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Used Retail Shelving
Grocery, Dollar, C-Store
Used Lozier • Used Madix
IL - WI - NE - FL - LA - NY - CO
When they close or remodel a store, Walmart often sells off their used shelving to the public.
When ANY retailer closes a store for almost ANY reason, they want to keep it as quick, quiet and orderly as possible.
"Closing"..."Going out of business"...this isn't the best public image. It could affect stocks.
No retailer really wants to advertise this, Walmart included.
For starters, it might be an off-brand of used gondola shelving; finding compatible parts or matching additions in a year or two might be a serious problem, not sure of it's prevalence in the used market.
Some of Walmarts supply appears to come from the Marmon Group (website), a Berkshire Hathaway company.
The Marmon group lists many fixture brand names in their network, both in, and out, of the United States. A couple of the gondola brands they offer are LA Darling (website) and Streater (website).
The Marmon groups 'Retail Store Equipment Sector' also includes Unarco (website) (shopping carts) and Thorco (website) (general display), among other brands.
LA darling (website) supplies Walmart with gondola, but I doubt that's exclusive in all stores. Might be worth checking if you need used parts?
More info next update May, 2015 thx.
Single Board or Double?
Many shelving brands, including Lozier and Madix, have two sheets of board for an island section.
I can't say it's the norm, but I have seen many Walmart fixture with a single sheet of pegboard.
This isn't a deal breaker for most, but keep this in mind if you plan to peg alot of your products. The metal hook will be exposed on the other/back side and would require coverage and planning.
The product itself isn't as structurally sound as a better shelving might be, the single-board being only one reason. Again, this isn't a deal breaker, but it is a factor to consider.
Used Retail Store Shelving from Walmart
Before you start just clickin' buttons, get your specifications ready.
1) Write it all down before you make a single phone call or contact. You can print this gondola worksheet page.
2) Easily E-mail out for a few quotes, or have worksheet in hand when you make calls.
Otherwise, the first telephone quote or web form will wear you out...
answering all these questions:
Starter units: Height? Deck size? Quantity?
Add-on units: Height? Deck SIze? Quantity?
If possible, do you want different base deck sizes on opposite sides of any islands?
How many shelves per 'face'?
An Island has 2 'faces', a wall has one.
Don't count the base deck again...they come with the units.
The only true supply of gondola, however, is closing retail stores.
Whatever styles, sizes or colors are available will often depend on who's closing, or who has closed recently.
Sometimes your order is easy to fill and you can compare a few prices.
Smaller sizes are often more readily avaiable.
But sometimes, it's hard to find the color, size, style or brand of gondola shelving that you need when you need it.
Gondola is a bulky heavy product, and shipping costs can get high.
Try checking your state first, then branch out to nearby states.
Note: If you aren't too picky about size.
Be ready to adjust your size a little, if you can give or take a few inches of aisle space.
Some used brands use even sizes (12,14,16), some use odd (13,15,17).
C-Store, pharmacy sized small/medium sizes, 12"-16", are often the easiest to obtain.
Also, in many retail environments, walls units will contain the store's larger shelves.
There's more islands, and they contain double the shelves and base decks.