Probably still better than you at the stacker
- May 15, 2011
Anybody hear about this? This week 20-ish stores are piloting a new beauty fixtures set! The universal fixtures (small shelves, dividers, pushers, all the various cubes) are all going away, gondolas being stripped to bare, and a new fixture system is being set! The planograms are updated to be merchandised in 1 foot sections as opposed to 4 foot sections. For each 4 feet, there are four 1-foot panels that are placed on crossbars on the gondola. These have numbered mini notches on each side and shelves are now 1x1 foot preassembled units (yes, dividers, pushers, and cubes are premade!). For each 1-foot column, there is basically a big box with every necessary shelf that the planogram requires and you set just by looking at your column and seeing which numbered notch the shelf goes into. Setting is just grabbing the box for Neutrogena Column 1, working your way up the pog and setting shelves in the correct notches, then grabbing the box for Column 2, placing shelves, boom. Coolest part? The shelf brackets are electrical contacts and the notches in each 1-foot column are an electrical supply. There are LED lights built into the shelves and when they are inserted into the column, they light up! Signholders are also pre-fabbed units that are lit. I'm support help in a store that is setting this and I'll try and grab some pictures tomorrow!