you may just want to place your brand among other types of similar products.
However, just because this store aisle looks like the way to go doesn’t necessarily mean it's the best place in the grocery or convenience store for your product to succeed. Understanding how supermarkets are set up is a great way to learn how to improve your products’ chances of making their way into a customer's shopping cart.
Whenever consumers look at neatly arranged supermarket shelves, they’re really looking at live planograms. A planogram is a visual representation of product shelving that is used to maximize capacity and sales. Every field sales and marketing team can benefit from using planograms to aim for more profitable product placement.
In addition, planograms make is easy to plan shelf placement and organization across different stores. To learn more about how to use planograms, take a quick look at our “How to use a Planogram” article!
Product Placement Strategy
Supermarkets have a method to their madness when organizing their in-store product placement strategy. Just like you, they know that consumers have a difficult time sticking to their grocery shopping list, no matter how determined they are. This is good for CPG brands because that means your product has the opportunity to choose! Below are some of the clever ways stores place goods to maximize profit.