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Articles In 'Retail Growth Strategies'

By Handy Store Fixtures, Posted in Retail Growth Strategies

Picture this: you’re in a room full of people you’ve never met before and one of them could be your soulmate. You talk to each one, telling them about your hobbies, your job, and your family. All you have to do is connect with one of them enough to earn a second date. It seems easy enough, right? Now imagine doing it in 60 seconds or less.... read more.

  • December 03, 2019

By Handy Store Fixtures, Posted in Liquor Stores, Retail Growth Strategies

Like most businesses, opening a new store takes a tremendous amount of work and contains a considerable amount of risk. The liquor industry is no exception. There are many factors that business owners must be aware of in order to open and operate a profitable liquor store.... read more.

  • November 12, 2019

By Handy Store Fixtures, Posted in Retail Growth Strategies

It’s easy for small business owners to feel lost in the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping. With big box stores and online shopping retailers offering deep discounts and a seemingly infinite list of promotions, it can be hard for local stores to compete in terms of price and volume.... read more.

  • November 04, 2019

By Handy Store Fixtures, Posted in Retail Growth Strategies

Hungry for sales? You’re not alone. If you’re looking to amp up sales, going back to the basics is a great starting point. Store shelving is one of the most important (if not the most important) part of your retail store. Apart from displaying merchandise, did you know store shelving can influence your customer’s purchasing decisions?... read more.

  • October 08, 2019

By Handy Store Fixtures, Posted in Retail Growth Strategies

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 Convenience Stores, Retail Growth Strategies

As the margins for gas and tobacco profits get thinner and thinner, many convenience store owners are looking for new ways to increase revenue. Adding a car wash just might be the answer. Read on for 3 reasons to add a car wash to your convenience store.... read more.

  • July 17, 2018

By Handy Store Fixtures, Posted in Retail Growth Strategies

The purpose of a grand opening is to announce your arrival, stand out from the competition, and put your business on the map. So why are so many grand openings boring events full of recycled cliches like a sheet cake and oversized scissors cutting a ribbon? Keep your party from being boring with these 5 unique ideas for the grand opening of your store.... read more.

  • May 30, 2018

By Handy Store Fixtures, Posted in Beer Cave Shelving, Case Studies, Retail Growth Strategies

Last year, while attending NACS Show, David Tooley of the Tooley Oil company approached the Handy Store Fixtures booth with a specific store fixture requirement. “I’m looking for shelving for my beer cave, does your company provide a solution?” After speaking with Mr. Tooley for almost fifteen minutes, our District Sales Representative, Gil Perez, ensured David that we do indeed provide convenience store retailers with beer cave shelving solutions.... read more.

  • December 28, 2017

By Steve Di Orio, Posted in Retail Growth Strategies

If you have been running your retail store for a while now, either alone or with the help of a few select friends and family members, you might be considering adding on more employees as you gain momentum. Being the only person running a store can be challenging: helping customers, operating the register, keeping track of inventory, and watching out for theft can be a difficult job for only one person. But who do you hire first? How do you get the word out? We’re here to help you get started. You will ne... read more.

  • November 13, 2015

By Steve Di Orio, Posted in Retail Growth Strategies

If you are a small business owner, wading through all of the financial options available to you can be challenging. Finding the right loan for your business is extremely important, and not something that should be overlooked because you don’t understand all that is involved. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) breaks down what exactly an SBA loan is, the types that are available and how to determine which one is right for you, and whether or not you are eligible and if so, how to apply. Defining... read more.

  • October 23, 2015