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Preview: Retail Design Expo 2017

London’s premiere trade show and conference returns with new visual components in store

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This May 8-9, retailers, designers, visual merchandisers and industry suppliers will converge on London’s Olympia exhibit hall for the third annual Retail Design Expo. The two-day trade show and conference will feature 270-plus exhibitors and more than 75 free, educational conference sessions, including one in which VMSD Editor-in-Chief Jennifer Acevedo will moderate a panel of retailers (May 8 at 12 p.m.), who will discuss today’s most compelling visual merchandising trends. This year marks the expo’s first VM Christmas Market and VM Christmas Awards, making the show an ideal stop for retailers planning ahead for their holiday displays. For more information about the Retail Design Expo, visit retaildesignexpo.com.

Here's a sneak preview of some of the companies exhibiting at the show:

 

Shimmerwalls

shimmerwalls.com

Made from laser-cut acrylic, the Mirror Walls system can fit virtually all visual merchandising requirements. The board can be altered to be displayed as a square or diamond shape and can be easily installed on-site.

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Booth = L30

 

Leach Impact

leachimpact.com

The Product Wall is a merchandising system which integrates illuminated graphics to maximize retail floor space. Its eye-catching “highlight effect” makes the product the hero, while extra floating shelves or hooks can be added or removed for interchangeability.

Booth = S26

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Arken POP Ltd.

arken-pop.com

Draw attention and convey your messaging with the Bannerview Exterior Sign, a 7-by-1-m. printed canvas sign on a powdercoated steel frame with four concrete bases. Since the graphics can be updated, it has longevity and reuse benefits.

Booth = D62

 

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Think Ambient Ltd.

thinkambient.co.uk

Make a brand statement without risking damage to surfaces. Clingz are made from an electrostatic material that can stick, on either side, to almost any clean surface without the need for tape, tack or adhesives.

Booth = CM43

 

Antalis Ltd.

antalis.co.uk

This Coala Walk & Wall is a textured indoor floor graphic that does not require lamination. With safety concerns in mind, it’s also slip-resistant and R12 rated.

Booth = F21

 

Arno

arno-online.com

This retail design agency creates bespoke innovative store experiences across all sectors globally. Its services also include displays, digital interactive and furniture solutions. Experience the firm’s virtual reality “Arnomation” experience at its RDE booth.

Booth = H61

 

Quinine

quininedesign.com

A strategic design consultancy, this company has a range of international clients, including Comcast, Xfinity, Rogers, Fido and more. The agency’s founder, Ian Johnston, will speak alongside B&Q and Harrods on May 9.

Booth = V40

 

Almeco Spa

almecogroup.com

Don’t limit your creativity: Bandoxaldecor is an anodized aluminum with a wide range of color, texture and finish combinations that can be used for virtually any surface. Its consistent finish and homogenous color across the entire surface is what makes it truly unique.

Booth = R34

Nexmosphere

nexmosphere.com

The XC-Range Xperience controllers connect motion sensors, pick-up detectors and touch buttons, or trigger video playback, soft, glowing LED illumination or cue an audio stream to create an immersive customer journey.

Booth = S12

 

Scan Sign Lights

scansign.eu

Get your message across loud and clear: This company’s LED Signage allows for 10 to 30 mm. flat, bright acrylic letters in different sizes and fonts, with a variety of lighting options, including forward, backward or sideways, as well as a combination.

Booth = J40

 

Ways2display

ways2display.com

These custom-made, 20-mm.-deep LED Lightboxes and 8-mm.-thin LED sheet panels can go up to 3000 by 1500 mm. for advertising, signage, wall display and can be used for an array of interior design applications. The company uses with its own bright light panels for longevity.

Booth = T7

 

Nathan & Stock Ltd.

nathanandstock.com

Convey your unique branding on a budget: This manufacturer’s displays are custom made with high-quality shopfittings, display cabinets, spinners and counters, all specified to individual requirements, with any color, logo or lighting needed, at a cost-effective price point.

Booth = T14

 

The Silk Forest

thesilkforest.com

Set your retail stage with realistic-looking greenery props. This company provides the sets, plants, flowers, green walls and custom-made props that can suit nearly any faux-foliage display or design and bring the look of the outdoors in.

Booth = CM40

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FEATURED VIDEO

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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