Selecting Store Shelving by Industry

By Steve Di Orio
Posted in Gondola Shelves
On February 27, 2015

Are you in the retail industry and in need of a store makeover? Or maybe you are opening a new store and don’t know where to start? Retail stores can be anything from large bulk supply warehouses to small, family owned shops. Handy Store Fixtures can help you along the way with expert knowledge in store planning in the retail industry and all of the store shelving solutions that you need to showcase your products.


The type of merchandise you sell will be a major factor in determining the proper shelving units you select for your store. For example, if you own a hardware store you will need some heavy duty shelves to hold heavy paint cans and bulky or large items. If you are in need of store fixtures for a pharmacy or beauty supply store, the shelves that you will need to display smaller bottles and jars will be quite different.


For almost all retail establishments, in addition to the standard store shelves that make the most sense for your business you will most likely need gondola shelving for free standing displays, check-out counters, end unit displays to make the most of the space you have, warehouse shelves to store back stock and more. But before you order your shelves it is important to draw the layout you plan for your store. Note what fixtures you plan to set up where and take accurate measurements to ensure it all fits. Make sure there is ample aisle space for customers to comfortably navigate your store. Don’t forget about your display window either. You will need fixtures to spotlight merchandise and entice shoppers to come inside.

Let Handy Store Fixtures improve your retail space.

Handy Store Fixtures has been expertly manufacturing strong and adaptable gondola shelving units for over 50 years. We provide store fixtures to meet the needs of virtually every retail industry, including convenience stores, pet stores, pharmacies, automotive stores and more. Our experts will assist you in creating a mindful design, be there with you through installation and work hard to help you create a store that will to improve sales and provide excellent customer satisfaction.


Our store fixture experts will give you advice for:



  • Finding the best store shelves to capture interest for your merchandise



  • Filling your convenience store, pet store, liquor store or pharmacy with top of the line shelving units



  • Utilizing all available space to optimize displays and sales



  • Assisting in designing and developing your store’s shelving plan

Contact us today!

Steve Di Orio

Steve Di Orio


Steve has been with Handy Store Fixtures for over 15 years. After becoming the Marketing Manager in 2006, he was named Director of Marketing. Steven earned his MBA from Montclair State University with a specialization in Digital Marketing in 2019. When not at work, he loves to travel, play golf, exercise, and talk all things search engine marketing and retail display tips.