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Sony

Consumer Activation, Retail Activations
The challenge

Sony wanted to boost sales of their premium electronics models (camera and TV). Competition is strong in the main electronics stores with limited product knowledge with in-store retailers sales assistant. Sony wanted to ensure that highly trained sales teams were available on the shop-floor to help sell Sony products especially on high-end models.

Our Solution

We created a Brand and Retails Activation team of 90 sales promoters and 2 Field Coaches.

Responsibilities :

  • Promote and sell in the benefits of Sony’s higher end products in-store
  • Sales support
  • Support retailer events
  • Train retail teams

Alongside frequent product training by Sony we offered our promoters an extensive training programme to ensure the best sales results and a strong and committed pool of talent for Sony.

Results

Improved client relationship with a true partnership approach. Highly trained sales team who provide extensive product knowledge to both consumers and in-store sales team resulting in increased sales.

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Migros

Consumer Activation, Sampling
The challenge

Migros, part of the Mibelle Group approached us to provide a sampling team that could share information at a competent level on the importance of sun protection. The sampling team had to obtain permits, agree data and enlist the professional cooperation with the swimming pool owners. Regional teams were organised, alongside training, operational logistics and controlled coaching.

Our Solution
  • 10 Sampling teams / 4 sampling promoter per team - 1 Team leader
  • Sampling took place across 142 swimming pools
  • High level of flexibility within the teams according to weather forecast
  • Activity carried out in summer June – August 2016

Results

  • Over 84,000 sampling
  • 38,000 contacts
  • Increased sales

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Samsung

Sales, Field Sales
The challenge

Samsung contacted CPM Nederland at the end of 2016 in order to see how we could increase sales as they were working with another outsourced sales agency. With a dedicated team solution Samsung asked CPM to recruit and retain a team of dedicated Ambassadors of the brand covering all the Consumer Electronics and Telecom stores in the Netherlands. Start date 1. March 2017.

Our Solution

CPM is responsible for a Telecom and Consumer Electronics team consisting of 30 ambassadors, 2 field sales managers, 2 field sales coaches, 2 trainers, 3 SIS promoters and 3 account managers . When and where applicable we up or downscale resource.

The responsibilities of CPM:

  • Recruit, retain the best and most talented people in the market
  • Provide full Field Account Management and support
  • Deliver shop-in-shop employees
  • Learning & Development
  • Reporting results with recommendations

Results

A highly motivated and results driven field sales team due to increased focus on Field Coaching and Learning & Development (training programme). Successful implementation of new product launches. NPS score and Client Survey results not available yet.

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BMW Swiss Moto

Consumer Activation, Events and Promotions
The challenge

CPM Switzerland AG has the pleasure to support BMW Motorrad since 2014. We recruited 9 Hostesses to support the Swiss Moto event.
The tasks of the hostess was to welcome the visitors on the BMW booth, lead- generation for test drives, newsletters and information material. Generating sales was the task of the retailer and salesmen.

Our Solution
  • 9 Hostesses to support the 4 day event
  • Project setup consulting
  • Recruiting of hostesses
  • Briefing and training
  • Trouble shooting
  • Visits to check POS compliance

Results

  • Strengthened and Increased the brand awareness of BMW Motorrad.
  • Increased lead-generation by 13% in comparison to the previous year.

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Mars

Merchandising, POS Merchandising, Sales, Sales Academy
The challenge

The CPM/MARS POS Merchandising Team consists 11 highly experienced POS Merchandisers who follow up the selling-in activities of the Mars retail account managers. We install eye-catching displays to create second placements in retail to drive maximum impulse. All merchandisers are joining the CPM Sales Academy to develop their skills during the year. The team is supported by a full-time CPM account executive based in Mars Veghel Office together with a full-time and dedicated MARS team field coach.

Our Solution

CPM developed a team of 11 POS Merchandisers supported by a client service team.

Responsibilities CPM :

  • Follow up secondary placement agreements made by Mars Retail Account Managers.
  • Merchandise activities:
    • Installing displays.
    • Stock management.
    • Using real-time reporting system and capture all installed displays with photos.
  • Frequently train the MARS merchandiser via the CPM Sales Academy to keep improving performances.

