Scotch Multi-Function Mystery Fixture

Scotch® Multi-Function Mystery Fixture
Scotch® Multi-Function Mystery Fixture
Scotch® Multi-Function Mystery Fixture

Scotch® Multi-Function Mystery Fixture This multi-level Scotch® Gondola Display seems to perform a variety of merchandising functions, many of which where a mystery to me. I comprehend the vertical dividers for upright dispensing of large sheet-goods. The front-facing Grid Sections accept stubby Straight-Entry Scanner Hooks keeping them safely within the display footprint. The dual level Triangular Tops are a puzzlement, as is the Pegboard-backed empty space within the construct. I admired the intricacy of the display design, but wish I had access to the use instructions to figure out all the bells-and-whistles.

Follow Scotch® fixtures at…
Scotch® Multi-Function Diagonal Mystery Fixture
How to Drink Scotch®
More Amazing Scotch®” (This Post)
Shoe Fetish vs Tape Fetish
High Fashion High Heel by Scotch®

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For Unusual and often Unknowable fixtures in retail see…
Scotch® Multi-Function Diagonal Mystery Fixture #21
Ralph Lauren Mystery Fixture #20
Store Navigation Mystery Fixture? #19
Euro Fixture: Reverse J-Hook at Shelf Edge #18
Permanent J-Hook Retail Rack #17
Diagonal Hammer Hook Details #16
Dornbracht® Mystery Fixture #15
Locking Anti-Sweep Hook Hybrid #14
Clamshell Mystery Fixture #13
Rack or Hook Mystery Fixture #12
Retail Eye Candy Whatsit #11
Trident Backplate Concept #10
Undulating Hook-Hung Basket #9
Pigtail Divider for Wire Shelf #8
Flag-Flying Mystery Fixture #7
Slatwall Mystery Fixture #6
Bar-Mount Mystery Fixture #5
Stepped J-Hook Mystery Fixture #4
Twin Hook Mystery Fixture #3
Super-Duty Mystery Fixture #2
Daisy-Chain Mystery Fixture #1
Open Wire Chair Design

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

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ThinkHat® Mystery Merchandising by Slatwall Hook

ThinkHat Mystery Merchandising by Slatwall Hook
ThinkHat Mystery Merchandising by Slatwall Hook
ThinkHat Mystery Merchandising by Slatwall Hook

ThinkHat Mystery Merchandising by Slatwall HookI love the logo. I love the package as a freestanding piece of design. But I am pretty sure much of the retail sales message is lost for this Thinkhat® Mystery Merchandise. Lucky my job is not so hard as that of this package designer. I merely comment on an excellent use of vertical merchandising space, employing 90º Tip Flatback Slatwall Hooks in Armor-Channeled White Slatwall. Beyond that I leave all other rants and raves to you. CLICK the thumbnail and gallery for various zooms. Seen at Bed Bath and Beyond.

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For Unusual and often Unknowable fixtures in retail see…
ThinkHat® Mystery Merchandising by Slatwall Hook #22
Scotch® Multi-Function Diagonal Mystery Fixture #21
Ralph Lauren Mystery Fixture #20
Store Navigation Mystery Fixture? #19
Euro Fixture: Reverse J-Hook at Shelf Edge #18
Permanent J-Hook Retail Rack #17
Diagonal Hammer Hook Details #16
Dornbracht® Mystery Fixture #15
Locking Anti-Sweep Hook Hybrid #14
Clamshell Mystery Fixture #13
Rack or Hook Mystery Fixture #12
Retail Eye Candy Whatsit #11
Trident Backplate Concept #10
Undulating Hook-Hung Basket #9
Pigtail Divider for Wire Shelf #8
Flag-Flying Mystery Fixture #7
Slatwall Mystery Fixture #6
Bar-Mount Mystery Fixture #5
Stepped J-Hook Mystery Fixture #4
Twin Hook Mystery Fixture #3
Super-Duty Mystery Fixture #2
Daisy-Chain Mystery Fixture #1
Open Wire Chair Design

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

For 90º Tip Hooks by Title see…
ThinkHat® Mystery Merchandising by 90º Slatwall Hook
Technical Details of Polo® Technical Sock Display
Slatwire As Naked Merchandising Canvas
Keep Calm and Craft On Right-Angle Hook
Pacsun® Shorts S-Hooked
Double-Walled Slatwire Alignment
Sell All Your Neckties From A Single Display
Tiered, Saddle-Mount Neckties
Heavy-Duty Utility Hook with Rear Label Holder
Carefree Bra Display at Victoria’s Secret®
Scarves Tiered With Space Frame Extender
Belts on Tiered Bar Gondola Extenders
Custom Metal Pegboard, Custom Pegboard Hook
Twin-Bar Encourages Boxer Hook Placement
Cookware 90º Double-Hooked
Cookware Bundled on 90º Bar Hook
Necktie Reverse Saddle Mount
Jawbone® 90º Ball-Stopped Hook
Nike® 90º Hooks Saddle-Mount
Back Labeling 90º Tip Hooks
Saddle-Mount Winter Scarf
Expanded Metal Hook Hang
90º Hook as Cross Brace
Hooked on Clearance Sales
Snow Disk Slung Side-Saddle
Plastic Totes Define Cashwrap Slatwall
Peek-a-Boo Cross-Sell on 90º Hook
Belt Buckles by 90º Tip Bar Hook
Suspenders on an Endcap Rack
90º Tip Shoe, Cap, & Camisole Hooks
ThunderShirt® Plush Spokesmodel
Selling to Smart Dogs
Boot Hookery for Incremental Sales
Duracell Welded Loop Hooks
Carded Cat Bells on a Chrome Multi-Hook
Ceiling Fans Sold by Loop Hook
Slatwall vs Grid Hooks
Recycled Bag Dispenser T-Stand
Gravity-Feed Hooks Angle Items Up
Gravity Feed Backbar and Hooks for Belts
Gravity Feed 90° Tip Toothbrush Hooks
Bow Tie Hooks Are a Hot Topic
Loop Hook Squared
Broad Butterfly Ladder Hook
Shepherds Crook Merchandising #2
Make-Your-Own Pegboard Shelving
Slatwall-Uniweb Jewelry Hybrid
Donut Display via Hook
Smiley Face Carded Merchandise
90º Strip Hooks Back-to-Back
Popcorn Merchandised by 90º Hook
Merchandising Quid Quo Pro?
Shelves Crafted from 90º Hooks
Super-Duty Mystery Fixture #2
Pygmy Utility Hook for Slatwall
Top-Stopped Box Holder Hook
Jeans Hung from Gibbet
Slot Tower Concept with 90° Hooks
Fresh Spring Wall of Bath Puffs
Glassware Hangs on 90° Hooks
Upgrade Simple 90° Hook to Significant
Positive Retention 90° Loop Hook
ICC’s and 90° Tip Hooks for Gravity Feed
Disks and 90° Tip Anti Sweep Hook Potential
90° Tip is Elemental Scan Hook Anti Sweep
Hit on the Head in Retail
90° Tip is a Runner Up
Tong War with 90° Tip Hooks
90° Tip Hook Fight in Neckties
Oddly Assembled 90° Tip Slatwall Hook
Graceful Ogive Bullet Nose on 90° Tip Hook
Merchandising Quid Quo Pro?
90° Tip Hook for Necklaces
Brushed Metal Jewelry Display with 90° Tip Hooks
Squared-Slot Jewelry Display with 90° Tip Hooks
90° Tip Slatwall Hook Plays Up Jewelry
90° Hooks Secure Gift Card Containers
Double ICC Anti-Theft?
Baseball Gloves Via 90° Tip Crossbar Hooks

For all 90º Tip Hooks resources…
Hook Ends: 90º Tip Hooks Pinterest Board“ summary.
90º Tip Hooks Index Page” for all resources and links.

