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OUR DESIGN-BUILD PROCESS TAKES CUSTOMERS FROM ROUGH SKETCHES TO A GRAND OPENING – WITH A SINGLE POINT OF CONTACT.

Our Process Explained
THE PROCESS

OUR DESIGN-BUILD PROCESS TAKES CUSTOMERS FROM ROUGH SKETCHES TO A GRAND OPENING – WITH A SINGLE POINT OF CONTACT.

THE PROCESS
INTRODUCTION

WE ARE ONE OF CANADA’S LARGEST RETAIL ENVIRONMENT DESIGN-BUILDERS.

At Canada’s Best Store Fixtures, we start with a “what if we…?” and end with an exceptional retail environment you can walk through.

The same insight and big-picture thinking that goes into helping businesses of all sizes - nationally recognized brands, the little boutique around the corner, and even the ones starting out on the back of a napkin, is brought to your project.

We help our clients conceptualize and build spaces that create experiences shoppers can feel, intangible elements that draw them in, and allows them to be a part of something greater than themselves.

And we plan and build out programs that are consistently replicable while making the most of a client’s budget and timelines.

INTRODUCTION

WE ARE ONE OF CANADA’S LARGEST RETAIL ENVIRONMENT DESIGN-BUILDERS.

At Canada’s Best Store Fixtures, we start with a “what if we…?” and end with an exceptional retail environment you can walk through.

The same insight and big-picture thinking that goes into helping businesses of all sizes — nationally recognized brands, the little boutique around the corner, and even the ones starting out on the back of a napkin, is brought to bear on your project.

We help our clients conceptualize and build spaces that create experiences shoppers can feel, intangible elements that draw them in, and allows them to be a part of something greater than themselves.

And we plan and build out programs that are consistently replicable while making the most of a client’s budget and timelines.

GROW

WORKING WITH A SINGLE TEAM MEANS YOU CAN AVOID THE HEADACHES AND MISCOMMUNICATION THAT CAN COME FROM MANAGING MULTIPLE VENDORS.

GROW

WORKING WITH A SINGLE TEAM MEANS YOU CAN AVOID THE HEADACHES AND MISCOMMUNICATION THAT CAN COME FROM MANAGING MULTIPLE VENDORS.

01/04
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"Allows us to scale rapidly with confidence."
— Tahla Dadabhoy,
Operations Manager, Healthy Planet

Our plans, design and manufacturing allowed Healthy Planet to redesign core growth areas in new and existing locations to maximize selling space.

RESEARCH & STRATEGY

Understanding every aspect of your business.

A curious, questioning, and collaborative approach makes sure we understand every aspect of your business, brand, and program. What starts with a palpable desire to capture your vision, define your look, and realize your emotional experience, is validated through key data and critical insight to inform every recommendation and decision down process — ensuring your next retail environment, and the 20 after that, are set up for success.

GETTING TO KNOW THE CUSTOMER

  • Brand & Market Research
  • Customer Insight
  • Site Tours & Secret Shopping
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Feasibility Studies

DEVELOPING THE RETAIL STRATEGY

  • Catching the Vision
  • Aspirational Ideation
  • Conceptualizing & Planning
  • Multi-location Program Development
  • Developing Critical Paths
02/04

DESIGN & PROTOTYPING

Designing for you and your customers.

Within the CBSF design studio, our team conceptualizes every aspect of your retail environment. Taking thoughts and making them a reality, our design process is rooted in balancing your brand’s strengths, your customers’ experience, your merchandise, and your business growth plans. Everything is explored and considered to develop a thoughtful, yet progressive design plan for your business.

DESIGN THINKING

  • Research & Development
  • Store Layout & Floor Plan Design
  • Interior & Fixture Design
  • Drafting & 3D Modeling
  • Value Engineering
  • Prototyping & Proofs of Concept
  • Engineering
  • Graphics and Signage
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"We create collaboratively to fit both creative and practical execution needs."
— Harry Kool, Senior Manager, Projects and Supply Chain, Cobs Bread

CBSF completed design, manufacturing, and installation of custom interiors, working alongside other suppliers to deliver an exceptional store experience.

03/04
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Mark Altow, CEO,
Strellson North America Ltd.

"The quality and design of CBSF store fixtures is world-class. Our demanding Swiss head office was really pleased with the high standards CBSF used in producing our store elements along with their fair and competitive prices... Even though ours is a small business, they still always made us feel important."

FABRICATE, SOURCE, & BUILD

Everything you could possibly need under one roof.

Having all capabilities in-house means that “custom” isn’t limited to a single material or substrate. You can mix and match, or dress up standard products to achieve the look and function your retail environment needs.

Add to that our extensive engineering, project management, and construction management services and you have a single point of contact - one team - who have a complete holistic view of your build schedule. We actively control and adjust milestone timing throughout the build, maintain consistent product quality and craftsmanship, and help you avoid the headaches and miscommunication that can come from managing multiple vendors.

FABRICATE

  • 4 facilities in North America
  • 400 employees across North America
  • 20 years average industry experience
  • 65,000 sf of distribution space with 25 loading bays
  • 15,000 sf custom metal manufacturing facility
  • 40,000 sf custom wood millwork facility
  • 12,000 sf acrylic, glass, and signage manufacturing

SOURCE

  • Canadian authorized sales agent of Lozier and Southern Imperial products
  • Local suppliers, National suppliers from across Canadian and the US, and overseas suppliers giving the ability to source for price or timelines

BUILD

  • With the inhouse CBSF build team
    • Project Management
    • Budget Management & Reporting
  • Managed through our licensed partners
    • Permitting
    • Construction Management and General Contracting
04/04

EXECUTE

Execution is everything: high-standards and quality craftsmanship

The greatest plans are nothing if they are not well executed - the same holds true for your fixtures and retail space. From warehousing and holding your fixtures, to shipping entire stores from coast to coast and into the US, to installing and merchandising a store of any size — at CBSF we’ll do whatever it takes to get you to opening day on time and on budget.

