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By Handy Store Fixtures, Posted in Retail, Store Management

It’s time to show the environment some love. Today’s headlines are downright depressing: there are floating islands of garbage in the ocean, glitter is now considered a pollutant, and America is facing a recycling crisis.... read more.

  • April 15, 2019

By Handy Store Fixtures, Posted in Retail

If you’re thinking about opening a new retail store, start-up costs are an important aspect of financial planning. You need to know what expenses to expect so you can budget accordingly, or you’ll never make it to opening - let alone through your first year. There are plenty of surprising start-up costs with opening a retail store, but this list should help you plan for the major expenditures.... read more.

  • March 27, 2019

By Handy Store Fixtures, Posted in Retail

Have you caught the podcast bug yet? Podcasts are a great way to get news, inspiration, and insights into almost any topic you’re interested in. Better yet, you can get it while on the go. Your commute to and from work is a great time to listen to your favorite podcast.... read more.

  • March 19, 2019

By Handy Store Fixtures, Posted in Gondola Shelving & Accessories, Store Fixtures

People love their cars and auto parts stores carry a wide variety of merchandise in different sizes and weights. Properly displaying your wares properly and have everything accessible to customers is critical to the success of your auto parts shop. Read on to learn 6 popular gondola fixtures for auto parts stores that will help you improve product display and storage and increase “in-store” sales.... read more.

  • March 11, 2019

By Handy Store Fixtures, Posted in Retail, Store Management

If you’re reading this, you already know that showing appreciation to your employees will lead to better job performance. What you may not know is that Employee Appreciation Day 2019 is right around the corner (March 1st), and there is no better time to show your team that you value the hard work they do every day.... read more.

  • February 25, 2019

By Handy Store Fixtures, Posted in Pet Stores

In 2017, a National Pet Owners Study was conducted by the American Pet Products Associated (APPA), concluding that 85 million families, or 68% of all United States households, own at least one pet. The first year this study was conducted was in 1988, and back then, 56% of U.S. households owned at least one pet. Given the significant growth seen in the pet supply industry, pet store retailers have been consistently on the rise over the past twenty years. In this article, we detail four ways in which pet stor... read more.

  • February 14, 2019

By Handy Store Fixtures, Posted in Business Management, Retail

As a small business owner, one of your highest priorities should be ensuring that employees are motivated, performing well, and treating your customers right. If you notice members of your team are unhappy or unmotivated, you may have a big problem on your hands — and customers notice these things, too!... read more.

  • January 28, 2019

By Handy Store Fixtures, Posted in Gondola Shelving & Accessories, Store Fixtures

The Handy Store Fixtures Gondola Dolly System is the perfect merchandising system for retailers who want to add flexibility to their retail gondola shelving. The Gondola Dolly features a durable heavy-duty caster system that allows your retail gondola shelving to become easily mobile. It can be purchased and assembled along with new gondola shelving units during the construction of a brand new store project, or simply attached to any pre-existing Handy Store Fixture gondola shelving fixtures for retailers l... read more.

  • January 21, 2019

By Handy Store Fixtures, Posted in Retail, Store Design, Store Fixtures

As 2018 comes to a close, we wanted to take a moment to compile a list of our customer’s favorite blogs, articles, and Handy tips from this past year. We love getting feedback from you and learning what you’d like to hear more of in the future.... read more.

  • January 02, 2019

By Handy Store Fixtures, Posted in Retail, Store Management

Can you believe 2019 is just a few short weeks away? The new year has many people thinking about their accomplishments over the past year, as well as their goals and plans for the future. If you’ve been toying the with the idea of opening a new store in 2019, this new store guide is perfect for you. Keep reading to learn the most important dos and don’ts.... read more.

  • December 12, 2018