For all Cookware Fixtures by Title see…
ThinkHat® Mystery Merchandising by Slatwall Hook
Why Buy Retail Interpunct?
JCPenney® Epicurious Moustache Merchandising
Cherry Pie Kitchenware Food Prop
Unsigned Ice Cream Merchandising Inadvisable
Kings® Supermarket Shiskabob Seasonals
Cookware for Cannibals
Awning Sells Baking Accessories
Daily Chef® Punctuates Cookware Benefits
Double-Walled Slatwire Alignment
Butcher Block Props Cookware
Triangular Tower of Cookware
Metro End-Aisle Merchandise Cart Rotation
Cookware 90º Double-Hooked
Disposable Cookware Productstop
Cookware Bundled on 90º Bar Hook
Cookware on J-Hook Bar Plug-In
Half a Metro, Better Than None
Magnetic Labels On Wood Shelf
Love Nest Cookware Display
Daily Chef® Half-Metro Display
Perforated Metal Propping
Cuisinart® Fry Pan Faceout J-Hook
The Challenge of Chrome
Plate Displayer Becomes Pot Holder
Deep-Dish Declined Display
KitchenAid® Plug-In J-Hooks
Declined Metro® Cookware Display
JC Penny® Pots ‘N Pans Urn
Color-Coded Cutting Boards
Belgique® Chef as Brand Icon
JCPenny® Muffin Pan Mannequin
Cookware Hooks Are Bar Mount
Rolled Staging, Plug-In Hook
T-Stand As Cookware Hang Rod
Williams Sonoma® Stab at Sales
Cook as Lifestyle Sophisticate
Upscale Potato Prop In-Store
Cookware at Dicks Sporting Goods
Cookware on Apparel J-Hook
Metro Under-shelf Hang Rod
Hook Bridge as Specialty Display
Cookware on Metro J-Hook
Cookware Hangs from Metro
Cookware Merchandises Itself
Upscale Handle-With-Care Warning
Cookware on a Grid of Jet Black
Cookware on Saddle Mount Bar Hook
How to Avoid Being Hit on the Head in Retail
“Hook Design by Porsche
Bar Hooks Interlace Cookware
Super-size Strainers Dovetail
Undulating Arms Help Items Nest
Tong War in Cookware
Cookware To Go Cart
Wireform Cookware Displayer
Williams Sonoma® Cookware Merchandised By Shelf
Grid Backdrop for Cookware
Grid-Based Open Wire Shelf
Wire Shelf Sight Leak
Buy One, Get One, Selling Tool
GelPro® Soft Sell Point-of-Purchase

Compare Spoon Rest merchandising…
Pier 1 Imports® Spoon Rests En Masse
Spoon Rest Overlay is Die Cut
Spoon-Not-Included Disclaimer
Shelf-Edge Spoon Sampler Spirals

For all Cookware Fixture resources see…
Cookware Fixtures Pinterest Board“ visual summary
Cookware Fixtures Index Page” for all resources

Cookware Retail Fixtures Pinterest Board

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Ralph Lauren Mystery Fixture

Ralph Lauren Mystery Fixture Overall
Ralph Lauren Mystery Fixture

Ralph Lauren Mystery Fixture OverallThe Clothes Hanger upper portion is branded Ralph Lauren, but it is the bottom half of the fixture which puzzles as to use. Shaped and weighted lick a barbell, it would certainly keep the fixture vertical and hanging straight and true. CLICK the thumbnail to see it may have adjustment capability as to width. If you know what this is or how it is used in retail, please leave a comment to educate us all.

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For Unusual and often Unknowable fixtures in retail see…
Ralph Lauren Mystery Fixture
Store Navigation Mystery Fixture?
Euro Fixture: Reverse J-Hook at Shelf Edge #18
Permanent J-Hook Retail Rack #17
Diagonal Hammer Hook Details #16
Dornbracht® Mystery Fixture #15
Locking Anti-Sweep Hook Hybrid #14
Clamshell Mystery Fixture #13
Rack or Hook Mystery Fixture #12
Retail Eye Candy Whatsit #11
Trident Backplate Concept #10
Undulating Hook-Hung Basket #9
Pigtail Divider for Wire Shelf #8
Flag-Flying Mystery Fixture #7
Slatwall Mystery Fixture #6
Bar-Mount Mystery Fixture #5
Stepped J-Hook Mystery Fixture #4
Twin Hook Mystery Fixture #3
Super-Duty Mystery Fixture #2
Daisy-Chain Mystery Fixture #1
Open Wire Chair Design

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

For Logo’d and Branded Clothes Hangers see…
Ralph Lauren Mystery Fixture
Wolford Lingerie on a Space Frame
Sak’s® Hangered Scarf Merchandising High-End Look
Laura Ashley Branded Hanger
Neiman Marcus® Men’s Scarf Peg
REI® Clothes Hangers Re-Imagined
Sustainable Soy Ink Branding
Fabric-Covered S-Hook for Jeans
Hugo Boss® Rectangular Plug-In
Sustainable Scarf Sales
Moleskine® Branded Portfolio Hangers
Smartly Branded SmartWool® Sports Bras
Polo Ralph Lauren Branded in Gold
Louis Vuitton Endorses a Clothes Hanger
Karen Millen Logo’d Hangers
Wolford Logo’d Hangers
Arden B. Two-Tone Branding
Gap® Branded Hangers and More
Gap Hangs Out
Hook Design by Mercedes

For Clothes Hanger resource summaries see…
Clothes Hangers Pinterest Board“ for a visual summary (no discussion)
Clothes Hangers Index Page” for all research links

Clothes Hanger Display and Merchandising Pinterest Board

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

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Store Navigation Mystery Fixture?

Confused Directional Closeup
Confused Directional

Confused DirectionalMy first guess was a Civil Defense Marker from the 1950s, followed by the thought of an in-store directional. But it led nowhere and merely pointed up with no elevator or escalator to be seen. Possible it’s a symbol or icon with standard meaning, but I know it not. Please comment if you can devine the use of this confusing Store Navigation Directional Sign. Scroll down for more mystery figures and retail navigations posts.

 

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For Unusual and often Unknowable fixtures in retail see…
Ralph Lauren Mystery Fixture
Store Navigation Mystery Fixture?
Euro Fixture: Reverse J-Hook at Shelf Edge #18
Permanent J-Hook Retail Rack #17
Diagonal Hammer Hook Details #16
Dornbracht® Mystery Fixture #15
Locking Anti-Sweep Hook Hybrid #14
Clamshell Mystery Fixture #13
Rack or Hook Mystery Fixture #12
Retail Eye Candy Whatsit #11
Trident Backplate Concept #10
Undulating Hook-Hung Basket #9
Pigtail Divider for Wire Shelf #8
Flag-Flying Mystery Fixture #7
Slatwall Mystery Fixture #6
Bar-Mount Mystery Fixture #5
Stepped J-Hook Mystery Fixture #4
Twin Hook Mystery Fixture #3
Super-Duty Mystery Fixture #2
Daisy-Chain Mystery Fixture #1
Open Wire Chair Design

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

Mystery Fixtures in Retail FixturesCloseUp Pinterest Board

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

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Euro Fixture: Mystery Reverse J-Hook at Shelf Edge

J-Hook Shelf Edge Main
Euro Shelf Edge J-Hook Images Courtesy of CAEM, Italy

J-Hooked Shelf Edges AuxA Euro Fixture concept whose final retail application is mysterious and unknown. See that it includes an Endcap with 1” Grid (or 254 mm in continental terms) Sidekick Wings. The inward direction of the J-Hook dictates that they work only on the Shelf Edges and not the Grid Sidewalls. Who would guess European fixtures could be so inscrutable? CLICK the thumbnail for a full view of the Endcap, and the gallery for successive closeups of the S-Hooks.

Countdown this week’s Euro Fixtures™ at…
Euro Fixture® Wagon-Wheel Produce Display” (Live Apr 17, 11 AM)
Euro Fixture™ Proof-of-Concept – Bait-and-Switch” (Live Apr 17, 9 AM)
Euro Fixture™ Railed Wall- & Shelf-Mount Grid” (Live Apr 16, 11 AM)
Euro Fixture: Mystery Reverse J-Hook at Shelf Edge
Euro Fixture: In-Line Pallet Merchandising
Euro Fixture™ Endless Baskets Down Under
Euro Fixture™ Gently-Eased Produce Island
Euro Fixture: Coffin Case Cooler Median Shelves
Middle-East / Euro Fixture™  Arabic  Pergola
Euro Fixture™ Lighted Liquor Store Pergola

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For Unusual and often Unknowable fixtures in retail see…
Euro Fixture: Reverse J-Hook at Shelf Edge #18
Permanent J-Hook Retail Rack #17
Diagonal Hammer Hook Details #16
Dornbracht® Mystery Fixture #15
Locking Anti-Sweep Hook Hybrid #14
Clamshell Mystery Fixture #13
Rack or Hook Mystery Fixture #12
Retail Eye Candy Whatsit #11
Trident Backplate Concept #10
Undulating Hook-Hung Basket #9
Pigtail Divider for Wire Shelf #8
Flag-Flying Mystery Fixture #7
Slatwall Mystery Fixture #6
Bar-Mount Mystery Fixture #5
Stepped J-Hook Mystery Fixture #4
Twin Hook Mystery Fixture #3
Super-Duty Mystery Fixture #2
Daisy-Chain Mystery Fixture #1
Open Wire Chair Design

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

For J-Hook Fixtures by Title see…
Euro Fixture: Mystery Reverse J-Hook at Shelf Edge
Cookware on J-Hook Bar Plug-In
Slatwire Goes Mobile
J-Hook Backplate Short-Sheeted
Best Retail Floor Mat Fixture
Command Strip® Pin-Up J-Hook
Talker on FISH-Tip J-Hook Mount
Grid J-Strut Merchandise Cubes
Slot-Specific Softgood J-Hook
J-Hook’s Sprout for Christmas
Cuisinart® Fry Pan Faceout J-Hook
KitchenAid® Plug-In J-Hooks
Moleskine® Space-Frame J-Hook
Water Bottle Grid Hooks
Bird Feeder J-Hook Faceouts
Hula Hoop® Hook for Endcap
Neiman Marcus® Men’s Scarf Peg
Reversing Loop Hook Design
Reversed Loop vs Twin J-Hook
Twin J-Hook Has Double Life
Ball-End J-Hook for Hang Rod
Carpet J-Hook is a Ringer
Flat-Stock Moleskine® J-Hook Rack
J-Hook Counters Centrifugal Force
Cross-Pinned Fabric Pegboard
Flat Stock J-Hook Goes Storewide
Slot-Mount Jewelry J-Hook in Chrome
Chrome J-Hooks Show Polish
Coriolis Effect on J-Hooks
Sideways Slant on J-Hooks
Sturdy Magnetic J-Hook”
Cookware at Dicks Sporting Goods
Sword Cane Merchandising In-Store
Collector’s Edition J-Hook Design
Framed Pegboard as Jewelry Display
Bulk Bucket Lid Merchandiser
Hose Reel as Lid Merchandiser
J-Hook Creates Own Label Mount
J-Hook Deformed or Misplaced?
StainMaster® Portfolio J-Hook
Toilet Seat Tattoos Sold by J-Hook
Skeleton Key Marketing Secrets
Skeleton Key Merchandising
Portfolio Hook for StainMaster®
Wrench Becomes a J-Hook
Loop Hook Squared
Nozzle and Hose Slatwall Hooks
One-Lug J-Hook with Back Tag Pricing
Radical Wrap-back Security Hook
Kiddie-Scale J-Hooks
J-Hook Endcap Fit-out
Slot-Mount Jewelry J-Hook
C-Clamped Shelf Edge J-Hook
J-Hooking Jewelry Sans Slot
J-Hooking Jewelry Via Slot
Side-Saddle J-Hook for Purses
Endless Basket Accessory J-Hook
Single-Lug J-Hook Doubles Space
Small Slot-Mount Jewelry J-Hook
Naked J-Hook on Corrugated
Best Hook for Hand or Foot
Under-shelf J-Hook Solution
Twin J-Hooked Tie-Downs
Boots Standing or Hanging on J-Hooks
Outlandish Stepped J-Hook
Bar-Mount J-Hooks for Underwear
J-Hook Anti-Theft Benefits
How to Display a Family of Products
FISH-Tip Waterfall J-Hook
Cookware on Apparel J-Hook
Cookware Hangs from Overhead J-Hook
Hook Includes Built-in Sock Stop
Mini Endcap J-Hook
J-Hooking Jeans
J-Hooking Scarves on Slatwall
Flatback Slatwire J-Hook
Socks, Slots, Slats and J-Hooks
Cookware on Metro J-Hooks
J-Hooking Sandals
J-Hook Product Stops Hats
Butt-Welded J-Hook for Grid.”
Guarded J-Hook for Shelf Edge

For Bar-Mount J-Hook by Title see…
Bar-Mount J-Hook for Gift Cards
BCBG® Logo’d J-Hook
New Slant on Flat Stock J-Hook?
Oversize Wrap-back for J-Hook
Flat Stock J-Hook Goes Storewide

For Hang Rod J-Hooks see…
Permanent J-Hook Retail Rack
Metro® Open Wire Hang Rod J-Hook Redux
Ball-End J-Hook for Hang Rod
Lodge® Hang Rod J-Hooks
T-Stand As Cookware Hang Rod
Metro Under-shelf Hang Rod
Hook Bridge as Specialty Display
Cookware Hangs from Metro

For all J-Hook resources see…
J-Hooks Pinterest Board“ for a visual summary.
J-Hooks Index Page” for all resources and links

J-Hook Pinterest Board for FixturesCloseUp

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

Grey Fixtures FixturesCloseUp Pinterest Board

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Diagonal Hammer Hook Details

Hammer Hook Pegboard & Slatwall Main1

As followup to a discourse on Slatwall and Pegboard Hook interchangeability this Hammer Display Hook offers an unusually interesting ongoing exampleThough designed for Hammer display it could be used for similar and dissimilar merchandise from Ice Axes to Window Squegees to Toilet Plungers. It mounts to 1/8” 3/16” and 1/4” Pegboard and Slatwall, and employs an industry standard Metal Plate Label Holder. Flip-Front, C-Channel, and other Label Holders are possible and Plastic Extrusion Label Holders are available to upgrade the Metal Plate directly. If I had not told you it was a Hammer Hook, you might have expected to find it under my Mystery Fixture thread.

