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By Handy Store Fixtures, Posted in Liquor Stores, Shelving

There are endless options for new storage and display solutions, and sometimes that can be overwhelming. What if you could makeover your current store without replacing your gondolas and wall units or purchasing wide frames or pallet rack units. Read on to learn how liquor stores can use space plus conversion kits to improve storage and display at a fraction of the cost.... read more.

  • May 16, 2017

By Handy Store Fixtures, Posted in Store Fixtures

Endcaps are prime display real estate in your store because they are highly visible to all customers who pass them. Because customers who are in a hurry often walk only the perimeter of the store, end units offer the most visibility. Wondering how to increase sales with end units? Check out our tips below!  ... read more.

  • May 04, 2017

By Handy Store Fixtures, Posted in Liquor Stores

Whether you are planning a new liquor store layout or updating your current liquor store shelving, you have probably heard of beer cave shelving. But what exactly is beer cave shelving, how much room does it require, and why do you need it for your liquor store? Read on to learn all about the best option in retail beer cooler shelving.... read more.

  • April 21, 2017

By Steve Di Orio, Posted in Shelving

When designing your retail space, your There are many types of walls that are useful for retailers looking to create the best display for their store. For those who are looking for something that looks neat and organized while also saving space, one of the best panel options are slatwalls.... read more.

  • March 20, 2017

By Steve Di Orio, Posted in Pet Stores, Variety Stores

The Challenge When creating shelving for pet stores, it can be tempting to stick to plain, functional gondolas and counters. But what if you want to get a little more creative with your shelving, but still maintain functionality? That was the challenge posed to Handy Store Fixtures. An owner of a pet store wanted us to create something a little more interesting than just a simple display unit to hold their “Biscuit Buffet,” an array of dog treats that could be selected individually. Their reques... read more.

  • December 13, 2016

By Steve Di Orio, Posted in Uncategorized

Handy Stores Fixtures created a custom wine display unit to make a sleek and classy display When it comes to creating your liquor store shelving system, finding a balance between functionality and aesthetic can be difficult. While you want to keep your shelving utilitarian, it is also important to keep the shelving looking nice and appealing to customers. For one of our customers, these competing factors led us to create a custom solution: our wine four-way shelving unit. The shelf is able to display at lea... read more.

  • November 15, 2016

By Steve Di Orio, Posted in Store Design

Color is one of the most significant determining factors directly related to sales. In various studies, color has been found to account for over 80% of purchases made based on color. That’s why choosing color carefully, thoughtfully and strategically for your retail store design can be a make it or break it deal. Did you know that every color conveys a different feeling to your customer? Did you also know that too much of one color can be irritating to a customer to the point where they may exit your... read more.

  • August 12, 2016

By Steve Di Orio, Posted in Convenience Stores

It’s easy to understand why convenience stores continue to dominate year after year in beer sales.  They’re a fast, easy and, well, convenient place for customers to grab beer on the go. There is one interesting shelving trend that sets them apart too: beer caves. Walk-in beer coolers or beer caves, as they are commonly referred to, are designed for a particular store and its specific layout needs. These beer caves are temperature controlled walk-in coolers that allow stores to sell more pr... read more.

  • August 05, 2016

By Steve Di Orio, Posted in Gondola Shelving & Accessories

If you feel overwhelmed by the sheer number products stacked on gondola shelves in each aisle when you enter a store, you are not alone. Consumers are faced with so many choices nowadays that it’s easy to get distracted and forget what they came into the store to buy in the first place. Most consumers come into stores with limited time, and either a paper list or mental list of what products they need to purchase. However, there are always opportunities to grab the attention of the consumer to tr... read more.

  • July 29, 2016

By Steve Di Orio, Posted in Liquor Stores

Making your liquor store thrive, not just survive While liquor stores are typically considered a stable business, there are many ways independent owners can make their stores stand out and become even more profitable, rather than just surviving by virtue of being an alcohol vendor. Show and sell: A major trend in retail is to provide customers with an experience beyond plain shopping. This is seen in things like grocery stores adding specialized cafes, or coffee shops hosting live music. Liquor stores can t... read more.

  • July 21, 2016