The Importance Of Planning And Investing On Product Display Packaging}

The Importance of Planning and Investing On Product Display Packaging


Jaime Piper

Dump bins are one of the mainstay display products in the retail and merchandising industry and will be found in a large and growing number of shopping establishments.

Dump bins, or bulk bins as they are otherwise known, are flexible display products, commonly used for the bulk display of merchandise. Typically, the items are not neatly stacked in the bins, but rather, they are ‘dumped’ rapidly and randomly inside, hence their name.

They come in many shapes and sizes and can be made from a variety of materials, including wire, cardboard, plastic and wood. Wire is probably the most common material as retailers use bulk bins for products they want to be easily seen by their customers and wire enables this, whether the product is at the top or the bottom of the bin.

Bulk bins are one of the most versatile retail display products as they are reasonably small and can be moved easily and efficiently from one area of a shop to another. Many stores use bulk bins for products which are on special offer, are part of a larger promotion, are nearing their sell-by date or are merely end-of-line and need to be sold quickly to make room for more stock.

Flexibility and ease of use are the key factors when utilising bulk bins. They are easy and very quick to fill as by nature they don’t need to have items stacked in an orderly way – shop staff ‘dump’ products straight in and the display is ready instantly. They can then be located anywhere in a store and are great for supplementing traditional larger products displays. They are also perfect for placement near the checkout area, where they are renowned for stimulating impulse purchases, as any parent of young children will have discovered. There can’t be many of us who haven’t bought a chocolate bar or chewing gum at the checkout just because they were on display in the right place at the right time.

Another key and often under-utilized retail display area is immediately outside the premises and many stores use dump bins for products to be displayed outside their stores. These can be pavement displays or in the case of larger stores, on their own property surrounding the entrance. Having the ability to rapidly change the products they have on show in their outdoor displays means they can continually appeal to passing customers depending on the season, weather, or even the time of day. For a perfect example of this, next time you are shopping make note of how many stores have umbrella displays outside the shop when it’s raining and you can bet on a hot summer’s day, they won’t be there!

Whether you are an independent, boutique retailer with just one store or a larger retailer with multiple stores, dump bins should be an essential item in your merchandising and product display strategy. They are affordable, easily moveable and probably the most versatile piece of equipment you could buy. You can use dump bins for products of all prices, sizes and categories and whatever retail niche you are in, they are ideal.

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Rape-accused Russian political artist Pyotr Pavlensky to seek asylum in France

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

On Monday, controversial Russian political artist Pyotr Pavlensky, currently in Paris, informed media that he and his family are to seek political asylum in France. Pavlensky said he and his partner Oksana Shalygina were falsely accused under Section 132 of the Criminal law for rape.

The 32-year-old artist has been charged on several occasions. In the November 2015, Pavlensky set Russia’s Federal Security Service’s headquarters’ door on fire in Moscow. Pavlensky called this an artwork named “Threat” and was sentenced to a prison term for vandalism. He was released seven months later, in June.

Anastasia Slonina, an actress working in a theatre in Moscow called Teatr.doc, known for liberal plays, filed rape charges on Pavlensky and his partner Oksana. The theatre claims to have a CCTV video footage of Pavlensky and other men beating Slonina’s boyfriend in the parking lot on October 31. Pavlensky said he does not appear in the video.

Pavlensky and Oksana were detained in December at Sheremetyevo airport for questioning, which went on for seven hours. Pavlensky commented the rape charges had a political motivation behind it and denied the allegations. Olga Papernaya, former art director at Moscow’s film club said, “Alas, yesterday a national hero and a great performance artist, today — it’s true — a criminal, a psychopath and a rapist”. Pavlensky, Oksana, and their two daughters left for Ukraine in mid-December before flying to France. They arrived in Paris on Saturday.

In one of several painful performances, Pyotr Pavlensky sewed his lips to support members of musical band Pussy Riot who were imprisoned that time. The band members were charged with hooliganism for performing an anti-Putin song in a church. In 2013, he nailed his scrotum in Moscow’s Red Square naming the art as “Fixation”. Earlier in 2013, he wrapped himself, half naked, in a cocoon of barbed wire. The following year, he chopped off a part of his right ear lobe with a chef’s knife sitting nude on a roof labelling the art as “Segregation”.

About returning to Russia, Pavlensky told BBC, “I have no desire to return like a lamb to the slaughter, especially a slaughter that is desired, by the state.” Pavlensky and Oksana are liable to be sentenced to a ten-year jail term if found guilty.

