The density of product is critical component of profits in most retail merchandising models. Here the density of backstock is increased exponentially with an “Active Aisle System.” These systems claim an increase in storage space of up to to 50% by using a single aisle and allowing units to be rolled aside to create the aisle wherever needed. This pictured system serves apparel, organizing jean styles and sizes, though it appears to be repurposed from high-den document storage. Geared hand cranks make for ease of movement, while the solid sides hide stock clutter even when the system is adjacent to the selling floor like this. CLICK the thumbnail for an alternate angle. What improvements might I suggest? How about merchandise displayed on the front face?

Other lighter-duty systems exist, like Metro’s qwikTRAK System, admittedly better suited to a true behind-the-scenes storage area.