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Despite the COVID pandemic, retailers proved that visual merchandising remained crucial to customer experience in the uncertain year that was 2020.




DESIGNERS FOR THE 2021 “Best in Show,” dubbed “Something Like THAT,” created a place of discovery where shoppers could hang out, enjoy art installations and customize or personalize merchandise to make it their own.

Check out all the winners from VMSD‘s 27th annual International Visual Competition, featured in our July/August 2021 issue.


First Place:

Click here to view our 2021 Honorable Mentions.

To submit to 2022’s competition, be sure to check in early 2022 for the submission form. For other inquiries, please contact Managing Editor Carly Hagedon at



MasterClass: ‘Re-Sparkling’ Retail: Using Store Design to Build Trust, Faith and Brand Loyalty

HOW CAN WE EMPOWER and inspire senior leaders to see design as an investment for future retail growth? This session, led by retail design expert Ian Johnston from Quinine Design, explores how physical stores remain unmatched in the ability to build trust, faith, and loyalty with your customers, ultimately driving shareholder value.

Presented by:
Ian Johnston
Founder and Creative Director, Quinine Design

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