Standard frontwire spacing on a scan hook is approximately 1 inch vertically between the scan arm and product arm. In addition the label holder is normally positioned forward of the end of the product arm. This hook has both a larger frontwire spacing and a label holder positioned behind the tip of the product wire. In this case the re-design permits easy product removal from tiered flat bar merchandiser displays where upper products hang behind successive lower tiers. But before you deviate from normal frontwire spacing keep in mind that some accessories such as retrofit scan hook locks and anti-theft devices expect the normal 1″ space. As T.S. Eliot admonished, “It is not wise to violate rules until you know how to observe them.”

For additional hook standards SEE…
Hook Frontwire Standards
Hook Gauge and Finish Baselines
Hook Design and Quality Standards
Metal Plate Label Holder Primer

For excellence in hookery SEE…
How Pegboard Could and Should Look
Impressive Peg Hook Alignment

For horror in hook display SEE…
2011 Unruly Fixture Award
Hook Design and Quality Standards
Holy Grail of Retailing Lost
Neatness Counts in Fixtures
Hook Fight in Neck Ties
How to Avoid Frontwire Sag

For subtle mis-fixturing SEE…
Eye Test for Fixture Experts
How Not To Mix ‘N Match Hooks
Slatwire Erraticism
Five out of Six Hooks Disagree

For outstanding discipline in continuous display SEE…
Continuous Strip Scan Hooks” and
Slotwall & Label Strip Both Curve

For a one-of-a-kind hook organization SEE…
Bar Defines Categories on Slatwall

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