Mastermind Forum prompts lively exchange on hot retailing issues 

Retailers joined host Cheryl Thallon last week for another lively Health Store Mastermind Forum. 

Each session begins with retailers being asked about the issues that keep them up at night.  One topic up for discussion on this occasion was health and safety, where retailers shared their experiences on everything from planning risk assessments to staff training, insurance challenges to offering advice.

With the trade show season coming up fast, there was a timely chat about how to get the most out of your trade show visits. There were great tips on planning and staffing a visit, optimising meetings and scheduling time to attend talks and discussions. 

Following up on a previous Health Stores UK event on shop windows, Cheryl showed the group a selection of photos of inspirational shop window displays she had sourced. There was a lively discussion about what retailers thought worked particularly well, and how the health food sector can learn from other independents – and big name retailers. 

Please check the Health Stores UK website and social media for information about upcoming Mastermind Forum and Shop Talk events.