Back-To-School Specifics By The Dollar Place

Back-To-School Easel Dollar Place Main
Back-to-School Specifics At Dollar Place

Back-To-School Easel Dollar Place AyxDollar Place® pitches its niche in the Back-To-School market directly at the door to Mall Concourse traffic. No Dorm Room amenities here, only Grade School necessities with illustrated examples of Crayons and such. And the entry Easel is more a Sign Holder which suits the purpose equally well.

 

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Follow the Crayola® brand at…
Top-of-the-Line Crayola® Color Coded Gravity-Feed Rack
Crayola® Shelf-Top Gravity Feed for Paints
Crayola® Uses Color Theory to Color Code Paints
Crayola® Crayon Pick-Your-Own-Color Display
Crayola® Branded Pens?
Glorious Crayola Display Meltdown
Back-to-School Crayon Balloon Sign
Crayola Branded Change Machine?
Back-To-School Specifics By The Dollar Place

For all Crayola® resources see…
“Crayola® Pinterest Board” (Pending)
Crayola® Index Page

For Back-to-School Lists see…
Back-to-School Wish List is Teacher’s Favorite 
Most Popular Back-To-School Retailer Ranked
Bed Bath and Beyond® College Checklist
Back-to-School Color-Coded
Back-to-School List is a Book
College Level Back-to-School List
Back-to-School List on a Strip
Back-to-School List x 4
CoverGirl® Shelf-Edge Shopping List
Literature Pin-Up Hook for Pallet Rack
Rago Brothers What We Repair List of Services

For Back-to-School posts generally see…
Back-To-School Specifics By The Dollar Place
Back-To-School PowerWing Literature Rack for Grid
Back-to-School Journal and Calendar Slipcase Merchandising
Back-To-School Faceout Sign Is Cross-Sell
Modern Dorm Essentials Are Mid-Aisle Merchandised
Back-To-School Dorm Shop Wake-Up Call
Equip Your Space, Dorm Rug Pallet Display
Sharpies® and Ilk Pitch the Back-To-School Market
Fruity Names Assigned to Color Coded Scented Pens
Upselling Your Back-to-School Knife Collection
Minions® Back-To-School Point-of-Purchase Merchandising
Back-To-School Surfing Curriculum Goes Viral
Table Stand Pitches Organic Snacks for School
Giant School Pencil Propping in Retail
Zales® Back-To-School Campus Jewelry Sale
Red Lab Stools For Back-To-School Retail Selfies
Kick-Start Back-to-School Retail Signage
Back-To-School Pep Rally Floor Graphic
Back-To-School Pep Rally Ceiling Pennant
Back-To-School Flu-Shot-Flirt D.I.Y Gatefold
Gymboree Branded BTS Sign Holder
Bon-Ton® Hanes® Stock-Up Details
Target® Teacher Appreciation Week
This Way to College Back-to-School
Most Popular Back-To-School Retailer Ranked
Back-To-School Paper Clip Collage
Sharable Back-to-School BOGO
Back-to-School Ceiling Directionals
Back-to-School Kid’s Fun Fair Floor Graphic
Hybrid Back-to-School Slatwire Basket
Sharpie Back-to-School Color Riot
Back-to-School Bra Sale by Hanes
Tylenol® QR Code Textbook Offer
Back-to-School Lacrosse Lineup
2-Piece Back-to-School Banner
Back-to-School Grocery Appliances
Back-to-School Break Essentials
Back-to-School Chalkboard Door
Back-to-School QR Code To-Go
Chalkboard Lampshade Back-to-School
Speech Bubble Points To Bargain
Burt’s Bees Goes Back-to-School
Stepping-Up to Back-to-School
Cutting-Edge Pick Carding
College Bookstore Pick Cards
In-Store Graffiti Wall
Endless Basket Back-to-School
Back-to-School Hanger Sales Peak
Scholarly Still Life in Retail
Bras for Well-Read Girls
Glorious Crayola Display Meltdown
Back-to-School Crayon Balloon Sign
Crayola® Branded Pens?

For all Back-to-School resources see…
Back-to-School Lists and Merchandising“ for a visual summary.
Back-to-School Index Page” for all resources and links

Back-To-School Lists and Merchandising Pinterest Board

For Easels related resources see…
“Easels Pinterest Board” (Pending)
Easels Index Page

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Dollar Tree® Round-About Mall Navigation

Dollar Tree Round-About Mall Navigation Main
Dollar Tree® Round-About Entrance Mall Navigation

Dollar Tree Round-About Mall Navigation AUXAre Dollar Stores second-class retail citizens? Here the sign advises you must exit the Mall to reach Dollar Tree’s® entrance from the Mall parking lot … Dollar Tree® doors from the Mall Concourse are locked. Well Dollar Tree® has the last laugh because Dollar Store sales are up, and they can afford to rent the space abandoned by some other Mall resident. Good for you Dollar Tree® Retaliate with an in-store sign of your own that forces shoppers to exit and walk around if the Mall is to benefit from your traffic.

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For Navigation and Wayfaring posts by title…
Dollar Tree® Round-About Entrance Mall Navigation
Street-Smart Fashion Tableau By Coach®
Reflexology Road Map At The Mall
Shop the Mall Outside The Mall
Mall Walkers Milepost
How To Create Customer Journey Maps
Hand Painted Pumpkins, Second Floor Please
Closet and Storage Retail Directional
Highest Prices Paid Floor Graphic With Navigation
“Fabletics® Horizontal vs Vertical Mall Navigation
Find-It-Faster In-Store Navigation
Bon-Ton® D.I.Y. Stock-Up Floor Graphic
This Way to College Back-to-School
Acura® Stop Sign in Retail
Warning Stripes Bar Strollers
Emergency Exit Sign in Green
Store Navigation Mystery Fixture?
Euro Fixture: Cashwrap Schlagbaum
Home Sale Navigation Hint?
Lord & Taylor Just Ask Door Hanger
Christmas Directions In-Store
Garden Dept Winter Changeover
Wegman’s® App On A Grip Clip
Street Art Restroom Directionals
Elevator Wayfaring Sign Holders
Lobby, Elevator and Floor Guides
Call Button Plaque as Floor Plan Sign
Insects as In-Store Navigation Icons
Please Enter At Other End
Brand Downward ownward Directional to Jeans
This Way to IKEA®
Looking for a Lift? Look Here?
Navigation by In-Store App
Witch Way Halloween Directional
Fall-Spring In-Store Directional
Back-to-School Ceiling Directionals
IKEA® In-Store Wayfaring
Moleskine® Store Navigation
Hardware Wayfaring Map
Longitude and Latitude at IKEA®
Newspaper Fall From a Height
Jackson Hewitt® Floor Graphic
Wayfaring on a Shopping Bag
Televised Store Directory with Advertising
Brush Lettered Navigation
Wayfinding on an Escalator
Building Wayfinding in Arabic
All-in-One Store Navigation Oasis
Bi-Lingual Store Guide
Truly Friendly Store Navigation
In Store GPS Alternative
Construction Navigation Signs
Wayfinding: Retail and Otherwise
Wayfaring or Retailing?
How to Handle Product Migration
Queue Control vs Flu Control
Run-this-way Escape Plan?
Watering Hole Signage
Bullseye Bodega Reveals Itself
This-Just-In Faceout Tag
Label Strip Substitutes for Sign

