Displaysense Glimpses a Different Cost of the Economic Climate

By Displaysense, PRNE
Sunday, October 10, 2010

BISHOP'S STORTFORD, England, October 11, 2010 - Displaysense has revealed that throughout the recession and continuing
into the gradual economic recovery, a rise in crime targeting retail and
fashion retailers has been seen. This is the conclusion reached by the
company after speaking to its customers and reviewing its sales figures since
the recognised start of the downturn in the winter of 2008.

Displaysense, leading suppliers of clothes hangers (
and clothes steamers (
has reportedly seen unexpected and continuing growth in parts of their
business that seem to back up reports from several customers who cite theft
of display units as the motivation behind their purchase.

A 27% rise in demand for individual components for display stands
rather than full units could be interpreted in a number of ways to counter
the company's assertion that retail and fashion stores have been targeted
for their displays by thieves.

However, last year, Reuters reported that the global economic crisis
might not only fuel a rise in crime but also seriously hinder police
operations to combat the increase due to sweeping government cut backs.
Sociologists indicate that crime has increased during every recession since
the late 1950s - a clear sign that people can be persuaded to break the law
when they're desperate.

It is directly via their consumers that the Displaysense draws much of
its evidence, and being one of the biggest names in the display industry, the
Hertfordshire company is well placed to make such claims. It reports that it
is seeing an increase in incidents of its customers becoming victims of
thieves that appear to be targeting specific display items. These include
stolen wheels from mobile clothes rails, particular parts of mannequins
such as the hands and even shelves from wall displays.

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Displaysense director of marketing, Steve Whittle commented: "Whilst
break ins and robberies are always going to affect businesses, the rise in
the amount of cases we've encountered, combined with the increase in sales of
items associated with replacement or replenishment of displays has been
noticeable over the past couple of years.

"Thankfully in most cases we have been able to supply these businesses
before any serious loss of income was incurred. Whatever the reasons behind
this apparent surge in crime, recession or otherwise, it helps draw attention
to the importance of being well prepared to deal with the unexpected."

About Displaysense (www.displaysense.co.uk/)

Displaysense was established in September of 1978 as a manufacturer of
quality point of sale displays. Displaysense has a wealth of experience in
design and manufacturing and has been able to develop an ever growing
standard range of more than 5,000 displays for retail, exhibitions, office
and home. The range is now hugely diverse including literature displays,
display cabinets, mannequins, office displays, exhibition stands, catering
supplies and even items for the home.

Displaysense works with a large range of clients including, retailers
(multiple and independent), blue chip corporate clients, cafés, bars,
restaurants and night clubs, shop and office fitters, marketing and
promotions companies, designers and architects, product distributors,
exhibition contractors and exhibitors, printers, councils and NHS trusts,
charities, schools and universities and even home consumers.

    For further information please contact:

    Steve Whittle
    Marketing Director
    Rye Street
    Bishop's Stortford
    CM23 2HG


For further information please contact: Steve Whittle, Marketing Director, Displaysense, Rye Street, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 2HG, UK, +44(0)845-2008139

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