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Merchandising Experts Launch Innovative, Cost-Effective Solution to Find and Curate New Products

Merchandising Experts Launch Innovative, Cost-Effective Solution to Find and Curate New Products


Unique ‘New Items on Demand’ Service Gives Retailers the Competitive Edge

Chapel Hill, N.C., March 18, 2014 


Merch Success (, a merchandising solutions company, launched its New Items on Demand service. This turn-key, monthly-subscription-based service provides retailers with a cost-effective way to find and curate new and unique products for their customers.


“Success in retail depends heavily on the ability to out-merchandise competitors and surprise and delight customers” said Larry Shaw, founder and CEO. “This poses a tough challenge, as competitors are all sourcing from the same small pool of vendors. Most buying teams are constantly distracted and lack the necessary time to identify and follow-through on products. Plus, there is a shortage of experienced, talented merchants who typically are expensive to hire and difficult to retain. We aim to change that”.


“I wish this service had been available to me earlier in my career”, said Beth Sommers, Chief Product Curator. “The service is designed for a range of companies, including those who are looking for a fresh point of view, want to increase the number and frequency of new items, need merchandising help but don’t want to add expensive fixed cost, or want to test new product categories without making an upfront, fixed investment.”


Items are selected from thousands of carefully screened products and curated to fully align with each client’s brand and item parameters. Merch Success sifts, sorts and selects new products using vast networks and connections built through decades of industry experience, constant and current research, travel to trade shows and strong vendor relationships. The solution is priced as a monthly subscription service with no long-term fixed commitments and a guaranteed number of new items per month.


About Merch Success

Merch Success is a full-service merchandise solutions company for retailers and product vendors. Founded by Larry Shaw and Beth Sommers, retail veterans with expertise running best-in-class merchandising programs at leading brands including The Vermont Country Store, Hammacher Schlemmer, Southern Season, Successories, and Personal Creations. Services include New Items on Demand and Brand and Growth Coaching. All of the work is performed by seasoned experts with extensive retail and direct-to-consumer success across a range of product categories, including gift, food, housewares, health and beauty, apparel, accessories, jewelry, home décor, pet, stationery, outdoors, garden, gift baskets, and promotional. For more information contact Larry Shaw at 802-379-5802 or

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