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Shelf height is the key point to a supermarket

Views: 1199     Author: Site Editor     Publish Time: 2021-09-15      Origin: Site

There is a relationship between store size, ceiling height, aisle width, and shelf height. Combined with store type and product assortment, they all affect customer experience and expectation.


And it’s more easy to determine the proper shelf height.


So, let us talk about the optimal size shelf you need, and how to determine the shelf height.


And you can concentrate on these factors: ceiling height, the store footprint (square footage), product assortments, inventory levels.



Ceiling Height and Square Footage


Ceiling height should not determine shelving height, and the axiom of the ‘higher the shelf the better’ is no longer valid. Typical retail ceiling height starts at twelve feet and up. The larger the space, the higher the ceiling can be. Smaller spaces of 1500 to 5000 square feet may have shelving no higher than 60”-66”. Up to 25000 square feet, shelf height can reach eight feet, with ceilings of 14 feet or more.


And big box type stores have taller shelfs of 14’H or more with 20’+ ceilings. Taller shelfs need wider aisles, requiring more floor space. The important thing to remember is the distance between the top of your shelving and the height of the light shelfs. This is the comfort zone felt by your customers. Higher ceiling lights and wider aisles can accommodate higher shelfs.


Prevent a confining feeling by providing adequate space above and around your retail display shelving.

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Assortment and Inventory


Shelving size is predicated on your product assortment and inventory levels. There is no rule requiring the same size shelf be used for every row of shelving. Plus, you must decide what look and feel you want your customers to experience.


Large product size or large quantities of product will require larger shelving, with deep shelves, to display them. Conversely, small product size and quantity may fit better on smaller and shorter shelfs.


By varying shelving heights in distinct parts of the store you can convey a different feeling and product focus for each one.


Match your products to distinct types of display shelving.

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