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Did you know that studies have proven, functional and social in-store enhancements directly impact on your bottom line and that new enhancements are more likely to result in consumer loyalty. So what are you waiting for?
Wooden feature walls are this seasons' hottest trend! They are very fashionable and can add an element of sophistication, create a unique product display or just simply, freshen up your store. Compliment your feature wall with our timber hangers and custom-made wooden displays for a beautiful beach theme, guaranteed to attract more customers this Summer!
We have loads of fresh ideas and innovative solutions to optimise your retail environment, so call us today to discuss the many options we have available to quickly and easily create an effective display or special feature wall. Subscribe to our newsletter to keep up-to-date with all of the retail trends this year!
Cardboard ticks all the boxes of a trendy and cost effective display. Cardboard is eco friendly, recyclable, low cost and gives a raw, unfinished look to your store.
At the Euroshop 2014, the visual merchandising trend that stood out was the raw and industrial look, which appeals to an increasingly environmentally conscious consumer. Cardboard fits perfectly within this year’s store design trends.
Read 2014 Visual Merchandising Trends http://www.sishop.com.au/blog/euroshop-2014-visual-merchandising-trends
Read 2014 trends: THE RAW & INDUSTRIAL LOOK http://www.sishop.com.au/blog/2014-visual-merchandising-trends-raw-and-industrial-look
Cardboard displays are one of the most cost effective in-store advertising mediums. Cardboard can be designed as point of sale displays, counter displays, dump bins and even furniture. The benefits of cardboard displays allow them to be custom designed in any shape or size, branded, as well as strengthened to suit their required longevity. Further benefit of cardboard displays is the shipping price. Cardboard can be folded into a flat pack considerably reducing the freight cost.
It’s important to note that while regular, unwaxed, cardboard — made of two layers of cardboard with a crimped layer in between also called corrugated board, can be recycled, the waxed corrugated fibreboard variety cannot.
When we talk about cardboard, we think cheap, tacky, temporary and fragile but now, they are making incredible things with cardboard. Some displays can hold up to more than 200kgs.
SI Retail is looking at sourcing cardboard displays from its factory in China and maybe adding them to their range. If you are looking for something specific or if you are simply interested in cardboard displays give us a call on 1800 211 122 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. While we don't offer cardboard displays as part of our range of shopfitting products yet, we stock a range of corrugated board accessories and hooks.
See below a selection of amazing store layouts, which incorporate cardboard as an essential material for displays and fixtures.
Stores, brands and retailers are always on the lookout for creative ways to attract and engage customers. It's no secret that the look and feel of a store influences the perception customers have of a retail space. What are the design trends for 2014, what 'sort of feel' are the customers looking for?
The retail trend for 2014 is a combination of old and new with digital signage associated with recycled and vintage fixtures. Retail design is going for raw materials, natural and industrial look. The trends are back to basics, with a move towards Eco-friendly and natural materials being used for store fixtures.
The vintage look evokes nostalgic feelings; there are often warm memories of unforgettable past moments. The vintage look follows the eco spirit with the uses of recycled materials. The store becomes a nostalgic place where we celebrate the past, antique furniture and iconic historic items such as an old bicycles or dial up phones.
The industrial look evokes feelings of ingenuity and comfort. The industrial look is also Eco-friendly as it uses salvaged, recycled industrial materials and re-purposes them. Think of old warehouses, factories and laboratories, exposed pipes, high ceilings with exposed beams, exposed brick walls, concrete or wood floorboard and accessories such as wheels, wires, pendant lights... This trend is urban & gritty; it has a youthful feel to it with attention given to lighting, monochrome colours, linear structures and urban backdrops.
SI Retail is a provider of solutions in retail. We don't only sell shopfitting equipment and provide supply chain management services but we are here to drive innovation and success in the retail industry. In order to honour our goal, our sale team, product development manager and general manager attended Euro Shop 2014 in Dusseldorf, Germany to bring you the latest in-store and visual merchandising trends.
Euro Shop is the world's leading retail trade fair, with the biggest international presence, the most comprehensive range of products and services, the highest quality and the largest array of innovations:
- 200,000 square meters of exhibition space
- 2,000 exhibitors from 50 countries
- 100,000 trade visitors from 90 countries of all industries
This blog post is the start of a series around the 2014 trends in visual merchandising. Below are the different trends identified at the Euro Shop that we will explain in more detail, in future posts.
- Retail shelving and racking with in-built lighting
Coles and Woolworthds have already installed this technology in their beauty department but it is still very marginal in Australia.
- Raw timber and industrial finishes
- Fixtures: Invisible look
The uprights are hidden or very slim
- Movable fixtures with ceiling and floor tracking
This photo is from Shasa store in Los Angeles designed by Dalziel and Pow
- Cardboard Displays
Cardboard displays are versatile and Eco-friendly.
- Printed fabric as picture wall and signage
This is not a store but a simple window with a 3D background.
Customizable mannequins with interchangeable faces as well as LED lights integrated in them are some of the trends identified.
New flooring colours and materials
SI Retail is a provider of solutions in retail. We have the ability to custom make almost anything, so if you see something that you like and you would like a quote, give us a call on 1800 211 122.