Nashville Display is honored to have been selected as one of the Top 50 P.O.P. companies of 2020 by Creative Magazine.

 

 

 

So many big changes have occurred, so quickly, and unfortunately it looks like they’re here to stay. Thankfully, Nashville Display was deemed an essential business very early in the pandemic, allowing us to help our customers keep their businesses operating as safely as possible. Over the past several months Nashville Display has proudly manufactured tens of thousands of hand sanitizer stands and is now developing a wide variety of clear plastic guard options. Whether you need sanitizer stands, wipe stands, or plexiglass barriers, our designers and engineers can help you get back to work or school while helping keep your people safe. And naturally, if you’re looking for custom retail displays, we’re ready to help craft sales-generating fixtures made from wood, wire, tubing, metal, plastic, and more. We’ve been serving the retail, medical, food, auto, educational, and consumer products industries for over 85 years.

 

Tennessee Chamber of Commerce Infectious Disease Prevention Training Certification Seal

Safety has always been our top priority at Nashville Display, so we have been able to meet the challenge of a pandemic head on with expanded hygiene and cleaning protocols for every worker and every facility. We are proud to announce that Nashville Display has been certified as a Healthy Business by the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry. As we work together to create a post-covid world, we know that our commitment to health and safety helps protect our teams, their families, our communities, and you, our customers.

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Not so long ago we were talking about how to engage the customer during the in-store experience—how we keep customers in our store longer, since the longer the customer stays, the more likely they are to make a purchase and to buy more quantity.

 

Unfortunately, that’s all changed in the past few weeks with the arrival of this global pandemic. In this new and strange environment, the customer can no longer linger: It’s “get in, get what you need, and get out.” As shopping habits have dramatically changed in the past few weeks, what can retailers learn from these sudden shifts in public behavior?

 

Primarily, we have all seen the limits of some of the big-boy supply chains. Did you ever imagine we would have a shortage of toilet paper? As I shopped in mid-March at a major American grocer, I couldn’t help but think about the challenges I faced during my own retail days. In-stocks were always a pain, not only for comp stores but for new ones as well. As I shopped the mostly empty aisles, two things became clear: First, the potato chip industry has a fantastic supply chain, and second, people really don’t like canned beets.

 

The other huge issue for retailers is the sudden surge in consumer demand for certain products, while other products see significant drops in demand. Retail buyers should take the time to actually walk the stores where safely possible, or undertake a fresh analytical look at how inventories are moving, to understand what consumers like and what items they obviously don’t during this unusual time—and to plan for how these changes may become permanent after the pandemic is over.

 

Other takeaways are operational: Stocking has been a challenge for some time, but in today’s environment that inefficiency becomes glaring and can seriously damage the consumer’s perception of the brand. Retail leadership should consider these serious problems while working from home without the interruptions of the daily office grind, to transform these issues into opportunities.

 

Part of our job at Nashville Display is designing and manufacturing retail fixtures for the way consumers are shopping, today and tomorrow. So the fixtures we put in stores are easy to stock, can hold ample inventory, and are specifically designed to catch the attention of that all-too-focused consumer who is now just trying to limit their time in the store. We’re always ready to pivot for our customers when the state of the world shifts, and this time is no different. If your retail operation needs help navigating the coming months, we’re ready to help.

 

 

Our team at Nashville Display is thrilled to announce that we have won the 2019 Shop! Gold Award for Branded Shop Within a Store. We received this award for our collaboration with Nestle Purina, Schnucks, and WD Partners that completely revamped the pet department with playful, interactive fixtures which are featured in select Schnucks grocery stores. We are so glad that Purina called on us to bring this concept to life and even more excited that we can share this award with them.

 

 

Nashville Display is proud to announce that Tom Becker has joined our team as VP Sales for the Midwest region, covering the center of the country, and selling to retailers, brands and industry partners. We asked Tom a few questions to help introduce him to the Nashville Family.

What’s your background and where are you from?  

I grew up on a livestock farm with hogs and chickens in Forest City, Iowa. I Graduated from Iowa State University with a BBA in marketing, and I’ve lived and worked in Minneapolis ever since graduation.

What will you be doing in your new position here at Nashville Display?

As VP of Sales for the Midwest region, I’ll take a problem solving approach to truly partner with our customers and help them find the value in our products and services.

What drew you to Nashville Display?

The size and scope of our manufacturing capabilities and the knowledge and professionalism of our team. I am excited to offer up our creative, proven solutions to customers that have not yet had the opportunity to work with us.

What makes Nashville Display unique from its competitors?

Our vertically integrated manufacturing power and automation are unparalleled in the retail display industry. And with the exceptional experience and expertise of the design and sales staff, this is truly a unique opportunity to work for an industry leading powerhouse.

What do you like to do when you’re not working?

I have two daughters and I try to spend as much team with as I can with them, and my wife Kimberly and I enjoy traveling, hiking, bicycling, and other fitness activities. On my own, I enjoy golf and following my Minnesota sports teams, especially the Vikings!