Cubicle Sign Holders for a Smarter Food Plan in the Office

shutterstock_234673339Are you the type who continues working through your lunch break? Or maybe you simply prefer to stay in your cubicle and browse the internet while lunching. In the course of a typical hectic workday, your private space can be incredibly productive one minute and your personal oasis/escape the next. Either way, it’s easy to develop eating habits…for better or worse.

Trying to avoid the enticement of doughnuts and cake in the break room is one thing. Developing a plan to avoid gaining weight and staying healthy takes a bit more ambition but can be easier than you think!

The first step begins before you even get to work. Not to belabor the notion that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but there are reasons to back it up. Breakfast replenishes glucose and energy-inspiring nutrients while engaging your metabolism after a night’s sleep. No time for breakfast? Fruit, yogurt, and granola travel well and will sharpen your focus no matter where you eat.

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Avoid energy drinks and sugar-laden beverages. You might get a jolt but then comes the inevitable crash. Your body also builds immunity to the caffeine and sugar levels – but not the crashing and calories.

If you pack your own lunch and snacks, you’re also more likely to maintain that energy level without feeling loaded down…a typical result of fast food lunches. Nuts, berries, peaches and pears can satisfy urges for something crunchy, salty, and sweet. Lunch preparations can also give you more specific ideas about caloric intake.

Limiting starches and carbohydrates can also benefit your energy level, waistline, and blood glucose levels. Believe it or not, incorporating certain fats can boost energy and help weight loss. Look for foods with Omega 3 fatty acids.

The best way to keep it all straight and readily visible? Put your checklist in clear acrylic Cubicle Sign Holders. They’re easy to hang and give any vital signage and literature a prominent showcase…including those smart office diet plans!

 

 

 

 

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All the Sign Holders point to E3 2019 for the Throne of Gaming!

E3 Expo(2)“3 days of innovative new technologies and never-before-seen products.” That’s how the E3 2019 Expo is being billed by its host, the Entertainment Software Association (ESA). E3 is big with computer and video game companies, industry analysts, and gamers alike…and tens of thousands of the best and brightest from more than 100 countries are expected to converge on this year’s Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center, June 11th through 13th.

Calling the Electronic Entertainment Expo the world’s largest annual video game industry trade show is not just a boastful claim, either. According to CNET, highly anticipated announcements are expected from heavy hitters like Microsoft, Nintendo, Electronic Arts, Ubisoft, and Square Enix.

“Visual spectacles” years in the making are among the big-name titles that will leave gamers salivating. Microsoft will unleash the epic Halo Infinite and EA is expected to unveil Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. Doom Eternal is Bethesda’s new entry in the shoot-em-up market and sci-fi fans will geek out over CD Project Red’s Cyberpunk 2077.

Nintendo’s also getting into the game with Pokemon Sword and Shield while seafarers engage with Ubisoft’s Skull and Bones.A3 Gaming Insert

CNET says that 2019’s most anticipated game is actually a new take on a game that nearly caused a frenzy four years ago. In 2015 at a Sony press conference, the mere mention of Square’s Final Fantasy VII Remake apparently made some in the crowd “hysterical” and some were even said to have been “brought to tears.” Say what you will, gamers are indeed passionate.

And don’t think of video gaming as merely a pastime…or worse, a waste of time.

Professional competitors are piling up hundreds of thousands of dollars, even millions in individual winnings. The highest ranked American is 9th worldwide, checking in at $3,038,000+. Video game realism is also gaining acceptance in actual military training.

If you plan to attend E3 2019, be sure to look for the signage and make your way to the Throne of Games…and when you have a big product launch announcement of your own, showcase it E3-style in clear Acrylic Sign Holders.

 

Sign Holders say Get a Better Night’s Sleep at the March Sleep Show

Add a headingSleep deprivation has been a hot topic in the news recently with alarming statistics about insomnia in America. In August 2017, Forbes cited research that even links sleeplessness with a higher risk for developing Type 2 diabetes. Current CDC statistics claim that about 70 million Americans suffer from chronic sleep problems that relate directly to injuries, diminished work productivity, and poor quality of life…not to mention obesity and depression.

