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Designing Retail Food Displays: Top Tips to Keep in Mind

If you’re selling food products, you don’t need us to tell you just how important it is that your tasty treats are displayed on an effective and proper food display stand.

But how do you find that perfect display that’s just right for your delicious items?

Great question…we believe wholeheartedly that not all displays are created equally. So read on to learn everything you need to know about selecting the perfect food display that represents, and more importantly, sells your brand.

Retail Food Display

Typically, your display is going to be one of the first things your customers will notice when browsing your retail space. But even if it’s not prominently placed (meaning, at the front of your marketplace), it still (perhaps even more so) needs to be a show-stopping sight once your customers find their way to it inside your store.

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Corrugated Cardboard Displays Vs Permanent Displays

In the world of brick and mortar retail, displays are a fact of life. If you’re selling, you’ve got to be showing.

Okay, so you know you need displays, now what? Where do you go from here? How do you know if you should invest in permanent, or stick with customizable corrugated cardboard displays? What factors go into this decision? Before you go busting out your power drill and start screwing shelves into the walls, let’s look a bit more in depth at the differences of the two.

Corrugated Cardboard Displays
Corrugated DisplayPoint of purchase (POP) displays are light-weight, durable, often temporary and, from a branding perspective, totally customizable. They’re custom-designed and manufactured with your precise product in mind, so they can be used to perfectly display everything from sunscreen to soda pop – and just about anything in between! They can be easily moved around and set up throughout your store, and there is a huge variety in basic style. Custom displays can be:

  • Floor displays
  • Counter displays
  • Pallet displays
  • Endcap displays
  • Power wing/sidekick displays
  • Display bins/case stackers
  • Inline displays
  • Brochure holders

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Top 3 Examples of Simple but Effective Retail Displays

In the world of retail, creative displays can be the name of the game. Everything from size, to placement, to what product you showcase can affect your overall profit. Knowing not only what to display, but also how to best display it, is important. And, like most things in business, you need to weigh the cost factor. Is bigger and fancier and showier always the best route? Not necessarily. Sometimes, it’s the simple things that get the job done.

Check out our top 3 fave simple but effective retail displays that we recommend for 2018.

Simple display #1:  The pallet display
From clothing to cat food, the pallet display is the ultimate in simply-designed displays. Completely customizable, you can modify everything from the shape and size to the wrap and messaging. And they’re available with merchandiser trays and interior support structures when you need something heavy duty. If you have a product to display, you can pretty much count on it looking brilliant on a pallet display. And the best part is pallet displays can even be stocked and shipped ready to go. From warehouse to store floor, ready to sell. The pallet display might just be our favorite display option.

Retail Pallet Display
Retail Pallet Display

WHY DO WE LOVE THEM? Pallet displays are practical in design without being over the top. They’re also great for a wide-variety of items, but still easily customizable.

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When to Take Down and Retire Your Retail Displays

Retail displays can be the showstoppers every retail establishment needs to set them apart from the competition. And boy, is there a ton of competition out there these days.

With online shopping trends on the rise and no end in sight, brick and mortars need to do everything they can to be better than the shop next door. In 2017, nine major US retailers closed up shop, claiming bankruptcy…and that’s in addition to the previous nine that did so in 2016…

18 major retailers have filed for bankruptcy in the last two years! Think about that! Do you know what it takes to keep your doors open?

Retail Displays

 

Today, retail establishments have to be better, brighter and busier than ever to ensure success in the physical market space. Have you ever thought about how your retail displays can help you do just that? More to the point, have you thought about how displays are a part of the equation? How long do you keep your POP retail displays up? What are the tell-tale signs that a display is old and tired? When (and how) should you roll out new displays?

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Common Mistakes in Retail Display Designs and How to Avoid Them

Some retail store business owners believe that success rests solely and firmly on product selection and price. While it is true that these factors are essential to get shoppers through your door and convince them to buy, would you believe it if we told you there’s much more to the story?

Presenting an attractive, logical, user-friendly retail display scheme helps every step of the way. Running an enticing shop means more than just putting things on shelves or racks. But how do you accomplish this? Read on to explore the top four mistakes shop owners make in retail display design – and more importantly, learn how you can avoid these mistakes to keep them from affecting your bottom line.

RETAIL DISPLAY DESIGN MISTAKE #1: Awkward or Disorganized Flow of Traffic
The Mistake: Narrow, uneven or twisted paths that disrupt a smooth flow of traffic through your store can make shopping uncomfortable. Not only do your pathways between shelving units, POP display stands and display racks need to be wide enough for shoppers to browse comfortably, but the overall design needs to encourage traffic flow as well.

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