Town Crier with

Justin Tunstall

Retail consultant, shares with us his cheese selling experience
  • “Time for customers”

    03 February 2015 Town Crier
    As a small independent retailer, we have three main factors in our favour in the struggle against the multiples: range, expertise and enthusiasm/passion/personality – call it what you will
  • “Ho Ho Ho? Too soon to be hearing a reminder of Christmas Just Past?”

    16 January 2015 Town Crier
    But before the twinkling lights and tinsel go to the back of the POS/display storage shelf, I think it’s vital to take stock of just how well we did in the late December flurry
  • Review culture

    03 November 2014 Town Crier
    "Cheer Up Cheesemonger!" said the title of the review I discovered posted to my neighbour's TripAdvisor page. It wasn’t a review about his attraction, but all about my shop, and me
  • Supplier etiquette

    12 September 2014 Town Crier
    It’s comparatively easy to deal with wholesalers and distributors: one order and a single delivery means that a variety of goods come into store in an efficient manner
  • The pros and cons of sampling

    29 August 2014 Town Crier
    "Got any more of that Benly?" she asked, a clutch of small children in tow, all of whom had had a run at my generously-filled sampling dish of Beenleigh Blue – a great ewe's cheese from Ticklemore – and now no...
  • Supporting charitable causes

    11 July 2014 Town Crier
    They come into the shop, usually on a busy Saturday, and join the cheese queue. They don’t look at the cheeses, but have an air of urgency that prompts me to pick up the pace and deal more swiftly with the...
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