For Wayfinding by breadcrumb trail see…
Mall Walkers Milepost
This-Way-To-Sale Floor Graphic Trail
Home Sale Navigation Hint?
Floor Graphic Footsteps
This-Way-to-Coupons Floor Graphic
Going To The Beach Floor Graphic

For all Navigation and Wayfaring resources…
Amenities: In-Store Navigation Pinterest Board“ for a visual summary.
Navigation Amenities Index Page” for all resources and links

Navigation IN-Store Fixtures Close Up Pinterest Board

For Green Fixtures resources see…
Green Fixtures Pinterest Board“ for a visual summary.
Green Fixtures Index Page” for all resources and links

Green Fixtures Pinterest Board on FixturesCloseUp

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Paw-Signed Pet Deals At Dollar General®

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Paw-Signed Pet Deals At Dollar General®

If your pet signs off on it with his paw-print, it must be a highly recommended product. At least that is what Dollar General® implies with its Pet Department Aisle Violators. See that the Violator also includes DG initials and vibrant Yellow branding, and that the same branded Yellow and Paw Prints echo to Shelf Edge Label Strip. Way to go, Dollar General®.

Follow Dollar General fixtures at…
Paw-Signed Pet Deals At Dollar General®
Shelf-Edge Ring Hook Cross-Sells Funnels
Mountain Dew® Does A PowerWing

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For Pet related merchandising and fixtures browse…
Paw-Signed Pet Deals At Dollar General®
Give Your Wookie a Star Wars® Cookie at Petco®
Animal Anus Store Branding
Halloween Pet Toys Merchandised by Peg Hook
Curved Bar Pet Collar Display for Single Gondola
Gourmet Dog Food Dual-Tray Promo Clip
Henri Bendel® Ring as Pet Collar
Henri Bendel® Double Branding
Wind & Fire® Scratching Post
Pet Shelf-Management Double-Down
Harry Barker® Brand Monkey Fist
Cat and Dog Equality In-Store
Round-Cornered Wire Basket
Diagonal Hang Tag
I’m New Endcap Speech Balloon
Pretentious Plush Pet Merchandising
Two-Foot Tray for Gondola
Semi-Permanent Bin Dividers
Pet Plush Toy Hook Overlay
Henri Bendel Branded Collar Rivet
Multi-Hook Wire Backplate Overhangs Upright
BOGO for Sign-Reading Pets
Halloween Rats Rampage In-Store
Costume Your Dog as Halloween Pig
Henri Bendel® Pet Sunglasses
Henri Bendel® Canine Chic
Henri Bendel Tosses Pets a Bone
Red Dot Bulk Bin Specials
Pet Cleanup Station In-Store
Pet as Retail V.I.P.
Square-Perf for Scanning Loop Hooks
John Bartlett® Branded Pet Skirt
John Bartlett® Branded Pet Beds
Bird Feeder J-Hook Faceouts
How To Feed or Not Feed A Pet
Cat Cleaning Chic
Polo Ralph Lauren In-Store Saddle
ThunderShirt® Plush Spokesmodel
Selling to Smart Dogs
Bar Serves Canine Cuisine
Pet Collar Bar Tiered and Arched
Tiered, Arched, Pet Collar Bar
Pet Boutique Shopping Bag
Niche Marketing Pet Umbrellas
Pet Collar Hump for Pegboard
Fat Hamster Escapes Bell Jar
Elizabethan Pet Collar Display
Animal Cap Show-and-Tell

Follow Pet Food merchandising at…
Gourmet Dog Food Dual-Tray Promo Clip
Dog Food Marketing with Mated Plastic Trays
Tall Dividers for Short Products
Pet Shelf-Management Double-Down
Pet Toss and Roll Treats
How To Feed or Not Feed A Pet
Dog Treats at the Cashwrap
Gluten-Free Pet Food Pitch

For all Pet Merchandising resources see…
Pet Merchandising Pinterest Board
Pet Merchandising Index Page

Pet Merchandising Pinterest Board

Mountain Dew® Does A PowerWing

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Mountain Dew® Does A Dollar General PowerWing

The shallow depth of a PowerWing makes interesting billboarded display space for variants of Mountain Dew®, each offered on a separate shelf. Plus a PowerWing Display is an interesting way to encourage a grab-and-go thirst quencher in new or long-time-favorite formulation. Extra retailer emphasis added to PowerWings by the “DG Deals” sidebar. An interesting new promotion by Dew® and Dollar General®. Do keep in mind that low stocking levels may require frequent replenishment.

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For a range of PowerWing posts by Title…
Mountain Dew® Does A PowerWing
Tension Rod PowerWing at Dollar General®
Staggered Scan Hooks Save Space
Powerwing Pegboard Shelf With Productstop
Molded Acrylic Tray for 1″ Grid PowerWing
Burt’s Bees® Ladder-Mount Lip Balm for PowerWing
Chrome PowerWing on Metro S-Hooks
EOS® PowerWing Visual Merchandising by Scanner Hook
Phillies Baseball PowerWing
PowerWing C-Channel Add-On
Steelers® Keep-it-Kolder PowerWing
Square, High-Wall PowerWing Tray
Full-Width PowerWing Tray
The Challenge of Chrome Grid Hooks
Sinful Wicked Halloween Nail Color
Dove® Men’s PowerWing Holster
Open-Wire PowerWing Ledge
Mio® Water Wing
Flip-Front For Wire Productstops
Flatbar Merchandiser for Pegboard
ZzzQuil Color-Branded Corrugated
Clear PowerWing Shelf in Plastic
Power Wing Pockets Re-purposed
Animal Cracker® Gravity-Feed Power Wing
Corrugated Pick Card Point-of-Purchase Unit
Imported Italian Endcaps
Color-Code Evolution in Eyewear
PowerWing Hook Hazard
Items Mate With PowerWing Trays
Double-Wide PowerWing
Corrugated Hook on Plastic Carrier
Corrugated Carrier in POP Re-Use
Elizabethan Pet Collar Display
PowerWing Sells Belts and Ties
Quiver PowerWing Cross Sell
Mike and Ike on a New Slant
Burt’s Bees via PowerWing
Gravity Feed PowerWing Play-Doh
Gravity Feed Powerwing Trucks
Gravity Feed Powerwing Monkeys