The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) has also been keeping a close watch on our sleep habits using their own “Sleep Health Index.” Monitoring trends and sleep patterns with over 1,250 test subjects, 35% reported sleep quality as “poor.” Previously undiagnosed cases of sleep apnea, increased exposure to laptop screens and mobile devices, and greater work pressure are also culprits.

Helping Americans sleep better will be the focus of the NSF’s Sleep Show in Houston, March 8th through 10th. Thousands will be in attendance, exploring the latest sleep products and new additions from industry leading brands. Education will also be in the spotlight with over 80 sessions “designed to help consumers improve their sleep.”42566030_m

Trending now at Sleep Show? Sleep Robots, Smart Mattresses, and Blue Light Reduction Techniques. And while dreams of peaceful, restful sleep inspire show-goers and the rest of us alike, growing sales in bedding are also increasing demand for the proper displays to match.

The right Sign Holder geared specifically for this niche can enhance bedding displays and catch the eyes of passing shoppers eager for comfort. An Acrylic Double-Sided Sign Holder on a triangular base elevates literature displays with a clear view on both sides. Premium thickness acrylic with flush edges in a flat-based Sign Holder delivers a classic look. Mattress Display Holders in tiers with grab-n-go Brochure Holders built-in also help in long-term sales and future revenue later this year.

Wondering about that Sleep Robot? “Somnox” lulls users to sleep with sounds and synchronized breathing…could be relaxing!

February’s American Heart Month…Spread the Word with Acrylic Sign Holders

heart health 1February is American Heart Month! For millions of Americans, awareness could be a pivotal, potentially life-saving event! Since heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, the medical community is banding together to get the word out about taking action and reducing risk through a healthier lifestyle.

President Lyndon B. Johnson proclaimed the first American Heart Month in February 1964, when more than half the deaths in the U.S. were caused by cardiovascular disease. According to the American Heart Association, it’s still the leading cause of death globally at more than 17.3 million fatalities…a number that’s expected to rise to more than 23.6 million by 2030.

The news is not all grim, however. Again, awareness campaigns and medical advances have made a huge difference along with taking preventable measures when people make healthy choices and manage their health conditions.

If you are in the medical field, now’s a perfect opportunity to spread the word throughout your facilities. Put your slicks, posters, and promotional literature in the spotlight with clear acrylic Sign Holders. Increasing awareness starts by capturing the eye and locking attention on the message. This premium thickness Sign Holder slants back to meet the eye in a material that delivers high visual acuity.

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Looking for other ways to get the word out? Why not include a segment on heart-healthy living in your newsletter? Maybe you can help host a community event and disseminate info about local health resources. Tweet about American Heart Month (and National Wear Red Day). Plus, the American Heart Association is glad to recruit members in the national movement supporting healthier communities.

February is the month for Sweethearts. Make it a month for STRONG hearts, too!

POP-UP Shops, Sign Holders, and Christmas Retail

Coca-Cola-POP-UP-STORE-1Holiday sales are officially in full force, including a wave of retail “pop-up” shops that are becoming an increasingly familiar sight for busy Christmas shoppers. Citing Forbes 2017 statistics in a March 2018 article, TotalRetail pointed to one of particular interest. Retail store openings are outpacing closures by the greatest numbers in years…2.7 to 1 last year…and that’s good news for pop-ups.

Small Business Trends also reported significant growth worth billions in the pop-up segment. Even with the convenience of digital shopping, customers are still flocking to nearby brick-n-mortar establishments. The closer, the better apparently…store proximity is what’s trending now.

The pop-up itself is typically a store within a store. What starts as a vacant space becomes a dollar generating enterprise, welcomed by its larger host who benefits from the added foot traffic. And sometimes the pop-up’s unique nature and merchandise becomes seed for a more permanent operation with roots.

Independent boutique pop-ups and larger retail bases alike are getting a much-needed sales assist this season. Demand is at a year-long high for Retail Sign Holders and special Pop-Up Sign Holders that ship flat and “pop-up” on an easel stand…easily maneuverable, serviceable, and portable for user friendliness.

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Fred Segal Pop-Up Shop

 

VACP Vinyl Sign Holders are designed with tough, rigid vinyl that’s light and inexpensive. It slants back to meet the eye from countertops and flat “pop-up” surfaces, and the foldable easel makes it easy to wrap up at the end of the day. Plus, it features a clear brochure pocket so vendors can use a “grab-n-go” approach with bustling Christmas shoppers. Hook ‘em with a catchy sign and give them information to-go.

