By Steve Di Orio, Posted in Store Management

If you are opening up a new retail store or other small business this is probably an exciting and terrifying time. Of course you want to succeed, be profitable and stay afloat. These are struggles many small business owners face. So how do you not become one of the many failed small businesses out there? Make sure you have saved enough money before taking the plunge. Depending exclusively on loans, whether from family or the bank, can be dangerous. Work to save as much of the required investment money as po... read more.

  • March 06, 2015

By Steve Di Orio, Posted in Gondola Shelves

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 shelvi... read more.

  • February 27, 2015

By Steve Di Orio, Posted in Convenience Stores

If you are interested in opening your own convenience store, add another location or simply be more successful with your current store then please read on. From being as knowledgeable about the industry as possible to understanding your customers, we have 4 tips to help you on your way to success. Check out our handy infographic for some statistics you should know about when it comes to convenience store supplies and the industry as a whole. Get ready to have merchandise flying off your convenience store sh... read more.

  • February 20, 2015

By Steve Di Orio, Posted in Store Design

Even small stores can learn from the big box retailers. They are successful for a reason, and being strategic when creating the store layout can help boost sales. Make a Good First Impression: Many smaller stores don’t focus on their window display shelving, but windows are a customer’s first impression. Window displays let shoppers know the kind of merchandise they can expect to find inside and provide a sense of the style of your store. Make a good first impression by filling your windows with... read more.

  • February 13, 2015

By Steve Di Orio, Posted in

The holidays have come and gone and now we are in the cold winter slump that many retail business owners experience. It’s cold, snowy and slick. People avoid leaving their houses and are still trying to recover financially from the obscene amount of money they spent over the holidays. So how does a small business owner get through this tough time? Think about what your customers need. Instead of addressing the frivolous purchases made during the holidays in your marketing plan, hone in on everyday nec... read more.

  • January 23, 2015

By Steve Di Orio, Posted in Electronics Stores

Modern technology demands cutting edge displays. Create a retail display solution that's sure to draw attention to your product. Whether it's a wall of flat-panel TVs, stands for the latest computers or a secure display for cameras or phones, there is a solution for you. Some of the best display options available for electronics stores include: Retail Shelving With the ability to accept shelves or hooks, retail shelving is ideal for any number of electronics. Hooks can hold cell phone cases, USB drives and... read more.

  • January 16, 2015

By Steve Di Orio, Posted in Store Fixtures

If you are a store owner in need of a fresh, new take on your tobacco display, this option from Handy Store Fixtures will be a great addition. With designated display areas for cigarettes, e-cigarettes and cigars/tobacco, the Handy Tobacco Display will let you easily display products for customers in an organized and easy-to-find manner. Because tobacco products are kept behind the counters of businesses, it is important that your selection be easily visible to shoppers. Customers want to locate what they n... read more.

  • January 09, 2015

By Steve Di Orio, Posted in Convenience Stores

Are you a convenience store owner or debating opening one? Handy Store Fixtures shares many of the common industry facts around convenience stores in this useful infographic. Learn about the 5 biggest competitors for foodservice programs , the top 3 reasons people visit convenience stores and more.  ... read more.

  • January 07, 2015

By Steve Di Orio, Posted in Party Stores

Party stores get to display all kinds of fun and enticing merchandise. But with the bright colors, sparkly signage and sometimes even costumes, it is important to keep everything in order so that it doesn’t end up looking like a jumbled mess. Utilizing the right kind of party store display shelves will keep merchandise looking appealing and party-ready. End Unit Retail Displays Utilize end cap displays to “own” a particular aisle. Is the aisle filled with wedding items? Create a display on... read more.

  • January 02, 2015

By Steve Di Orio, Posted in Variety Stores

Variety store displays need to have a lot of flexibility in order to showcase a diverse set of products. Because of the vast array of merchandise being sold in a variety store, it is important that the shelves are easy to shop and items are clearly labeled and visible. Some shelving solutions that assist in making variety stores easy to shop include: Standard Shelves With the ability to slide in different shelves, horizontal or sloped, these wall shelves can hold a lot of different products, which is... read more.

  • December 26, 2014