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In retail, merchandising is the practice of making products in stores available to consumers, primarily by stocking shelves and displays. Use these merchandising resources to learn how to create an attractive disply, get tips for product placement and receive other retail merchandising advice.

Create an Attractive Display
A creative display can draw the customer in, promote a slow-moving product, announce a sale, or welcome a season. Some stores located in a mall or other structure may lack windows, but don't despair. There are many places throughout the store to build beautiful displays.

Trade Show Attendance Tips: Maximize Your Time
No matter how small your retail business may be, the benefits of attending a trade show sponsored by vendors or industry associations far outweigh any reason not to attend. To get the most from attending a trade show, you should have a strategy. Knowing what you would like to accomplish before, during, and after the show will help maximize your time. Here are some planning tips.

Visual Displays Photo Gallery
The following photos have been submitted from retailers, merchandisers and visual display artists wanting to show off their talents.

Valentine's Displays for Unromantic Products
No matter what type of products you sell, you can create an attractive display. Certain products will naturally lend themselves to a great display opportunity. If your product line doesn't seem very romantic, don't dispair. Try the following when building a Valentine's Day display.

4-5-4 Calendar
The National Retail Federation has provided this sales calendar spanning three years. The purpose of the 4-5-4 Calendar is to serve as a guide for retailers and ensures sales comparability between years by dividing the year into months based on a 4 weeks - 5 weeks - 4 weeks format.

Retail Design and Visual Merchandising Competitions
Visual merchandising and design contests are posted here at the Visual Store site.

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