Those were the days when people store the products in go-down with no special arrangements to keep things safe. These go-down was built of straw and husk mixed with soil, to keep the perishable things safe for a long time. If we look at the history of warehouse, the first warehouse was built in the age of Alexander the Great; he has built the warehouse to secure the artifacts he has collected from his expeditions around the world. So this was the short earlier history when life is not so much complicated, while the demand and supply is not at boom.
The solution of storage is industrial shelving
Industrial revolution came in the seventieth century, when supply of the product increased with the increase in demand. The big problem in large scale production is only one, how to arrange the things and how to preserve the things, the manufactured products cannot be placed only on the floor, so the need is the mother of the invention. It was the time when product management is developed in industrial environment so the Industrial Shelving is designed keeping in mind the industrial needs. The shelving is made of steel that can bear the weight of industrial goods. The main objective of designing these shelves is to transfer the things from one corner to another easily. These shelves are reliable as it is made of quality material.
Benefits of industrial shelves
The Industrial racking has made it possible to manage large scale production in a proper manner. Here is no fear of any damage of the product when the products are assorted in industrial racking. It’s only because of this storage facility that the large industrial concern can manufacture the products on large scale and keep it in stock for a long time. If I say that warehouse is the need of large industrial concern it’s not at all wrong. Industry is now flourishing and surviving only for one reason because it has dealt with product storage issues. So we can see big warehouse of market biggies. Product assortment is manged by store keepers as well as machinery is used to place the product on third or fourth storey of industrial shelves. Things can easily be moved and transferred from one place to another. Thus these shelves have given the facility of portability and mobility of the products in and out of the factory. These warehouse shelving has changed the entire system of storage.
Warehouse and the threat of hoarding
Many people do not consider that warehouse shelving is important, I agree with them. Industrial shelvesare important only for the large concern which can maintain large warehouses with its large scale production. Well, with the increase in demand I suppose industrial shelving is necessary for large, medium and small manufacturing unit. It has advantages and no disadvantages. Things are kept safe for a long time no damage is occurred. Moreover if proper environment is provided things will never get perished. So the stock of the things always gets ready to be released in the market. Industrial shelving is
necessary to deal with the demand of the good. The allegations that are charged to challenge the importance of the warehouse like hoarding are not inseparable fact. But it happens only in that society where class discrimination is on the top or we can say in capitalist system.
We have seen in the couple of decades that retail store business is reaching on its heights. Retail industry is expanding in different dimensions. Here are so many ongoing retail businesses and one of them is kid’s retail business that is on its peak in U.A.E and in the Middle East. The diversity in consumer behavior and buying pattern has changed dramatically. Retailing is not only limited to big cities but it’s popular in the outskirts of U.A.E as well. Retail business is thriving in different formats like departmental stores, hypermarkets, malls, gaming zones, and supermarkets, in each format of retail business people just love to shop. In this way retail business has a huge share in the annual growth of a country like U.A.E. Thus here are wonderful chances of growth in retail business and more likely in specialized retail.
Understanding kids mindset:
If we talk about specialized retail, here comes the idea of retail store for kids. A store full of kid’s related accessories is more interesting than a general store. Kids are always a source of constant pleasure. The things related to them are always a source of attraction not only for the parents but also for the young ones who love these innocent creatures. Kid’s retailing is very popular in U.A.E. Imagine a retail store and its
steel shelving filled with toys, sportswear, watches and stationary for kids. Kid swear decorated at mannequins with colorful clothes is enough to catch the attention of a spectator. According to a survey retail stores dealing in baby products are making great profits. Retailers are more interested to have a brief understanding about the needs of the kids instead of their parents. However, here is a huge variety of kid’s brands in the stores.
Retail is all about the interest of the buyers:
Retail store is covering kid’s products ranges from 1 to 12years. In retail store for kid’s various departments can be categorized according to the age group. For instance, sales of garments of the infants between the ages of 0-2 years can be displayed in front display shelving. Children and their parents are taking more interest in designer’s wear. They are more conscious about brands and international brands like angels, baby shop and mother care have just hit the market and making the business of billions in U.A.E. it is estimated that parents are spending $1billion yearly for children designer wear clothing and footwear. It is strongly desired by the parents that their children dress well and look graceful. Specialized retail segment caters all the needs of the each age group of the children. Retailers at emirates has the idea about the needs of children, it is the urge of getting higher that invites each international brand to hit the emirates market.
retailers have realized the spending trends and the purchasing power of the consumer and now retailer at U.A.E plan to open 50-60 children store in the GCC in the next coming years as the initiative taken by Liwa Trading Enterprises, an Abu Dhabi retailer. Children are getting more brands conscious and they have the strong desire to set their wardrobes for every occasion. However the main business is started from the age between 0-4 year’s kids because these small and colorful dresses add worth to the Storage racks of the super stores.
If someone thinks that store designing is just like home décor I state my disagreement. For people this is the sign of raising their lifestyle. Retail business has given boost to the lifestyle stores. This is called rebranding activities. The main purpose of rebranding is to increase sales. In Dubai and Sharjha retail sales jumped to 13.2 percent last year. In Sharjha retail business is on its peak. The rebranding has scaled up their sales to such an extent that it has given boos to lifestyle stores.
Dubai’s retail offering totally 26 million sq ft as of the end of 2010 and is expected to increase to 31.3 million sq ft in 2013. This is a huge turnover any country can expect from the business of retailing.
Available retail space per person is significantly higher than most global cities at 15 sq ft/person, compared to 11.3 in USA and 2.7 across European countries.
So here is every opportunity to give a rise to retail business.
The question is how these mega stores are contributing such a huge share in a country’s economy. This is quite simple; retailing is on its peek because some factors are working behind it like mannequin and display shelving.
Redesigning of store, a phase of evolution
Without industrial shelves a store cannot be revamped, if product assortment is not done properly to catch the attention of the consumer become very difficult. Product visibility can only be done if the store designing allows much space for product keeping. So that product can place properly thus enhancing product visibility. Proper light arrangement ensures product visibility so glass lighting and luminaries can prove vital in this regard.
Effects of redesigning retail store
Revamping of store is a good idea, event management can also add worth to the annual turnover of a retail store. Event festivity not only compels the consumer to shop but also give a good feeling to the audience and the spectators. Visual merchandising plays a key role in introducing a brand, so retail stores provide a huge platform to introduce a brand before general public by using the technique of visual merchandising. The main objective designing the store layout is to give a feeling of a better lifestyle and to sell the products of fashion those appeals to the senses of the buyer. At retail store things are not to be kept only in Storage racks, they are to sell so all the arrangements are done to increase the sales.
Factors that can increase the turnover of the store
The store décor can create buzz among the buyers to come and discover the new things added in their well known brand. If the correct measures are taken the store can prove a great source of revenue, at U.AE. All is done to increase the buyer’s confidence that is very crucial to increase the sales of retail business that contribute a huge share to the economy. The redesigning of the store not only the change the outlook of a store but it gives a new look and impression to its buyers.
Redesigning is essential; it brings a positive change not only in environment but also in the minds of the buyers. Retail business can add worth to our lifestyle.