Worth Reading; In-store Trends

Informative article, lots of good tips on retail store trends Walgreens’ new flagship store in Chicago includes everything from made-to-order smoothies to sushi and juice bars to a fully stocked humidor.  The health & beauty retailer also makes it clear that it can relate with the local market.  It uses its most visible wall space in the store (below the … Read More

Space Saving Corner Case

Ever wonder what to do in a corner? When two wall systems meet in a corner there is always an empty space, determined by the depth of hanging or shelving. I’ve seen many solutions to this quandary, fake trees, folding screens, etageres all can solve the problem, but this can really but that space to use. M. Fried has the answer. M … Read More

The Candy Man Can with Gondola Shelving

I remember a time when the mention of gondola shelving sent specialty retailers running to find another store planner. Back in the 80’s gondola shelving meant drugstore or Kmart and were never used by more upscale retailers. Things have certainly changed. We recently out-fitted this candy store with a gondola shelving by Madix.  Gone are the days of dreary pegboard … Read More

Revzilla Motor Sports

I’ve designed a good many retail shops during my career, lots of clothing, women’s, men’s, children’s even dog apparel but Revzilla holds a unique place in my repertoire. Rev is a retailer of motorcycle attire and accessories. Back in 2004 two young men came to me with a request to build them a showroom for their primarily online business. They had … Read More

The New Shoe Store

I remember well the days of shoes stores that neatly displayed the “lefts” throughout the store and the long row of individual chairs and fitting stools. I sold shoes for Florsheim while in high school, the beginning of my retail career. With shoe horn in my back pocket I would seat the customer and remove his left shoe,due to the … Read More