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Monday 11 December, 2017

Try Plastic Bins for Worm Composting! Part 1: Introduction

Now and again I discover a bold use for plastic storage totes that I had no idea existed. There are actually a lot of different ways you can use plastic storage containers for gardening. They make great planters, you can use them in hydroponics, and they also can be converted into miniature greenhouses or simple […]


Monday 04 December, 2017

Start a Holiday Planning Center

The holidays are a time to relax with your family and share in the festive cheer of the season … at least in theory. In reality, relaxing might be the last thing you will be doing during the fall and winter this year (or any year). Holidays are fun, but they are also a ton […]


Monday 27 November, 2017

3 Tips For Grouping Products In Retail Displays

Throughout your store, you probably have a wide variety of visual merchandising display fixtures. But choosing the right types of retail display racks and cases is only the start of designing effective product showcases. One of the trickier aspects involves how you group products within those displays. One of the most common beginner mistakes is […]


Monday 20 November, 2017

Incorporate Sensory Branding Into Your Product Displays

If you’re looking for visual merchandising display ideas which can refresh the look and feel of your shop while boosting sales, one technique you may want to consider is what is known as “sensory branding.” While investigating visual merchandising display techniques, a lot of people forget the fact that shoppers have five senses. It is […]


Monday 13 November, 2017

Visual Merchandising Tip: Show Off What People Want, Not What They Need

Looking for some visual merchandising tips and tricks to revitalize your displays and drive sales? A lot of visual merchandising techniques concern the display products you can use and the aesthetic design of your layouts. But some of the most overlooked tips and tricks concern the underlying logic of your merchandising designs. For example, one […]


Monday 06 November, 2017

How Often Should You Change Your Retail Store Displays?

When is the last time that you changed your visual merchandising layout or switched out the products in your retail display shelving units? Yesterday? A week ago? A month ago? Last season? Last year? Running a retail store is a complex job, one which requires a lot of different tasks everyday. Amid all those other […]


Monday 30 October, 2017

How to Dress a Mannequin, Part 4: How to Clean and Maintain a Mannequin

Shopping for your first set of retail mannequins, or trying to figure out how to set them up in your store? In my series on dressing up a mannequin, I have shared a variety of mannequin dressing techniques and tips. In Part 1, I explained the steps for dressing a mannequin. In Part 2, I […]


Monday 23 October, 2017

How to Dress a Mannequin, Part 3: Further Tips and Tricks

If you are shopping our retail merchandising display catalogue, you may have noticed we carry a selection of mannequins. As most of our retail product displays fall under the categories of bins and shelving, we tend to focus most of our merchandising blog posts on incorporating these into your window and floor displays. Mannequins are […]