Tag Archives: atmospherics

Do You Know How Shoppers Rate Your Store?

We recognize that shoppers today often have high expectations with regard to the store shopping experience. Do you regularly track your customers’ attitudes across a wide range of store shopping attributes? The Retail Owners Institute (ROI) puts it this way: “We’ve … Continue reading

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Store Entrances as a Branding Tool

FixturesCloseUp.com provides “a pictorial inventory of unique or otherwise interesting small-scale fixtures seen across the entire range of retailing. Just as a city-scape is built up of individual bricks, beams, and boards, so a store is constructed of many small-scale … Continue reading

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Tips for Designing Window Displays

Window displays are important tools with regard to creating and sustaining a store’s image, the perception of its trendiness, and so forth. As John Coulter writes for Target Shop Talk: “A window with little in it is clearly missing a trick. … Continue reading

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Target Stores: Designed to Sell

Like many other retailers, Target designs its store interiors to maximize shopper interest, encourage in-store browsing, and stimulate impulse purchases. This week, Businessweek presented an in-depth, behind-the-scenes at how Target stores are designed. As Sam Grobat writes: “The company’s slogan … Continue reading

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A Retail Store Design Checklist

Here’s a good overview of retail store design by Barb Crowhurst, a retail makeover specialist — from the Gift and Home Channel.    

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