Maverik chooses GSP Marketing Technologies to design new candy bin

Clearwater, FL - June 26, 2009 – GSP Marketing Technologies (GSP), the leader in strategic marketing at the point of purchase, worked with Maverik and its candy vendors to clean-up merchandising of candy in their storefront with the development of a customized candy display. GSP's design team collaborated with Maverik's category manager and Marketing Department to develop large rolling bins with Maverik's adventure-themed graphics. The bins' adjustable shelving enables store personnel to store varying amounts of product. “We wanted to address many things with this new display”, says Rich McKay, Category Manager at Maverik. “Reducing overall clutter in the store while improving the coordinated look was paramount. The new display from GSP met our goals, our budget and brought a great new look into our stores.”


The primary challenge was to find an alternative solution to the standard cardboard shippers from distributors. The new bin had to carry retailer-specific branding and had to fit into the schematics of the existing store theme: Adventure’s First Stop. As the unit was to take up retail floor space, it needed to have display space, messaging, ease of moving for cleaning and changing store set-ups, and storage for back stock. Adjustable shelves were also required in order to be able to shift to ongoing packaging changes. Most of all, the units needed to be sturdy and be able to weather a retail environment.


GSP Marketing Technologies designed a bulk display bin that addressed all the issues at hand and never forgot the most important design feature when designing for a retail location: it had to look good. With changeable inserts, GSP’s candy bin will be able to change with promotions, seasons or annual refreshes. Sturdy, four-caster posts allow the unit to be moved easily for store cleanings and include dual locking (left and right) for solid positioning. A 6-position adjustable shelf and more than 10 square feet of storage makes this a multi-functional retail fixture, and reduces overall backroom storage requirements.


About Maverik
Maverik Stores, based in Utah, operates more than 194 convenience stores in the Rocky Mountain region.


About GSP Marketing Technologies
With over 30 years of experience in managing marketing programs, GSP Marketing Technologies, Inc. (GSP) offers customers a vertically integrated marketing solution that includes marketing database management, site data management tools, POP engineering services, creative design, print production, logistics management, retail branding, compliance management and campaign / category effectiveness management. Leading retailers and consumer products marketers rely on GSP’s technology to maintain best-in-class marketing programs.


Krista Brechner, Marketing Coordinator - GSP Marketing Technologies, Inc.
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