For PowerWing resources see…
PowerWing Pinterest Board“ for a visual summary.
PowerWing Index Page” for all resources and links

PowerWings in Retail Pinterest Board for FixturesCloseUp

For Green Fixtures resources see…
Green Fixtures Pinterest Board“ for a visual summary.
Green Fixtures Index Page” for all resources and links

Green Fixtures Pinterest Board on FixturesCloseUp

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2-Piece Pegboard Gift Wrap Quiver

2-Piece Pegboard Gift Wrap Quiver
2-Piece Pegboard Gift Wrap Quiver

Used in pairs these Wire Corrals form a tall quiver to merchandise items like Gift Wrap. Cost could be reduced and fixture inventory simplified if both arms were identical, with no Metal Plate Label Holder on the upper. This could be replaced by a Basket Tag, Flip-Front Label Holder or similar add-on Holder.

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For Quiver-like fixture designs see…
2pc Pegboard Gift Wrap Quiver
Giant Quiver or Small Bulk Bin?
Gondola Accessorizes Pallet Rack Merchandising
PVC Quiver Zip-Tied
PVC Quiver Screwed
PVC Quiver for Slatwall
Square Quiver Subdivided
PVC Quivers Rank and File
Pegboard Corral for Gift Wrap
Patriotic Pegboard Quiver On Grid
Floral Painter’s Palette
Long Handles in a Short Space
Polo Mallet Merchandising
Square Quiver for Boxed Items
Wood Framed PVC Quivers
2×6 Broom Handle Rack
Drum Stick Displayed En Masse
2-Pc Quiver for Tall, Thin Items
Cup Holder or Quiver for Grid?
Old Navy Balloons Just For Fun
Quiver for PowerWing Cross Sell
Gift Wrap Quiver is Square
Shelf-Edge Quiver for Dowels
Shelf-Edge Gift Wrap Quivers
Gondola-Upright Micro Quiver
Magnet Mount Micro Quiver
PVC Pallet Rack Quiver is DIY
PVC Quivers for Retail
D.I.Y. Trough Bins + Quivers
D.I.Y. Triangular Dowel Bins as Quivers

For all Quiver resources see…
Quiver-Like Fixtures in Retail“ Pinterest Board
Quiver-Like Fixtures Index Page

For Gift Wrap posts by Title see…
2pc Pegboard Gift Wrap Quiver
Giant Quiver or Small Bulk Bin?
Metal Half-height Saddle-Mount Butterfly Hook for Bar
Plastic Butterfly Hook for Bar, Grid and More
Plastic Butterfly for Bar, Grid and More Redux
Louis Vuitton® Party Gift Wrap
Brown Paper Sales Psychology
Clinique® Branded Christmas Wrap
Tall Dividers Create Rack
Pegboard Corral for Gift Wrap
Wall of Wrap on Slatwall
Pegboard Rack Keel Revealed
Gift Wrap Quiver is Square
Shelf-Edge Gift Wrap Quivers
One-Piece Pegboard Wrap Rack
Clear Acrylic Arms Sell Gift Wrap
Mirror Image Gift Wrap Rack Arms
Endless Basket Bypasses Gondola Upright
Hooked on Gift Wrap
Gift Wrap Goes Bottomless
Gift Wrap Hangs Vertically
Single Row Wrap Rack

For all Gift Wrap resources see…
Gift Wrap Pinterest Board” for a visual summary.
Gift Wrap Index Page” for all resources and links.

Gift Wrap Fixtures Pinterest Board on FixturesCloseUp

For White Fixture resources see…
White Fixtures Pinterest Board“ for a visual summary.
White Fixtures Index Page” for all resources and links

White Fixtures in Retail FixturesCloseUp Pinterest Board

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Giant Quiver or Small Bulk Bin?

Shelf-mount quivers are covered in their own thread here on fixtures close up. This fairly-ordinary circular wire bin is a step up in capacity, and a floor-standing unit to boot. I felt a need to post the bin to give complete fixture coverage to quiver-like presentation style. Filled with swirl of gift wrap tubes, the bin actually makes a dramatic presentation. Keeping it filled and swirled would pump up sales. A half-empty, disheveled presentation of “pick up sticks” would hardly be attractive.

For a fixtures that relates visually see…
Wire Ties Offered With a Flourish

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For Bulk posts by Title see…
Giant Quiver or Small Bulk Bin?
Euro Fixtures™ Rectangular Produce Bins
Euro Fixtures™ Trapezoidal Produce Bins
Euro Fixtures™Produce Bin Chalkboards
Snow Boards and Sleds Bulk Binned
Angry Bird in a Bulk Bin
Freestanding, Small-Footprint, Open-Wire Bulk Bin
Euro Fixture: Bulk Binned Beans
Perforated Bulk Bin as Table
Pallet Forces a Vertical Sell
SnowSlider® Bulk Binned
Museum Case Bulk Bin
Tactical vs Strategic Binning
Stanley, Bostich, Werner, Bulk Up
Anti-Social Signs Sold in Bulk

For all Bulk resources see…
Bulk Bin Pinterest Board
Bulk Bin Index Page

For Quiver-like fixture designs see…
Giant Quiver or Small Bulk Bin?
Gondola Accessorizes Pallet Rack Merchandising
PVC Quiver Zip-Tied
PVC Quiver Screwed
PVC Quiver for Slatwall
Square Quiver Subdivided
PVC Quivers Rank and File
Pegboard Corral for Gift Wrap
Patriotic Pegboard Quiver On Grid
Floral Painter’s Palette
Long Handles in a Short Space
Polo Mallet Merchandising
Square Quiver for Boxed Items
Wood Framed PVC Quivers
2×6 Broom Handle Rack

For all Quiver resources see…
Quiver-Like Fixtures in Retail“ Pinterest Board
Quiver-Like Fixtures Index Page

For Gift Wrap posts by Title see…
Giant Quiver or Small Bulk Bin?
Metal Half-height Saddle-Mount Butterfly Hook for Bar
Plastic Butterfly Hook for Bar, Grid and More
Plastic Butterfly for Bar, Grid and More Redux
Louis Vuitton® Party Gift Wrap
Brown Paper Sales Psychology
Clinique® Branded Christmas Wrap
Tall Dividers Create Rack
Pegboard Corral for Gift Wrap
Wall of Wrap on Slatwall
Pegboard Rack Keel Revealed
Gift Wrap Quiver is Square
Shelf-Edge Gift Wrap Quivers
One-Piece Pegboard Wrap Rack
Clear Acrylic Arms Sell Gift Wrap

For all Gift Wrap resources see…
Gift Wrap Pinterest Board” for a visual summary.
Gift Wrap Index Page” for all resources and links.

Gift Wrap Fixtures Pinterest Board on FixturesCloseUp

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Basket Tag or Label Holder?

In the true taxonomy, this is actually a Clip-Equipped Hanging Label Holder, but it is far simpler to just consider it a Basket Tag. The twin clips allow the “tag” to hang vertically yet keep it parallel with the fixture horizontals. Single support tags are not always so precisely parallel. This “tag” sports an adhesive label, but actually would accept less-expensive, easier-to-use plain-paper labels as a drop-in. The Label Holder itself is an Extended-Top style easily permitting hole punch for Clips, Zip Tie and more.

Compare and contrast directly with…
Basket Tag or Label Holder?
Bakery Shelf Label Challenge
Basket Tag Baselines

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For Extended-Top Label Strip uses by Title see…
Basket Tag or Label Holder?
Endless Basket Hang Tags
Shelf-Edge Basket Used on Slatwall
Diagonal Hang Tag
Extended Top Label Colors
Hang Clips for Wire Basket
IKEA Extended-Top Label Curves
IKEA® Extended-Top Label Strip
FISH-Tip Extended-Top Label Strip
IKEA® Floor-Stand Linen Tower
IKEA® Mattress Protector Floor Bin
Header for FISH-Tip Label Holder

For all Extended-Top Label Strip resources see…
Extended-Top Label Strip Pinterest Board
Extended-Top Label Strip Index Page

For noteworthy Wire Baskets by Title
Basket Tag or Label Holder for Pegboard Basket
Two-Position Label for Wire Shelf
Spring Rain Umbrella Endcap Baskets
Slatwire Unit Wire Baskets
Fresh Picked® Point-of-Purchase Branding
Shelf-Edge Basket Used on Slatwall
Wire Mesh Baskets Cantilevered
Round-Cornered Wire Basket
Winter Scarf Wire Tray Display
Winter Wire Basket Kickstand
Metal Milk Crate Merchandising
Wire Tray Circular Spinner
Hybrid Back-to-School Slatwire Basket
Gravity Feed Basket for Spools
Ralph Lauren Fluorescent Fanny
Slatwall Bins Include Stand-Off
JC Penny® Bath Towel Urn
JC Penny® Pots ‘N Pans Urn
JC Penny® Runner Wireform Urn
Stark Reality in the Fitting Room
Outwater® Undulating Hook-Hung Basket
Wire Basket With Inverted Mount
Polo Ralph Lauren Cap Basket
Cinnamon Stick Up-Sell
Wireforms for HD Hardware
Pale Macy’s® or Pointy Victoria’s Secrets®
Bananas With Side Order of Donuts
Endcap Basket Upright Mounted
Wire Cage Includes Chalk Callout
Papering a Wall With Wire Basket
Label Sells Calorie Count Not Price
Flat B/P Basket for Slatwire
Wire B/P Basket for Slatwire
Wire Basket Hybrid Mount Sells Plush
Dual-Mount Wire Basket on Grid
Savvy Straight-Entry Wire Basket
Wire as Wicker Substitute
Squared Wire Basket for Endcap
Wire Bakery Basket on Metro Shelf
Inclined Basket + Inclined Ramp
Individual Serving Wire Baskets
Stickball Bats in Slatwall Rack
Inverted Endless Basket
Oddly Outfitted Transport Rack
Trouble With Tribbles at WalMart
Sidewalk Bulk Bin for Flip Flops
Basket Bypasses Gondola Upright
6-Foot Coffin-Case Bridge
Wire Basket Extender

For noteworthy Wire Basket resources see…
Wire Baskets Pinterest Board“ for a visual summary.
Wire Baskets Index Page” for all resources and links

For Basket Tags in use see…
Basket Tag or Label Holder?
Basket Tag as Wire Shelf Label Holder
Two-Position Label for Wire
Endless Basket Hang Tags
Tempur-Pedic® Button-Down Hang Tag
Wire Mesh Baskets Cantilevered
Shelf-Edge Basket Used on Slatwall
Bullnose S-Hook Label Solution
Diagonal Hang Tag
Vertical Denim Menu Tethered
Waterfall Literature Cross-Sell
Fenced Fitting Hang Tags
Boxed Fittings Fenced
Cast Fittings in Endless Basket
PVC Fittings in Endless Basket
Hang Clips for Wire Basket
Square-End Endless Basket
Hamburger Roll Hang Tag
Bib Tag Piggybacks Basket Tag
Split Ring Tag Team
1-Piece Split-Ring Hang Tag
Basket Tag Baselines
Curved Basket Tag With Kickstand
Banana Tray with Label Holder.”
Bakery Shelf Edge Label Challenge
Grip Clip for Wire
Basket Tag as Back Tag for Grid
Hang Tag As Grid Back Tag
Best Dual Clips for Basket Tag
Hang Clips vs Split Rings
Tote vs Merchandising Bin
Foam Forms in Endless Basket
Electrical Boxes in Endless Basket” and
Electrical Conduit in Endless Basket

For fun with Basket Tags see
Merchandise Name a Putoff.”

For Basket Tag color ideas see…
2012 Spring Colors for Tags
Screaming Yellow Hang Tags
Hang Tags in Vibrant Color
Vertical Denim Menu Tethered

For all Basket Tags resources see…
Basket Tags / Hang Tags Pinterest Board
Basket Tags / Hang Tags Index Page

Basket Tag _ Hang Tag FixturesCloseUp Pinterest Board

For noteworthy Wire Basket resources see…
Wire Baskets Pinterest Board“ for a visual summary.
Wire Baskets Index Page” for all resources and links

Wire Basket Oddities in Retail Pinterest FixturesCloseUp-1

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Spinner Specialty Hook Mount

 Island Spinner Specialty Hook Mount
Island Spinner Specialty Hook Mount

Stock point-of-purchase displays are not part of my tight focus, but details of their construction pique my interest. This island spinner offers multiple mounts for Single Prong Specialty Display Hooks. All in-use hooks were center mounted as shown so I cannot comment of the functionality of mounting multiple hooks in immediately adjacent mounts.

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For Spinner Merchandising Fixtures by Title see…
Wire Tray Circular Spinner
Tabletop Apparel Slatwall Spinner
Spinner Specialty Hook Mount
Stainless Steel Spinner
Victorias Secret Spinner Tray Inserts
Spinner is Crutch For Canes
American Standard Stipple Slatwall
Digital Signage Tops A Spinner
Silo Spinner for Frogtape®
Straight-Entry Island Spinner
Tape Spinner is Diamond Plate
Twin-Tier Spinner for Walking Canes
Corrugated Island Spinner
Produce Partners Idea Center
J-Hook Counters Centrifugal Force
Roundel of One-Sided Pegboard

For all Spinner Merchandising Fixtures resources see…
Spinner Merchandising Fixtures Pinterest Board“ visual summary
Spinner Merchandising Fixtures Index Page” for all resources

For Circular Display by Title see…
Spinner Specialty Hook Mount
Wire Tray Circular Spinner
Spinner Specialty Hook Mount
BOGO for Sign-Reading Pets
Tubular Table Concepts
Ceiling Corral for Balloons
VitaminWater® Color-Coded Cooler
The Beauty of Circular Bins
Retail Eye Candy Whatsit?
9 Bins Cover 40º of Arc
Gumballs in Modern Merchandising
Erica Lyons® Ring Around the Rosie
Roundtabled Samplers
Painter’s Palette of Samples
Cake Stand Markets Fragrances
Jewelry Retails from Tabletop
Blue Chinese Porcelain Pedestals in Bell Jar

For all Circular Display resources see…
Circular Display Pinterest Board“ visual summary
Circular Display Index Page” for all resources

Circular Display Pinterest Board for FixturesCloseUp

For White Fixture resources see…
White Fixtures Pinterest Board“ for a visual summary.
White Fixtures Index Page” for all resources and links

White Fixtures in Retail FixturesCloseUp Pinterest Board

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Mesh Hoop Shopper’s Basket

Hooped nylon mesh creates a stay-open, fold-flat shopper’s basket that saves on in-store storage space. Its not for every retailer, but does well here in a Dollar Store store environment.

For Shopping Bag Dispenser posts by Title…
Shop•A•Round is Aptly Named
Mesh Hoop Shopper’s Basket” (This Post)
Flat-Stock Moleskine® J-Hook Rack
Magnetic Cooler Bag Cross-Sell
Twin S-Hooks as Bag Dispenser
Twin-Arm Book Catcher Fixture
Christmas as Target Date
Victorian Bag Dispenser In-Store
Recycled Bag Dispenser T-Stand
Ordning & Reda® Bag Fetish
3M Command Strip for Point-of-Purchase
Vertical Bag Holder Doubles Sale
Take Two of Everything
Horizontal Bag Holder Doubles Sale
Don’t Bag the Baby Cart Warning
Dispenser Offers Wire Ties With a Flourish
Bag Dispenser Also Cross Sells
Double-Barreled Bag Dispenser
V for Shopping Bags by Victoria
C-Clamped Shelf Edge J-Hook

For all Branded Bags and Bag Dispenser resources…
Bag and Bag Dispensers Pinterest Board
Bag and Bag Dispensers Index Page

Bag Dispensers Pinterest Board for FixturesCloseUp

For Shopping Carts and Cart Convenience see…
Shopping Carts and Conveniences Pinterest Board
Shopping Cart and Conveniences Index Page

Shopping Cart Amenities Pinterest Board

For all Ring Hooks and Hoop resources see…
Ring Hooks and Hooped Fixtures Pinterest Board“ visual summary.
Ring Hooks Index Page” for all resources and links

Ring Hooks and Hooped Fixtures Pinterest Board

For Blue Fixtures resources see…
Blue Fixtures Pinterest Board“ for a visual summary.
Blue Fixtures Index Page” for all resources and links

Blue Fixtures In Retail Pinterest Board Fixtures Close Up

For all Purple Fixtures resources see…
Purple Fixtures Pinterest Board“ for a visual summary.
Purple Fixtures Index Page” for all resources and links

Purple Color Fixtures Pinterest Board

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Headphone Category Definition

All Wire FISH Tip Header Main

Defining product categories with headers, large or small, is a good way to reach out to customers and simplify product location. Such fixturing need not be expensive. Here industry standard All Wire FISH-Tip Hooks become the supports for industry standard Label Strip. The construct spans as many columns of Pegboarded product as necessary. Just drop in a plain-paper header, and you are ready to rock and roll (headphone pun intended). CLICK the gallery for a walk through of images

For more Hook-based Category Definition see…
Headphone Hook Category Definition” (This Post)
Branded Twin Label Strip for Hook
Top-facing Label Strip Helps Brand
Defining Categories on Slatwall
Category Definition Via Foamcore

For all resources see…
Branding and Categorization Index Page

For Headphone Merchandising and Fixtures by Title see…
Headphone Hook Category Definition” (This Post)
Loop Hook Width Standards for Ear Buds
Skullcandy Branded Loop Hook Locks
How to Thwart Locking Loop Hooks
Headphone Head Form in Wood
Bolt-down Headphone Stand
Selling Surround-Sound Earmuffs

For all Headphone Merchandising and Fixtures resources…
Headphone Fixtures and Merchandising Pinterest Board“ summary.
Headphones Index Page” for all resources and links.

Headphone Fixtures Fixtures Close Up Pinterest Board

For a list of all FISH Tip research aids see…
FISH Tip Scan Hooks Pinterest Board
FISH Tip Hooks Index Page” for all resources.

FISH Tip Scan Hook Pinterest Board for Fixtures Close Up

More Pegboard in Pink Plastic

A rich pastel pink plastic Pegboard Panel provides an interesting backdrop for presentation of low-cost children’s jewelry. It certainly sets the theme and appeals to the target market. The panel is outfitted with simple All Wire Single Prong Display Hooks which do their job quite effectively. Safety Ball-End tips provide protection from sharp edges. Mainly black carded merchandise provides for dramatic color contrast. CLICK the thumbnail for an alternate view.

For other Pink fixtures and merchandising see…
Pink as Under-Used Fixture Color
Pink Plastic Pegboard
More Pegboard in Pink Plastic
Label Overlap Triggers OCD
Pink Goes PSU Blue and White
Necktie Ruff Doubles Tie Sales
Hot Pink Heptahedra
Slatwall Hooks on Fuchsia Fabric

Pink Fixtures FixturesCloseUp Pinterest Board

For Plastic Pegboard posts by Title
Transparent Panel and Peg Hook
Wood Dowels Peg a Modern Plastic Wall
Pink Plastic Pegboard
Label Overlap Triggers OCD
Lime Green Pegboard Substitute
Translucent Xmas Pegboard
Invisible Vertical Display
Slatwall Hook Plays Up Jewelry Display
AB Hooks for Plastic Pegboard
Plastic Panel Supplants Pegboard
Back Tagged Plastic Pegboard Permanent Display
Acrylic Bin + Metal Backplate
Acrylic Bin With Backplate Fails
Personalizing Package Shapes

For all Plastic Pegboard resources…
Plastic Pegboard Pinterest Board“ for a visual summary.
Plastic Pegboard Index Page” for all resources and links

Plastic Pegboard Pinterest Board for Fixtures Close Up

For a series of Cross Slotted plastic surface posts see...
Cross-Slotted Display Surface
Half-Hearted Cross Slot Hooking
Cross-Slotted Display Shattered

Sign Arm Is Light Gauge

An opportunity arose to further analyze this style small-scale, light-weight Sign Holder Hook for Pegboard. Note that the thin gauge frontwire is half the diameter of nearby standard Pegboard Hooks. The single card-stock sign is anything but a heavy load. The root of the concept, an Attached Back Hook, arrives already assembled for quick installation, yet comes apart for straight entry in tight spaces. A simple Sign Grip Clip front serves to grasp the sign.

