Puss in Box - Cat Goes for a Joy ride Courtesy of Displaysense
on: September 18, 2008, 8:10 am
Release Author: Displaysense
Release Summary: Displaysense discover illegal stowaway, as a
standard product return ends in a hair raising experience
Release Body: Displaysense the UK’s leading
supplier of retail displays usually does not have to worry about
illegal stowaways, but got quite a shock at the beginning of August
as one of their products was inadvertently returned with an unexpected
traveller on board.
company which sells a wide range of retail display products from
literature holders to display
cases deal with returns on a daily basis and it was business
as usual until one customer returned more than just their undesired
customer, a clothes shop owner who lives in Lille, France, returned
on a next day courier service after purchasing the wrong gender
of display and unbeknown to him, accidentally returned his pet
cat as well.
is believed that the cat must have been quite taken by the packaging
used for the mannequin, climbed inside the box and fell asleep.
The owner didn’t realise this when he re-sealed the box
and the cat then endured a 200 mile journey and arrived at the
Displaysense head office destination in Hertfordshire,
opening the box, the warehouse staff got quite a shock as a cat
burst out of the box and hid behind some of the companies flat
pack glass display
the cat was eventually coaxed out and inspected for any injuries.
Stuart Parnis the Warehouse manager at Displaysense
described the young cat as being a little shaken by the experience
but seemed to be enjoying all the attention and products around
the warehouse, with lots of boxes and display
cabinets to climb in and investigate. It is believed that
the cat simply climbed inside the mannequin box as its owner repackaged
the unwanted retail display.
blue collar was found around the cats neck and it turns out she
was affectionately named "etoile" which is the French
for "Star", accompanied by a return address clearly
written on her collar. After Star had calmed down and eaten some
food, the customer was contacted and made arrangements for the
cat to be collected.
Parnis commented "It is true what they say,
cats really must have 9 lives, but at least Displaysense
were around to give its next life the purrrr-fect start."
Displaysense was established in September of 1978 as a manufacturer
of quality point of sale displays. Displaysense has a wealth of
experience in design and manufacturing and has been able to develop
an ever growing standard range of over 1500 displays. The range
is now hugely diverse including acrylic containers, display cabinets,
mannequins, modular shelving units, exhibition displays and business
works with a large range of clients including, retailers (multiple
and independent), blue chip corporate clients, cafés, bars,
restaurants and night clubs, shop and office fitters, marketing
and promotions companies, designers and architects, product distributors,
exhibition contractors and exhibitors, printers, councils and
NHS trusts, charities, schools and universities.
Details: Steve Whittle