We provide our retail clients with a bespoke category management service.


Performance Packs

We provide ‘performance packs’ that incorporate market insights to identify opportunities and address any challenges, feeding this back to retailers and publishers.

Bespoke Industry Reports

We create bespoke reports, analysing what is happening with each client from both a retail and publishing perspective. Reports will identify any gaps, quick wins and longer-term strategic initiatives and innovations.

Price & Barcode Management

FORE creates a weekly price file, specific to each retail group and range that includes updates on prices and barcodes. All new launches, new to range titles and any margin changes are all included within this file. With our Irish clients, we also provide management of the Ready Reckoner and VAT.

Customer Support Helpdesk

Our dedicated Customer Support team are on hand to assist with all queries, you can reach out to them by phone or email.

The team can support with the opening of new stores, refits, access to equipment as well as delivery and stock queries and changes.

bespoke reports that analyse what is happening with retail and publishing sectors

Outsourced Buying

Suitable for larger retailer groups, you will be assigned a dedicated expert Account Manager. Acting as an outsourced buyer for the category, your Account Manager will deal with all internal and external contacts and relationships for the category.

Category Management

Suitable for all retailers, you will be assigned a dedicated Account Manager who will create a range and planogram for your store based on market trends, sales performance and store demographics.

Category Profitability Review

A defined commercial strategy is agreed upon with the retailer to maximise net margin return. This strategy will include commercial opportunities through publisher investment for title listings and promotional activity.

P&L Management

FORE can manage invoicing, reconciliation and P&L of the category for retailers, with a track record of hitting and exceeding targets.

Category Management suitable for all retailers

Store Training

We provide ‘How To’ manuals for all store processes as well as running group and individual (store or person) training sessions to equip store managers and employees with the necessary skills and understanding to successfully manage the category.

Supply Chain Management

FORE manages the relationship between publishers, distributors, wholesale and retailers.

Ranging & Planograms

Our dynamic, non-bias ranging and planogram approach is based on market trends, sales performance and individual store demographics.

FOREman System

FOREman has been developed as an extension of FORE’s toolkit, providing the next generation stock inventory management system. Including market leading goods in/out, and fixture scan technology to manage and reduce shrink.


dynamic ranging and planogram approach fopr stores and retailers


Working with FORE, we will help you identify themed promotional opportunities and seasonal campaigns structured around your own store promotional campaigns.

We can also help you build specific campaigns and promotions which enable publications to reach their target markets more effectively.

Additional Products

We can add value to your business by utilising our wider supply chain to bring additional products outside of the usual categories. This will help you create a wider customer base and act as an extra route to market for suppliers.

Enhanced Buying Power

You will benefit from our enhanced buying power with our extensive list of retail clients. Our end-to-end process will simplify your supply chain and reduce the number of deliveries to your store, resulting in a reduction in your carbon footprint.

wider supply chain services that bring additional products outside of the usual categories to retailers