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Following last year’s success at the Bapcor Convention and Trade Expo in Singapore, Showfront will again be attending this year’s show at the Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre from 17-21st of October.
Showfront partners with Museums Australia to bring you the Museums and Galleries National Awards (MAGNA), and the Museums Australia Multimedia and Publication Design Awards (MAPDA) awards ceremonies.
Founded by Cyril Stokes in 1954, the Stokes Museum is situated at the centre of the magnificent Forest Glade Gardens in the Macedon ranges to the West of Melbourne and has become commonly regarded as one of the finest private collections in the southern hemisphere. The collection features a breathtaking collection of 18th and 19th century porcelain, marble and bronze statuary, oriental tapestries, French furniture, paintings and more.
If you've been out and about in the CBD on a shopping spree recently, you may have just come across one of the latest trends in retail - pop up-shops! They are literally popping up everywhere, providing retailers with an easy and economical way to promote their presence, brand and merchandise for a short-time period. In this article we explore the fast growing phenomenon of pop- up retail and provide some do's and don'ts for anyone considering the idea as part of their marketing strategy.
It’s not often we get a genuine home-grown TV celebrity visiting us here at Showfront, so we were absolutely delighted when Channel 31’s Rusty Purchase contacted us to say that he wanted to use a Showfront Display Cabinet for his very own ‘Man Cave’ collection as a backdrop in the Bumper 2 Bumper show and ask would we like to do a feature on collectible display cabinets?
With the JAA Australian Jewellery Fair 2014 commencing on the Gold Coast from 23-24th of March, there’s just 2 weeks left to hire premium Jewellery Cabinets for your display stand. Get in quick because they’re going fast! Certainly, the world class Gold Coast Exhibition & Events Centre and proximity to some of Australia’s most beautiful beaches will offer great appeal and event organisers are hoping attendees will mix business with pleasure.
If you’re a collector of precious rocks and minerals, then you know how important it is to have the right display case for your collection. It should not only show off your finds, but it should also keep them safe. In this buyer’s guide, we’ll tell you exactly what you should be looking for in a display case for rocks and minerals. With over 20 years of experience under our belts, we’ve come to know what works best with rock & mineral collections.
After another successful year in 2013, Showfront and its hard working staff will be taking a well deserved break over the Christmas period. Last orders for Display Cabinets, Kiosks and Shop Fittings in 2013 will be taken on December 20th. Our office and showrooms in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane will re-open on Monday 6th of January 2014. Showfront would like to extend a huge thanks to it's wonderful customers all over Australia for their support throughout the year. We wish you a very merry Christmas and a safe, happy and prosperous new year.
A display cabinet with light is one of the most sought after shop fittings by Australian retailers looking to stay ahead of their competition. So why has there been a surge in the use of LED lighting in retail exhibits? In this artice we explain the three VIP reasons why you should choose Showfront for display cabinet with light.
Museum-style Display cases come in a variety of styles, shapes and sizes but which one is the right one for you? We take a deep dive into the top 5 things to consider when purchasing a top quality display cabinet for your museum or gallery.
Choosing the ideal retail display unit is never easy - budget, size, lighting, shelving, mobility and colour are just some of the options that go into the decision making process. With a vast array of options available from the Showfront online store, and indeed, from the broader retail display market, we thought we’d spend a little time delving into the issue to help retailers understand the decision-making process a little better and help them to make better choices.
The NSW Primary Principals’ Association (NSWPPA) Annual Conference for 2013 will take place at the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth Hotel in Phillip Street from 22-25th of October. Adopting the theme of 'Lights, Camera, Education', the conference has once again been designed to educate and inspire our NSW principals on leadership. Showfront will be attending with a variety of premium, Australian-made display cabinets to showcase how an effective educational display can really benefit a school. We’ll even be giving away one of our award-winning TSF 1000’s to a lucky NSW primary school!
It's that time of year again - the Jewellery Association of Australia will be holding its annual trade fair in Sydney's Darling Harbour! This stellar event never fails to deliver with jewellers arriving from all over the world to exhibit the latest and greatest merchandise in the jewellery industry. If you haven't yet organised your exhibit, call Showfront now to orgainse your trade stand and jewellery cabinets.
The AAADA Sydney Antiques Fair returns to the Royal Randwick Racecourse from 21st-25th of August 2013. It’s a fabulous occasion for exhibitors from all over Australia to meet and greet like-minded industry colleagues and enjoy 5 days of networking in what promises to be one of the events of the year. Showfront, as ever, will be helping exhibitors to put their best foot forward with premium quality Hire Cabinets for the antiques on display
With the imminent launch of Australia Post's commemorative Black Caviar stamp at the World Stamp Expo 2013, Showfront got the call to build a bespoke Display Stand, worthy of the champion herself, to showcase her trophies and memorabilia. The brief also included tailored cabinetry to promote Australia Post merchandise. The Showfront team were simply delighted to take on the challenge and be a part of such a prestigious event.
We’ve always believed Showfront’s products were outstanding, but when we won the ‘Editor’s Choice’ award in Digital Review for our top-selling TSF 1000 Glass Display Cabinet, we were absolutely thrilled! Read what the team at Digital Review had to say about the TSF 1000 here.
Watch out for Showfront this year at the annual Victorian Museums & Galleries Conference 2013 down at the National Wool Museum in Geelong. This fantastic two day event from April 18-19th brings together Museum Australia members and the wider Victorian community to highlight best museum practices, local heritage and community-building projects. Showfront will also be attending to make its own contribution to the discussion with its cutting edge designs and outstanding value for money in Museum Display Cabinets.