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For Hammer fixturing by Title see…
Diagonal Hammer Hook Details
Kobalt® Hand Sledge Hook
Framing Hammer Free-Hanging
Hammers on Overhead Loop Hooks
Hammer Display via Broom Hook
Mallet Display via Loop Hook
Store Fixtures for a Secret Sect
Hook Displays Hammer Diagonally
Diagonal Back Tags as POP” and
Hammer Holder in Hardware

For all Hammer merchandising resources…
Hammers Fixturing Pinterest Board“ for a visual summary.
Hammers Index Page” for all resources and links

Hammer Fixture Pinterest Board

For Twin Display Hook uses see…
Diagonal Hammer Hook Details
Reversing Loop Hook Design
Folding Crutch Hook
Hula Hoop® Hook for Endcap
Outwater® Hook Doubles-Down
Twin Bar-Hook Bag Presentation
Twin Faceouts for Unstructured Bags
S-Hook and Loop Hook Twins
Twin-Arm Book Catcher Fixture
Hooks are Rails for Rolling Pins
Twin S-Hooks as Bag Dispenser
Roll-Fed Retail Hooks
Hockey Pucks on Hooks
Basketball as a Seasonal Theme
Volleyballs Perch on Single-Prong Hook
Ribbon Spools Ride Loop Hook Rails

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

Hooks Twin Hooks Pinterest Board for Fixtures Close Up

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

Mystery Fixtures in Retail FixturesCloseUp Pinterest Board

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Dornbracht® Mystery Fixture

Dornbracht Waterfalll Shower Mystery Fixture Main

Dornbracht LogoSoap dish? Hand grab? Shelf?  The mounted height and lack of identify give pause. But look close to see a strainer across the length of the back and you’ll finally come to the realization this is a Walterfall Showerhead. The Dornbracht logo is near so it is easier to determine the manufacturer than the fixture itself. Frankly, for just the reason that it does not look like a shower head, we bought it to remodel our bath. Remind me to rate the function once its installed.

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For Unusual and often Unknowable fixtures in retail see…
Dornbracht® Mystery Fixture #15
Locking Anti-Sweep Hook Hybrid #14
Clamshell Mystery Fixture #13
Rack or Hook Mystery Fixture #12
Retail Eye Candy Whatsit #11
Trident Backplate Concept #10
Undulating Hook-Hung Basket #9
Pigtail Divider for Wire Shelf #8
Flag-Flying Mystery Fixture #7
Slatwall Mystery Fixture #6
Bar-Mount Mystery Fixture #5
Stepped J-Hook Mystery Fixture #4
Twin Hook Mystery Fixture #3
Super-Duty Mystery Fixture #2
Daisy-Chain Mystery Fixture #1
Open Wire Chair Design

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

Mystery Fixtures in Retail FixturesCloseUp Pinterest Board

For Dornbracht posts bt Title see..
Dornbracht® Faucet Swap-Out
Dornbracht® Faucet Forest
Dornbracht® Mystery Fixture
Subtleties of Dornbracht® Branding
Dornbracht® Positioning Statement
Dornbracht® Literature Pedestal

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

For Shower Merchandising Fixtures by Title…
Dornbracht® Mystery Fixture
Branding Condensate as Luxury
Fantini® Retail Fixture Overhead
Shower Head Slatwall Hook
Water Temperature Color-Codes
Digital Shower QR Code
Grohe® Branded Inner-Workings
Kohler® In-Store Test Chamber

For all Shower resources see…
Shower Pinterest Board
Shower Index Page

For Bath Merchandising by Title see…
Dornbracht® Mystery Fixture
Moen® Monogram or Not
Dornbracht® Positioning Statement
Ginger® Branded Metal Finishes
Ginger® Splashables Branded
Amba® Brands Towel Warmer
Branding Condensate as Luxury
Dornbracht® Literature Pedestal
Danze® Splash of Color Brands
Danze® Store Wallpaper Branded
MTI Brand Medallion in Miniature
Ferguson® In-Store Outreach
Lacoste® Brands A Bath
Fantini® Entrance Branded Blue
Fantini® Subliminal Fixture Branding
Fantini® Brand Chocolate Mousse
Fantini® Retail Fixture Overhead
Shower Head Slatwall Hook
Kohler® Porcelain Color Samples
Woodenworks® Swivel Sampler
Satin Nickel Sampler Screwed
Lefroy-Brooks® Steam Punk Valve
Kohler® In-Store Test Chamber
Moen® Brand Monogram or Not
Water Temperature Color-Codes
Fantini® Faucet Color Alignment
Fantini® Massed Museum Cases
Stacked Museum Cases Illusion
Ferguson® Brands the Modern Bath
American Standard Stipple Slatwall
Digital Shower QR Code
Grohe® Branded Inner-Workings
Kohler Branded Backstory
Shower Curtain Aisle Invader
Fantini® Boffi Floor Faucet
Faux Sink Presents Cleaner
Fun with Fantini Faucets
Non-Designer Faucets in Display
Bed and Bath Handmaidens
Bubble Bath in Center Store
Bath Display on a Pedestal
Bath Tub Hand Therapy
High Heel for the Bath
Basins as Visual Bouquet
Claw-Footed Tub Trending
Snake in Garden of Retail
Designer Attribution in Retail
Particle Board Use in Display
Faux Granite Slatwall

For Bath Merchandising resources see…

Bath Merchandising Pinterest Board“ visual summary
Bath Merchandising Index Page” for all resources

Bath Visual Merchandising FixturesCloseUp Pinterest Board

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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Locking Anti-Sweep Hook Hybrid

Hybrid Locking Anti-Sweep Mystery Hook #9 Main
Lock and Anti-Sweep Combine In a Hook Hybrid

Hybrid Locking Anti-Sweep Hook for PegboardThis hook almost challenges the imagination enough to join the ranks of Mystery Fixtures here on FixturesCloseUp. But though exotic the use can be inferred. The DisplayArm zigzag profile requires items be “threaded” off the hook one at a time, baring sweeping and hall theft. The rear of the Display Arm is lockable positively securing excess back stock. Staging areas exist at front, with extensive Backstock space at the rear. The upper Scan Arm is a simple Metal Plate Label Holder Design, while the Flat Backplate can actually Pushpin to the Pegboard for yet another level of security. A unique hybrid, and though a challenge, function is interpretable. CLICK the thumbnail for alternate view.

