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Retail and Sales Networking event and Training course 8 May 2013

OCW has an exciting training opportunity for 2013, which we have developed by working closely with a number of organic businesses. There is no charge for this training which is provided as part of the BOBL project.

What's involved?
The training will include an off-site training and networking event for local and community shops and followed up with a visit to delegates shops by the retail expert. The training will:
a) give retailers an opportunity to network with other people facing the same challenges;
b) get an expert retailer to take a fresh look at how they present goods in their shop;
c) help staff understand the principles of organic production and the importance of local supply chains.

Point of sale materials
In addition to the training we can offer eye catching and informative point of sale (POS) materials for your store to help stimulate sales of the organic produce you stock. The POS materials aim to highlight the facts of organics through questions and answers, to help customers discover organics in store.

Benefits
Eye catching POS materials can attract customers and improve their shopping experience in your shop, as well as help them to discover the benefits of organic food.

The trainer
Adam York was one of the two founders at Unicorn Grocery Ltd,a l0,000ft² foodstore in Manchester. When he left for West Wales in 2010 Unicorn was taking £3.7m annually, £1m of which was from organic fresh produce sales. Adam led the Veg, Buying and Financial Teams for many years and with his partner started an offshoot business growing salads and leafy crops for the store. In his latter years he developed training systems within Unicorn to ensure a high level of retail skills across a multi-tasking, 50 strong, workforce.

We would like to offer this service tailored to your specific needs, please get in touch today to book your place!

If you have any queries, please contact Tony Little on 01970 621632 jll@aber.ac.uk.

Please complete the form below

Business
Contact Name
Dates available for training
Please indicate which area(s) of organic produce you stock most of / or you would like most help promoting:
Meat
Dairy
Fruit and Vegetables
Staples e.g. eggs, bread
Other (please specify)
If other, details:
Please indicate the types of customers that visit your store:
Young families and children
Young adults/students
Adults (20-44)
Adults (45-65)
Adults (65+)
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