Display Inspirations

Rethinking Displays

When you are going green, every last detail counts. Flaunt your green style by "recycling" old fixtures in new ways. more »

Bring in Holiday Greens

1. This Hollywood Gems tree is from Jim Marvin's Atlanta showroom. Muted pearls, golds and silver add elegance to the display. Notice how the wall next to the tree is used to display the ornaments... more »

Baskets that Work

Gift retailers like you can benefit from creating and selling a wide assortment of gift baskets. Here are some ideas to get your creative juices flowing. more »

When Opportunity Knocks

It was a really wet spring here in New England. One particularly miserable, wet day had caught me unprepared. I stopped by a local retailer and was relieved to find that she had stocked some... more »

Display Inspirations

Consumers are going back to nature. As these displays demonstrate, birds are very trendy thematic elements right now. They appeal to our sense of freedom and are among nature's most appealing ambassadors. Materials and motifs... more »

Back Room Basics

Want to bring some order to your store's back room? Here's a layout that can help. A: Employee bulletin board B: Gift wrap desk C: Flexible tiered storage D: Office E: Kitchen (refrigerator, coffee maker, etc. F: Merchandise processing area G: Merchandise... more »

The Long Run

I have always admired the tenacity and passion of small retailers. Take Los Angeles retailer Desiree Galvez for example. Faced with a slowing national economy and the local fallout after a debilitating writers' strike, she... more »

Sensational Appeal

Setting out diffusers, candles and even bath and body products appeals to customers' sense of smell. Invite customers to taste your gourmet goods and watch them fly off the shelves. It's one of the first... more »

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