Monthly Archives: May 2012

Who else fancies a night in with Vallebona?

Vallebona specialises in gourmet Italian & Sardinian food for wholesale and private customers. They supply seriously delicious wines, cheeses, charcuterie, sweets, stuff from the sea and stuff from the cupboard, as well as gifts and gadgets.

They’re a treasure chest of ‘yumminess’ which for over 15 years has supplied many of the UK’s top restaurants, hotels and specialist food outlets. This week WBC had a staff night out to Vallebona, where they hosted a wine and food tasting that, needless to say, we were entirely spoilt by. If you’re thinking of a staff night out, or a retailer sourcing quality wine and food for your store, we highly recommend these guys. Here are a few pictures of our night out, along with our insider’s staff review.

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The world’s youngest visual merchandiser?

Caine’s Dad owns a used auto parts store in a dead beat area of Los Angeles.

Like much of the area, the store suffers from practically ZERO footfall. But with the sort of vision you only get from a 9 year old, Caine built an arcade out the front of his Dad’s shop. ‘Caine’s Arcade’ is made entirely of used cardboard transit boxes. It took him months, but with the natural eye of a trained retail expert, Caine built everything from retail displays for prizes, security systems, point of sale units and hand-labelled his own brown paper lunch gift bags. He even designed his own office to take care of the admin.

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