For other than frontwire-gauge variations see…
Wide vs Narrow Attached-Back Hooks”

For Far-Forward Signholders by Title visit…
AB Sign Holder in Light Gauge” (This Post)
Pull-Out Convex Sign Holder
Shelf-Spanning Convex Sign
Sloped Slatwall Sign Mount
Keyless Cashwrap Tester
Single-Lug Sign for Pegboard
Shoplifters Put On Stern Notice!
Twin-Backplate Straight-Entry Sign
Silicon Sleeve Creates Sign on Display Hook
Specialty Sign Mount Benefits
Far-Forward Slatwall Signs
Sign on a Straight-Entry Stick.”
FISH-Tip as Simple Sign Holder
Sophisticated But Simple Sign Holder
Diagonal Drop-Arm Sign Holder
Sign Circle: Horizontal Bar Mount
Extrusion as Pegboard Sign Standoff
Sign Clip Has Dubious Grip
Color-Coded Pricing Signholder
Alternative to Front-Mount Faceout Signs
How to Make a Flip Front Sign Holder
FISH-Tip as Standard Label and Sign Mount

For all Far-Forward Signholders in Retail resources see…
Far-Forward Signholders Tag” for a scrolling list of discussions.
Far-Forward Signholders Pinterest Board“ visual summary.
Far-Forward Signholders Index Page” for all resources and links

Attached Back Straight Entry Hooks Pinterest Board

For all Attached-Back Hook resources…
Attached-Back Hooks Tag” for a scrollable list of discussions.
Attached-Back Hooks Pinterest Board“ for a visual summary.
Attached-Back Hooks Index Page” for all resources and links

For advantageous uses of all Straight-Entry Hooks see…
Straight-Entry Under-Shelf Hook
Tight Planogram Design by Matell
Polish Crew Fixtures the Impossible

For all Straight-Entry resources…
Straight-Entry Hooks Tag” for a scrollable list of discussions.
Straight-Entry Hooks Pinterest Board“ for a visual summary.
Straight-Entry Hooks Index Page” for all resources and links

Pink Plastic Pegboard

Pink Plastic Pegboard Main

Pink Pegboard as an unusual merchandising background, combined with a complementary header sign and can’t-be-beat price makes sure bling gets noticed in a well-designed Dollar Store environment. Click through the thumbnails to inspect more closely. There was some minor cracking of the plastic pegboard, but given the target market and abuse it must receive, it held up well.

Compare with Pegboard colors in…
Pink Plastic Pegboard” (This Post)
Label Overlap Triggers OCD
Lime Green Pegboard Substitute
Translucent Xmas Pegboard

For all Plastic Pegboard posts by Title
Invisible Vertical Display
Translucent Xmas Pegboard
Slatwall Hook Plays Up Jewelry Display
Plastic Panel Supplants Pegboard
Back Tagged Plastic Pegboard Permanent Display
Label Overlap Triggers OCD
Lime Green Pegboard Substitute
Acrylic Bin + Metal Backplate
Acrylic Bin With Backplate Fails
Personalizing Package Shapes

For all Plastic Pegboard resources…
Plastic Pegboard Tag” for a scrollable list of discussions.
Plastic Pegboard Pinterest Board“ for a visual summary.
Plastic Pegboard Index Page” for all resources and links

For a series of Cross Slotted plastic surface posts see...
Cross-Slotted Display Surface
Half-Hearted Cross Slot Hooking
Cross-Slotted Display Shattered

For all Failed Retail Fixture resources see…
Failed Retail Fixtures Tag” for a scrolling list of discussions.
Failures in Retail Fixturing Pinterest Board“ visual summary.
Failed Retail Fixtures Index Page” for all resources and links

38+ Tiny Hook Retail Solutions

Two Pinterest Board visual summaries of over 38 small hook solutions ranging across all channels of retail. Browse visually and then link to detailed discussion and additional photos back here on Fixtures Close Up. Return occasionally to consider ongoing updates to the compendium.

For other short and small hook posts SEE…
Metal Butterfly for Metal Perf
Slide-in Straight-Entry Self-Adhesive Plastic Hook
Re-thinking Plastic Hook Design for Slot
Outlandish Tiny Stepped J-Hook
Upgrade Simple Hook to Significant
Mini EndCap J-Hook
Micro Hook, Maxi Gift Card
Simple Hook, Stellar Gift Card Display
Slot-Mount vs Hole-Mount Hook
Pygmy Utility Hook for Slatwall
Expanded Metal Display Surface
Color-Coded Gift Card Back Tags
Corrugated Hook Used on Metal
Plastic Hook Backplate Kaizen
Positive Retention 90° Loop Hook
3M Command Strip Hooks for P•O•P
Tiny Pouch as Back Tag
Guarded Multi-Surface Multi-Hook
Corrugated Hook on a Curve
Rectilinear Polygon Jewelry Hook
No-See-Em Clear Plastic Hook for Jewelry
Chromed Slatwall and Micro Hook
Preformed Tab for Gift Cards
Hook Lug Failure Redux
Is Strip Merchandiser Riveted?
Common Loop vs Custom Hook
Plug-in Gift Card Hook of a Different Sort
One-Hole Hooks Compared
Removable Butterfly Scan Arm
Display Hook Converts to Scan

For small Pin-up Hooks SEE…
Pin-Up Hook or Micro Faceout?
Endless Basket Keeper Solution.
Pin-Up Hook Fills New Cashwrap Need.
Preformed Tab for Gift Cards
Pin-Up Hook for Wire Grid.

