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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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Georgia on our Mind: Atlanta Market
28
Jul

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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tile trends
11
Jun

2021 Tile Trends

Tiles—whether they are ceramic, porcelain or terracotta, on the walls, on the floors or in the bathroom—can provide a tremendous impact on the look and feel of a space. Coverings, the largest international tile and stone exhibition and conference in North America, shared the following tile trends: Flecked effect. This is the terrazzo look. With...
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