Wall Paper, Shelf Paper, Wapping Paper, and more could all benefit from this gravity-feed, self-facing approach to merchandising. Items remain visible at all times, auto feed, and immediately reveal stock-outs. While a floor-mount or Base Deck Standing Unit might be prone to topple, these Pegboard Mount Units offer absolute stability. Step through the gallery to see how its done. Seen at Michaels®.
A well-ordered expandable two-unit display offers a multitude of Herbs and Spices in a Gravity-Feed format.Interesting overall integration in that the packages stand almost erect on the sloped gravity-feed surfaces. Short on space or spice customers? Use only one unit or the other. The overall display was mostly well-faced, though some lanes failed to auto-feed. I can’t say if the problem is endemic, but I like the concept and business-like presentation overall. Step through the thumbnail and gallery of images for views.
As if beer lovers were not eager enough to sample specialty Craft Beers, here Wegmans® use auto-feed to help push it off the shelves and into the shopping carts and grasping hands of shoppers. See that the strategy works in that a number of facings are dawn-down or empty giving FixturesCloseUp a shot at the Spring-fed Auro Feed Shelf Management System. Be sure to spec heavy-duty springs to forward this much weight. Clear Front Productstops insure no part of the highly-branded bottle labels are cut off visually. Inspect the system additionally via thumbnail and gallery of zooms.
Here Aquifina® FlavorSplash competes shoulder to shoulder with Dasani® Drops, MioFIT®, ZeroDrops®, MioLiquid®, MioEnergy®, Crystal Light® and more. Package shape and color can help in product differentiation, but is it enough given the small size and cavernous deep shadowy shelves. CLICK the thumbnail for alternate view. This shelf edge fight would get even uglier, if not for Shelf Dividers and Clear Productstops keeping the competitors separated and orderly
Overcome any inferiority complex you may have in offering tiny products by designing a spot-on gravity-feed display rack like this one for small Decorative Cup Hooks. The Cup Hooks are still recessive in the rack, but forward-facing signage with an in-use photo add pizzaz. This rack seen mounted randomly in housewares but imagine the impact as a shelf-side display in dishes and tableware? CLICK through the gallery for detailed views and zooms.
If you have an auto-feed system that does the job for you, as well as millwork and furnishings that project a store image, consider integrating them. Check out the detail of this most excellent installation and mating. See that the pusher system can even be recessed into the woodwork for smoother feed, and better looking drawer and shelf bottoms. Images courtesy of Trion Industries Engineering Department. Go Team. As seen in Macys® Basics.
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Viva paints offers an interesting outfitting concept here, part on shelf, part Pegboard Mount, to create the incline and gravity-feed effect. It may even be possible that the rack can hang declined completely from Pegboard with no shelf support required? It was impossible for me to test my theory in store, but suggest it as a possibility if you design in this direction. Step through the gallery of images for various closeups.
If screw and threaded fastener sales are brisk, you might just consider a dual-serve, Double-Deck Gravity-Feed display like this mounted on Pallet Rack Upright. Being only an amateur handyman I have to assume that the difficult to read depth-charge-shaped packaging supplies something for every sheet metal fastening need. But aside from that confusion, it was an interesting approach to doubling Screw offerings and sales. Step through the gallery for alternate views and details.
As the “Spread Wars” with Hershey® and Justin’s® heat up, Nutella® goes on the attack and moves to the fore with a Gravity Feed Shelf-Edge Rack as snack and cookie cross-sell. The vibrant white of Nutella label and cap, as well as a forward shelf-edge position heighten visibility. CLICK through the gallery for overall and closeup views. Look close to see that the rack is attached by simple Zip Ties.
If a custom Auto-Feed System is too pricey, here is an example of a more economical dual-Lane stock system that was professional enough to attract use for, if not by, Oscar Mayer®. I have seen Oscar Mayer use both custom and stock systems, and if stock is flexible enough for them, maybe it is for you too. This systems offers the ability to divide single Shelf-Edge Trays into two equal or unequal, self-fed lanes. Great for small items like these P3 Snack Pack, families of similar items, or adjacent cross sells of different items.
If you have the deep, deep pockets of food-giant Oscar Mayer® you might opt for a totally custom-color, custom-branded, logo-imprinted shelf-edge Auto Feed Tray System like this. I was lucky to find both naked and stocked arrays for the before and after photos. If you can’t afford custom pushers with molded-in logos, you might choose one of the stock auto-feed tray systems, and tweak with logo imprinted Productstops and/or Pushers. CLICK the thumbnail for the stocked shot and note those first-class custom molded pushers are only going to get seen in the case of stock-outs.
Here a proprietary shelf management system sits next to a “open stock” unbranded system. The branded has greater shelf presence, but would only be seen if the item was out of stock, while the injection molded plastic and logo embossed parts would be far more costly. The “open stock” system is more recessive visually allowing the merchandise to take center stage in the presentation. Stock pusher paddles and Front Productstops can also be inexpensively pad printed for the Branding you’d love. Both offer width-of-facing adjustment though range of width is unknown, while the stock system offers the taller, more robust, wire lane dividers. Both seem to offer multi-spring push systems to allow tuning of force to merchandise weight.
Wire Ledges offer manufacturing Advantages over plastic and other tray forms. They are not limited by expensive mold to specific sizes, and can be customized to a wider range of products. Here simple Ledges merchandise underwear (in my lingo a Tray would have sidewalls). The straight-Entry Backplates allow quick setup, re-merchandising, and tight placement in dense displays and under overhanging shelves. CLICK the thumbnail to see the fixture naked.
Clear plastic productstops here are but one item of differentiation. This system offers adjustable lane widths so it can be tailored to additional products, or other package sizes in the same family of products. A system such as this may be frontrail pushbutton or adhesive mounted, tape mounted, wire tired or equipped with anti-skid pads. CLICK the thumbnail for additional closeup views.