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Ontario Votes 2007: Interview with Green candidate Russ Aegard, Thunder Bay-Atikokan

Monday, September 24, 2007

Russ Aegard is running for the Green Party of Ontario in the Ontario provincial election, in the Thunder Bay-Atikokan riding. Wikinews’ Nick Moreau interviewed him regarding his values, his experience, and his campaign.

Stay tuned for further interviews; every candidate from every party is eligible, and will be contacted. Expect interviews from Liberals, Progressive Conservatives, New Democratic Party members, Ontario Greens, as well as members from the Family Coalition, Freedom, Communist, Libertarian, and Confederation of Regions parties, as well as independents.

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‘Davos man’ versus ‘Camp Igloo’; 42nd World Economic Forum convenes in Swiss alps

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel gave yesterday’s opening address to the 42nd meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF), which is facing a distinctly different geo-political landscape from twelve months ago. Outside the WEF security cordon, in the sub-zero temperatures of Davos’ train station car park, the local incarnation of the Occupy movement are setting up ‘Camp Igloo’; but, with little hope of the archetypes of the 1%, ‘Davos Man’, arriving by public transport and seeing their sub-zero protest.

David Roth, heading the Swiss centre-left’s youth wing — and an organiser of ‘Camp Igloo’, echoes much of the sentiment from ‘Occupy’ protests around the world; “[a]t meetings the rest of society is excluded from, this powerful ‘1 percent’ negotiates and decides about the fate of the other 99 percent of this world, […] economic and financial concentration of power in a small, privileged minority leads to a dictatorship over the rest of us. The motto ‘one person, one vote’ is no longer valid, but ‘one dollar, one vote’.”

Roth’s characterisation of ‘Davos Man’, a term coined by the Professor Samuel Huntington of Harvard University, is more emotive than that of the late professor who saw ‘Davos man’ as “[having…] little need for national loyalty, view[ing] national boundaries as obstacles that thankfully are vanishing, and see[ing] national governments as residues from the past whose only useful function is to facilitate the elite’s global operations”.

As Reuters highlights, many attendees will opt to make their way from Zurich to Davos by private jet, or helicopter, and the WEF itself provides handouts indicating the cost of such is 5,100 Swiss francs (approx. 5,500 USD, 3,500 GBP, 4,200 EUR). In contrast: travelling by rail, even when opting for first class — without an advance booking, is 145 Swiss francs (approx. 155 USD, 100 GBP).

Shifting fortunes see several past attendees missing this year’s exclusive get-together in the alpine resort; for a second year running — and now caught up in the UK phone hacking scandal being scrutinised by Lord Leveson’s inquiry — media mogul Rupert Murdoch will not be attending. Nor will the former head of financial services company UBS Oswald Gruebel, who resigned in the wake of US$2.3 billion losses incurred through unauthorised trading; likewise, Philipp Hildebrand, the ex-head of the Swiss National Bank, is absent following scandal associated with his wife’s currency trading activities; and, although the sexual assault charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn were dropped, having stepped down as managing director of the International Monetary Fund Strauss-Kahn will also be absent.

As the #OccupyWEF protesters were building igloos last weekend, an anti-WEF protest in the Swiss capital Berne was broken up by police, who stated their intent to prosecute participants in the illegal protest. Allegations of calls for violent protest action led to a high number of officers being involved. In the aftermath, charges of breach of the peace are to be brought against 153 people, with some targeted for more serious offences. At least one group involved in the protest described the police response as “disproportionate”.

At ‘Camp Igloo’ Roth says he is seeking discussions with the WEF’s expected 2,000 attendees; but his voice, and that of others in the worldwide ‘Occupy’ movement, is unlikely to be given a platform in the opening debate, “Is 20th-century capitalism failing 21st-century society?” He, and others taking part in this Swiss incarnation of the ‘Occupy’ movement, are still considering an invite to a side-session issued by the World Economic Forum’s founder, Klaus Schwab; commenting on the invite Roth told the Associated Press they would prefer a debate at a more neutral venue.

As has been the case for several years now, the annual Forum meeting in Davos was preceded with the release of a special report by the World Economic Forum into risks seen as likely to have an impact the in the coming decade. The 2012 Global Risks Report is a hefty document; the 64-page report is backed with a variety of visualisation tools designed to allow the interrelations between risks to be viewed, how risks interact modelled, and their potential impacts considered — as assessed by the WEF’s panel of nearly 500 experts.

As one would expect, economic risks top both the 2012 impact and likelihood charts. Climate change is pushed somewhat further down the list of concerns likely to drive discussions in Davos. “Major systemic financial failure” — the collapse of a globally important financial institution, or world currency, is selected as the risk which carries the most potential impact.

