Retail pest control specialist, STV, launches an early-summer? Pick Me Up promotion this week that promises to off-set the effects of lack-lustre trade over the past few months and boost in-season sales.
The Pick-Me-Up promo features fantastic deals, including one-off WIGIGs, 2 For 1s, and 3 for 2 offers, and STV is encouraging retailers to adopt volume driving promotions in-store with free POS material thrown in.
The Pick-Me-Up promo includes top-selling lines in high volume niches such as ant, wasp and flying insect control, as well value-added electronic insect killers and pest deterrents. ??In common with other key garden suppliers, we?re facing a compressed selling season and want to do all we can to support our garden centre customers and maximise their sales potential,? says STV Managing Director, Edwin Allingham.
In spite of the difficult start to the season, STV traded at near record levels in April and is forecasting further strong sales growth for the next quarter, according to Allingham. ??We?ve been helped out year to date by an extended rodent control season, as well as uplift from household pest problems such as clothes moth and bed bug,? Allingham says. ??Last season saw unusually weak demand for both indoor and outdoor insect control. ?So we?re expecting year on year gains in both these areas, particularly on the basics such as aerosols, powders and traps.?
With this in mind STV says the emphasis of the Pick-Me-Up promotion will be on everyday essentials and consumable pest control items. ?For more information retailers should contact their local STV representative or call the Customer Service Team on 01953 881580.