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25 Low-Cost Merchandising Innovations

From Zero-Waste Grocery Stores to Papercraft Window Displays

— March 23, 2016 — Art & Design
These low-cost merchandising innovations range from zero-waste grocery store concepts to papercraft window displays that are inspiring while saving on material costs. While luxury brand Hermes in synonymous with lavish leather goods and apparel, its window displays are often crafted from a colorful paper medium and feature work by famous artists. The 'Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas' window display at Hermes Buenos Aires is a notable example that embodies an air of luxury without breaking the retailer's marketing budget.

Other standouts include digitally rendered store displays like START Menswear's computer-generated shop window image by artist Julian Mayor. While a real sculpture of Mayor's computer image would have been a costly feet, a simple projection made this digitized display cost-effective and visually striking.

Additional favorites include architectural whiskey displays like a POS shelving system that promoted a recent Jim Bean Honey liquor range. Using cardboard as both promotional signage and shelving, the unit provided an all-encompassing merchandising solution that was also sustainable.
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Upcycled Store Interiors
Upcycled Store Interiors
This Quirky Shoe Store Features Shelves Made from Car Windshields
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Hi-Tech Wallpaper Bookshelves
Hi-Tech Wallpaper Bookshelves
The Digital Library Wallpaper is Full of Downloadable E-Books
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Modular Maternity Boutiques
Modular Maternity Boutiques
The Mit Mat Mama Store in Barcelona is Brimming with Plant Life
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Computer-Generated Window Displays
Computer-Generated Window Displays
Julian Mayor Transforms a Storefront into a Digital Rendering
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Flavorful Vino Displays
Flavorful Vino Displays
This Waitrose Store Display Organizes Wine Bottles by Flavor Profiles
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20
Rainforest Beer Merchandising
Rainforest Beer Merchandising
This Cardboard Retail Display for Latina Agave Beer is Jungle-Themed
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19
Cascading Champagne Displays
Cascading Champagne Displays
Total Wine's Liquor Store Display Boldly Showcases Veuve Bottles
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18
Beach-Evoking Beer Displays
Beach-Evoking Beer Displays
These Pacifico Light Cardboard Displays Are Inspired By Beach Visuals
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Paper Craft Retail Displays
Paper Craft Retail Displays
This Whimsical Window Display Features Intricate Paper Sculptures
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Paper Retail Fixtures
Paper Retail Fixtures
The Camper Stockholm Store Features White Podiums to Display Product
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15
Organic Supermarket Interiors
Organic Supermarket Interiors
'The Green Atrium' Embodies the Kind of Lifestyle It Promotes
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14
Upcycled Clothing Shops
Upcycled Clothing Shops
The Empty Shop is a Traveling Secondhand Store That Benefits Non-Profits
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13
Artisanal Vodka Merchandising
Artisanal Vodka Merchandising
This Grey Goose Retail Display Features Stacked Box Elements
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Summer-Ready Wine Merchandising
Summer-Ready Wine Merchandising
This Naked Grape Wine Display is Inspired by Backyard Decor
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Cola Cardboard Displays
Cola Cardboard Displays
The 'Give It Back Rack' is Part of the Brand's Big Green Initiative
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Zig-Zag Beer Displays
Zig-Zag Beer Displays
Rodrigo Olvera's Miller Genuine Draft Display Boasts Cut-Out Shapes
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Graph Paper Retail Interiors
Graph Paper Retail Interiors
This Children's Shoe Store Features Graphical Tiled Displays
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8
Shipping Yard Shop Designs
Shipping Yard Shop Designs
The Nendo Backyard Store was Inspired by a Playful Commercial Rear Lot
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7
Aspirational Furniture Displays
Aspirational Furniture Displays
This Furniture Store Visual Merchandising Imagines a Lifestyle
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6
Fishing Shack Beer Displays
Fishing Shack Beer Displays
This Retail Display Plays Up Streetwater Brewing's Beach Branding
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5
Pop-Up Paper Eateries
Pop-Up Paper Eateries
This Pop Up Food and Drink Venue in Sydney Uses Cardboard Tubes for Design
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Illustrious Bookstore Displays
Illustrious Bookstore Displays
This Clever Bookstore Merchandising is Delightfully Detailed
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3
Experimental Grocery Concepts
Experimental Grocery Concepts
This Amsterdam Supermarket Launches the Brand's New Concept
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2
Pegboard Jewelry Displays
Pegboard Jewelry Displays
Amber Dream's Jewelry Store Displays Include Wall Pegs and Mock Trees
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Interactive Whiskey Architecture
Interactive Whiskey Architecture
This Jim Beam Honey Display is an Immersive Pop-Up Display
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