Monday, 29 July 2013

Versatile Gondola Shelving

gondola shelving

Gone are the days of the old Grandville sketches where the shopkeeper hands you your products over the counter. Now the buyer wants choice, they want to look around and take in the various products on offer to them. The shopkeeper has to enable this by using their retail space efficiently. Gondola shelving is just one of the ways Shelving4shops can help with this.

Gondola shelves are shelving units which offer a double-sided storage space, with the choice of either pegboard or standard shelves. Gondola shelving units are free-standing which uses only a small amount of space considering the amount of shelving you gain, optimising the number of products you can stock per square metre. Gondola shelves are durable and are perfect for holding heavy products like tinned food and canned or bottled drinks.

One the main benefits of gondola shelving is being able to create aisles easily and effectively, giving your store a bigger overall look. Create a logistical and attractive store while utilising all the space available is one of the main challenges facing all store owners, and the Shelving4Shops team can help with all aspects of retail shelving and shop layout to help you find a solution for your store.
gondola shelving
You can find gondola shelving in every type of store, from large supermarkets to small toy shops. Gondola shelving is one of the most popular ways allow customers to shop at ease, offering a convenient and pleasurable shopping experience where the customer has the opportunity to see, touch and feel products on display. You are far more likely to get impulse sales when you offer an easy shopping experience.

Gondola shelving is available in numerous heights, lengths and widths to cater to your requirements. Pegboard backing can also be used with this type of shelving to offer you a quick and easy way to change the layout of your products, or maybe make your gondola units seasonal for Christmas or summer. You can even add wire stacking baskets to the shelving to hold single packets of crisps, small toys or other items which may be awkward to stack neatly. The versatility of gondola shelving is outstanding and this cost-effective shelf unit can be an invaluable resource for any store owner.

gondola shelving

If you are unsure of the space you need for a gondola unit, call one of our experienced Shelving4shops team who will be happy to help you. All we need are the measurements for the floor space for you have, or a basic store plan (even a rough sketch on a piece of A4 is very useful).

gondola shelving

Taking time to find the right gondola shelving for your store is very important - if you look after your shelving it will last for years to come. If you take a look in our showroom we can show you the durability and strength of our products and talk you through your various options.

Gondola shelving is a cost-effective shelving option, but if your budget is very tight why not try our second hand shop shelving? Being second hand they might have some minor usage marks or scratches but they will not be prominent and once filled with your stock will be barely noticeable if noticeable at all.

Shelving4Shops helps stores of every size to find the right shelving for their needs with a design and plan service to suit individual requirements and a huge range of shelving and accessories in stock at our Leicestershire showroom. Why not give us a call on 01455 221512 or email us at

We offer so much than gondola shelving, too! We also hold stock of wall shelving, shop counters, cash registers, magazine shelving and store accessories like shopping baskets, stacking baskets and dump bins. If you would like to see more of what we have to offer visit our website at

Friday, 26 July 2013

A New Showroom for Shelving4Shops!

The new Shelving4Shops showroom is now open for business and we have much more to offer you in terms of retail shelving and shop racking. It’s one thing looking on a website or out of a catalogue, but it’s another thing seeing our range of shelving first hand, enabling you to visualise your products and give you confidence in what your're buying. It's much easier to make sure you’re getting exactly what you need when shopping at our showroom, and with our large stock of new and used shop fittings available to take away on the same day, you're sure to find the right retail shelving for your requirements.

When you visit our showroom you can also get a free demonstration on how to assemble and fit your shelving correctly, so even if you don’t fancy yourself DIY guru, you should be happy to tackle your new shop shelving by the time you leave! And if not, let us know and we can deliver and assemble it for you.

We're happy to sit down with you at the showroom to discuss your shop shelving and planning needs, and with our range of peg board, gondola and wall shelving all displayed in various sizes, it's easy to see how your shelving layout can work for you.

Of course, it did take a little time for us to get up and running in our new offices and showroom as we had a lot of work to do! First there was the office move, then we had to remove a wall…

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The wall removed 

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The full extent of the showroom was revealed for the first time 
With that done and the shelving from the old showroom dismantled we could really appreciate how big the new showroom would be...