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For Locking Fixtures by Title visit…
Locking Anti-Sweep Hook Hybrid
Anti-Theft Flip-Front Tile Sampler
Knives on Lockdown
OtterBox® On Double Lockdown
ScanLock® in Metallic Finish
Carabiner As Anti-Theft Lock
Gillette® Hook Locks for Uniweb
Designer Belts on Lockdown
Locking Wall Fixture for Guitars
How to Thwart Locking Loop Hooks
Locking All-Wire Loop Hooks
Anti-Theft Uses Conflicted Hooks
Double Locking Theft Protection
Anti-Planogram Anti-Theft Hooks
Anti-Theft for Patio Furniture
Anti-Theft Fixture Fails in Slatwall
Expanded Metal Security Screen
Cage Doubles Theft Protection?
Locking Security Cart in Jewelry
Maximum Security for Hooks
Anti-Theft Window Dressing
OtterBox® Screwed

For all Locking Fixtures resources see…
Anti-Theft Locking Fixtures Pinterest Board
Anti-Theft Locking Fixtures Index Page

For Branded Locking Devices see…
Gucci Anti-Theft Hook In-Store
Skullcandy Branded Loop Hook Locks
Master Lock® as GoPro® Anti-Theft
Rug Docter® Branded Anti-Theft
Louis Vuitton® Solid Safer Box

For all Branded Locking Devices as Store Amenity see…
Anti-Theft Locking Fixtures Pinterest Board
Amenity: Branded Locking Devices Pinterest Board

For Anti-Sweep Hooks by Title see…
Staging Via Anti-Sweep Hook
Anti-Sweep Bar Hook
Locking Anti-Sweep Hook Hybrid
Baseline Anti-Sweep Hook
Handcrafted Anti-Sweep Hook
Radical Wrap-back Security Hook
Anti-Sweep Hooks Auto-Face Items
Hook Auto-Feed Shaving Center
Double ICC Anti-Theft?
Diminutive Anti-Sweep Hook
Elemental Anti-Sweep
Rare Anti-Sweep Grid Hook
Back-Labeling Anti-Sweep Hooks

For upscale Anti-Sweep by Title…
Anti-Sweep Finial on Threaded Hook
Patterns in Anti-Sweep Hooks
Prada Anti-Theft Hook Glitters in Store
Gucci Anti-Theft Hook In-Store
Fendi Finials as Branding and Anti-Theft
How Fendi Mounts Hook Finials
Slot-Mount Jewelry J-Hook
Designer Anti Sweep Hooks
Hook Finial Resists Theft
Disk Offers Anti-Sweep Potential
Rack Meters Items One at a Time

For all Anti-Sweep Hooks resources…
Hooks: Anti-Sweep Hooks Pinterest Board“ summary.
Anti-Sweep Hooks Index Page” for all resources and links.

Anti-Sweep Hooks Pinterest Board on FixturesCloseUp

For Fixture Staging Areas by Title see…
Staging Via Anti-Sweep Hook
Anti-Sweep Bar Hook
Locking Anti-Sweep Hook Hybrid
Sunglass Hut® Twist-Lock Post
Staging Area in Solid Brass
Rolled Staging, Plug-In Hook
Knurled-Knob Hook Mounts
Staging Slot at Rack End
Zig Zag Safety Loop Hook With V-Shape
Victoria’s Secret New Purple
Micro Faceout or Chunky Pin-Up?
Colorful Saris as Fixture Drape
Carter’s Display Hook Dissected
Bayonet Faceout Mushroom Cap
Product Staging vs Auto Feed
Frame Displayer Includes Wire Staging
Mushroom Finial Adds Staging Area
Overlay Gutter Try-Me Offer
Ring Hook and Reel
Loose Bar is Fixturing Strategy
Plaid on a Pegboard
Anti-Sweep Hooks Auto-Face Items

For Fixture Staging Areas resources see…
Staging Area Pinterest Board“ visual summary
Staging Area Index Page” for all resources

Staging Area FixturesCloseUp Pinterest Board

For Unusual and often Unknowable fixtures in retail see…
Locking Anti-Sweep Hook Hybrid #14
Clamshell Mystery Fixture #13
Rack or Hook Mystery Fixture #12
Retail Eye Candy Whatsit #11
Trident Backplate Concept #10
Undulating Hook-Hung Basket #9
Pigtail Divider for Wire Shelf #8
Flag-Flying Mystery Fixture #7
Slatwall Mystery Fixture #6
Bar-Mount Mystery Fixture #5
Stepped J-Hook Mystery Fixture #4
Twin Hook Mystery Fixture #3
Super-Duty Mystery Fixture #2
Daisy-Chain Mystery Fixture #1
Open Wire Chair Design

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

Mystery Fixtures in Retail FixturesCloseUp Pinterest Board

For all Black Fixture topics see…
Black Color Fixtures Pinterest Board“ for a visual summary.
Black Fixtures Index Page” of all resources.

Black Color Fixtures in Retail Pinterest Board FixturesCloseUp

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Rack or Hook Mystery Fixture

A complex wireform to be sure. This fixture is part rack, and part hook, designed to clip- not saddle-mount to a Flat Bar Merchandiser. The clip keeps the fixture from being jostled out of position horizontally. The fixture offers three compartments, with a lane or channel to thread the merchandise out of the array. But what merchandise? You propose what you would sell with this construction. I found it amid canes and crutches in a prominent drug chain. Truth be told, a few Quad Canes stood upright within the compartments. But since Quad Canes stand on their own, there was no need to fixture them. I think the true intended merchandise was missing. CLICK the thumbnail for a closeup look.

For Unusual and often Unknowable fixtures in retail see…
Rack or Hook Mystery Fixture #12
Retail Eye Candy Whatsit #11
Trident Backplate Concept #10
Undulating Hook-Hung Basket #9
Pigtail Divider for Wire Shelf #8
Flag-Flying Mystery Fixture #7
Slatwall Mystery Fixture #6
Bar-Mount Mystery Fixture #5
Stepped J-Hook Mystery Fixture #4
Twin Hook Mystery Fixture #3
Super-Duty Mystery Fixture #2
Daisy-Chain Mystery Fixture #1
Open Wire Chair Design

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

Mystery Fixtures in Retail FixturesCloseUp Pinterest Board

For Cane Merchandising by Title see…
Rack or Hook Mystery Fixture #12
Folding Crutch Sidekick
Twin-Tier Spinner for Canes
Cane Fixturing Conundrum
Cane Merchandising Rack on PowerWing
Sword Cane Merchandising In-Store
Flatbar Merchandiser for Pegboard

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

Cane Merchandising Fixtures Pinterest Board

For additional displays for families of products see…
Rack or Hook Mystery Fixture #12
Hula Hoop® Hook for Endcap
Elizabethan Pet Collar Display
Umbrella Waterfall Rack Arm for Grid
Outlandish Stepped J-Hook
Under-Shelf Waterfall J-Hook Solution
Drop-Arm Scan Hook for Pegboard
Jagged Serrated Waterfall Hook
Hoop Hook, I Ask?
How to Sell Skateboards
PowerWing Sells Belts and Ties“.
Three Mailers, One Rack
How to Display a Family of Items

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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Eye-Candy Whatsit for Retail

I am constantly taking retail pictures and researching merchandising fixtures online. But sometimes I get ahead of myself and end up with loose images from who knows where. That is the case above. I obviously liked this tabletop display and its harmonious colors. But I can’t recall what it is selling or where I saw it. For now consider it retail eye candy. Leave a comment if you recognize the merchandise.

