Display Inspirations

A Distinctive Story

Distinctive Gardens in Dixon, Illinois looks different than in years in past, largely because of what owners Bud and Lisa LeFevre are calling its new “Shop Story” concept. Each seasonal shop story focuses on one... more »

Jayden Star launches new program to boost holiday sales

After months of planning, Jayden Star has launched a top-of-counter program to enhance holiday add-on sales for retailers nationwide. “This program is going to be an integral part of making our customers successful during the... more »

Display Inspirations: Every Store Tells a Story

By Gretchen A.C. Kroll | Special to Gift Shop I am an avid reader. I love being taken away by adventure, mystery and romance. A carefully written book spikes the imagination and leaves the reader... more »
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The Five Senses

Create a store atmosphere that appeals to all of your customers’ senses. When you look around your store, do you think your display fixtures are arranged to optimize your sales? Is your merchandise presented in... more »
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Presenting the Past

Grouping like items together emphasizes a trend, indicates popularity and encourages multiple purchases and collections. Photo courtesy of Cracker Jax, Dekalb, Illinois. “A good display will set the mood and theme long before the customer... more »
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Fair-Weathered Finds

A rustic, all-American look is about finding the beauty in the old and making it new again. Weathered display fixtures and props are a cozy addition to retail spaces and ideal for merchandising vintage, shabby... more »
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Plum Crazy

Say it with flowers! Bonus points if they conform to color trends. Here are a few examples in hues of purple – the 2014 shade of the year. (more…) more »
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Balancing the Books

Cross-merchandising is straightforward with displays that feature books. A well-placed book can set the tone for a display, identify a theme and serve as visual merchandising “lifts” or bases. (more…) more »

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