MAKING IT HAPPEN

  • Warehousing & Logistics
  • National & US Shipping
  • Installation Services
  • Merchandising Services
  • Multi-location Program Rollout
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Tyler Topping,
Construction Project Manager, Starbucks Canada

"They have deeply embedded themselves in partnership with our design and store development processes and are a key player in ensuring our stores are built to our high expectations."

  • 01/04

    RESEARCH & STRATEGY

    Understanding every aspect of your business.

    A curious, questioning, and collaborative approach makes sure we understand every aspect of your business, brand, and program. What starts with a palpable desire to capture your vision, define your look, and realize your emotional experience, is validated through key data and critical insight to inform every recommendation and decision down process — ensuring your next retail environment, and the 20 after that, are set up for success.

    GETTING TO KNOW THE CUSTOMER

    • Brand & Market Research
    • Customer Insight
    • Site Tours & Secret Shopping
    • Competitive Analysis
    • Feasibility Studies

    DEVELOPING THE RETAIL STRATEGY

    • Catching the Vision
    • Aspirational Ideation
    • Conceptualizing & Planning
    • Multi-location Program Development
    • Developing Critical Paths

    "Allows us to scale rapidly with confidence."
    — Tahla Dadabhoy, Operations Manager, Healthy Planet

    Our plans, design and manufacturing allowed Healthy Planet to redesign core growth areas in new and existing locations to maximize selling space.

    01/04
  • 02/04

    DESIGN & PROTOTYPING

    Designing for you and your customers.

    Within the CBSF design studio, our team conceptualizes every aspect of your retail environment. Taking thoughts and making them a reality, our design process is rooted in balancing your brand’s strengths, your customers’ experience, your merchandise, and your business growth plans. Everything is explored and considered to develop a thoughtful, yet progressive design plan for your business.

    DESIGN THINKING

    • Research & Development
    • Store Layout & Floor Plan Design
    • Interior & Fixture Design
    • Drafting & 3D Modeling
    • Value Engineering
    • Prototyping & Proofs of Concept
    • Engineering
    • Graphics and Signage

    "We create collaboratively to fit both creative and practical execution needs."
    — Harry Kool, Senior Manager, Projects and Supply Chain, Cobs Bread

    CBSF completed design, manufacturing, and installation of custom interiors, working alongside other suppliers to deliver an exceptional store experience.

    02/04
  • 03/04

    FABRICATE, SOURCE, & BUILD

    Everything you could possibly need under one roof.

    Having all capabilities in-house means that “custom” isn’t limited to a single material or substrate, you can mix, match, or dress up standard products to achieve the look and function your retail environment needs.

    Add to that our extensive detailing, project management, and construction management services and you have a single point of contact — one team — who have a complete holistic view of your build schedule. We actively control and adjust milestone timing throughout the build, maintain consistent product quality and craftsmanship, and help you avoid the headaches and miscommunication that can come from managing multiple vendors.

    FABRICATE

    • 4 facilities in North America
    • 400 employees across North America
    • 20 years average industry experience
    • 65,000 sf of distribution space with 25 loading bays
    • 15,000 sf custom metal manufacturing facility
    • 40,000 sf custom wood millwork facility
    • 12,000 sf acrylic, glass, and signage manufacturing

    SOURCE

    • Canadian authorized sales agent of Lozier and Southern Imperial products
    • Local suppliers, National suppliers from across Canadian and the US, and overseas suppliers giving the ability to source for price or timelines

    BUILD

    • With the inhouse CBSF build team
      • Project Management
      • Budget Management & Reporting
    • Managed through our licensed partners
      • Permitting
      • Construction Management and General Contracting

    Mark Altow, CEO,
    Strellson North America Ltd.

    "The quality and design of CBSF store fixtures is world-class. Our demanding Swiss head office was really pleased with the high standards CBSF used in producing our store elements along with their fair and competitive prices... Even though ours is a small business, they still always made us feel important."

    03/04
  • 04/04

    EXECUTE

    Execution is everything: high-standards and quality craftsmanship

    The greatest plans are nothing if they are not well executed — the same holds true for your fixtures and retail space. From warehousing and holding your fixtures, to shipping entire stores from coast to coast and into the US, to installing and merchandising a store of any size — at CBSF we will do whatever it takes to get you to opening day on time and on budget.

    MAKING IT HAPPEN

    • Warehousing & Logistics
    • National & US Shipping
    • Installation Services
    • Merchandising Services
    • Multi-location Program Rollout

    Tyler Topping,
    Construction Project Manager, Starbucks Canada

    "They have deeply embedded themselves in partnership with our design and store development processes and are a key player in ensuring our stores are built to our high expectations."

    04/04
 

FROM A ONE-OFF CUSTOM RETAIL FIXTURE TO A MULTI-LOCATION PROGRAM, YOUR PROJECT, BUDGET, AND TIMELINES ARE TOO IMPORTANT TO PUT AT RISK.

AT CBSF WE WILL DO WHATEVER IT TAKES TO MAKE YOUR PROJECT HAPPEN, THE RIGHT WAY WITH NO COMPROMISES.

FROM A ONE-OFF CUSTOM RETAIL FIXTURE TO A MULTI-LOCATION PROGRAM, YOUR PROJECT, BUDGET, AND TIMELINES ARE TOO IMPORTANT TO PUT AT RISK.

AT CBSF WE WILL DO WHATEVER IT TAKES TO MAKE YOUR PROJECT HAPPEN, THE RIGHT WAY WITH NO COMPROMISES.

 

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