Winners of the 2019 International Visual Merchandising Awards, which celebrates the very best of the world’s window dressings, POP and displays, were announced by RetailEXPO, Europe’s leading retail trade event, today.
The awards, which are running for the third consecutive year, attracted more than 200 entries from around the world, including Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Australia.
Retailers, brands, shopping centres, high streets and creative agencies submitted admissions to an expert judging panel including: Matthew Valentine, Editor, Retail Design World; Aoife Blicher, Head of VM, Magasin du Nord; Clare Otte, Visual Merchandising Director, Foot Locker; and Daphne Duttileux, Retail Design and VM Director, L’Oreal Luxe.
Winners for 2019:
Overall Winner: SM City Dasmariñas
Fashion Footwear and Jewellery: OFFICE in collaboration with Nike
IT, Telecomms and Electricals: EE
Department Stores: ABC Sal
Best Use of Digital:Macy’s, Inc.
Most outstanding Feature or Prop:ABC Sal
Shopping Centres, Town Centres and Airports: SM City Dasmariñas
Beauty and Cosmetics: Penhaligon’s
Grocery – Including Supermarkets, Food and Drink: Frank & Honest
Matt Bradley, Event Director at RetailEXPO commented: “As retailers globally face increasingly complex trading conditions the art and skill of visual merchandising is more crucial than ever as shoppers demand even more from in-store experiences and expect to be surprised and delighted by the retail environment.
“We are delighted to showcase the best in visual merchandising displays the industry has to offer and, of course, to announce the winner at the show,” he concluded.
The winners together with all shortlisted entries are on display at the Retail Design Expo.