For small hook compendiums on Pinterest SEE…
Tiny Hook Solutions in Retail

Pin-Up Hooks in Retail

For other Pinterest fixture summaries SEE…
Back Labeled Fixtures in Retail
Back Tags in Retail
Color Coding in Retail
Color Black in Retail Fixtures
Color Fixtures in Retail
Die-Cut 3D Dimensionals in Retail
Divider Designs in Retail
Endless Basket in Retail
Gift Card Merchandising and Fixturing
Humor in Retail
Psychology and Sales Empowerment
QR Codes in Retail
S-Hooks in Retail
Sunglass and Eyewear Fixtures in Retail
T-Shirt Fixtures and Merchandising
Testers and Samplers in Retail

Fencing Bow Expands Shelf Edge

This Fencing angles or bows outward a bit from the shelf edge. It might be to provide extra space when employed in dump bin arrangements. Or possibly it allows a bit more ease of access to whatever products were to be corralled. This outboard positioning requires a different approach to mounts. It might also require a specialty divider to mate with the angled front Fence. In any event it maintains the clean appearance of a good fencing solution.

For an example in use as well as a cautionary note SEE…
Fencing Overstuffed Goods

For Fencing hardware merchandise applications SEE…
Michael Graves Toilet Plungers
Fencing Organizes Auto Adaptors
Good Fences, Good Neighbors
Fencing Corrals PVC Fittings #1
Fencing Corrals PVC Fittings #2

For wider ranging Wire Fencing uses in SEE…
Mike and Ike Gravity Feed Fencing
Fenced Candy Merchandising
Naked Tees Dressed Up With Fence
Wire Fencing Sets a Party Theme
Fencing Lanes for Lightweights
Fencing in Basic Black
Fencing Goldfish
Gravity Feed Fencing
Fencing Overstuffed Goods
Wire Fencing Refrigerated Retail
Office Supply Avalanche Preventer

SEARCH: “Fencing” or “Endless Basket” for more wire all related solutions.

Point-of-Purchase Home Run

Maybe this could be marketed in the Sporting Goods aisle as well as candy. With Baseball Season approaching, it just might be a retail “hit” … if you pardon the point-of-purchase pun. Certainly the Baseball Bat shape is out-of-the-ordinary.

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For Baseball Glove fixturing by Title see…
Baseball Faceguards on Slatwall Faceouts
Baseball Gloves on a Grid
Baseball Glove Tray has Talker
Non-scarring Hook for Baseball Gloves
National Pastime on a Common Hook
Baseball Glove Pegboard Sales Psychology
Baseball Gloves Sold Via CrossBar” and
Baseball Gloves on a Backbar Tray

For Baseball Odds-n-Ends by Title…
Polo® Teddy Bear Branded Baseball Caps
Lacoste® Branded Baseball Cap Stand
Lacoste® Branded Custom Cap Stand Hook
Decline Gives Baseball Caps A Tip-of-the-Hat
Museum Case Cap Pedestal
Baseball Caps for Football Season
Baseball Caps Cable Tied
Baseball Glove Conditioner Retails Itself
Wire Backplate Basket for Baseballs

For a related Home Runs try…
Baseball-size Display Hook Ends

For sports-based cross sell see...
Jewelry Sale for Baseballers

For Baseball Bat Merchandising by Title see…
Baseball Pegboard Hook and Fence Merchandising
Easton® Baseball Bats on Lockdown
Easton® Baseball Bat Pegboard Hooks
Baseball Bat Faceout Sign Holder
Spikeball as Slatwall Header
Phillies Baseball PowerWing
Baseball Caps Cable Tied
Bat Holder Sports Style
Slatwire Bat Holders En Masse
Stickball Bats in Slatwire Rack
Baseball Bat Holder in Plastic
Baseball Bat Turnstile POP Rack
Ambidextrous Bat Holder
Collectable Baseball Bat Holder as Fixture
Slatwire Baseball Bat Holder
Almost-All-Wire Bar Faceout
Weld Burns Ruin Fixture Finish

For all Baseball Merchandising Fixtures resources…
Baseball Merchandising Pinterest Board“ for a visual summary.
Baseball Merchandising Fixtures Index Page” for all resources and links

Baseball Merchandising Fixtures Pinterest Page for FixturesCloseUp

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Color-Coded Prices at Shelf-Edge

A different color is used to reinforce the whole dollar amount of prices along the shelf edge. White numbers are used consistently for all decimal portions of the price. An interesting convention and attempt at shelf-edge coding, price recognition, and branding. But to me the 99’s shout while some colors are recessive. I would have color coded the entire amount consistently so that $3.99 was all blue, $2.99 all lime green, and $1.99 all red. CLICK the thumbnail for another look. Nominate your own color scheme if you have one.

For alternate shelf-edge branding and treatment SEE…
Label Strip and Shelf Edge Sign Colors Match
Die-cut Shelf-Edge Branding by Butterfly
Branding and Segmentation by Strip
Label Strip Substitutes for Cross Sell Signs
Shelf-Edge Philosophy of the Philosophy Brand
Color Category Branding by Aisle
Neiman Marcus Dollar Store Motif
Black-on-Black Retail Motif
Branded Twin Label Strip for Hook
Color-Coded Prices at Shelf Edge
Retail Categorization by Shelf-Edge Color
Tide Olympics Collector Edition Bottle
Buy-Big, Save-Big at Shelf Edge
Branding by Bullnose
Don’t Flip Your Lid
Brand Cross Sell or Confusion
Fashion Forward Sampler
Slotwall & Label Strip Both Curve
Product Stop by Gucci
Why Store Branding Matters

For less color and price variety SEE…
Neiman Marcus Dollar Store

For high-tech at the shelf edge SEE….
Digital Shelf-Edge Price Ticket
Digital Shelf-Edge Promo Signs
Smell ‘O Vision Retail Rollout

For color-coding SEE…
Color-Coded Sports Retailing
Color-Coding Diopter Strength
Near-sighted not Color Blind
Foster Grants Color-Coded
Color-Coding Without Color Legend
Color-Coded Pricing Signholder
Color-coded Savings.”
Color-Coded Product and Point-of-Purchase
Color-Coded Back Tags
Glass Shelf Overlay Offers Color-Coded Sign
Odd Label Holder Violates Silhouette
Glass Shelf Overlay Offers Color-Coded Sign
Plastic Uniweb Butterfly Hook Display
Color Code on Butterfly Hook
Shopping By Single-Color Numbers

