Archive for the ‘General Business’ Category

Light it up!

Our Horny Toad store in Freeport, Maine underwent a makeover in which the team updated fixtures, painted walls, and focused on an often-neglected feature in retail stores – the lighting. Store merchandiser Liz Winter explains how you can come up with creative solutions to add interesting light fixtures that are both affordable and fun. When […]

Nevermind the Weather

The first day of Spring is March 20th but after looking at the national weather report today, all I could see was snow and rain.  Since you ordered Spring/Summer product six months ago without knowing what the weather would be like now, it’s officially time to put some hard work into your displays to attract attention.  […]

Great Merchandising at Outdoor Retailer

Via Kelsie Morrow, Merchandising Manager at Horny Toad Clothing If you missed the Outdoor Retail Show this year (or didn’t take any pictures of clever ideas while you were busy buying), here are some highlights from our booth and others. At Horny Toad this Winter we pushed the envelope with a bigger booth, dedicating a […]

Time to Look Ahead

It’s time to look ahead this new year.  More specifically, it’s time to look to your headers… If you have headers above your bays in your store, then you know how easy it is to neglect them.  Often it’s the last thing you have time to merchandise and thus ends up looking dusty and faded.  […]

A Christmas Window Story

The holidays bring out the best in window displays, and the creativity that goes into them always inspires me. Here’s a collection of some of the best holiday windows I have seen this season. I drive past this window in Portland, Oregon, and I always appreciate it for its simplicity and cheer.   MARINE LAYER […]

Merchandising the Perfect Gift

Don’t you love giving and getting accessories?  Usually they’re the things I won’t buy for myself, but love when I get  from someone else. Accessories are the popular gifts that need merchandising attention during this season. When I was the buyer for Lizard Lounge I appreciated the fact that accessories could be reordered with a […]