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Work begins to build the showroom 

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Wall bays and stacking baskets are placed 
Once the dust settled and the floor was cleaned, work began on installing the new shop shelving display. While this was completed the old showroom was kept semi-functional so our customers at least had something to look at (even if it was a little dusty). A new corner display unit was installed and stacking baskets placed so that our customers could get a sense of scale and versatility of the products.

And after a lot of work and solid effort from the team, we now have a smooth sleek U shaped showroom for all of visitors to enjoy, demonstrating our range of quality new and used shop shelving and accessories:

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Corner shelving unit

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Gondola shelving unit 

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Pegboard display with shelving example

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Gondola bay with new end panel

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Sitting area for our design and planning service 

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Mobile vegetable display with matching shopping baskets 
We also have a few new lines on display, such as our mirrored vegetable shelving and wooden bay ends:

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End bay with new end panels 
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Mirrored vegetable shelving with vegetable trays 
Now we're up and running, we are fully equipped to help our customers choose the right shop shelving. Sometimes it can be very difficult to visualise the different sizes of shelving in your store space and we are often asked to recommend an average sized shelf. We always suggest for customers to come into the showroom to see the products for themselves, and we even provide cans and bottles to give you a real sense of scale.

Our showroom is now fully open to visitors and with a new counter installed, cash resisters held in stock and the cleaning complete we are happy to invite all our customers new or old to come and take a look at our new shop shelving and accessory product ranges. We're based in the Midlands between Leicester and Coventry with great motorway access from the M1, M6 and M69, so there is absolutely no excuse not to come down for a coffee!

Visit us at Shelving4Shops, Unit A1, Asfare Business Park, Hinckley Road, Wolvey, Leicestershire, LE10 3JG. Call us on 01455 221512 or visit our website .

Shelving4Shops in Show Business

Have you ever wondered where the shop fixtures and fittings come from in some of your favorite shows….Shelving4shops of course!

From trolleys supplied to Trollied and shop shelving supplied to The Syndicate we work amongst the stars when it comes to supplying shop shelving.

Of course, that’s doesn't mean our prices are sky high - Shelving4Shops offers everyone affordable, quality shelving that is fit for any shop, even it’s on the telly in high definition!

Shelving4shops has hundreds of bays of wall shelving, gondola shelving, magazine shelving and used shop shelving as well as shopping baskets, trolleys and wire stacking baskets. So if you want shop shelving that is fit for television, look no further than Shelving4Shops.

Why not come and visit our showroom or look at our website at

Saving Money with Used Shop Shelving

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Used and second hand shop shelving at our Midlands showroom
One way to save money on expensive shop refits is to buy used shop shelving,  especially if you're embarking on a new venture and there is no guarantee how well things will go.

At Shelving4Shops we try our hardest to source and supply used shop shelving to offer customers on a budget great value for money. We also offer a dismantle and collection service for larger stores, so if you are buying or selling second hand shelving you have come the right place. There are many different sizes of  shelving, for example: a standard size of  gondola shelving unit for larger cash and carries or supermarkets would start at 1400mm height and go up to 2100mm.

Shelf depths start at 200mm and go up to 570mm and it is important to get the right size of shelf to fit your store, not just to buy the cheapest shelving you can find or use something that your friends found in the back of his shop! Just because it’s cheap, it doesn’t mean it’s the right shelving for your store. Buying second hand shelving from a large cash and carry to put into a small convenience store will be costly in the long run when you find you have to take it all down and replace it with smaller shelves. At Shelving4Shops we are always happy to advise you on store layouts and shop plans, helping you to design the right shelving configuration that will work for you and your customers.

We also have a showroom containing our wide range of shelving and shop fitting accessories, making it easy to decide and visualise exactly what you need. If we don’t have exactly what you need within our used shelving stock, there is always the option of buying new shelving and fixtures. Most of our customers are surprised that there is very little difference between new and used shelving prices and how cheap it can be to refit a new shop.

For more information and help to plan your shop please call the Shelving4Shops design team on 01455 221512.     

Second hand shop shelving
Second hand shop shelving and racking ready to be sorted for resale.

