Our History & Leadership
Trade Fixtures is known for products and solutions that offer excellence and demonstrate visionary in-store leadership and retail merchandising, efficient use of space and facility integration, customer engagement, cleanliness, and making your products sell with minimal waste and maximum return.
We’ve supplied the retail food market industry with innovative products and solutions since 1982 and are considered the industry-leading manufacturer of bulk food dispense systems for natural foods, candy, snacks, coffee, tea, and pet foods.
All retailers face the universal, long-standing challenges regarding space utilization, stock rotation, merchandising appeal, sanitation, and ease of use. Retailers must deliver positive results to their bottom line, and promote ecological responsibility. At the end of the day, they need a results driven partner to help them accomplish these tasks.
Our unmatched number of innovative products and merchandising solutions continue to respond to and exceed the needs of mainstream grocers, independents and distributors. Our array of products are designed with both the retailer and customer in mind. We’re a driving force in the retail foods industry having worked with thousands of retailers in all 50 states and more than 45 countries worldwide.
|1982||Trade Fixtures founded in Little Rock, Arkansas.|
|1983||Trade Fixtures develops a new Gravity Feed bin and introduces it to the U.S. market.|
|1984||Trade Fixtures expands into international markets including Canada, Europe and Australia.|
|1985||Trade Fixtures launches its first Gravity Feed/Scoop Bin combination fixture.
Later that same year, Trade Fixtures builds “catch trays” into bins.
|1988||Trade Fixtures introduces its first “curved face” Radeus® bins.|
|1996||Trade Labels, a personalized product labeling program, is designed and launched.|
|1997||Trade Fixtures develops an injection-molded bin for both Scoop and Gravity Feed to compete against bulk foods merchandising rival New Leaf Designs.|
|1999||Trade Fixtures pioneers industry’s first “swing-down” labor saving arm|
|2000||Trade Fixtures is acquired by Display Technologies, a leading POP display company.|
|2001||Display Technologies acquires New Leaf Designs in Minnesota.
Later that same year, Display Technologies is sold to IMI, a publicly held engineering-based UK company.
|2002||Trade Fixtures and New Leaf Designs are merged into one company located in Little Rock, Arkansas.|
|2006||Trade Fixtures launches Yogurt Visi-Slide®.
As of July, 2011, over 1,000 stores have incorporated it into their yogurt sections.
|2009||Trade Fixtures takes over the sales and marketing responsibilities of the SpaceGrid, Magna-Bar and Custom POP product lines from Cannon Equipment and DCI Marketing, and introduces “retail merchandising” segment of the business.|
|2011||Trade Fixtures redesigns logo and launches new website.|