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Display and Merchandising
orchard visual merchandising
Hello Retailers! Are your window displays enticing and attracting shoppers? Are your interior displays effectively capturing your customer’s attention throughout their shopping journey? This blog is an introduction to Retailworks’ tried and true strategies and tips for creating meaningful displays. Whether you’re creating a window display, an end cap display, or tabletop display, consider the...
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popping visuals blog
Visual Merchandising comes in all shapes and sizes. No matter how small, or temporary, a well displayed collection of merchandise is imperative to capturing the customer’s attention and motivating him/her to purchase. Recently, Retailworks has been working with Mayfair Mall in Wauwatosa, WI, to assist the temporary Pop-Up tenants set up their wares over 3-day...
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neocon 2021
Heather, Amy and Suzanne attended NeoCon this year at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago, IL. They racked up over 10,000 steps each, while seeing all of the trends, color reports, and new product launches that filled the 10 floors of the Mart. Once again, the line between residential and commercial design has blurred, and a...
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HDExpo and Vegas Market Trends 2021
Holley attended both the Vegas Market (mainly residential design) and HDExpo (mainly hospitality design) in Las Vegas August 22 through 25, cramming in as much inspiration and trend-spotting as possible. At Vegas Market, she attended two talks: First Look 2021 Onward and the Sherwin-Williams Colormix Forecast, “Mood.” Both of these talks touched on similar themes,...
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rendleman orchards
There is a beautiful stretch of highway in southern Illinois as you head out of Carbondale. Highway 127 takes you through the lush rolling hills of Shawnee National Forest, dotted with exits to bike paths and scenic views, eggs for sale signs and a passing Amish buggy or two. Watch out for tortoise crossing, especially...
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blue bunny
When chocolate volcanos, psychedelic cereal sundaes and cold-brew donut shakes are offered as a job perk, who could resist? Such is the life of a visual merchandiser in the Ice Cream Capital of the World, Le Mars, Iowa. Wells Enterprises, the largest family-owned and managed ice cream and frozen treat manufacturer in the United States,...
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Georgia on our Mind: Atlanta Market
Three of our display artists and visual merchandisers flew south for a week of showroom hopping and trend spotting at Atlanta Market, one of the retail and design industry’s premier gift, décor and lifestyle markets. It featured more than 8,000 brands across multiple categories including home décor, gift, and hand-made as well as holiday decorations. ...
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Slatwall kitchen store
With customers starting to make their way back into bricks and mortar stores, it’s a good idea to change displays on a monthly basis in order to keep things fresh and enticing. With its versatility and wide assortment of styles, Slatwall is an excellent product to use to help you accomplish this. Slatwall panels are...
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acrylic check out
In my 35 years of being in the retail/design industries, I’ve never seen so much acrylic. Acrylic face shields, sneeze guards and space separators, on countertops, showcases and checkouts. Of course, they are important and necessary, but please think carefully before you swiftly click, “buy and ship”. What will these do to your brand and...
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popup shop
What’s an effective way for a retailer to expand their brand exposure exponentially, increase store locations and customer base, test out new designs and products, and engage shoppers in a fun way? If you said pop-up stores, you’re correct! More than ever, consumers are looking for a personalized shopping experiences and pop-ups provide just that....
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Retailworks, Inc. is an award-winning commercial interior design, display, branding, and consulting firm headquartered in Milwaukee. We create engaging, branded environments, thought-provoking and intentional art, and display installations to positively influence the customer experience.

Retailworks, Inc. is 100% woman owned, and is the parent company of LMF Group.
Celebrating 25 years of creating amazing environments with outstanding results.