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As a business, showing that you care about the environment is incredibly important. While consumers are becoming more concerned about their impact on the planet, companies across the globe are taking action to go greener, implementing initiatives and making changes to support sustainability. For larger retailers, it is easy to make these changes. But for smaller or independent businesses with individual stores, going greener can be more difficult, especially with a limited budget. However, if you’re a business owner looking to make your shop more eco-friendly, we’ve got some great tips to help you go a little greener: 
Whether you’re a new or established business owner, attending a conference or trade show is one of the best ways to get your business into the spotlight. Not only do these events provide you with the perfect opportunity to showcase your products, but they also enable you to network with others in your industry as well as meet potential clients. 
The Pantone Colour Matching System is one of the most widely-used standardised colour systems in the world. From print works to painting, fabrics to plastics, this sophisticated system provides universal clarity for many different industries when it comes to colour. However, if you have never used it before, getting to grips with the Pantone Colour Matching System can be tricky. To help ensure you know what you’re doing when it comes to choosing colours for your business or home, we’ve created a guide to this globally renowned colour matching system: 
Here at Furniture Crates, we understand that each crate serves a different purpose and often has to fit a specific brief. With that in mind, we aim to handcraft each of our crates at our Exeter warehouse, with our specialist team applying meticulous attention to detail to ensure that the finished product is something that we are proud to deliver to you. 
Spring is a time of rejuvenation and revaluation; consequently, for high street retailers, the season presents the perfect opportunity to analyse current design trends and make the appropriate changes to their store. So, whether you’re a retail giant or an independent start-up, if you’re considering giving your store a seasonal revamp, you’ll certainly want to know about these 6 spring design trends: 
No matter how big or small, brand identity is incredibly important to any business. Having consistent branding not only creates a sense of legitimacy for your business but also helps consumers identify, support and return to you as they become familiar with who you are and what you do. However, for brick and mortar retailers, weaving their brand identity into their customers’ in-store experience is vital to make a lasting impression. One of the most successful ways to do this is with branded units; below, we discuss the impact these simple but effective point-of-sale displays. 
As e-commerce increases, it becomes ever more pressing for brick and mortar retailers to keep their services and stores as attractive as possible to high street shoppers. While a high standard of customer service is always important, the visual aspects of retail space can also have a huge impact on customer experience. Consequently, keeping your store looking fun, fresh and visually enticing should certainly be high on your priority list as this will not only serve to grab the attention of passing shoppers but will also show that as a business, you take pride in the appearance of your store. Below, we offer some useful tips to help you transform your retail space to provide the ultimate aesthetic experience to keep your customers keen: