Category Archives: Slatwall Boards, Trims & Inserts

The Invention of the Slatwall Panel

The Slatwall Panel for the retail industry was invented as long ago as the 1960’s.  Over the years the simple slatwall board has become one of the most versatile and decorative must have display systems ever invented.  Widely used in both retail shop environments and warehouses.  The slatwall panel has taken over from the basic peg board system, although metal peg panels are still widely used for many shop displays such as diy shops, electrical shops and convenience store displays.


Having worked in the Shop fitting business for over 35 years in my opinion the slatwall panel has been a revolution in the industry.  Almost all retail stores have a slatwall display area including wall mounted slatwall panels and free standing slatwall island units.  With a wide range of slatwall accessories to choose from it has never been so easy to create a stylish yet completely versatile product display whatever your business.  Demand is so high the slatwall panel is now the mainstay for many businesses.  A low cost yet versatile product display panel that is now affordable to all.

Merchandising your slatwall display board is quick and easy with a wide choice of many accessories including, slatwall hanging bars,  forward facing arms, slatwall shelves, slatwall metal hooks, slatwall acrylic displays and much more.  You can choose from our range of slatwall board colours and finishes all available at Shopfitting Supplies Ltd.  Trim your board with a choice of slatwall inserts available in a range of colours, mirror inserts and aluminium inserts.


Garage Storage

Organize your garage, simply fix your slatwall board onto your garage wall then
choose from a wide range of slatwall accessories such as : Metal slatwall hooks, Slatwall Baskets, Slatwall Shelves, Slatwall plastic containers and more.  You can then position your accessories anywhere on your board to create the ideal storage system for you.  You will be amazed at how wonderful and tidy your garage will become.  No more searching endlessly for that long lost item!


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Create a specific area on your slatwall board for items such as Tools and DIY, Gardening Tools, Cleaning Products, Sports equipment, fishing tackle and more.  The list goes on for this versatile storage system.

Cupboard Storage

Even the smallest of cupboard spaces can be maximised to full potential simply by fitting a slatwall panel to your wall space.



Image shows a white slatwall board with slatwall mirror inserts complete with a variety of accessories: metal mesh baskets and slatwall shelves.



I peer inside the garage door
Not an ounce of space left on the floor
Every cupboard – every single side
Is full of clutter – no were to hide
I let out a sigh at the task ahead
Perhaps I should go back to bed
Yet I need my torch so I start to search
I balance myself and try to perch
The boxes wobble! Oh no!  Oh help!
I take a dive and let out a yelp!
A horrid thought passed through my mind
Large spiders, creatures and other kind
Led in the dust I rub my eyes
I need to call Shopfitting Supplies
I will create a space and fit my board
To take control of my hoard
I look online there’s so much choice
I make a call – a friendly voice
My slatwall board arrives straight away
Shopfitting Supplies you saved the day!!!


Hope you enjoyed my blog

Deborah Hayward.


The importance of the local convenience store

With shoppers increasingly focusing on good value, low costs and convenience, the UK has seen a large increase in customers preferring to shop locally for their groceries rather than travelling out of town to a larger supermarket for a weekly shop.

The convenience store perfectly meets the modern lifestyle of todays consumers stocking a wide range of food, drink, fresh produce, bakery products and much more.   With this in mind it is increasingly important that the convenience store is an environment that is easy to shop in.   When planning your shop layout it is important to consider many factors such as the isle space between your gondola shelving units which should be ideally 1000mm to 1200mm wide for an easy flow of customers, height and width of your wall and gondola shelving units, how to maximize all of your free wall space with slatwall panels and slatwall accessories, choosing the right convenience store counter, position of your special offer promotional baskets and more.

All of the above can seem quite daunting but at Shop fitting Supplies Preston we have over 30 years of experience in the shop fitting world.   Whether you require a single peg hook or a complete shop fit we will be there to help and guide you through the whole process.  Whatever your budget at Shop fitting Supplies we have the shelving system for you.

Top tips to makeover your store on a budget!

Epos Ticket Edge:

Replace all your old tired shelving ticket edge with new Epos ticket edge in a choice of vibrant colours View HereDSCF2188

Plastic Hand Baskets:

Replace your wire shopping baskets with fresh new plastic hand baskets available in a choice of colours.  Or boost your sales with the larger trolley baskets which give your customers an easier shopping experience View HereDSCF0405 cutout





 Slatwall Panels:

Maximize every inch of wall space with slatwall panels and slatwall accessories.  Shop fitting supplies will cut and trim a slatwall board to your exact requirements and colour scheme View Here


Gondola Slatwall End Panels:

Add a promotional gondola end panel to your existing gondola shelving unit.  A low cost effective way to boost sales and promote those last minute impulse buys.  A wide range of slatwall metal accessories and acrylic accessories are available to display many different products View HereDSCF3149

Extra Shelves: 

Additional shelves can be added to your shelving system for maximum stock display.  At Shopfitting Supplies we carry a wide range of used shop fittings including used Tegometal, used Arnec, used Caem shelving and many 50mm pitch shelving systems.  If you are not sure which shelving system you have just call on 01772 886276 and we will be happy to help View HereDSCF2205C


Shelving Accessories:

Shelf risers and shelf dividers can be added to your existing shelving system to create an eye catching display View HereDSCF2194

Shop Counters:

Upgrade your shopping counter to a new convenience store counter.  We stock a wide range of shop counters including economy shop counters, marmoleum top counters, laminate top counters, a range of used shop counters and more.  A full bespoke service is also available at Shopfitting Supplies View HereDSCF3653