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Supermarket shelving and shop racking

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Shelving4Shops has been working with supermarkets for over 15 years, supplying and assembling retail shelving to retail stores of all sizes to maximise their shelving efficiency. Whether you run a 30,000 square foot supermarket, medium-sized cash and carry, or a small convenience store, you will need durable, versatile retail shelving and shop racking to display your range of products, and that's where we come in...

We help shop owners to make the very  best of the space they have available, configuring shop shelving and accessories to boost sales and create effective foot traffic flow. Supermarkets use a range of shop shelving, from wall shelving runs to free-standing gondola units with double-sided shelving. Because there are so many types of products to stop it's important for shelving to adapt to different requirements and provide a long-lasting and user-friendly display.

Our supermarket shelving range is suitable for all types of goods and products, including:

  • Packaged goods, boxes, packets, jars and tins
  • Fresh produce, meat, fish, dairy products, fruit and vegetable
  • Chilled and frozen goods
  • Fresh-baked goods and deli counter products
  • Beverages
  • Seasonal items and promotional products
  • Paper goods, newspapers, magazines, cards and books
  • Convenience food, tobacco and alcohol
  • Clothing, toys and household goods
gondola shelving

Gondola shelving units are one of the integral elements to any supermarket or convenience store, since the dual-sided shelves provide natural aisles for customers to browse. By joining several gondola units together you can create 'runs', which can be finished with end bays to maximise shelving space. Along the walls you can use refrigerated shelving and standard wall shelving or peg board shelving to display a range of products, and corner bays make use of space that otherwise might be wasted.

Don't forget your shelving accessories, too! Epos ticket strips, dump bins, stacking wire baskets, shelf dividers and risers, and shopping baskets are all essential parts of fitting out your store. 

We can help you to plan, choose and assemble your supermarket shelving, just get in touch with us at our Shelving4Shops showroom in Leicester, by emailing or calling 01455 221512.

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Fitting out your retail store with shop shelving and accessories

When you're fitting out a new retail store or undergoing a complete refit, it's important to choose the right shop shelving units to suit your products and ensure that you have planned out the best configuration for your shelving displays. At Shelving4Shops we have over 15 years' experience in the shelving and retail industry and are here to help you put together the best possible shop floor plan before you get started with your fit out. It's true what they say - good planning saves you time and expense in the long run.

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First we suggest making an accurate plan of your floor space, marking any doors, windows, electrical sockets and existing shelving onto your drawing. If you bring this plan to us at our Midlands showroom we can sit down and take some time to talk you through the different shelving options available and work out the best way to make the best of your shop space. 

Don't forget about any storage areas, warehouses and back rooms that will need storage space too - wire shelving is great for these types of areas as it can be easily moved and rearranged as necessary. Similarly, collapsible dump bins can be used behind the scenes or in store to fill awkward areas and provide storage and display space for promotional, seasonal and end-of-line items. And finally, think about your window display area and consider what type of shop shelving you might need to create an attractive and enticing display. 

At Shelving4Shops we can help you through the whole shop planning and fitting process, from initial store floor plans to deciding on the type of shelving you need and all the way through to delivery and assembly. And if you have existing shelving that you need disassembled and removed just let us know! We purchase and re-sell used shop shelving from our Leicestershire showroom and will be happy to take your old shop shelving off your hands.

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

The Versatility of Peg Board Shelving

Peg board shelving is suitable for many different stores, shops, and retail outlets. Peg board is a type of shop shelving that comprises a shelf backing full of holes - pegs, hooks and hooks can then be fitted at appropriate heights to hang or display your products as required. The beauty of peg board shop shelving is its versatility, as you can adapt it to your needs as many times as you like, changing your shelving to suit your stock.

peg board shelving
Peg board shelving can be used with almost any type of standard shop racking base, including wall shelving, gondola shelving, corner units, freestanding shop shelving, end bays and promotional shelving. Peg board comes in a variety of heights and peg board backing can even be swapped with existing shelving units for a quick and easy change to your shelving configuration.

