Retailer Guides
Store Planning Primer
This article will provide you with a general store planning overview. The balance of TRIO's guide follows this planning outline with specific design and equipment elements...
The Opening: A Store Opening Check-off List
The following is a short list of many of the elements that should be considered in the opening of any new retail store...
Budgeting for Your Retail Space
In our first installation of TRIO's Retailer Videos, Jeff speaks on the importance of budgeting for your new retail space. Regardless of whether you're opening a single location or preparing to start a chain, this video is your key to planning for any store...
Mannequin Primer
The mannequin is the centerpiece of any successful clothing display, and rightly so. Nothing shows off the cut, fit, and fabric like a three-dimensional form...
Enlighten Me: Lighting Your Store
Proper lighting sells merchandise more effectively than any other store design element. Without proper lighting your customer will not be drawn to or even see what your store sells...
Gondola Shelving Demystified
For decades, gondola shelving has provided storeowners of all types with durable, affordable and versatile display options. Gondola systems have the ability to fit into almost any retail scenario regardless of merchandise or customer demographic...
Storefront Design
Great storefront windows stop customers in their tracks and then lure them into the store...
Custom Metal Fabrication
Every store should attempt to separate itself from all others. This begins at the store front and should continue through the last item in the back of the store...
Perimeter Wall Display
Display walls should be flexible and divisable in order to create clear merchandise presentations. Typically this is done by dividing the display into vertical segments each telling its own unique story...
Custom Clothing Racks
Clothing racks should allow merchandise to be presented "face forward". It is very difficult to sell "shoulders" and that´s why you rarely see circular racks in contemporary stores...
Laminate Color Charts
TRIO Design works closely with the major laminate companies to provide our customers with the largest selection possible for finishes on all millwork...
Track Lighting Explained
A store´s lighting plan can have as much to do with setting the stage for a retail environment as the merchandise on the shelves or design of the fixtures. A customer´s mood, attention and perception are all deeply affected by the lighting scheme of his or her surroundings...
The ABCs of Display Showcases
Showcases are one of the cornerstones of retail store display...
Ceiling Display
Ceiling elements such as banners or space frames can be used to add interest to the space and distinguish merchandise presentation...
The ABCs of Clothing Displays
Monotonous, uninspired presentation leads to flat sales and flatter profits. Mixed fixturing, different display heights and varied presentation is the key to apparel and accessory merchandising...
Flooring
Choosing the proper floorcovering for your store takes both time and a careful analysis of your particular needs. It also requires a careful appraisal of both your long and short term requirements...
How to Design a Great Window Display
The window display is often your best chance to make a good first impression. The window display gives walk-by traffic a chance to see what you sell and how you sell it...
The Essential Neon Sign Guide
While typically associated with corner bars and liquor stores, a neon sign is a cost-effective tool for any retail business...
The Retailer's Guide to Preventing Shoplifting
Shoplifting can take a heavy toll on your bottom line. With margins already as tight as they are, the small retailer who doesn't take steps to control shrinkage will suffer in relation to his competitors who do...
Retail2Go: Making Your Store Portable
The good weather of spring and summer rings in the start of outdoor sales season. Whether it's a sidewalk sale in front of your store, a swap meet, or your once-a-year warehouse sale, selling al fresco is profitable but requires special merchandising and fixturing...
The Retailer´s Guide to Color in Store Design
Color is often underestimated as a marketing tool. That is right, I said "marketing" tool. Think about it for a second: some of more powerful brand associations you can think of connect through color...
The Retailer's Guide to Message & Sign Boards
The simple, basic message or sign board is a sturdy foot-soldier in the battle to communicate effectively. Whether it be with customers, staff, or sales reps, a visual presentation is made more powerful with an inexpensive corkboard, dry erase, easy tack or letter board...
The Retailer's Guide to Back-to-School Merchandising
This year the prediction is that back-to-school sales will ring up $18 billion in sales. With the right preparation you can take better advantage of this windfall than you ever have before. Here are some things to consider when prepping for the season...
The Retailer's Guide to Sense of Smell
How important is the sense of smell in retail environments? The jury is still out. But when you learn that Westin Hotels has developed a "signature scent" that is only sprayed in their properties around the world, it makes you wonder...
Preparing for the Post-Holiday Retail Rush
While even John Q. Public knows that the Friday after Thanksgiving is the biggest shopping day of the year, every veteran retailer buckles up his chinstrap for the after-holiday sales...
POP Goes the Impulse Buy
No matter what you sell in your store, there's always one place you can try to sell more of it before each customer walks out: the point of purchase...
 


















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