For Circular Display by Title see…
Eye Candy Whatsit for Retail
Lingerie 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 Unusual and often Unknowable fixtures in retail see…
Retail Eye Candy Whatsit #11
Trident Backplate Concept #10
Undulating Hook-Hung Basket #9
Pigtail Divider for Wire Shelf #8
Flag-Flying Mystery Fixture #7
Slatwall Mystery Fixture #6
Bar-Mount Mystery Fixture #5
Stepped J-Hook Mystery Fixture #4
Twin Hook Mystery Fixture #3
Super-Duty Mystery Fixture #2
Daisy-Chain Mystery Fixture #1
Open Wire Chair Design

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

Mystery Fixtures in Retail FixturesCloseUp Pinterest Board

For related Carousel Fixtures resources see…
Carousel Fixtures Pinterest Board“ visual summary
Carousel Fixtures Index Page” for all resources

Carousel Fixtures Pinterest Board on FixturesCloseUp

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Trident Backplate Configuration

Trident Hook Backplate Bottom Main

Trident Hook Backplate Overall AuxJust a bit more than a Trident configuration, the wide-spread legs and lugs of these sign struts stabilize the informational offering. All-wire construction saves a manufacturing operation … backplate metal stamping and welding … and with the right equipment could be bent and welded in one pass, Though essentially the same, the top arm’s lugs do enter the pegboard, while the bottom arm’s do not, merely splayed for stability and support. CLICK the thumbnail for an overall look at the display, which offers male and female thread examples in English and Metric so you can determine your fastener diameter, thread and pitch.

Hardware sizing posts…
Trident Backplate Concept” (This Post)
Take-Home Size Check Aid
Totally Believable P•O•P Tool Pitch
Help Sizing a Simple Fastener
Wrenches Displayed Step-Wise by Size
Encyclopedic Fastener Chart

For a list of all research aids see…
Getting-Size-Right Pinterest Board
Getting-Size-Right Index Page

Amenities Getting Size Right FixturesCloseUp Pinterest Board

For V-Hooks by post Title see…
Trident Backplate Concept
How to Make V-Hooks of Corrugated
Rare V-Back All Wire Hook
Zig Zag Safety Loop Hook With V-Shape
V-Hook vs. Flat Back Hook
V-Back Grid Hook
V-Back Safety Loop Hook for Grid
V-Bottom Literature Holder

For V-Hook resources see…
V-Back Hooks Pinterest Board
V-Back Hooks Index Page

V-Back Hooks Pinterest Board

For Heavy-Duty Backplates posts by Title
Trident Backplate Concept” (This Post)
Angles and T-Straps Pegged
Wireforms for HD Hardware
Ace Bandage Sells a Lifestyle
Fat-Bottomed Hooks
Backplate Padding Protects Display Surface
Wide-Stance Circular Backplates
Super-Duty All Wire Backplate
Oversize Backplates Compared
Heavy-Duty Backplates for Macho Tools
Broad Stance All Wire Backplate
Fixturing Unbalanced Packages
Drop-Arm Scan Hook for Pegboard
Fixture Faces Aisles Traffic Diagonally
Drop-Arm Hook is Reinforced
Triple Threat Utility Hook
Merchandising Shovels as Fun
Drink in the View of You

For all Heavy-Duty Backplates research aids see…
Heavy-Duty Backplates Pinterest Board
Heavy-Duty Backplates Index Page

Hooks- Heavy-Duty Backplates FixturesCloseUp Pinterest Board

For Unusual and often Unknowable fixtures in retail see…
Trident Backplate Concept #10
Undulating Hook-Hung Basket #9
Pigtail Divider for Wire Shelf #8
Flag-Flying Mystery Fixture #7
Slatwall Mystery Fixture #6
Bar-Mount Mystery Fixture #5
Stepped J-Hook Mystery Fixture #4
Twin Hook Mystery Fixture #3
Super-Duty Mystery Fixture #2
Daisy-Chain Mystery Fixture #1
Open Wire Chair Design

For all Mystery Fixture resources…
Mystery Fixtures Pinterest Board
Mystery Fixtures Index Page

Mystery Fixtures in Retail FixturesCloseUp Pinterest Board

For all Black Fixture topics see…
Black Color Fixtures Pinterest Board“ for a visual summary.
Black Fixtures Index Page” of all resources.

Black Color Fixtures in Retail Pinterest Board FixturesCloseUp

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Flag-Flying Mystery Fixture #7

This top-mount fixture was spied on a partially stocked display for flags, pennants, flagstaffs, and holders. My best guess is that it is a small space frame corral for displaying Flags on Flag Poles. But it had no matching base to corral staff bottoms, a definite tripping-liability without. And the inward-facing formed division puzzles me too. So I again ask my expert audience to name this item. Are for fixturer enough for the job? CLICK the thumbnail for a closeup of the top-mount.

For a larger scale implementation see…
Space Frame for Foliage

Also compare to a related class of fixtures at…
Beach Umbrella Gondola Rack
Tiki Torch Display Kaizen
Stickball Bats in Slatwire Racks
Selling Carpets by the Crate
Golf Rack Upstages Others

For Mystery Fixture posts by Title…
Flag-Flying Mystery Fixture #7
Slatwall Mystery Fixture #6
Bar-Mount Mystery Fixture #5
Stepped J-Hook Mystery Fixture #4
Twin Hook Mystery Fixture #3
Super-Duty Mystery Fixture #2
Daisy-Chain Mystery Fixture #1

For all Mystery Fixture resources…
Mystery Fixtures Tag” for a scrollable list of discussions.
Mystery Fixtures Pinterest Board” for a visual summary.
Mystery Fixtures Index Page” for all resources and links

Slatwall Mystery Fixture #6

I believe these to be custom-from-stock backplates of some sort. They include raised weldments employed in standard hook backplates … but nothing is fused to them. The angled lower flange is a puzzler too. But they could be easily made “custom” from the “stock” dies and manufacturing jigs on the plant floor. CLICK the thumbnail for a dead-on front view. Then identify these and their use in a comment if you can.

My use suggestion would be for something like…
Wicker Shelf for Slatwall

For other unusual backplate posts see…
Savvy Straight Entry Wire Basket
Deceiving Backplate First Impressions
Backplate Kaizen at Work
Endless Basket Keeper Solutions
Pin-Up Hook as Grid Mount

Challenge your fixture expertise further with…
Slatwall Mystery Fixture #6
Bar-Mount Mystery Fixture #5
Stepped J-Hook Mystery Fixture #4
Twin Hook Mystery Fixture #3
Super-Duty Mystery Fixture #2
Daisy-Chain Mystery Fixture #1

For a Pinterest Board of all see…
Mystery Fixtures in Retail

Bar-Mount Mystery Fixture #5

It’s amazing what you can find laying in the trash heap behind the fixtures Skunk Works. Your first guess might be some manner of Heavy-Duty Flat Bar Display Hook. But note the bar-gaps are not consistent across both backplate loops. Plus it can sit flat with both front and rear precisely on the shelf surface. Maybe it is some sort of Bar Mount Divider? Maybe both Divider and Bar Display Hook combined? If you can identify this item precisely, please leave a comment.

