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Think in Threes

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Think in Threes
Help customers focus on the product by keeping merchandise displays limited to 3 features.  Bay Tree Bookstore in Santa Cruz has the concept down pat with this feature of ¼ zip sweatshirts, cute “banana slug” plush (their mascot!) and baseball hats.  The tiered dish for small collectibles is icing on the cake and doesn’t detract from the simplicity of the assortment.
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Categories: June, 2016 | Tags: Visual Merchandising | Comments: (0) | View Count: (1013)


Paula Haerr

VP Retail Services Connect2One

As vice president of retail services of the Connect2One buying group, Paula is recognized as one of the leading experts on products and merchandising in the college store industry.  From a collegiate retailing career that began in the mid-70’s to her role today in serving the needs of 550+ independent college stores, Paula’s knowledge of the channel has made her a frequent speaker at national, state and regional events.   A self-described “professional shopper,” Paula shares her insider tips on the latest trends in her “Paula’s Picks” blog and the much anticipated Connect2One What’s Hot semi-annual review.