MiTek makes a case study of its retail sets
MiTek USA is making merchandising moves with its new retail sets, which offer a revamped approach to aisle signage, product bins, and color-coded packaging.
The company recently pointed to the example of Agoura Hills, California-based Roadside Lumber and Hardware, which recently installed one of its retail sets.
The sets are part of a national effort by MiTek to redefine a "new standard" of in-store displays of building products. The displays and packaging recently won three awards from the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA): a gold award for its bin display, a silver for carton display, and honorable mention for packaging.
Roadside Lumber and Hardware's retail sets feature 650 MiTek products, including fasteners, hangers, connectors, embedments, epoxies, and more. The sets also include end-cap graphic displays and color-coded header boards.
“Effective display of 650 products, many of which must be correlated to specific code requirements in the field, is no small task,” said Owen Nostrant, Roadside’s General Manager. “MiTek’s new retail sets not only help buyers sort through their choices using color-coded shelving systems, but MiTek’s displays are uniquely eye-catching. MiTek’s ‘new standard’ has helped up raise the bar for our retail environment.”
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Readers Respond: Made in USA momentum?
Here at HBSDealer, we're fans of periodically checking in with our readers regarding the ebb and flow of Made in USA goods to their shelves.
This year, rather than asking whether retailers feel as though Made in USA sways customers to choose one product over the other, we focused on the proof in the pudding: whether the amount of Made in USA goods were, in fact, taking up a larger share of shelf space.
In a poll earlier this week, we asked: "Which of the following best describes your Made in USA approach to merchandising, compared to a year ago: we carry more Made in USA items; we carry fewer Made in USA items; or we carry about the same number of Made in USA products?"
The majority — 56% — reported no major change in merchandising.
However, another 35% said they were carrying more items than the year before. In comparison, only 9% reported a decrease.
What's happening at your store? There's still time to vote.