Our peg board wall shelving comes in three different heights, 1.8m, 2.1m and 2.4m, all with a 370mm base shelf. Our peg board gondola units also have a base of 370mm but are double-sided for extra shelf space. Gondola peg board units come in heights of 1.4m, 1.6m, 1.8m and 2.1m. End bays also come in the same sizes and can be fitted to other shop shelving units to complete a run or provide promotional shelving space.

peg board wall shelving

Peg board shelving is used in lots of different retail stores, including pet shops, automotive accessory stores, convenience stores and supermarkets, and clothes and shoe shops. Complement your peg board shelving with a range of shop shelving accessories to make the very best out of your display space, and if you need any help designing your shop layout or deciding on the type of retail shelving you need for your store, please get in touch with the Shelving4Shops team.

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Designing a Shelving Layout for Your Store

Designing the right shelving layout for your shop is the most important thing you can do when setting up or refitting a retail store. The way your shelving is configured will determine the direction of traffic through your store as well as determining how much stock you will be able to display. Remember that first impressions really do count, and having a well-thought out store layout can make your shop appealing and effective for customers, resulting in more sales for you!

First, you'll need to take accurate measurements of your floor space, marking on your plan exactly where electrical outlets, alcoves, windows and doors are positioned. It can be worth making a few copies of this original plan so that you can try out different configurations. If you have an idea of where you want to place your counter and shop shelving, make a note of it or cut out paper templates of each element to see how best you can fit them in.

Next it's time to look at the types of retail shelving that will be most useful in your store. There are several main types of shelving to choose from, including:

  • Wall shelving: This type of shop shelving is fitted up against your store's walls and can be joined to other units to form a run. Wall shelving is usually ended with a corner unit or end bay.
wall shelving

  • Gondola shelving: Gondola shelving is one of the most popular types of retail shelving as it provides maximum shelving space on both sides of the unit. Gondola shelving can also create aisles in your store and guide traffic flow. 
  • Pegboard shelving: Pegboard backing allows for shelves, pegs and hooks of different heights to be positioned according to the products you need to display. Perfect for hanging items and for when you need to stock a wide variety of different sized products.
  • End bays and corner bays: These units finish off shelving runs and provide shelving to fit into corners. End bays are idea for promotional, seasonal and spontaneous purchases while corner bays make use of awkward spaces.
magazine shelving
Magazine Shelving 
  • Magazine shelving and racking: If your store stocks paper goods such as cards, books, stationery, magazines and newspapers, magazine racks are the best choice to display these items. The angled shelves help customers to view and pick products while keeping your stock looking neat and tidy.
  • Refrigerated shelving: For fresh, chilled or frozen produce, you'll need a refrigerated shelving unit. These come in all shapes and sizes and can boost the sales of your store by offering a wider range of products for customers.
  • Shop accessories and equipment: Don't forget all the little extras like dump bins, wire stacking baskets, tills, counters and shopping baskets! These shelving accessories help to fill any unused spaces and maximise your display area.
Once you've decided on the type of retail shelving units you need, you can use the dimensions of each one to make a more detailed plan for your layout. If you need help working out the best use of your space, one of our shelving experts at Shelving4Shops will be happy to help, just get in touch. And once you have your shelving configuration finalised, it's time to shop! Whether you just need a few replacement shelving units, a whole new set of retail shelving, or want to save a bit of cash by opting for used shop shelving, our friendly, knowledgeable team at Shelving4Shops can assist you in finding the perfect shelving solution for your needs.

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Shopping Baskets and Shelving Accessories
The key to a profitable shop layout is in good planning, so give us a call on 01455 221512, email on, visit our website at or come and see us at our retail shelving warehouse in Leicestershire.

Friday, 12 July 2013

Save Cash on Your Retail Shelving

When fitting out a supermarket, convenience store or retail store with shelving, cost and budget are usually in the forefront of your mind. For business owners, finding shop shelving that is both durable and cost-effective can have a big impact on their overall budget and start up costs. At Shelving4Shops, we help a huge range of stores to save cash and find the most efficient shelving options for their individual requirements.

So how can you save money on your retail shelving and racking? You have several options depending on the size of your store, the types of products you stock, and the style of shelving you need. The best thing to do is to pop into the Shelving4Shops showroom or give us a call on 01455 221512 to discuss your situation, and our shop shelving experts can help you to put together a plan of action. But for some instant help, here are a few suggestions on how to save cash on your shop shelving and accessories.