Challenge your fixture expertise further with…
Slatwall Mystery Fixture #6
Bar-Mount Mystery Fixture #5
Stepped J-Hook Mystery Fixture #4
Twin Hook Mystery Fixture #3
Super-Duty Mystery Fixture #2
Daisy-Chain Mystery Fixture #1

For a Pinterest Board of all see…
Mystery Fixtures in Retail

Should this be a divider, you might also like…
Fixture Faces Aisle Diagonally
Open Wire Divides Toothbrushes
Wire Strut as Shelf Divider
Straight-Entry All Wire Dividers
Wire Dividers Flex to Fit
Tall Items in a Short Space
Space Frame Fixture for Foliage
New Spin on Wire Product Stops
Allure of Gravity Feed

Twin-Hook Mystery Fixture #3

I’m sure it took some imagination to design. But un-propped, it takes even more imagination to guess what it is designed for. My guess is the frontwire fish-hook-like staging areas are to carry twin loads of small carded items, and face them diagonally upstream. To my mind, the design simply won’t work with a large, double-holed package. Why the long frontwire  arms? To ultimately position the product staging area far forward where it can be seen, and possibly allow the arms to carry extra backstock that can be faced as needed. The center rear-mount metal plate label holder would remain highly visible if twin small packages were displayed. Not so visible for large oversize packages that span the gap.

Don’t believe anyone would angle hooks and product diagonally in the aisle? SEE “Angled Straight-Entry Scan Hook” and believe.

Enjoy trying to wrap your mind around this item? SEE “Mystery Fixture #1” and “Mystery Fixture #2” for other challenging fixture configurations.

For items retailed from twin hooks SEE…
Loop Hook and Display Hook Oddly Paired
Fixturing Unbalanced Packages
Same Item, Two Selling Propositions
Twin Saws, Twin Hooked
Double Locking Theft Protection
Sports Memorabilia on the Skew
Twin J-Hooked Tie Downs
Anti-Planogram Anti-Theft Hooks
Twin Hook Mystery Fixture #3
Twin Arm Jewelry Faceouts
Twin Hook Necklace Fixturing
Closet Rod Shelf Support Hooks
Label Holder Bridges Twin Hooks
Hooking Twin Holed Packages”
Women’s Tools Twin Hooked
Twin Safety Loop Hook On A Tab
Ice Skate Pirouette on Twin Hooks
Toilet Seat Bar Merchandiser

For twin- and multi-hook labeling SEE…
Label Holder Bridges Twin Hooks
How to Make a Flip-Front Sign Holder in 4 Easy Steps
Slotwall and Label Strip Both Curve

For a asymmetrical merchandising SEE…
Asymmetrical Package Design”
Scissor Display Offers Trial
Store Fixtures for a Secret Sect
Package Hooks Vertical and Askew
Eccentric Ice Skate Hook
Lash Curler as Objet D’Art

For a thread on unbalanced Hammer hookery SEE…
Store Fixtures for a Secret Sect
Hook Displays Hammer Diagonally
Diagonal Back Tags as POP” and
Hammer Holder in Hardware

For fixture research farther afield SEE…
Angle the Package to Level the Name
Same Item, Two Selling Propositions
Sports Memorabilia on the Skew
Loop Hook Provides Product Neck Support

For other Back Labeled implementations SEE…
Card Wobble on Butterfly Hooks
Reverse Hooking A Spiral Rack
Back Labeled 1″ Grid Hook
Back Labeling a Multi-Hook with C-Channel
Back Labeling Butterfly Hooks
Color Code on Butterfly Hook
Back Labeling Halloween
Back Labeling Tiny Hooks
Back Labeling a Flatback Hook
Back Labeling Anti-Sweep Hooks
Back Labeling a Common Display Hook
Diminutive Anti-Sweep Hook
Finger-like Dividers Accept Scan Hooks
Strip Rod Metal Plate Slatwire Merchandiser
Eccentric Ice Skate Hook

To research Back Labels in Pinterest SEE…
Back Labeled Fixtures in Retail

Challenge your fixture expertise further with…
Slatwall Mystery Fixture #6
Bar-Mount Mystery Fixture #5
Stepped J-Hook Mystery Fixture #4
Twin Hook Mystery Fixture #3
Super-Duty Mystery Fixture #2
Daisy-Chain Mystery Fixture #1

For a Pinterest Board of all see…
Mystery Fixtures in Retail

Super-Duty Mystery Fixture #2

A “Name This” challenge to Fixtures Close Up readers for months, this item is a real “whatsit?” These two fixtures were spotted dismounted but near each other and pegboard.  I am not even sure they are part of the same fixture setup, but this appeared to be a reasonable configuration for them. Can anyone identify their purpose or name? Are they a pair or do they have separate uses? Here is what I know. Both employ an oversize backplate to spread a sizeable load, and utilize multiple heavy gauge frontwires.  The Dorsal (top) fixture utilizes lighter gauge wire to form what appears to be a sign holder for thick card stock or corrugated.

Post comments if you can help identify the fixture.

Challenge your fixture expertise further with…
Slatwall Mystery Fixture #6
Bar-Mount Mystery Fixture #5
Stepped J-Hook Mystery Fixture #4
Twin Hook Mystery Fixture #3
Super-Duty Mystery Fixture #2
Daisy-Chain Mystery Fixture #1

For a Pinterest Board of all see…
Mystery Fixtures in Retail

As suggested by Jim Garvic of Flexographic Printing at Vestcomon on a LINKEDIN POP discussion group about this object…

“These are box displays, with a sign holder at the top. You can see them in most any post office or UPS/shipping/packaging type store.”

Other suggestions included …

“Could be for hanging items.” don@modulardiners.com

“I don’t believe they have to be used as a pair, yet they could be and I would say they would be perfect in a sporting goods store. the vertical rectangular 2 level “u” looks like you could plex or cardstock signage in the slot”. don@modulardiners.com

“I am not sure, but form follows function. Based on what I see, the combined items need and additional pair. Once the pairs are 6″ – 10″ between each other, they could hold picture frames, boxed tableware, etc. without having to use a shelf. I agree, they are over designed for weight issues of what it is holding. The top edge keeps packages or a loose picture frame from flipping forward once the items are shopped and removed.” jerry@rddassociatesinc.com

“The lower one in the picture is to hold shelves. Glass or Wood….Top one, Ive never used..!” lisa.coleman@walmart.com

“I think that they are used in conjunction with each other to display a tire (this is just a guess).” swothe@environmentsinc.com

“The lower fixture appears to be a theft deterrent hook designed for a high pilferage product with weight concerns, such as batteries. I am not familiar with the top fixture.” kathyl.miller@energizer.com

“I think this is a fixture for the display of Bowling Balls”. boscoof@tinet.ie

“I agree with Kathy the lower device(multiples thereof)would work well for shelves when needed or for supporting items larger boxed items. The upper piece could be a brace to keep items from falling forward from a shelf(and also displays price signs. This would help more fragile items (i.e. Electronics, DVDs, packaged glass, etc.) To use both in an anti-theft configuration, side pieces, as restraints would be required. This configuration might help to display items that are for display only, and the actual sale item comes from the back room through a store clerk (warehouse operations). But I have never seen them before.” cwssjt08@gmail.com

Step J-Hook Mystery Fixture #4

Anyone angling for sales would surely do a double take at this fish-hook-like, Flatback J-Hook with tiered product arms and flip front label holder mount. What was it planned to display? Unknown. But merchandising fixture concepts are innovated based upon a creative “Field of Dreams” philosophy … “if you build it, they will come. [sic]” This would work well for product families of twos however … say gift cards to the front, and matching style, larger gift card holders to the rear.

