Dog Treats on Display: Handy Store’s Custom Bone Buffet

Dog Treats on Display: Handy Store’s Custom Bone Buffet

By Steve Di Orio
Posted in Pet Stores
On December 13, 2016

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 request was that their display be shaped like some of the treats it would hold; that is, shaped like a dog bone.

How Did We Do It?

Dog bone-shaped counters aren’t the standard shelving design, but with the retailer’s creative input and the capabilities of our woodshop, creating this unique display was a simple and quick project. To make the Biscuit Buffet fit in with the rest of the store, our woodshop used wood similar to the rest of the store’s shelving units, and gave the countertop a sleek and clean finish with the name of the display and treat pricing printed on the side. This makes the display stand out from the gondola shelving and counters around it, and the open surface makes accessing the treats simple for both pet owners and some of the taller dogs who visit. The wood base also makes the display sturdy and durable, ready to withstand the unique foot traffic pet stores get.

Handy Store Fixtures was happy to get creative with this display, and we’re always looking for the best way to use our expertise in shelving to enhance customer experiences in any retail setting. Explore more of our pet shelving and display options, or contact us to see how we can bring your creative shelving vision to life!

Steve Di Orio

Steve Di Orio

Steven DiOrio has been with Handy Store Fixtures for over 11 years. After becoming the Marketing Manager in 2006, very recently he was named Director of Marketing. Currently, Steven is pursuing his MBA from Montclair State University with a specialization in Digital Marketing. When not at work, he loves to travel, play golf, exercise, and talk all things search engine marketing.