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By Steve Di Orio, Posted in Store Fixtures

Are you just starting a retail store and considering purchasing used shelving rather than new because of the expense? Before you make a final decision, consider this: Failure to buy shelving that is best suited for your store may ultimately be a contributing factor to lost sales and lost profits. The ability to get tie-in, step-up, and impulse sales requires the right mix of shelving. For example, getting the perfect store fixture height and store shelving size that makes the best use of space allows you... read more.

  • August 23, 2011

By Steve Di Orio, Posted in Store Fixtures

If you ever want to see and touch Handy Store Fixtures store shelving, we attend many national and local trade shows as well as dealer expo’s each year. At these shows, you will find Handy products displayed and shown either in our Preferred Distributors Booth or under the Handy Store Fixture name. We show in many different industries, and each year our participation varies in order to meet the largest cross segment of retailers. This interaction on a national scale affords us the opportunity to... read more.

  • August 16, 2011

By Steve Di Orio, Posted in Store Management

What sets you apart from you competition?  Why does one retailer sell the same product quicker than another? Everyone has an equal opportunity to buy the same goods from the wholesaler or manufacturer. It’s the retail displays in your store that counts.  Ease of selection, full and complete presentation, and making purchases rewarding to customers are what will put profit onto the bottom line. “Any fool can give away merchandise but it takes a merchant to sell it.” Many years ago that comment was hear... read more.

  • August 05, 2011

By Steve Di Orio, Posted in Store Management

Retail is a great way to earn real money, but it takes hard work and sweat labor.  It sometimes looks too easy from the viewing stands and many times attracts those who are not willing to really jump in with both feet.  At Handy Store Fixtures, we are retail professionals and understand that our best customer is also a successful retailer. So here are some realistic tips for retail success that you need to do prior to signing a lease: Research the demographics of the neighborhood. Learning how much the a... read more.

  • July 19, 2011

By Steve Di Orio, Posted in Store Fixtures

Welcome to our blog, and we invite you to visit us often. For our first post, we want to share with you a little piece of history behind the birth of Handy Store Fixtures. And this story can actually be considered a classic lesson for any retail business: You must understand your customer’s needs and wants. . . In the 40s and 50s, Handy was a division of a very successful regional hardware wholesale business. It was also the name that properly identified a small portable, fold-up barbeque grill that was... read more.

  • July 08, 2011