Ohio Sign Painter Finds His Niche With Car Dealers

John Oliver (Oliver Signs & Advertising, Valley City, OH) has mastered the art of quickly creating dynamic, freestyle windshield ads that drive sales for local automobile dealers. Check out the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOk4iEOmCL0 Bill DundasBill Dundas, a 40-year veteran of the on-premise sign industry as a fabricator, installer and journalist, is President/Executive Director of the Foundation […]

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Yesway Acquires Allsup’s Stores in Southwest

Having already acquired more than 150 convenience stores during the past three-and-a-half years, Yesway has added more than 300 additional locations through its acquisition of Allsup’s Convenience Stores located in Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma. The firm expects to further expand during the next several years to a network of more than 500 retail locations. […]

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Amazon Expands its Brick-and-mortar Presence

The online powerhouse will open more than 12 grocery stores in the greater Los Angeles area, including some stores that might open as soon as the end of this year. The firm also has longer-range plans to open stores in San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia. The new stores will constitute a separately […]

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European Commission Bans Chemical in Digital Displays

Approving a ban on organohalogen flame retardants commonly used in the plastic components of televisions and other displays, the EC’s action takes effect in 2021 and might influence similar regulation in the U.S. https://saferchemicals.org/2019/10/01/europe-bans-most-harmful-class-of-flame-retardants-in-tvs/ Bill DundasBill Dundas, a 40-year veteran of the on-premise sign industry as a fabricator, installer and journalist, is President/Executive Director of […]

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Colorado Sign Painter Recounts a Lifetime Trade

Ivan Curley of Monte Vista, Colorado, has been creating hand-painted signage for more than 60 years in his home state. Recently called out of retirement to handle a special sign job, Curley said he gets very few calls these days because “a lot of people think I’m dead and gone.” https://montevistajournal.com/article/artist-ivan-curley-still-painting Bill DundasBill Dundas, a […]

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Forever 21 Files Chapter 11; Closing U.S. stores

The teen apparel retailer has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and will be closing up to 178 stores in the U.S. while liquidating most of its foreign operations. https://www.forbes.com/sites/laurendebter/2019/09/29/forever-21-files-for-bankruptcy-store-closures/#35f2de633159 Bill DundasBill Dundas, a 40-year veteran of the on-premise sign industry as a fabricator, installer and journalist, is President/Executive Director of the Foundation for the […]

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House Passes Bill to Require Multilingual Airport Signage

In a move likely to benefit providers of airport signage, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill on September 26, 2019, which would require major airports in the U.S. to install multi-lingual signage. The bill will now be referred to the U.S. Senate for consideration and further action. https://www.reviewjournal.com/news/politics-and-government/bill-requiring-aiport-signage-in-multiple-languages-passes-house-1857824/ Bill DundasBill Dundas, a 40-year […]

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Branding is Fundamental and Signage is the Linchpin

Data overwhelmingly affirms the key role of distinctive and consistent brand images in driving the success of leading restaurant franchises. https://www.qsrmagazine.com/business-advice/why-brand-distinctiveness-makes-all-difference Bill DundasBill Dundas, a 40-year veteran of the on-premise sign industry as a fabricator, installer and journalist, is President/Executive Director of the Foundation for the Advancement of the Sign Industry (FASI).More Posts

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Effective Signage is Crucial for Retail Business Success

Despite shifts in the retail environment, impulse buying continues to represent a substantial factor driving in-store sales. Creative, dynamic signage is the calling card which brings new customers through the doors. QSR offers some tips to maximize signage impact and effectiveness. https://www.qsrmagazine.com/content/5-tips-using-signage-attract-customers Bill DundasBill Dundas, a 40-year veteran of the on-premise sign industry as a […]

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Financial Surge Fuels Sweetgreen’s Expansion

The Fast-casual restaurant chain which emphasizes healthy eating has attracted recent investor financing pushing its total valuation to more than $1.6 billion. The chain has grown from the launch of its first restaurant in 2007 to a total of 97 locations nationwide today, with aggressive expansion planned for the future. https://www.chainstoreage.com/finance-0/sweetgreen-raises-new-funding-to-fuel-digital-store-expansion/ Bill DundasBill Dundas, a […]

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