Top 3 Trends in Gondola Shelving Accessories for Your Retail Store in 2019

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As 2019 kicks into gear, many retail store owners are seeking new ways to increase the visibility of their products and boost sales. One difference that can make a big impact is to upgrade your display shelving, including your gondola shelving accessories.

Here at M. Fried Store Fixtures, we know how important shelving can be for retail success.  We’re the largest stocking distributor of retail gondola shelves in the country, and we’ve worked with some of the best pharmacies, supermarkets, liquor stores, and apparel retailers to create shelving displays that drive sales.

We’ve done the research to help you choose the best gondola shelving for your store.  Here’s what you need to know about the top 3 trends in gondola shelving accessories to make a difference in 2019:

1. The Basics

For most retailers, the best gondola accessories are those that will help you customize your shelving options to best display your offerings.  Sometimes, just a few basic accessories can make a big difference.

For example, shelf frames make it possible to add shelves so you can extend your display options and the visibility of your products. Or, you might try shelf replacement decks, which slide over your existing metal shelves for an instant upgrade.  There are many colors to choose from, including the beautiful Sahara finish, which makes this option great for restoring older units or creating special seasonal displays.

If you need to subdivide your shelving to separate a variety of small items, you probably could use some wire fencing and dividers. You may also want to incorporate an open-end basket frame for items you want to put right in front of your customers.

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2. Special Displays

Sometimes you have a hot offer that simply won’t fit on standards shelves or in baskets.

If so, you do have several options.  For example, “Y” shelf extenders (available in both full and half size) work well for long, awkwardly shaped items like rakes or PVC piping. You might also try perforated extenders, which can also be used for effective cross-sales.

If you’re offering a special promotion, you may want to design a unique endcap as part of your gondola display. You can even create an entire marketing campaign around the use of endcaps in your store! Because gondola shelving is so versatile, there are many ways to create an eye-catching design that will be functional in promoting your offer.

3. Security

If you’re selling expensive or potentially dangerous items that ought to be kept under lock and key, then you’ll want gondola shelving accessories that can help with security.

For example, a security cabinet or case makes it possible for you to put items on display within a clear, securely locked cabinet.  If you’d prefer to keep some items out of sight, you might consider a locked sliding door cabinet.

While there are many popular trends and options available for gondola shelving accessories in 2019, sometimes the hardest part of the decision-making process is figuring out what will be best for your particular store.  This is where the team at M. Fried Store Fixtures can help!

We’re experts in working with retail business owners just like you to create the perfect retail space that will fit your budget and realize your vision.  Just give us a call today at (877) 505-2999