Local Store Marketing is a must for every retailer large or small who wants to fully capitalize on the sales potential of their all-important 3-mile trade radius. Gray Cat’s Local Store Marketing Manual for Retailers tells you how to tap into the power of local store marketing to help your store achieve sustained and successful sales growth this year–and beyond.
This easy-to-use manual gives you step-by-step instructions on how to implement proven local store marketing strategies at your store for little or no cost, and includes helpful worksheets, checklists and action plans.
John Matthews: In-the-Trenches Marketing with Big Chain Experience: Passionate about the sales power of local store marketing from his 20+ years in the retail sector, Gray Cat’s John Matthews has created this handy manual as a year-round marketing resource that retailers can turn to again and again!
Included in the manual are helpful checklists, budget spreadsheets, annual LSM planning charts, and more.
Learn how to roll out an array of proven Local Store Marketing strategies, such as:
- Greetings and Suggestive Sales
- Grand Opening/Anniversary Launches
- Product Sampling
- Coupon Books
- Sports Sponsorships
- Employee Recognition Programs
- Customer Callbacks
- Seasonal Sales Events
- Store Events
- Customer Recognition Days
- And Much More!
Grand Opening Manual
The guide is designed to help you create and execute a Grand Opening action plan that is right for you and your store – one that:
- Organizes your entire Grand Opening planning process
- Focuses on attracting your target customer to your store
- Creates excitement to keep your customers coming back again and again
This is the by far, the best, organized manual to help you create your own Grand Opening action plan for your store – and beyond! You’ve worked hard to make your new store a reality; this manual helps capitalize on your efforts by creating BIG sales out-of-the-gate!
"Alliance Energy hired John Matthews and Gray Cat starting in 2012 and he has provided an expertise that we were looking for to enhance our operations across a number of fronts, producing great results. His personality meshes perfectly with our culture and has consistently provided creative solutions in a timely manner. All in all, he has been a tremendous value to our organization in operations, merchandising, marketing and strategic planning. John is a high integrity guy that is a great contributor to the overall success of our team."
“As the franchisor of the Maid-Rite Corporation, it is invaluable for me to have credible, cutting edge advise. John Matthews has proved to be an invaluable asset to our franchise system as a mentor and coach. John has a great deal of valuable information and contacts to share. His practical ideas can be easily implemented into a franchise system to see immediate and sustainable results. John brings a vast amount of real world "in the trenches" experience to his coaching sessions that I find exhilerating to put in motion at Maid-Rite Corporation. If you have the chance to hear John at a speaking engagement -- go! If he offers to consult for your company, hire him. You will be glad you did."