Tis’ the season for festive decorating in your retail space. Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa are full of an array of colors from green, red, black, blue, white, and gold, to silver—displays are illuminated with tinsel and color. From all celebrated winter holidays, visual merchandisers are often faced with the question of what to do after the season comes and goes with all their merchandisers and decorations. Below are 10 unique and clever tips to transform your retail space repurposing items like decorations and merchandisers so they can blend in with any occasion and save money! Continue reading 10 Tips for Repurposing Holiday Decorations and Merchandisers
One of the oldest and most reliable building materials, wood is notably both sturdy enough for laying foundations and aesthetically pleasing enough for interior decorating. The ability of wood furniture to stand up to years of wear and tear means it has the potential to be passed down through generations and found in decent shape at vintage shops, but that doesn’t equate to it being dated. In fact, decorating with wood can modernize a space when done correctly, and its versatility ensures it can easily be incorporated into any retail store from boutiques to cafes. Read on to find out our thoughts and suggestions pertaining to wood furniture.
When it comes to choosing display cases, there is more to consider than just boosting sales. Since the pandemic, retail theft has been on the rise, with 88 percent of retailers admitting that it has become a bigger problem for them. In fact, shoplifting has increased by 21 percent over the last year. But it’s not just simple shoplifting. According to a National Retail Security Survey (NRSS), last year saw a 26.5 percent boost in organized retail crime incidents, costing retailers an estimated $100 billion.
While many consumers shop online, there are still plenty of people who prefer to pick out their merchandise in brick-and-mortar stores. A recent survey found that 82 percent of U.S. adults choose to shop for groceries in stores, while another study found that 54.5 percent of Americans would rather shop in person for all of their items.