However, “Chronic fiscal imbalances” — failing to address excessive government debt, and “Severe income disparity” — a widening of the the gulf between rich and poor, top the list of most likely risks.

At the other end of the tables, disagreeing respectively with the weight last year’s Wikinews report gave to orbital debris, and the Motion Picture Association of America’s (MPAA) fight with the Internet over copyright legislation, the 2012 Global Risks Report places “Proliferation of Orbital Debris” and “Failure of intellectual property regime” bottom of the league in terms of potential impact.

In 2011, with the current global economic crisis well under-way, “Fiscal crises” topped the WEF risks with the largest potential impact in the next ten years. However, perceived as most likely a year ago, “Storms and cyclones”, “Flooding”, and “Biodiversity loss” — all climate-change related points — were placed ahead of “Economic disparity” and “Fiscal crises”.

More mundane risks overtake the spectre of terrorism when contrasting this year’s report with the 2011 one; volatility in the prices of commodities, consumer goods, and energy, and the security of water supplies are all now ranked as more likely risks than terrorism — though the 2011 report did rank some of these concerns as having a higher potential impact. A significant shift in perception sees the 2012 report highlight food shortages almost as likely a risk the world will face over the next decade; and, one with a far more significant impact.

Attending the World Economic Forum at Davos is more than just an opportunity to discuss the current state of the global economy, and review the risks which face countries around the world. With such a high number of political and business leaders in attendance, it is an ideal opportunity to pursue new trade deals.

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is, in addition to being a keynote speaker, expected to pursue improved relations with European and Asian trade partners at private meetings on the Forum sidelines. The Toronto Star reports Harper is likely to push forward an under-negotiation Canadian-European free-trade agreement, and hold closed-door discussions prior to next month’s planned trip to China.

Similarly, Canadian trade minister Ed Fast is expected to meet South Korean counterparts to discuss an equivalent deal to the preferential ones between the Asian nation and the US and Europe. Fast’s deal does, however, face opposition at home; the Canadian Auto Workers union asserts that such a deal would put 33,0000 jobs at-risk.

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British Prime Minister David Cameron and chancellor George Osborne are expected to discuss a possible increase of UK funding to the International Monetary Fund (IMF); however, with the UK responsible for 4.5% of the US$400 billion in the IMF’s lending fund, backbench MPs have warned that committing any additional funds could provoke a Conservative revolt in parliament. Tuesday’s IMF cut of predicted global growth from 4% to 3.3%, warnings of a likely Eurozone recession in 2012, and ongoing problems with Greek financial restructuring, are likely discussion topics at Davos — as well as amongst UK backbench MPs who see adding to the IMF war-chest as bailing out failed European economies.

South Africa, less centre-stage during the 2011 Forum, will be looking to improve relationships and take advantage of their higher profile. President Jacob Zuma and several cabinet members are attending sessions and discussions; whilst former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown is to moderate a session, “Africa — From Transition to Transformation“, with Nigeria, Guinea, and South Sudan’s presidents on the panel. Wal-mart’s CEO Doug McMillon is to lead a dinner session, “Shared Opportunities for Africa’s Future” — highlighting larger multinationals looking towards the continent for new opportunities.

Davos may also serve as a place to progress disputes out of the public eye; a high-profile dispute between Chile’s state-owned copper mining business, Codelco, and Anglo American plc over the 5.39 billion USD sale of a near-quarter stake in their Chilean operations to Japan’s Mitsubishi, prompted the Financial Times to speculate that, as the respective company chiefs — Diego Hernández and Cynthia Carroll — are expected to attend, they could privately discuss the spat during the Forum.

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Mary Frances Handbags Find One On Sale

By Tori A Hewitt

What impression do you give by owning a Mary Frances handbag? Why, good taste and style! Anyone who carries this signature brand must be serious about looking good!

Quality and Style in Each Mary Frances Handbag

Mary Frances handbags are indeed tasteful, and have been referred to as unique and bold in style. In fact, their styles are ever-changing, so the collection of handbags bearing the Mary Frances label might also be described as eclectic. All of these handbags, however, are inspired by the personality of Mary Frances. Closer inspection of each Mary Frances handbag reveals that they are made with attention to detail and with quality in mind. Tha is not surprising, considering that Mary Frances handbags are individually handcrafted by skilled artisans.

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Many well-known personalities own Mary Frances handbags. Pop icons Jessica Simpson, Britney Spears, Shania Twain and Sheryl Crow, and actress Kate Hudson are all proud owners of Mary Frances handbags. Besides being powerful role models for other young women, what all these celebrities have in common is impeccable taste.

