THIS YEAR’S EXPO WILL SHOWCASE SOME OF THE BEST PRODUCTS ON OFFER THROUGHOUT AUSTRALIA AND THE WORLD.
There will be plenty of new products to try and of course fantastic deals to be had, so bring your deal book and make sure you take advantage of the great show deals our supplier partners have to offer.
Remember to look out for the BONUS deals on the Expo floor that will be on offer over the 3 days; you have to be there to get them!
Don’t miss Tuesday, as this year we are changing it up a little and introducing “SUPER TUESDAY”. There will be more activity on the trading floor and loads of exciting prizes to be won!
Scroll down to learn more about some of the featured stands at this year’s Metcash Supermarkets & Convenience Expo.
FOOD SAFETY & QUALITY
Food Safety & Quality is critical to the success of any retail food supermarket. The Metcash Food Safety Team has developed and revised the Food Safety Program for all IGA and Foodland stores and, in conjunction with the Metcash Training Academy, developed the online Food Safety training courses to provide you with the guidance and tools your store requires to remain compliant.
But it’s not just about avoiding the wrath of the Regulators. To be competitive in today’s demanding market, to meet and exceed consumer expectation and to ensure the future profitability of your business, your Food Safety & Quality Program makes good business sense.
Come and see us at the Operational Excellence Stand and see how we can assist your store to be the “Best Store In Town for Food Safety & Quality”.
CatchPro 2017 – Receive an Updated & Detailed Profile Of Your Catchment.
Visit the Shopper Insights stand to access the latest information about your local area. Cultural background, age, household composition, socioeconomic status, and lifestyle are some of the key influences on consumer grocery buying behaviour. CatchPro 2017 provides all this detail & more about the residents in your local area. Being armed with this type of detail about your local catchment will help you identify opportunities to attract new shoppers or increase the basket size of your existing shoppers, tailoring their needs in a way the chains simply can’t. Be sure to visit the Shopper Insights Stand and receive your free profile.
70% of growth in the next 5 years will come from Private Label*
How can you grow sales and improve your profitability in our highly competitive market? Having the right Private Label mix in your store can unlock greater sales and category growth, whilst improving your profitability. There’s no better time to optimise your Private Label offer and Metcash has a new team and strategy to support you.
Visit the Private Label Expo Stand to learn more about the Private Label strategy and the extensive product ranges including the exciting new mid-tier offer Community Co. We’ll have the latest Community Co products on offer and you can get hands-on in our Community Co Sensory Lab – taste new products and have your say.
Be “the Best Store in Town” with Private Label. *Nielsen – AFGC Conference 2016 – Private Label
HEALTH AND BEAUTY
Summer is peak season for the Health & Beauty shopper with many brands launching their biggest products as the temperature rises. Having the right range and latest products is key to winning across Health & Beauty in Summer.
The team are back with the best of Health & Beauty, showcasing new Summer solutions that are simple to implement and assist you in being ‘The Best Store in Town’. Be sure to drop by our stand.
The baby shopper is one of the most valuable and loyal shoppers to have in your stores. Having the complete offer in range and the right brands across the section that mum expects to see is how you will win across Baby.
Be sure to visit our stand so we can assist you with solutions that can help you be the “best store in town” and maintain this shopper in your store.
EXPO TECH ZONE
Building on the successful launch last year, Expo 2017 will again feature the Tech Zone; a collaborative area showcasing all our Point of Sale (POS) Software and Alliance Partners products and services.
POS Partners in the Tech Zone will exhibit their 2017 version releases; store management software, cloud technologies, scanning technologies, retail analytics and reporting, integrated security, cash management, e-commerce platforms and mobile solutions. Also on display will be a comprehensive range of essential business services from our Alliance Partners; total banking solutions, payments processing, voice, data, mobile and network security, ATMs, cash management, cash in transit, compliance monitoring and in-store ticketing.
Metcash Point of Sale (POS) Software Partners; WorldSmart Retail, Independent Solutions, GaP Solutions, SureFire and FutureNet, Adelaide Business Systems, GPK. Metcash Alliance Partners; Commonwealth Bank, Telstra, Vita Group, Cisco, DC Payments, SprintQuip, SignIQ, EPAL (eftPOS Australia), Icon Global Link and ABCis.
We know that health foods contribute to customers being loyal to your store, customers will be loyal to retailers who do this category well. We also know that shoppers are prepared to pay more in this category, and consumers have a higher tendency to look for new items. Health foods generally delivers a higher retailer GP than other grocery categories and is less reliant on discounted or promotional sales.
This Category and the range within can be complex to understand, come to the health food stand to understand what an ideal core range looks like, to see new and on trend items. There will be layouts and consumer insight to take back to your store/s.
RETAILER INTERNATIONAL TOUR
Hola!!! This year’s international retailer tour is off to Mexico and Cuba and then a quick stop in to San Francisco before returning home! We will be taking in all of the colour, festivities and excitement that these amazing destinations have to offer.
Cuba has just been rated the number one hottest tourist destination for Australians travelling overseas and has undergone enormous political and social change in recent times. Mexico’s culture and atmosphere has to be experienced to be believed, and we round the trip off with some amazing retail concepts and home to some of the most exciting and leading brands in the world when we call in to San Francisco.
Be entertained, inspired and wowed on this once in a lifetime trip. Make your way to our stand to register or contact Sarah Cobb at Directions 02 9565 6512 (or visit the myiga site in May) for more information.
If you are thinking about, or in the process of fitting out a new or existing store Metcash National Retail Development can assist and support your needs.
The Retail Development Dept can source, quote on and procure all types of supermarket equipment. From consumable equipment such as datastrip and trolleys to capital equipment such as checkouts, shelving and refrigeration. Our dept can also offer CAD planning services and Project Management/Co-ordination services (Project Management/Co-ordination services vary in each state).
Metcash Charge Through
Come and visit the Charge Through stand to find new and exciting products. Talk to the suppliers and ask questions about how their ranges can add value to your store.
- Expand your ranges where you need it
- Fulfil customers’ needs
- Provide a point of difference to Coles, Woolies and Aldi
- Get new products as they come to market
- Benefit from the ease of billing by using the charge through process, which also adds to your rebate calculation and service fee determination.