Plan Your Layout

Having a good shop shelving plan is integral to making sure you are making the most cost-effective choices on your shop fittings. If you're unsure about how to go about making a store plan, simply note down the dimensions of your space and email us or drop into the Shelving4Shops showroom so that we can help you to design your perfect store.

When planning your store, think about the positioning of refrigerated shelving units (which are generally placed at the back of the store), the space between shelving units (which should be wide enough for a wheelchair or pushchair to pass through), and the types of shop shelving you will need for different products. Once you have all these elements in place, you will be able to choose the best layout possible.

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Choose Second Hand Shop Shelving

Second hand shop shelving can save you money on your store shelving and racking, and the used shop shelving we stock at Sheving4Shops is high quality and can be matched with existing shelving units. We are one of the top shelving removal specialists in the country and are able to offer a huge range of used shelving to help you keep under budget while fitting out your store. Our used shelving includes gondola shelving, wall shelving, pegboard shelving, end bays, magazine shelving, shop racking and accessories. Get in touch to find out what we currently have available.

Replace Individual Units and Update Existing Shelving

Sometimes it's more cost-effective to rearrange your existing units and only replace the shelving that really needs updating. This way you'll be able to find a brand new configuration for your store and save money on shelving units that didn't really need to be replaced. You can brighten up older shop shelving units with a good clean, some new Epos ticket strips and fresh signage. A few new shop shelving units can fill the gaps and make your store look brand new with minimum fuss and expense. We can match your existing shelving with appropriately sized units so that the switch is totally seamless!

Maximise Your Space and Buy Fewer Units

Think carefully about the width and size of your units and the cheapest way to fill your store space. For example, choosing wider shelving units may mean that you will need fewer in total. Once again, a good floor plan will help you here. Changing the way you organise your retail shelving can also help you to make the right choices about the units you choose. Would your gondola run work better in a different direction? Could you choose deeper shelves? What about refrigerated shelving? Consider the best use of your space and buy as few units as possible to save yourself some cash.

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Choose High Quality Shop Shelving

Finally, choosing the best quality shelving you can afford will certainly save you money in the long run. It may mean more initial outlay but the durability and longevity of your shelving relies on the quality of the units. Your store's success lies with your shop shelving - poor quality shelves that need replacing or fail to hold their load will not only cause extra costs but will disrupt your store unnecessarily.

For more advice and assistance choosing the right shop shelving and accessories for your store, come and see us at Shelving4Shops or visit our website at and save money on your retail shelving!

Monday, 1 July 2013

Supermarket and Store Shelving Clearance

Is your store closing down? Do you need to remove your store shelving quickly and efficiently? Do you need to raise some extra cash by selling your used shop shelving and racking? Then we want to hear from you!

At Shelving4Shops we offer professional and speedy clearance of supermarket shelving, retail shelving, refrigerated shelving and shop shelving accessories across the UK. Our shelving removal service can help you to dismantle and clear out your shelving and store fixtures quickly and with the minimum of fuss, and offer you a competitive price for all your unwanted shelving units. Whether you have gondola shelving, wall shelving, peg board shelving, or chillers and freezers, our team will help you to remove all your retail shelving safely and at a time that suits you.

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Even if you have a tight schedule or a huge amount of shelving to remove, we're up to the job! Shelving4Shops serves the whole of the UK, including:

  • Bradford
  • Birmingham
  • Bristol
  • Cardiff
  • Coventry
  • Leeds
  • London
  • Manchester
  • Milton Keynes
  • Sheffield
Our expert shelving team have over 15 years of experience in the shelving industry, and we can be on hand to advice you on the best way to remove your shelving units, or provide a full clearance service. You can be sure of a safe and efficient removal with Shelving4Shops as we have liability insurance, HGV and forklift licences, well-trained staff who are CSCS health and safety compliant, and a huge amount of experience with retail shelving.

used shop shelving

Dismantling your store shelving needn't be a nightmare - just call in the professionals and get in touch with Shelving4Shops.

You can call us on 01455 221512, email us on, visit us online or come and see us at our Leicestershire showroom.