The sound of shattering glass terrifies us all. As kids, we all knew the drill when glass items were dropped. Stand in the spot. Don’t move. Wait for mom or dad to put on shoes and come to the rescue. Tears well up as we wonder what our fate will be after all the cleanup work is done.
The hatred for the sound of glass breaking intensifies for store owners. That sound represents not only loss of valuable products, but the responsibility of ensuring that every bit of glass is found. What if a child broke something and got cut? What if employees cut themselves while cleaning up the mess? Worse, what if they miss a piece of glass and then a child later cuts themselves due to the negligence of your employees? The fear of lawsuits abounds in the hearts of storeowners who face this issue.
Acrylic alleviates this stress! Acrylic is the perfect blend between plastic and glass. While there are several forms, the most common for retail fixtures and containers is poly methyl methacryate, or PMMA.
Benefits of Acrylic
The most obvious benefit of acrylic containers was outlined in the scenarios above. Although it can break if dropped on a hard surface, it will not shatter and is far stronger and less impact resistant than glass. Strangely enough, it is also clearer than glass. Thick glass takes on a green hue. Acrylic is also far lighter than glass, making it easier to move from place to place. In respect to plastic, acrylic is considered a safer alternative as it is BPA free. Certain forms of plastic can yellow over time, while acrylics stay clear.
Acrylic Bins for Stores
Children enter candy stores wide-eyed at all the glorious colored candy that surrounds them. Huge wall displays with bulk candy tantalize even the oldest of patrons in your shop. Allow acrylic containers to help you show your products off the best way possible.
Acrylic scoop bins are wonderful for bulk candy as they allow kids the freedom that they crave. Kids love self-service. Getting to fill a bag with their choice of candy allows them to feel a little more grown up. As a store owner, you will love the benefit of the lower costs associated with unwrapped bulk candy. Many times, you can order an assortment of bulk candy in packages. This can be a great way to start.
The above display uses round-faced acrylic bins with single-colored candies. Candies sorted by color are great for creating candy gifts and displays that center around certain colors. Sports team parties and wedding receptions are starting to use candies that reflect their special colors and incorporate these into their celebrations. What really makes this fixture stand out is the use of lights behind the acrylic containers. The delicious candy glow will be reflected in the eyes of all who enter your store!
Scoop bins come in a wide array of sizes and types. Use a variety of these in your candy store to create visual displays that will wow. While considering the type that you need, don’t forget the importance of using all of the space in your store.
Double tube bins and stacking bins give that extra vertical fun in your store. By drawing the attention up, you encourage customers to get the full view of your store rather than just head for what they need. Retail space is expensive. Be sure to use bins that are the best use of your square footage.
It is best when candy displays are kept filled up with delicious treats. People will shy away from stores that appear to constantly be out or low on stock. To avoid this issue, consider false front bins and candy towers. False front bins allow for a portion of the product to stay at the front of the container, which gives the look of always being full. Candy towers have inserts that look like candy to give the look of being filled. These add height and character to your displays and turn candy into a work of art in addition to a delicious treat.
Acrylic slatwall containers are another way to create amazing displays in your store. Wrapped candies can be sorted easily with a wall full of acrylic bins. Create a wall of salt water taffy, ring pops, candy sticks, and other great wrapped items. These are easy to change around as new stock comes.
Funnel front bins are excellent for unwrapped candies. Stock jelly beans, M&Ms, and gummy candies for a wall of exuberance for the little ones. These and other slatwall style containers allow you to take full advantage of your walls. They also enable you to rotate your stock easily. Seasonal displays are simple to create on slatwalls as you can add new acrylic bins featuring the candy of the season.