Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Jamba Juice To Open More Stores

Jamba Juice (Emeryville, Calif.) has developed an incentive package aimed to double its current growth rate and add 500 new franchise stores in the next five years. The company is focusing on several key markets, including Baltimore and Washington D.C., Dallas, Atlanta, Northern New Jersey, Raleigh/Durham and New York.
The chain will be hosting roadshows in these markets in August and September aimed at recruiting new franchisees and encouraging existing partners to add more shops. The incentives include a 50 percent reduction in initial franchise fees and a three-year graduated royalty reduction plan. The company currently operates 263 locations. Franchise locations in the U.S. and abroad total about 550 units, according to Entrepreneur

Thursday, September 04, 2014

T.J. Maxx To Open 5 New Stores!

T.J.Maxx (Framingham, Mass.) will open five stores in the Chicago area this fall. The openings will begin this week and continue throughout September and October.
"The opening of these five retail stores in the Chicagoland area marks a momentous occasion for our brand," Richard Sherr, president of T.J.Maxx, said in a statement. "These new locations bring sought-after pieces at prices our customers can feel good about and we are excited to serve more customers in more locations in the coming months."

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Custom Displays

This is a display project we are finishing up now.  It is a wall mounted brochure rack with Velcro on the back for attaching to a wall or store fixture.  The display is produced from 1/8" thick Sintra Material with a 1 color imprint on the front and the 2 sides.

We produced 3 prototypes of the unit to get the width and height exactly correct for this customer before we ran 2,000 units.

We specialize in stock and custom display products that can be seen at our web site POP2GO

Thursday, August 21, 2014

JC Penney New Bronx Store Goes Green!

JC Penney (Plano, Texas) has announced the late August opening of its first Brooklyn, N.Y. store. It will be located in phase two of the Gateway Center, according to MarketWatch. Complementing its other New York locations in the Bronx, Queens, Staten Island and Manhattan, the 124,000-square-foot store will feature a full-service 2200-square-foot Sephora.
The Brooklyn department store will showcase the company’s move toward sustainability, with the location using 45 percent less energy than a typical JCPenney.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Home Depot Promotes Ted Decker

The Home Depot (Atlanta), has promoted Ted Decker to the post of executive vp, merchandising. Mr Decker will be in charge of all merchandising corporate wide and will  report only to president of Home Depot’s U.S. retail operations Craig Menear.                  


Ted Decker has worked at The Home Depot for 14 years, and was most recently senior vice president of retail finance, pricing, and analytics. Decker is credited with playing “an key role in the company's merchandising transformation, leading the institution of new pricing and analytics strategies, in a company statement that was released today.


Menear released a statement on Mr Decker’s promotion to executive VP Merchandising. "Ted's business acumen and retail experience have enabled him to serve as a broad contributor to our success in the marketplace over the past several years”. "His leadership and strategic expertise make him a perfect fit to lead our merchandising team going forward." 


Progressive Displays Inc wishes Ted Decker the best of luck in his new position.

Friday, August 08, 2014

Target Hires New CEO

Target has named Brian Cornell its new CEO. Cornell, Chief Executive Officer of Pepsi Americas Foods, assumes his this position on 12 August 2014. Target has been troubled with slumping sales and a informations systems breach that caused 1,000’s of credit card numbers to be compromised, has been been looking for a new CEO since it’s current CEO resigned in May 2014.


Before Pepsico, Cornell, 55, served as president and ceo of Sam’s Club. This is Targets first hiring of a CEO outside the company, as all previous CEO’s came up through the ranks.  This shift will change the corporate culture of Target as they try to right the ship.


In a statement, Cornell said, “As we create the Target of tomorrow, I will focus on our current business performance in both the U.S. and Canada and on how we accelerate our omnichannel transformation.”


Target Retail stores are throughout the United States and Canada. 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Mylar Racing Sail

This is a R&D project to evaluate new adhesives and permanent bonding tapes from our vendors for use in Point of Purchase Display Projects.  One of our model makers was a sailmaker who was trained in the black art by a 3rd Generation Sailmaking Guru at a time when high tech products were being introduced into sailmaking.  These products included mylar, Kevlar, Spectra and Carbon.

This sail is a jib for a Rhodes 19 one design class.  It is produced from 5mil mylar film, which is polyester or better known as Dacron which is extruded vs being made into thread and weaved like most Dacron sails.  By extruding the Dacron into a film the molecules are aligned for strength in all directions reducing stretch.  The downside is if a hole forms in the material it will rip all the way to an edge very quickly.  This is a problem that plagued mylar sails since the late 1970s.

So far 3 sails have been made to test various adhesives and high strength tapes and have used the knowledge gained in the assembly of custom display projects. 

What makes a sail project great for testing materials and adhesives?  The materials and adhesives have to survive a very harsh environment.  Salt Water, UV light, and the constant loading and unloading of stress loads along with multiple spikes in the stress loads make a local Walmart Store's environment seem like a Walk In The Park!  See Us At POP2GO