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arken P-O-P International

Benefit Cosmetics, Carnaby Street

arken P-O-P International helped to develop a sustainable modular permanent retail display for Benefit Cosmetics store on London’s Carnaby Street.

Representing the latest in sustainable thinking, Benefit Cosmetics worked with retail display

specialist arken P-O-P International to create a standout piece of retail display. Interchangeable cladding and graphics, made from recyclable materials, can be applied to a permanent metal shelving structure – allowing for infinite refreshes to support the brand’s numerous product launches planned throughout the year.

arken P-O-P International’s commitment to sustainability has been further underpinned by the recent launch of the arken aRC QR recycling code that sees a QR code embedded within displays to support the efficient and effective recycling of displays at their end-of-life.


Perspex Distribution Limited (PDL)

The newest addition to our LED range is LED Neon10, allowing signmakers to produce stunning neon-effect retail displays with ease. LED Neon10 is available in a sleek 4mm, standard 8mm, and bold 12mm wide flexible profile and can be used to create everything from flowing neon-style scripted letters to accent lighting. The silicone housing can easily be manipulated to form shapes and letters plus it can be cut every 50mm, offering maximum flexibility in design. Find out more at



To celebrate Samsung’s Unpacked 2021 launch and the release of their much-anticipated Fold3 and Flip3 phone, Watch4 and Buds2, Northbanks were tasked with designing, manufacturing and installing creative displays for the UK PR event at their flagship London KX experiential store. 

Given just under three weeks from brief to installation, Northbanks’ main objective was to design displays that photographed well to produce optimum social content. 

Experiential retail continues to grow in importance. To ensure the designs were exciting and appealed to lifestyle influencers, fun nods to the phone’s main features were present throughout. With some displays ‘flipping’, others ‘folding’ and an oversized Galaxy Pen! 

With more exciting immersive retail experiences coming soon, Northbanks can’t wait to share them with A1 Retail!


Plan 2 Install

We’re at the tip of your finger…
Your investment in display stands is wasted unless they are well positioned, assembled correctly and fully compliant. So, when planning your next project, call Plan 2
for a different perspective on installation anywhere in the UK. From the installation of a single display stand to a rollout to support a major product launch, Plan 2 Install will not be beaten on service or price. For more information please call Mike Kirchin.


West Fraser

Shopfitting challenges met by West Fraser’s panel products

West Fraser’s CaberWood MDF, SterlingOSB Zero and CaberFloor ranges are designed to meet all shopfitting challenges, whether it is building displays, counters, boxing in, flooring or creating wall partitions.

CaberWood MDF is engineered with consistent density for multiple uses throughout the shopfitting industry. Offering stability and consistent density, the panels can be sawn, drilled, shaped and routed cleanly and easily. West Fraser’s SterlingOSB Zero is ideal for structural applications as it is stronger and tougher than ply, with no knots, voids or de-lamination. Where flooring is required, CaberFloor is versatile, stable, durable and easy to lay, suiting all applications.

All West Fraser panel products produced in the UK are net carbon negative and manufactured in mills that have obtained the coveted environmental ISO 14001 accreditation. The panels are FSC certified and created from locally grown timber, cutting embodied carbon from transportation.



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