Gabriele Vitali, owner of La Polenteria, Soho’s trendy and only completely gluten-free Italian restaurant, came to see us in the WBC showroom some weeks back. His goal was to design a flexible, mobile and entirely interchangeable retail space that could be easily set up in the entrance of his restaurant premises, increasing footfall and attracting London’s buzzy crowd during specific times of the day.
For La Polentaria, the obvious solution was for us to turn to a modular display system that offers the essential functionality and design characteristics he needed. Our BRIX modular display system opens up a wealth of merchandising design opportunities, and by choosing a simple configuration from the collection, we were able to achieve two additional revenue streams which now run through Gabriele’s business.
No stand. No launches. No appointments. But we were still very much at this year’s Speciality & Fine Food Fair…
With eight branches already in London, Surrey and Kent, authentic Italian delicatessen, restaurant, cafe and wine shop Valentina Fine Foods, opened their ninth store in Clapham Junction at the taile end of last year.
Valentina called upon the expertise of Eve Reid, founder of The Retail School and visual merchandising specialists, The Metamorphosis Group, to help them with their in-store merchandising, space planning and increasing overall commercial performance.
These exclusive case study pictures gives a real insight into the process and methods behind planning a new store from concept to completion, particularly for retailers moving into their next, third or fourth bricks and mortar enterprise.
Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday is coming up and will be one of the highlights of 2016, providing an excellent opportunity to increase profits for your business.
The VM & Display show 2016 returned to its iconic home at London’s Business Design Centre last week, condensing its usual three days into a two day event that included for the first time, the BDC’s permanent gallery bays, degree show exhibition and other special features.
We dropped in on the show to see the hottest new products, ideas, trends and technologies which are being designed to stop today’s consumers firmly in their tracks. It worked for us! With key advances in technology like holographic mannequins and motion graphic signage, some of which is still in patent stage and yet to hit the market, but firmly stealing the show nonetheless. Here were some of our favourites.
Truth is, customers need help.
Before your customer is willing to part with their hard earned cash, they need to know which product is most suitable for them AND then what price it is. It sounds so simple, but we’re always amazed how many retailers still leave this to chance.
Competion is stiff enough, but with the correct store signage and ticketing, it’s even easier to turn a browser into a buyer. Without it, you could be missing out on sales.
This season, we’ve released a collection of over 100 carefully curated lines of store signage and ticketing options that we hope will help you in the art of communication; or to use the words of the merchandising experts…. the art of ‘silent selling’.
Well, what an exciting show! Firstly, we would like to say a quick thank you to all that visited us at Retail Design Expo. As a RDE first-timer we really appreciated you stopping by!
Shimmering with pastel colours and freshness, spring 2016 is all about having a few key staples in stock, to easily mirror the highlights of the season and maximise your sales.
Here’s a clever idea. Why not evoke some Christmas nostalgia in your store this season?!
These easy to make Christmas decorations not only look divine, but will fill the air in your store with a long-lasting seasonal sweet & spicy fragrance.
You’ll need oranges, cloves and thin coloured ribbon (enough to wrap around your orange twice and a bit more). You’ll find all your finishing touches like bows, wraps and ribbons at reduced wholesale prices – right here.