10 Ideas to Shake Up
by Rene Nordhus and Kristen Dodds, ABC & Toy Zone
With four locations in Minnesota, ABC & Toy Zone was recently named the “Best Toy Store in Minneapolis” by the local newspaper City Pages. After hearing that, we decided to contact the owner, Rene Nordhus, and ask her what she does to be “the best” and how she continues to “shake up her store” after almost 20 years of business. Here’s what she and store manager Kristen Dodds told us.
1. Bright blue labels with yellow lettering help arrange our store by categories, which include LEGO, puzzles, crafts and teacher resource books, to name a few. They’re easy for customers to see, and help them locate the type of toy they desire, as age and ability do not always match.