Create appealing and profitable spaces, identify what's working and not working at your institution, and learn how to make everything look great through the art of merchandising whilst maintaining brand values and ethics all with your customer profile in mind.


Who is this for?

Retail or Catering Managers who are in the process of updating or beginning a new concept for an outlet.

Why should I take part?

To get a better understanding of how to create a retail or catering environment, in your institution, that appeals to your target consumers and that could give you a competitive advantage over high street outlets.

How will it help me?

During the event, you will…

  • Understand the key areas of Visual Merchandising in the food and hospitality industry
  • Learn from Brands and Competitors and attend restaurant site visits
  • Study how to successfully implement Product placement and Planograms
  • Analyse the impact of Food and Retail Displays
  • Discuss floorplans, customer flow and the restaurant/retail atmosphere.

Following the event, you will…

  • Understand ‘food seasons’ and how they impact menus and marketing.
  • Develop retail and merchandising presentation essentials
  • Understand how you can refurbish your own premises and look at interior decor essentials

About the Trainer:

David Anthony has been a Visual Merchandiser for 30 years. David started his career in Australia and is now based in London. With a former background in fashion and homewares, David learnt the art of visual merchandising and styling in department stores and boutiques. David now freelances in the café, food and retail lifestyle sector as well as covering fashion and homeware brands. David works with companies to identify what is working and what isn’t working and then develops spaces to capture target markets using visual merchandising.

Travel and Accommodation:

TUCO HQ is located at National House 3rd Floor, 36 St Ann Street, Manchester, M2 7LE. It is a short walk from Manchester Piccadilly Train Station and Victoria Train Station.

TUCO Ltd have a corporate contract with Motel One Hotel. The cost per room (single occupancy) is from £69.00 INC VAT and has a 100% cancellation fee up to 6pm on the day of the reservation*. To benefit from this contract please quote TUCO at the time of booking.

*Please note that Motel One do operate some 'blackout dates' whereby these terms do not apply. In the case of a blackout date, nightly rates can include a supplement, and free of charge cancellations must be made at least 3 days prior to your stay. 


Full Member
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National House
3rd Floor
36 St Ann Street
M2 7LE


  • I can’t see a particular course/training, can you run it?

    If you are interested in receiving training that is not already offered by TUCO Academy, pop us an email or give us a call and we will see if we can source it for you. By going through TUCO Academy you will be able to purchase the training at a subsidised rate and if you can offer the training to other members it will reduce the cost further. 

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  • Can I request a course or development day be held at my organisation?

    The TUCO Academy has worked hard to offer all training at a subsidised price, agreeing reduced corporate contract rates with hotels etc. - yet still understands the benefits of in-house training. To that end, working alongside the professional trainers, TUCO Academy can arrange for events to be held at your own institution, for no extra cost. 

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  • Who can use the training with TUCO Academy?

    All professional development events are available for ANY staff in institutions who are members of TUCO, not just employees in the hospitality, catering and commercial services department.

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  • Can I book on behalf of someone else in my organisation?

    Yes – the person making the booking doesn’t have to attend.

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  • How do I pay for my professional development event?

    You can opt to pay by credit card on the booking form directly or select to pay by invoice. If you need to submit a purchase order this can be entered in the booking form.

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