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By Steve Di Orio, Posted in Store Fixtures

Accomplishing an upgrade, of anything, in your retail location while still staying on budget, takes creativity, planning and the imagination you had when you started the business in the first place. Shelving is one of the more important elements of the retail experience for customers. It represents a great opportunity for you as they are the display devices that draw attention to the merchandise you are hoping to sell. Part of staying on budget is making sure products are attractively displayed and mov... read more.

  • August 29, 2014

By Steve Di Orio, Posted in Store Fixtures

One of the most important things any retail store can have is proper shelving and store fixtures. Your product display is essential to sales and your display needs to draw potential customers' eyes right away. The way your product is displayed can be the difference between a browser and a buyer. Custom wood store fixtures are a great way to personalize your display space. Handy Store Fixtures’ full service woodworking operation combines versatility with lasting quality, and creativity with the latest tec... read more.

  • August 22, 2014

By Steve Di Orio, Posted in Store Management

For over 50 years, Handy Store Fixtures' expert staff has transformed retail space into a pleasurable shopping environment, from design and development through production and installation. Handy Store Fixtures can outfit any store with top quality retail displays and storage shelving. From start to finish, Handy will guide you through all aspects of your project. Our design team can produce renderings to your exact specifications and our expert staff can make sure you get maximum use of your store space.... read more.

  • August 15, 2014

By Steve Di Orio, Posted in Store Fixtures

For over 60 years, Handy Store Fixtures has been manufacturing and providing the most stylish and cost-effective retail shelving and store displays in the industry. This is especially evident in convenience stores across the country, where our proprietary gondola checkout islands, multipurpose display units and fast-food modules have made America's convenience stores a whole lot more convenient. Here's a look at our most popular products of 2014: Gondola Shelving Often called the workhorse of the co... read more.

  • August 08, 2014

By Steve Di Orio, Posted in Store Design

Are you a store manager or owner looking to maximize your business profitability and increase sales potential? Boring and unchanging displays get passed over by shoppers, leading to poor sales. The key to increased profits is to focus on visuals inside your store. Don't underestimate the importance of designing your retail display shelves for each season!  Shoppers always have their eyes out for new, vibrant, exciting, and timely seasonal displays. We can help you achieve the most effective and eye-catching... read more.

  • August 01, 2014

By Steve Di Orio, Posted in Store Design

Space, space and more space: the mainstay of any typical warehouse. Maximizing all that space and storing your inventory in an easily visible, easily accessible manner requires clever storage solutions that call for durable, high-strength shelving units. Fortunately, the most popular products for warehouses from Handy Store Fixtures can tackle any warehouse storage hurdle you may have. Storage Shelves for Light to Medium Needs With a high-tech name and over 50 years of shelving know-how and innovative tec... read more.

  • July 18, 2014

By Steve Di Orio, Posted in Store Design

Retail shopping at offline, actual locations is changing significantly. Retailers are reducing their physical footprint and reconfiguring their layouts to energize and engage consumers in new ways. You may not notice, but store planning is changing your shopping experience. Successful retail plans want to match buyer needs and seller interests. Accomplishing this in smaller and tighter spaces challenges store planners and designers. Personal space: Planners have to assure enough space for customers to... read more.

  • July 11, 2014

By Steve Di Orio, Posted in Store Fixtures

The back room of a business is often overlooked because the public doesn't see it. You might find yourself asking, what does it matter how it looks or functions when no one ever sees the mess? If you've ever thought that, you are missing out on what your back room could be. You could also be negatively impacting employees' productivity and eliminating your chances of speedy customer service. A disorganized back room means that finding merchandise will be more time consuming. Employees who need to find it... read more.

  • June 23, 2014

By Steve Di Orio, Posted in Store Design

Sales space can be improved in pet stores with proper shelf placement. This is where youwill be displaying the pet food, supplies and cages. These tend to be larger items, so having the best store shelves for these products is important. You may also be selling tropical fish and tanks. You need adequate space for supplies as well as the display tanks for the fish. Custom shelving is a major factor in improving space and displays. Check out a video of Handy Store Fixtures at the H.H. Backer Pet Trade Show fo... read more.

  • June 20, 2014

By Steve Di Orio, Posted in Store Design

Marketing strategies of consumer products have traditionally focused on clever advertising to get consumers into their stores, but once in the store, what guarantees a purchase? Merchandising strategies that involve retail store shelves can help you increase sales and produce customer loyalty. This strategy also makes a store more attractive to new manufacturers that want their goods to be stored, and sold on a vibrant sales floor. Where your items are displayed can make all the difference; especially... read more.

  • June 10, 2014