“You can have any colour as long as it’s black”, said Henry Ford, quite famously. Of course, the motor industry has come a long way since then but there is an interesting parallel between this early 20th century approach to automobiles and Hire Cabinets for exhibitions. Take a quick look around at the next trade fair you attend and you’ll notice that the display cabinets on hire have almost all got something in common – they are exactly the same colour! But they're not black, they're grey. Everywhere you look you will find the ubiquitous silvery-grey of aluminium. Nobody looks any different. Unless, of course, you've hired the premium range Black or White Hire Cabinets from Showfront!
To sell premium products, you need a premium display – that’s visual merchandising 101 and it’s a concept that Myer have mastered wonderfully over the years! The retail giant needed top quality display cases to showcase their top of the range headsets and the Showfront team were delighted to help out by custom manufacturing two unique display case designs to stand out on the shop floor.
After another successful year in 2012, Showfront and its hard working staff will be taking a well deserved break over the Christmas period. Last orders for Display Cabinets, Kiosks and Shop Fittings in 2012 will be taken on December 21st. Our office and showrooms in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane will re-open on Monday 7th of January. Showfront would like to extend a huge thanks to it's wonderful customers all over Australia for their support throughout the year. We wish you a very merry Christmas and a safe, happy and prosperous new year.
Making custom display cabinets for guitars, saxophones, trumpets, clarinets (and pretty much any other musical instrument you can name) is something of a Showfront specialty. When we were asked recently by the Sydney Entertainment Centre to custom-build this beautiful Guitar Display Case for a Gibson Les Paul, signed by Slash himself, a stunning tribute to one of the most influential rock guitarists of the 1980’s, we were only too happy to oblige.
"Showfront are my first choice when it comes to display cabinets for the Telstra Museums. The personalised, professional service and attention to detail stands out when placing an order. Just as importantly I have found value for money in Showfront product in comparison to other cabinets on the market, this makes me a happy advocate and a return customer."
- Stefan Nowak, Museum Manager, Telstra Museum Melbourne
When the world’s biggest selling whisky, Johnnie Walker, came to celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with a limited-edition Scotch, there was only one showcase manufacturer who got the call to build a Custom Display Case for the 60 year old vintage. Briefed to supply a Pedestal Cube Display Case worthy of this world class whisky, the team at Showfront were only too happy to deliver.
The Guild Pharmacy Academy – National Convention & Exhibition 2012 was the perfect forum for industry colleagues in the pharmaceutical industry to network with key decision makers, research new products and uncover new opportunities for sales and marketing. As a key supplier of retail display cabinets, shelving, racking and shop fit-outs to large pharmaceutical brands like ‘My Chemist’ and multiple independent pharmacies Australia-wide, this was a ‘must do’ exhibition for the Showfront team.
Need some ideas for your shopping centre kiosk? Well, look no further, because designing retail kiosks for shopping centres is a Showfront specialty! With over 20 years experience designing and manufacturing kiosks for shopping centres in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, we thought we’d offer a little bit of helpful advice to retailers considering a kiosk strategy.
LED Lighting for Display Cabinets has emerged as one of the fastest-growing, energy-saving trends amongst retailers all over Australia. With Showfront now including LED lighting as standard for its display cases, we thought it was time to shine a light on this environmentally –friendly technology and explain why we think it’s a win-win for everyone.
Got a beautiful model collection? Wondering how best to display it? The one big question that every hobby collector will eventually ask themselves is which type of display case should they buy for their collection? In fact, there isn’t just one big question – there are LOTS of questions to answer...
Flat Pack Display Cabinet or a Fully Assembled Display Cabinet? Wondering which option to choose for your retail store? We get so many phone calls from bewildered retailers asking us about the pros and cons of Flat Pack and Fully Assembled Display Cabinets, we thought we’d try to shed some light on the subject...
Nobody can beat Showfront Glass Cabinets on quality and price! We have spent over 20 years in the Australian Shop Fittings and Exhibition Hire industry building a reputation for outstanding quality and unbeatable prices. So we've decided to put it to the test! If you find a written quote for a Fully Assembled Glass Cabinet for sale or hire of comparable quality, then send it to us and we’ll beat it by 10%!
Sexpo Melbourne 2011 is fast approaching and exhibitors are frantically rushing to hire display cabinets from Showfront for the world’s largest Sexuality and Adult Lifestyle Exhibition. Celebrating over 2 million Sexpo visitors, this year’s Melbourne show promises to be even bigger and better than ever!
The ADX11 Melbourne is one of the premier tradeshows in Australia for Dentists and Oral Healthcare professionals. With over 4,000 visitors attending, exhibitors are choosing Showfront Hire Display Cabinets to help them make a lasting first impression!
This year the JAA (Jewellery Association of Australia) will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of its annual trade fair and 2011 promises to be even bigger and better than ever before! If you’re rushing frantically to organise your hire display cabinets and counters for the JAA, let Showfront help you out. Call now and ask us about premium quality hire display cabinets at unbeatable prices for your JAA Jewellery stand.
We’re making some changes to our Brisbane office. From July 1st, 2011 you’ll still be able to Buy & Hire Premium Display Fittings at Unbeatable Prices from Australia’s leading retail display specialist, but you’ll now be able to find us at:
19 Brecknock St
Tel: 07 3277 9979
Fax: 07 3103 4759
Globalshop is the only show on earth where retailers can view over 10,000 products and visit more than 600 suppliers in a single location. As Australia’s leading supplier of premium shop fittings at unbeatable prices, our team were delighted to introduce the Showfront brand to the US market.
Visual merchandising has become such an essential part of retailing that a team effort is very often required involving management, staff, designers, and suppliers. Retailers are focusing more and more on creating a stimulating and engaging display that maximizes the visual impact of their merchandise, which in turn, encourages customers to buy. A retailer’s window is also an essential part of brand management and simply must match the target demographic of the retailer’s merchandise.