Diverse Array of Accessories

Mary Frances handbags have come to mean more than just your standard purse. The brand has extended its range of products to include pillows, mini bags, card holders, pill boxes, compacts, shoulder bags and tote bags, among others. In fact, one way of making a fashion statement these days is by carrying an item from Mary Frances’ line of cell phone purses, which look like miniaturized handbags. These purses works to keep your cellphone as well as decorate it.

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Wikinews interviews Mario J. Lucero and Isabel Ruiz of Heaven Sent Gaming

Friday, November 7, 2014 Albuquerque, New Mexico — Online entertainment is a booming market, and plenty of players are making their play; back in March of this year The Walt Disney Company bought the multi-channel network Maker Studios. What is web entertainment, and the arts therein? And, who are the people venturing into this field? Wikinews interviewed Mario Lucero and Isabel Ruiz, the founders of Heaven Sent Gaming, a small entertainment team. This group has been responsible for several publications, within several different media formats; one successful example was aywv, a gaming news website, which was #1 in Gaming on YouTube in 2009, from September to November; Heaven Sent Gaming was also the subject of a referential book, released in 2014, entitled Internet Legends – Heaven Sent Gaming.


  • 1 General questions
    • 1.1 Influences
    • 1.2 Religion
  • 2 Media-related questions
    • 2.1 Comics
    • 2.2 Games
    • 2.3 Music
    • 2.4 Novels
    • 2.5 Video
    • 2.6 Web
  • 3 Closing questions
  • 4 Sources
  • 5 External links
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Wikinews interviews Joe Schriner, Independent U.S. presidential candidate

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Journalist, counselor, painter, and US 2012 Presidential candidate Joe Schriner of Cleveland, Ohio took some time to discuss his campaign with Wikinews in an interview.

Schriner previously ran for president in 2000, 2004, and 2008, but failed to gain much traction in the races. He announced his candidacy for the 2012 race immediately following the 2008 election. Schriner refers to himself as the “Average Joe” candidate, and advocates a pro-life and pro-environmentalist platform. He has been the subject of numerous newspaper articles, and has published public policy papers exploring solutions to American issues.

Wikinews reporter William Saturn? talks with Schriner and discusses his campaign.

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Baby Boomers And Small Businesses}

Submitted by: Russell Dalbey

Wow! What a time to be alive. Between the growth of technology in the past twenty years, the political climate, environment issues, and the Internet, there’s a lot going on. Guess who is a major part of it? Baby boomers! This amazing generation is middle aged or more now and they are in the thick of everything. Just think about what they have seen in their lifetime. The first baby boomers were born in the mid 1940’s which means technology we take for granted wasn’t even thought of in science fiction magazines. Everything has changed for them. Some of them didn’t even know what it was like to have a TV in their house because it wasn’t available to consumers yet.

So what’s my point? If you own a small business, baby boomers are a great demographic to market to. Some traditional strategies say to market to younger generations and get them on board for life with your product or service. However, now it’s almost impossible to get someone on board for life with a product given all the choices out there today. Marketing exclusively to the younger generation can certainly yield results but may be limiting. You’ve got to diversify your marketing to include baby boomers as well.

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Think about this for a second. Baby boomers have not just been a witness to change over the years; they have been the agents of change itself! Between the social changes in the 60’s to being elected officials and CEO’s of major companies, boomers have proven to have flexible viewpoints and can stand their ground at the same time. The most remarkable thing about these folks is their ability to adapt on all levels of life including politics, technology, family and finances.

Finances play a large roll because some baby boomers have a large amount of cash! This means they are a great source of potential business. With retirement looming on the horizon, they will be drawing out cash from investments and start to live very differently. They’ll become spenders instead of earners, making them an even stronger demographic to market to.

Also, in contrast to the generation older than them, boomers have embraced technological changes despite their age. In fact, some of them helped invent things like the Internet and computer programming. They are definitely more in line with the younger population as far as technology usage goes. In some categories, they are ahead of the population. They excel the most at looking up information online. Concerning healthcare, the baby boomer generation is 11% more likely to look up their needs on line than their younger counterparts the Gen Xer’s. The obvious business opportunity here is to optimize your small business websites’ search ability. Make sure your site is easy to find and has a clear message about what you are offering and boomers will get interested.

In short, baby boomers could be a boom for your small business. There are millions of them so don’t count them out! They have a varied and progressive level of interest that can turn profits for any kind of business or service you may provide.

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