Results

Triple A
A dedicated team and full service model for A-B and C segmented stores in 3 channels.
A custom-made and real-time reporting tool for maximum control and insights.
A positive client survey confirms the quality of our work for MARS, as one of our longest partnerships in the Netherlands.

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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 keep breaking sales records weekly.

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Heineken Netherlands

Field Sales Force Support to Drive Sales

The challenge

Heineken appointed CPM to help and support their Field Sales Force Team 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 recruit and retain sales merchandisers for Heineken for more than a decade already.
By working closely together, not only selecting the right people and profiles for the job, but coaching and training them together ensures that the 2 teams are operating and feel “one green team”. Retailers experience one team seamless collaboration and outstanding performance. With a team of approx. 27 Sales Merchandisers each Heineken Sales Representative has the availability of ± 1,5 FTE Sales Merchandisers creating first class in-store merchandising execution on demand.
Merchandising for Heineken can be building up promotional displays and/or POS materials placement, as well as cooler and shelf optimisation and in-store theaters that increase product availability and drive sales. Together with detailed store reporting we deliver our insight-influence-sales brand promise on-going and for over a decade.

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 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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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 recruit and retain sales merchandisers for Heineken for more than a decade already.
By working closely together, not only selecting the right people and profiles for the job, but coaching and training them together ensures that the 2 teams are operating and feel “one green team”. Retailers experience one team seamless collaboration and outstanding performance. With a team of approx. 27 Sales Merchandisers each Heineken Sales Representative has the availability of ± 1,5 FTE Sales Merchandisers creating first class in-store merchandising execution on demand.
Merchandising for Heineken can be building up promotional displays and/or POS materials placement, as well as cooler and shelf optimisation and in-store theaters that increase product availability and drive sales. Together with detailed store reporting we deliver our insight-influence-sales brand promise on-going and for over a decade.

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 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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Coty

Merchandising, Visual Merchandising
The challenge

Before Coty became a CPM client CPM already had the full Sales & Merchandising responsibility for the Max Factor Brand through P&G. When Coty bought Max Factor (and other beauty brands from P&G) in 2015 COTY started to get to know CPM better. Our Sales Force, 8 dedicated sales merchandisers and 1 service merchandiser along with our field coach and account executive are responsible for merchandising not only the Max Factor but also for brands as Rimmel, Bourjois, Sally Hanssen and Miss Sporty in the Etos drug stores and delivers flexible tactical solutions for recurring Service Rounds within Kruidvat, Trekpleister and ETOS, a challenging 1800 stores to be covered in 4 weeks time in the Benelux.

Our Solution

On-going we designed a team of 8 Sales Merchandisers plus 1 service merchandiser for Etos being able to handle quick and adequate and secure availability in stores. Our Agile team ensures that the Etos store are executed with excellence as reliable support for COTY ‘s own sales force team. The merchandising activities are out of stock and unit control, replacement of visual in-store merchandising, shelf optimisation and sales support.

Besides the responsibility of merchandising in stores CPM manages the coordination and handling of returns, the reporting processes of each service around projects, merchandising 1800 stores in a timespan of 4 weeks working closely with COTY and the retailers and handling the critical path schedule to ensure we deliver on target.

Results

Started in 2010 with Max Factor we still deliver a successful dedicated team of merchandising specialists and project team, plus for the recurring service around the support team to cover the 1800 store for service merchandising in the Benelux with approx. 45 additional FTE (beauty segment) trained tactical employees.

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Bridgestone

Sales, Tactical Sales Force
The challenge

Bridgestone's Sales Manager contacted CPM in order to promote their new incentive programme, called AREA Bridgestone in the Netherlands. The goal was to get companies interested in joining the incentive programme. The tactical sales representatives visited the top 400 independent car dealers to promote and explain the programme supported by the distributor Inter-Sprint.

Our Solution

Setting a visit strategy and sharing ideas on how to approach this in the best way, we recruited, trained and developed a field team of 4 sales representatives. The responsibilities of the team where promoting the programme, provide education on the plan and how to use the programme, sell-in the programme and support on location the visibility of the programme using POS materials especially designed for the programme.

Results

Thanks to the outstanding enthusiasm and performance of the field team we realised an overwhelming result (ix 256) vs. the initial expectation of 25% that would likely participate.

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