For for far more black fixtures than you might want try…
Pimped-Out Pusher Hook
Galvanized Plus Black as Fancy Finish
Endless Basket in Basic Black
Black Totes Tilt on a Frame
Black on Black Fixture Motif
Shelf Edge Shoe Extender
Fencing in Basic Black
Cookware on A Grid of Jet Black
Fencing the Produce Cooler
Wire Fencing in Refrigerated Retail
Curve Creates Store-in-Store Merchandise Destination
Shelf-Edge Fixture Philosophy of Philosophy Cosmetics
Color-Coded Prices at Shelf Edge
Neiman Marcus Dollar Store
Ultimate Back Tag in Basic Black
Store Tag Line Not Meant for You
Merchandising Smoke and Mirrors
Diamonds: Go Big or Go Home
Hook Mis-align Increases Sales
Erratic Hooks Tighten Display.”
One-Hole Hooks Compared
Pegboard as Strip Merchandiser
FISH-Tip as Permanent Label Mount
Elizabethan Pet Collar Display
Basic Black Shot Glass Rack
Lug Hook Failure Redux
Hybrid Helmet Hook
Eccentric Ice Skate Hook
Triple Threat Utility Hook
S-Hook Squared.”
Black Lacquer Tray With Storyline
Black Lacquer Tray Without Storyline
Swan-necked Table Top Hook
Rectilinear Table-top Hook
Black Totes Tilt on a Tray
Item Erect at Shelf Edge
Two Axes Better Than One

For a visual Pinterest Board summary see…
Black Color Fixtures in Retail

For a fixture Pinterest Board SEE…
Color Black in Retail Fixtures

For double-tier shelf-edge display SEE…
Two Axes Are Better Than One?

Productstop Fails Xmas Crush

Not a rigid acrylic, this flexible extruded shelf edge productstop bows under a relatively light load of Christmas Cards on sale. The solution, as always, test fixture samples in store. And consider all aspects of the intended use. This failure seems more due to the shelf attachment system than the extrusion.

For holiday fixture posts see…
Making Snow Flakes Appear Unique
Xmas Poinsettia Dunnage Rack
Popup MoMA Design Store
Great Gifts Branded Tag
Breathalyzer Test By Parachute Jump
Tiffany at Your Christmas Doorstep
Evergreen Fashions for Xmas
Plush is in for the Holidays
Ribbon-Tied Xmas Merchandising
Translucent Xmas Pegboard
Powering-Up Xmas Night Lights in Retail
iPad Counts Down to Christmas
You Bought It, You Own It!
Christmas Display Confusion
Betty Boop’s Holiday Best
Wireback Corrugated Christmas Hook
No Peeking Until the Holidays
Productstop Fails Christmas Rush
Corrugated Island is Christmas Spinner Display
Summer Sunglasses on Christmas Sale
Light-Weight Christmas Multi-Hook
Vultures Strip Christmas Multi-Hook
P•O•P for Christmas or Halloween
Boxed Xmas Ornaments on Straight Entry Hooks
Mirror’s Vision of Christmas Jewelry
Gold vs Frankincense and Mir
Santa Mailbox in-Store
Late Even For Orthodox Christmas
Xmas Dress Form Flash Mob
Patron Saint of Store Fixtures
Noah’s Ark Menorah
Prada Shoe Menorah
Colorful Menorah Shortchanged
Hanukkah Retail Traditions

For a visual Pinterest Board summary see…
Christmas and Hanukkah Fixturing Across Retail

For noteworthy fixture failures see…
Gondola Base Deck Takes a Hit” (This Post)
Aluminum Boxer-Style Hook Failure
Misshapen Aluminum Hooks
Malleable Aluminum Grid Hooks
So Sorry. Aluminum Hook in Play
Faceout Failure on Slatwire
Failed Reverse Waterfall Hook
How to Avoid Frontwire Sag
Plastic Grid Hooks Fail
Rare Hook Lug Failure
Hook Lug Failure Redux
Plastic Hook Innovates But Falls Short
Hook has Two Monkey Load Limit
Plastic Hooks Beyond Limits
Anti-Theft Fixture Failure
Productstop Fails Christmas Crush
Label Holder Wrecks Store Image
Sidesaddle Label Holder Fails
Ideas Wanted: Retail Guard Rail

For a visual Pinterest Board summary see…
Failures in Fixtures

Best Typefaces for Retail and POP

Trust me to get it all backwards. From an article on the worst fonts I managed to scavenge lists of the best and most used typefaces. Many are among my personal favorites too, and are as good a starting place as any for that retail sign, shelf edge label, or point-of-purchase promotion you have in mind. I tried searching for “favorite typefaces of David Ogilvy” without success, so you are stuck with this.

Know that there is some difference of opinion on “best” typefaces even though those above are favorites of many designers according to a limited survey. It is sometimes argued that serif rather than sans serif typefaces are several times more readable, hence their use in traditional media like newspaper. Others argue that all caps is more visible than upper and lower case, hence the use of capital letters in teleprompters (autocue) for television broadcast.

As an interesting aside, the Univers typeface (number 5 under used regularly above) was the favorite font of my grad school chairman, Dr. Francis Ferguson, AIA (1932-1995, Notre Dame University 1956, Columbia University 1962, 1969). It seems the “student apple” does not fall far from the “teacher’s tree.” A great many of these fonts, particularly Helvetica, are very Univers-like (or actually I think it more correct that Univers is Helvetica-like). And almost all have stood the test of time in advertising and graphic communications.

Personally, I prefer Helvetica for body copy over Univers, but would be agreeable to using Univers in a heading. As you see, my old professor and patron and I did not completely agree all the time. But I am known to be contentious and picky, with a mind of my own.

If you have reputable sources you can cite for “best” or “most visible” typefaces, post here as comments please.

For other retail and merchandising communication advice see…
Best Typefaces for Retail and POP
Type Size for Sign Readability
Type Size and Color for Readability.”
Sign as Communication Vehicle

For a broader perspective on color see…
Psychology of Color in Purchases

For an example of minimalist retail typography see…
2012 Tiny Label Holder Award.”

For unusual use of typography in retail display see…
Monkey Tails at the Mall

To see the source of this information, link out to Fastcodesign.com and “The 8 Worst Fonts In The World” which itself cites other sources.

SEARCH “Best Practices” for more retail merchandising and store fixture advice.

Type Size for Sign Readability

Courtesy of ScienceBuddies.org and David Ogilvy

Progressive Grover Linkedin.com Group comments on “Small Signs Create Master Sign” led me to research type sizes for readability at various distances in retail and advertising. I found many highly detailed research studies, with formulas and full scientific analysis, and even correlation to angle of view and speed of observer. But these simple guidelines found on Science Buddies seemed very clear and to the point … even citing the famous advertising expert David Ogilvy as the original source. If you know of better guidelines, please post so that we can all benefit. If not, David Ogilvy surely wouldn’t steer us wrong.

For retail typeface, type size and color references SEE…
Best Typefaces for Retail and Point-of-Purchase
Type Size for Sign Readability
Type Size and Color for Readability
Sign as Communication Vehicle

Psychology of Color in Purchases

For an example of minimalist retail typography SEE…
2012 Tiny Label Holder Award.”

For unusual use of typography in retail display SEE…
Monkey Tails at the Mall

SEARCH “Best Practices” for more retail merchandising and store fixture advice.