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February '20

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rv-pro.com February 2020 • RV PRO • 55 from town sitting next to a fish camp has needs that are completely different from the (retailer) who's running an operation in Orlando," says Paigo. "They don't want to be like the next retailer – even though they're selling many of the same parts or the same vehicles," says Byrd. "We need to help dealers find a way to be different and celebrate their differences in their look, the mix of products they stock and the overall retail presentation." Byrd says that it's not even necessary for a store to do a complete reset or remodel. "Many times, you can refresh a store by just changing out the end caps," she says. "We recommend changing the products on the end caps on a quarterly basis. "It does matter," Byrd adds. "Themed promotions, seasonal messages and gen- eral retail signage are all very effective in changing the look and creating a new and fresh atmosphere, especially for your reg- ular customers." The Right Fit John Tinghitella, president of RV Designer, knows that even a small change in the way products are merchandized can make a big difference. That company's focus is among the least-glamorous of items offered by RV retailers: Replace- ment hardware. But, by developing its own packaging and display system – also known as pla- nograms – RV Designer can help tidy up and organize that part of the store and save floor space doing it. Tinghitella admits that the shopper looking to replace a cabinet latch or hose has one goal: Find the part and get back to RVing. RV Designer offers 13 different planograms and 13 different subcategories within the replacement hardware space. Its most-recent innovation is what Tinghitella calls the "slide-glide" (pictured), offering 8 feet of product in 4 feet of space. From Meyer Distributing's humble beginnings with one location and only a handful of employees to 75 locations and over 1000 employees, family has always been at the core of our business. As a Meyer Distributing customer you're not just an account number, you're part of our family. MEYERDISTRIBUTING.COM | 800-222-3325 We DO BUSINESS THE WAY y ou DO BUSINESS Family owned & operated with customer service as our top priority! T H E R V I N D U S T R Y ' S C O M P L E T E P A R T S & A C C E S S O R I E S P R O V I D E R

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