Table Tents and other Acrylic Sign Holders are also in the spotlight, including multi-sided displays especially popular on larger retail floors.

As for the future of Pop-Up stores beyond the holidays? TotalRetail quoted consultant Stephen Brooks, who specializes on the subject. Brooks cited what’s “already happening in the U.K.” as businesses work cooperatively. Sharing retail and pop-up space is not necessarily dividing square footage…it’s multiplying sales potential in ways that are “great for the town, great for employment, great for coffee shops and restaurants, and great for the community in general.”

 

How to Maximize Restaurant and Bar Sales Through the 2018 Holiday Season

Christmas-champagne‘Tis the season for feasting, and if you’re in the bar/restaurant/foodservice business, you know the potential is huge for busy end-of-year sales and a momentum swing into 2018 Q1. Give your “per check” revenue a boost with effective displays, cross-promotions, and upsells for hungry, thirsty customers. They’re ready to order: give them more choices and increase sales at the same time…everybody wins!

Start by catching the holiday wave. According to the National Restaurant Association’s latest Restaurant Performance Index, sales trended upward in September and October, leading into a busy holiday season and a great time to create repeat customers. Show them some love and they’ll be back in 2019!

Don’t ignore your take-out customers! Especially during the holidays, people are in a hurry. If you want to grab your share of take-out revenue, your Takeout Menu Holders can play a vital part! Show them what’s good to-go with a Counter-top Acrylic Menu Holder.WFT Yogurt Shop 2

Put your seasonal promotions in the spotlight. Whether marketing a signature drink for the holidays or special winter comfort food dish, capturing attention can be tricky. Draw hungry eyes to your upsells with attractive Acrylic Sign Holders like this one. Clear acrylic over a black acrylic background with stylish metal standoffs makes a perfect, eye-catching showcase!

Make ‘em warm-n-cozy! There’s typically a post-holiday drop-off in business as holiday revelers return to routine and spend less after the Christmas season. Add a winter touch with your slicks and specials to keep customers coming back. Swivel base acrylic displays accentuate your décor and spin to reach more eyes and potential buyers!

Winter event promotions can help you stand out from the competition. While other establishments fall asleep in this area, you can capitalize! Customers still want to get out and have fun, regardless of weather. Extend an invitation to see live music or special events with literature displays…they WILL come!

Acrylic Display Essentials and Trends for Functional, Productive, Good Looking Offices

BCG3_51602Hunting for ways to upgrade and enhance your office décor that simultaneously foster productivity and deliver functionality? The business publication Inc. recently discussed trends in office redesign as part of its search of the “World’s Coolest Offices.”

One trend points to offices creating more inviting casual spaces for individual work, partly in response to the growth of remote work environments. Seems that productivity often goes up when staff can operate someplace besides their assigned workstation, like in an onsite lounge or café.

Shaking up the floor layout can also “break up the monotony.” Inc. pointed to BCG Digital Ventures in NYC and the labyrinth employees navigate as opposed to less-inspiring rows of desks. The formula is simple: an engaged worker is a happier, more productive worker. A workplace lacking inspiration only stultifies creativity and initiative.

In-office visual accents also serve an important purpose. Wall art, furniture, signage, and even tapestries are all part of a movement to carve out a more distinctive identity – not just for customers/clients but also for those internally who build the business.

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If you’re upgrading, here are a few other vital visual essentials for modern, aesthetic appeal. Transforming cubicle layout into new pods? Consider options in Acrylic Name Plate Holders, including new Colored Borders. Adjustable Cubicle Name Plate Holders are worth a look, as well as CMB10 Cubicle Business Card Holders…durable, strong, and attractive with 10 different slots for cards.

Clear acrylic lends solid visual appeal in other ways. Cubicle Sign Holders and Sign Frames feature larger dimensions and an ideal showcase for literature displays that draw the eye AND help keep desks clutter-free. Once your display captures attention, the Acrylic Sign Holder conveys each message clearly with tremendous visual acuity, almost like glass.

Time for a dynamic office upgrade? You don’t have to wait for 2019 to get a jump on a design that makes the team happier and more productive…nor the acrylic display accents that complement them!