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Produce Aisle, a Picture Paints a Thousand Words

We’ve all heard the phrase “pretty as a picture”. Often, it refers to lovely young women or perhaps bucolic sunset scenes. These days, however, it also refers to food, especially considering the use of foodie pics on platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and more.

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5 Signage Tips for your Retail Store

Poor signage can mean the death of your store. If you’re not noticed, customers don’t come. Signs are all about grabbing attention, and – these days – it seems that it takes different techniques to attract attention than it once did. Signage tips to keep in mind.

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Shopfitting for the Hospitality Industry

These days, when travelers search for a hotel or inn for a holiday stay, they hope they’ll find one that includes breakfast and maybe afternoon tea as part of the package. Hotels that include a free breakfast are popular with tourists, especially those traveling with a family. It saves money and is ultra-convenient as there’s no need to exit the lodging in order to enjoy the morning meal.

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Small Retail Space Design With Mills

So, you’re starting a bricks-and-mortar business but can’t afford a very large space. That’s okay! That’s the way many retailers get their start…and then they grow. But small retail spaces certainly can be tricky when it comes to design ideas and you may be stumped as to how to make your space look larger and more welcoming than it is.

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Retail Customization – Making Your Shop Relevant

Last year, at the World Retail Congress, a premiere business event for international CEOs and others in the global retail industry, the chair of the congress declared in his opening speech, “The old retail business model needs to be ripped up, and an all-important focus on the future is key”. He noted that regardless of the fact that online shopping continues to increase, physical brick-and-mortar stores are not redundant, they just need to be relevant.

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Creating a Store-within-a-Store

The store-within-a-store concept is becoming more and more popular with retailers. You’ll see them popping up everywhere as retailers begin to partner with other retailers to add yet another way to increase their bottom line profits AND stimulate traffic as well.

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Don’t Forget the Instant Signs!

Signs, signs, signs! They’re such an important part of any retail establishment. As a matter of fact, most retailers spend a ton of time thinking about their signs including what color they should be, which font is best, and what they want the signs to convey.

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Good Shelf Management Makes Shopping a Breeze

Just about every retail establishment uses shelving for one reason or another. Many stores have wall-to-wall shelves and use these structures for displaying just about everything they peddle. Others have just a shelf or two for small items.

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Finding a Great Retail Location

It’s a standard phrase in real estate. Location, location, location! Whether you’re buying a house or opening a store, a great retail location is paramount. In the world of retail, there are several items to consider when scouting for a place to hang your proverbial shingle.

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The New Grocery Shopping Experience

When we were children, we loved it when our mum took us grocery shopping at the neighborhood supermarket. The markets weren’t so big back in those days. Consisting of about 10 to 12 aisles, relatively short, the store offered the basics that mum needed to gather in order to go home and feed us breakfast or lunch or to create a dynamite dinner that we’d all enjoy.

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