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Shop! MarketPlace 2024 Celebrates Retail Creativity with the Shop! Design Awards

Recognizing in-store retail’s most inventive creators and their extraordinary design concepts and execution.




(PRESS RELEASE) MONTCLAIR, NJ – Imaginative retail design exceeds the limitations of what is possible.

Shop! Association announced and celebrated the winners of the 2024 Shop! Design Awards live at Shop! MarketPlace in Cincinnati on April 9.

The Shop! Design Awards honors creative designs that enhance the in-store retail space, with the highest recognition being Store of the Year.

“The winners of the Shop! Design Awards challenge design norms and inspire our industry to create in-store spaces with an outside-the-box vision,” said Murray Kasmenn, Executive Director of Shop! Association.

The panel of judges analyzed hundreds of design entries across 17 main categories to select the Store of the Year recipient, as well as one gold award recipient and two silver award recipients per category. Judging criteria was based on excellence in design, originality in the use of space and materials, quality in executing the total concept, and in some cases, the highest return for dollars spent.

The 2024 Shop! Design Awards were presented to the following winners:

Store of the Year

  • CAMP Atlanta Outpost, Little Diversified Architectural Consulting, Inc.

Fixture of the Year

  • Ben Bridge Flagship – Seattle, RGLA Solutions

Visual Presentation of the Year

  • Neo Coffee Bar at The Taylor, Dialogue 38 Inc.

Award Winners

Main Categories

Brand Activation
  • Gold: Samsung Flip Takeover, Innovative Marketing Solutions Inc.
  • Silver: Cincinnati Music Festival Presented by P&G, AGAR

Branded Shop Within a Store

  • Gold: Estée Lauder – Jo Malone London Fixture Display, Sparks
  • Silver: Hublot Shop in Shop, Pacific Northern

Convenience Store

  • Gold: Red Barn Market, Federal Health
  • Silver: 7 Eleven Foodvenience, Reactor Sverige

Department Store New or Remodeled

  • Gold: Target – La Cantera, Target
  • Silver: El Palacio de Hierro Satélite, TPG Architecture

Department Within a Store

  • Gold: MWAZ, Studio of Art & Commerce

Hardline Specialty Store

  • Gold: CAMP Atlanta Outpost, Little Diversified Architectural Consulting Inc.
  • Silver: Ben Bridge Flagship – Seattle, RGLA Solutions

Pop-Up Store

  • Gold: SOREL Pop-up, MG2
  • Silver: T-Mobile Formula One Pop-up, EWI Worldwide

Restaurant/Casual Dining

  • Gold: Funlab, JLL Design Solutions
  • Silver: Botan Coffee, LeeChen International Design Co.
Restaurant/Fast Food
  • Gold: Neo Coffee Bar at The Taylor, Dialogue 38 Inc.
  • Silver: Machi Machi, Dialogue 38 Inc.

Restaurant/Fine Dining

  • Gold: Potente Restaurant, Yellow Goat Design

Service Retailer

  • Gold: Scotiabank, Scotiabank
  • Silver: The Studio EE, Dalziel and Pow Design Consultants Ltd.

Softline Specialty Store

  • Gold: Birkenstock, Miami, TPG Architecture
  • Silver: KUIU, ChangeUp

Specialty Food and Consumables

  • Gold: The Set, RDC
  • Silver: Tree House Brewing Company, Tewksbury, Bergmeyer

Specialty Store Over 25,000 sf

  • Gold: Crate & Barrel Flatiron, Crate & Barrel
  • Silver: Petco Union Square, Arcadis

Supermarket/Grocery Store

  • Gold: Mercado González, Shook Kelley
  • Silver: Gelson’s, West Edge, Shook Kelley

Window Display

  • Gold: H&M Mutable Futures, Hirsch & Mann
  • Silver: New Winter Lifestyle & UGG Extreme, Visual Citi

Element Categories

  • Samsung Formula One Activation, Innovative Marketing Solutions Inc.

In-Store Communications

  • Sunbelt Store of the Future, Miller Zell

In-Store Visual Display

  • Strong Museum of Play – Gift Shop, SSA Group


  • Neo Coffee Bar at The Taylor, Dialogue 38 Inc.

Signage/ Graphics

  • The Good Pour, Little Diversified Architectural Consulting Inc.

Store Fixture

  • Ben Bridge Flagship – Seattle, RGLA Solutions
  • Metropolitan Market, Crown Hill Village, Cushing Terrell


  • Estee Lauder – Jo Malone London Fixture Display, Sparks

Use of Technology

  • Citizens of NYC Marathon Expo, Miller Zell

Wall Treatment

  • Crate & Barrel Flatiron, Crate & Barrel

Shop! MarketPlace, held at the Duke Energy Center in Cincinnati on April 9-11, brought together retail creators, manufacturers, suppliers, brands, retailers, design firms and consultants in a collaborative environment to discover retail solutions, discuss emerging trends and build strategic partnerships.

“We’re honored that Shop! MarketPlace brought together retail creators from every sector of the industry to celebrate and recognize some of our industry’s most creative minds and their unique design projects,” said Kasmenn.

To view all the 2024 Design Awards winning displays, visit here.

About Shop! Association

Shop! Association is a global trade association dedicated to building retail environments and promoting retail brands and merchandise. The association brings value to the global retail marketplace through its industry leadership, research programs, certifications, education and networking events. The OMA Awards are owned by Shop! Association, and are part of the Shop! Awards program which also includes the Shop! Design Awards and Shop! Global Awards.

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