Merchandising Inventives makes products stand out


Merchandising Inventives Inc. in Buffalo Grove started back in the 1940s in the heyday of Chicago advertising as the S.J. Berger ad agency.

“Mr. Berger believed the ceiling, shelf and floor all centered around retail for point of purchase (or POP),” said Ethan Berger, chief executive officer and president.

The “Mr. Berger” he is speaking of is Sol Berger, the founder and his late father.

And his presence is felt and revered here, deeply. Many longtime employees worked for him and he is referred to, often. Even Ethan Berger refers to the founder as “Mr. Berger” more than “my father” or “my dad.”

Read more in the Chicago Tribune article.


5 Essential display hardware clips


The 1/2″ Ratchet Rivet in Natural Color – 3/4″ Headchannel.

The 1-3/4″ Clear Suction Cup w/Tack is a semi-permanent attaching system that works especially well on glass.

The Push Fastener Dart Clip are used to secure displays on panels with round holes in a rangefrom 1/8″ to 1/4″.

The Christmas Tree Clip In Black Plastic – 7/8″ Long are designed for use with displays with 1/4″ sized holes.

Arrowhead Thumbsnaps – 1/4″ L are designed for use with 1/4″ holes to secure messages to displays, banners etc. and work well with their arrow-shaped design.