Linrsquos Marketplace uses extravagant themed displays to showcase Valentinersquos Day offerings

Lin’s Marketplace uses extravagant, themed displays to showcase Valentine’s Day offerings.

Valentine’s Day brings sweet promos

“One large segment during Valentine’s Day is the man in a hurry. Consequently, we recommend setting up a special display area near the entrance, at least three days before Valentine’s Day." — JOHN HAUPTMAN, partner, Willard Bishop

Retailers are pulling out all the stops for Valentine’s Day. Some boast displays with flowers and candy. Others cross-merchandise everything from meal solutions, home decor products and novelty gift items, and toss in custom flower arrangements and free giveaways too.

Valentine’s Day is one of the most heavily promoted holidays in supermarket circulars, with Mother’s Day as its closest contender, according to a 2013

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