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2023 design trends
16
Dec

Design Trends for 2023

As the year comes to a close, we look forward to the new design trends that will shape our future interiors. Trade shows have given us sneak peek into finishes and furnishings, but here is a more in depth look at what to expect according to Interior Design Magazine. 1. Designs That Prioritize the OutdoorsDesign...
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holiday decor display
04
Oct

Planning Holiday Décor

Even though autumn recently arrived, the winter holidays are just around the corner. Before they sneak up on us, now is a good time to start planning holiday décor for your business environment. After all, people are out and about again. Thank goodness!  So, the mission at hand is to create an inviting and engaging...
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orchard visual merchandising
26
May

Building Product Displays that Work!

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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kesslers storefront
24
Feb

Choosing a Retail Store Location

For the record, brick and mortar retail shopping is alive and doing well! People are longing to get out and about, and shopping in person is one experience they crave. If you are planning to open a retail store, understand that finding the ideal space takes time and strategy. Before you start looking — create...
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popping visuals blog
31
Jan

Popping Visuals

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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interior design
03
Jan

Designer vs. Decorator – there is a difference

There’s no doubt that during the pandemic people have been rethinking how they use their space whether it be at their workplace, their home interior, or a workspace inside their home. If you are one of these people and need a professional to help reshape your interior, who are you going to call: an interior...
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neocon 2021
08
Oct

NeoCon 2021: Pastels, Relaxation, and Nature

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
08
Sep

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
16
Aug

Farm Fresh Merchandising: 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
16
Aug

Here’s the Scoop: 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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