Addressing the Poverty Right Under Our Noses

February 15, 2019By Acts of Kindness, Behind the Shelf Blog, Tradition of Giving

By Steve Choate, business development manager, for the Tradition of Giving blog series Sometimes I forget that in the seemingly prosperous Milwaukee suburbs, poverty can exist right under my nose. There are people living in the surrounding areas barely making ends meet. Thankfully, there are organizations that have answered the call. Sussex Outreach Services (SOS) is one … Read More

In season THIS season

February 7, 2019By Behind the Shelf Blog, Industry Intuition

by Jen Johnston, CHHC, senior marketing services account manager A friend of mine recently took to social media to describe an experience she had with a major mass retailer in the form of a “break-up letter.” She had a laundry list of complaints, and among the biggest was that this store is out of warm winter … Read More

The giving spirit

February 1, 2019By Acts of Kindness, Behind the Shelf Blog, Tradition of Giving

  By Barb Gengler, client services representative, for the Tradition of Giving blog series Hamacher Resource Group associates have always been generous with their support of different employees’ causes that are near to their hearts. One of my charities has benefitted from this generosity. In February, it will be five years since I began volunteering … Read More

All companies need to be technology companies

January 28, 2019By Behind the Shelf Blog, Future of Retail

  By Shawn Theesfeld, application development manager A few weeks ago, prior to traveling to CES, I wrote about what I was looking forward to viewing, testing, learning, and discussing. I was interested in seeing the progress in interactive deliverables (VR, AR, holographic displays, etc.), technology support for personal shopping, blockchain and other technologies for … Read More

Fixture assembly materials and videos – part two

January 25, 2019By Behind the Shelf Blog, Focus on Fixtures, From the desk of

  From the desk of Julie Massey, visual assets manager, for the Focus on Fixtures blog series In my previous post about instruction and training materials, I detailed how we put together videos, manuals, and mini-guides to help a mass retailer who was revamping their beauty department across their stores. In this post, I’ll share solutions we’ve provided … Read More

Giving Back Comes From a Place of Goodness Inside Each of Us

January 4, 2019By Acts of Kindness, Behind the Shelf Blog, Tradition of Giving

By Nelson Rodriguez, merchandising analyst, for the Tradition of Giving blog series While more than a year has passed since hurricanes Irma and Maria struck terror in my home island of Puerto Rico, the clean-up efforts are still underway. In January of 2018, I and five of my co-workers (plus two spouses), including our company president, traveled … Read More

A glimpse into my crystal ball

December 31, 2018By Behind the Shelf Blog, Future of Retail

By Dave Wendland, vice president strategic relations It almost goes without saying that the retail landscape next year will look nothing like today. And tomorrow’s consumer will be shopping entirely differently than they did yesterday. I hope this post helps you imagine the future of retail, and inspires you to make it a reality. Mobile … Read More

Fixture assembly materials and videos – part one

December 28, 2018By Behind the Shelf Blog, Focus on Fixtures, From the desk of

From the desk of Julie Massey, visual assets manager, for the Focus on Fixtures blog series Many of our fixture coordination clients are in need of a solution that goes beyond the practical processes of providing stores, brands, or fixture companies with the space planning and planograms necessary to produce, ship, and install a new configuration. They often … Read More