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Case Study: Hadley's Fruit Orchard

Apr 3rd 2019

Case Study: Hadley's Fruit Orchard
Based in Cabazon, California,  Hadley Fruit Orchards is a landmark roadside specialty food retailer. They sell nuts, dried fruit, bread, dates, and more. The store has operated since the 1930s, originally in Pasadena before setting up shop in Cabazon. Located just off Interstate 10, the store was owned by the Hadley family before being sold to the Morongo Band of Mission Indians in July 1999. The store remains a one-stop shop for local families and travelers to this day. In 201
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Case Study: Organic Market

Mar 29th 2019

Case Study: Organic Market
The Biggest Challenge in Making Produce Signage: Timeline! This was certainly the case when DGS Retail worked with The Organic Market, a small 5000 square foot family owned natural and organic health and food store based on Cape Cod in Massachusetts. The Organic Market, also known as Cape Cod Natural Markets, and owners Rory Eames and Darby Ziruk, were expanding their business into two locations and were in need of a vendor to quickly produce custom signage that could be installed
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Case Study: MJ Fine Wine And Spirits

Mar 12th 2019

Case Study: MJ Fine Wine And Spirits
MJ Fine Wine and Spirits is a liquor store based in South El Monte, California. Their primary focus is on wine, providing a large variety of wine from around the world. Key to their business is educating the consumer on wines: They have a professional sommelier team that can identify and recommend various wines that suit the needs of their customers, as well as teach shoppers not only the wine but wine culture of various places based on the recommendation. Ahead of its opening, MJ Fin
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Case Study: Tin Woodman's Flask Store Design

Mar 5th 2019

Case Study: Tin Woodman's Flask Store Design
Tin Woodman's Flask Wine and Spirits is a liquor superstore located in Chittenago, New York. It's part of the Emerald City Plaza complex owned and operated by the Oneida Indian Nation, including Yellow Brick Road Casino. The 17,000-square-foot store contains more than 100,000 bottles of wine and spirits, making it one of the largest liquor stores in Central New York State. Its selection includes not only a large variety of craft brands, but many brands local to the state and region. It also o
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5 Ideas for High Profit Grocery and C-store Produce Displays

Nov 15th 2018

5 Ideas for High Profit Grocery and C-store Produce Displays
Even if you have the busiest grocery or convenience store, you will likely notice that some of your produce displays do not turn quickly. Various factors can cause this; for instance, you may have misallocated the space provided or you have too much space for the display. Although it may not raise an alarm when you deal with hard items such as potatoes, winter squash, watermelons, or onions, highly perishable items such as berries and tomatoes must be turned several times daily to keep them f
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7 Ideas for Produce Displays on Wet Racks

Nov 15th 2018

7 Ideas for Produce Displays on Wet Racks
Even though there are various styles and sizes of wet racks such as green or vegetable racks, they serve the same purpose of displaying produce in a refrigerated case. It is worth noting that most of them supply a misting system that keeps leafy greens and carrots fresh and hydrated. You should consider creating a space and budgeting for a wet rack or an ice bin. Orchard bins for produce can also accomplish the same thing as a refrigerated case at a fraction of the cost. They also take up muc
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5 Ways Hershey Is Winning With Their New Store Within A Store Strategy

Posted by Tom Conway on Nov 14th 2018

5 Ways Hershey Is Winning With Their New Store Within A Store Strategy
Research shows that while U.S. consumers love candy, they hate shopping the candy aisle at the local grocery store. According to an article in Shopper Marketing Magazine, 76% of shoppers surveyed are not happy with the clutter on traditional grocery store shelf fixtures. Candy that is displayed on ordinary store racks or store display shelving ideas is confusing. Most shoppers walk away frustrated with no candy in their cart or avoid the aisle all together. Shoppers often steer c
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6 Merchandising Display Ideas for C-stores

Nov 12th 2018

6 Merchandising Display Ideas for C-stores
Merchandising strategies goes beyond setting up shelves. It involves anything that can be seen by customers from the outside or inside. The process helps to get more customers into the convenience store. This broader understanding of your store’s layout requires identifying key challenges and best practices that serve your interests. For incremental sales, you should focus on simplifying your shelves to an extent where even senior citizens can get what they want without too much hassle.
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How SkeeVue Grocery Reinvented Itself Before Ski Season

Posted by Tom Conway on Nov 12th 2018

How SkeeVue Grocery Reinvented Itself Before Ski Season
SkeeVue Grocery, of Breckenridge Colorado, was looking to re-brand and re-name their conventional grocery store into Breckenridge Market and Liquors. The newly named store would be a natural and organic market that would better cater to the residents and tourists of their hometown. DGS Retail, working with the Store Planning group of UNFI, helped to effectively rebrand the store to better reflect the owner’s new market position. During the planning stage
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Dunkin Donuts Franchise Design Rollout

Nov 12th 2018

Dunkin Donuts Franchise Design Rollout
DGS Retail in conjunction with Dunkin’ Brands Corporate Design Team have developed a website focused on the introduction of new and creative artwork designed specifically to enhance their current store’s environments. With over 10, 500 independently owned franchised stores, Dunkin’ reached out to DGS to develop a site that is “User Friendly and Informative,” offering multitudes of artwork options. Resembling an ART GALLERY, the site offers creative elements printed on cloth,
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