For related short-hook posts SEE…
Mini Endcap J-Hook
Pin-Up Hook Fills New Need

For more hook tiers for more product SEE…
How to Display a Family of Products

For a selection of J-hook fixtures see…
Flat Stock J-Hook Goes Storewide” (This Post)
Naked J-Hook on Corrugated
Best Hook for Hand or Foot
Under-shelf J-Hook Solution
Twin J-Hooked Tie-Downs
Boots Standing or Hanging on J-Hooks
Outlandish Stepped J-Hook
Bar-Mount J-Hooks for Underwear
J-Hook Anti-Theft Benefits
How to Display a Family of Products
Cookware on Apparel J-Hook
Cookware Hangs from Overhead J-Hook
Hook Includes Built-in Sock Stop
Mini Endcap J-Hook
J-Hooking Jeans
Saddle-Mount J-Hook Productstops Hats
J-Hooking Scarves on Slatwall
Flatback J-Hook for Grid
Socks, Slots, Slats and J-Hooks
Cookware on Metro J-Hooks
J-Hooking Sandals
Butt-Welded J-Hook for Grid.”
Guarded J-Hook for Shelf Edge

For seemingly related Gift Card fixture concepts SEE…
New Jersey Style Gift Card Holder
Corrugated Christmas Gift Cards Trays
Auto-Feed Point-of-Purchase for Gift Cards
Gravity Sledges for Gift Cards
Gift Card Holder With Built-in Back Tag
Shelf Edge Gift Card Holder
Wire Loop Gift Card Frontstop
Gift Card and Greeting Card Cross Sell
Channel Replaces Pegboard
Slot-Mount vs Hole-Mount Hook
Straight-Entry Table-top Spinner for Gift Cards
Periscope Gift Card Hook.”
90° Hook Secures Gift Card Boxes
Corrugated Gift Card Hook on a Curve
Corrugated Hook Used on Metal
Swan-necked Table Top Hook
Rectilinear Table-top Hook
Guarded Multi-Surface Multi-Hook for Gift Cards
90° Tip Safety Loop Multi-hook For Gift Cards
Positive Retention 90° Loop Hook
Preformed Tab for Gift Cards
Pin-Up Hook Fills New Gift Card Need
Outlandish Stepped J-Hook
Common vs Custom Gift Card Hook
Vertical Loop Hook For Gift Cards?
Plug-in Gift Card Hook of a Different Sort
Removable Butterfly Scan Arm
Display Hook Converts to Scan
Simple Hook, Stellar Gift Card Display
Expanded Metal Display Surface for Gift Cards
Display Depth of Field Deficiency
Why Aren’t Gift Cards Vertical?

For a visual summary Pinterest Board see…
Gift Card Merchandising and Fixtures

For Gift Card related Back Tag posts SEE…
Color-Coded Gift Card Back Tags
Whoops Back Tag for Gift Cards
Image Imprinted Hook Back Tags

Challenge your fixture expertise further with…
Slatwall Mystery Fixture #6
Bar-Mount Mystery Fixture #5
Stepped J-Hook Mystery Fixture #4
Twin Hook Mystery Fixture #3
Super-Duty Mystery Fixture #2
Daisy-Chain Mystery Fixture #1

For a Pinterest Board of all see…
Mystery Fixtures in Retail

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

Daisy-Chain Mystery Fixture #1

Daisy Chain Shelf Edge Merchandiser


Original “Name This” Entry

Here a wondrously creative, very heavy-duty, daisy-chain fixture hanging at waist height. Being extendable it could be hung higher or on an end cap, with even greater impact. Seen “naked” a few seasons ago, I never had an opportunity to return and see it stocked.  So I violate one of my blog principles and show what toy brand it was affiliated with. Can any reader explain what it was used for, and what items did it merchandise? Can you put a name to this fixture?

Answer Culled From Responses

Postings to 28 LINKEDIN Groups including retailers, brand manufacturers, fixture designers, category and space managers, visual merchandisers and more located the design firm responsible for this hook.  Their commentary follows immediately below.

Stuart Campbell (www.artisancomplete.com)answered… I produced this about 12 years ago in Toronto, Canada. It was used to hold long handled push toys for Fisher Price. Specifically the lawnmower and the popper. It was designed to be variable length to accommodate a variety of different gondola heights and be used in a variety of different retailers. It has since been used for other products and been manufactured by other POP companies. We didn’t really name it. The designers name is Jim Morison. I was project manager at the time.

Since the designers did not name the fixture, suggested names resulting from the original post included: link extender, link strip, monkey rack / monkey chain, ImHooked, hook-um chain link, Rapunzel, linked in, hook ladder, hip clip / hip strip, chain strip, swan hook, cascade hook, chimp hook, Mowgli hook, linkers, shelf stacker, hook & ladder, peg hook, U-hook, U-lash, multi link, Daisy chain, and stack ‘n sell product extender. Many thanks to all who visited and offered information or name suggestions. This item was originally created as a Page” in wordpress.  There is no way to convert a WordPress Page to this WordPress Post format, so the responses had to be summarized instead of listed as original comments with identification of the commenter.

Compare directly to…
Ladder Merchandiser Daisy Chains

For Mystery Fixture posts by Title…
Flag-Flying Mystery Fixture #7
Slatwall Mystery Fixture #6
Bar-Mount Mystery Fixture #5
Stepped J-Hook Mystery Fixture #4
Twin Hook Mystery Fixture #3
Super-Duty Mystery Fixture #2
Daisy-Chain Mystery Fixture #1

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

For Strip Merchandisers by Title see…
Strip Merchandiser Mounts Defined
Ruby Red Strip Merchandiser with C-Channel
Daisey Chain Mystery Fixture #1
Strip Merchandiser with Offset Label Holder
Strip Merchandiser Riveted or Magnetic
Pegboard as Strip Merchandiser
Free-Standing Strip Merchandiser
Pallet Rack Strip Merchandiser Mount
Over-Door Merchandiser Mount for Cooler
Eggo Syrup Sold on Cooler Door
Strong Brand, Strong Fixture
Grip Clip Adds Speech Balloon
All-Wire Strip Merchandiser Arm
Strip Merchandiser With C-Channel Holder
Spiral Hanger Offers Mounting Twist
Eye-Lag as Strip Merchandiser Mount
Super-Duty C-Channel Mount
Playing Card Rack or Strip Merchandiser
Conjoined S-Hook is Hump-Backed
Back-to-School on a Strip
Strip Merchandising Umbrellas
Bottles Sold By Strip Merchandiser
Strip Rod Slatwire Merchandiser with Metal Plate
Hang-Rod Strip Merchandiser
Preformed Tabs As Gift Card Strip Merchandiser
Willowy Strip Merchandiser Arm

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