Great Northern InStore Sponsors 2015 Shopper Marketing Expo

Shopper Marketing Conference & Expo

APPLETON, Wis., May 21, 2015 – Great Northern InStore, the retail display products and services brand of Great Northern Corporation will again be sponsoring the Welcome and Registration area at this year’s Shopper Marketing Expo. The Expo, to be held at the Minneapolis Convention Center, October 13-15, is the world’s largest gathering of shopper marketing and retail marketing professionals.

In addition to the sponsorship, Great Northern InStore will also be featuring it’s Key to the Expo booth redemption, giving away prizes to lucky winning key holders. Make sure you stop by our booth, #201, to see if your key opens the door to the latest technology and to see our most recent creative displays that have achieved retail success for our customers.

Join thousands of brand marketers, retail executives, agency professionals and solution providers who attend each year in search of the latest trends and ideas for collaborating, driving sales, capturing share and building equity.

More to follow as we get closer to the date!

Great Northern InStore Wins 7 OMA Awards at GlobalShop

Mario Kart display close-up

APPLETON, WI., April 16, 2015 – Great Northern Corporation recently took home seven awards – including two gold and five bronze awards – from GlobalShop 2015, the world’s largest annual retail design and marketing event.

Point of Purchase Advertising International (POPAI) announced the winners of it’s 57th annual Outstanding Marketing at Retail Achievement (OMA) Awards Competition during GlobalShop 2015, held late last month in Las Vegas. Entries were judged on design, innovation, interactivity and the proven ability to lift sales.

“We are very pleased to be recognized so strongly in the industry,” said Mike Schliesmann, Great Northern senior vice president, InStore business unit manager. “And we’re happy for our customers who were able to achieve successful merchandising campaigns and product launches with the help of our creative input.”

Great Northern’s entries earning awards and their categories are:


  • Nintendo MarioKart BBY Photo Op: Personal Electronics – Temporary
  • 3M/Littmann Stethoscope Floorstand: Clothing/Accessories/Footwear – Permanent


  • Nestle Waters Perrier Street Art Backwall, Merchandiser and Promo Cubes: Supermarket Retailers – Temporary
  • 3M Scotchgard Wing Clip Strip: Home & Garden – Temporary
  • Nestle Purina Scary Pail Grumpy Cat Pallet: Specialty Retailers – Temporary
  • Croc’s Holiday Floorstand: Clothing/Accessories/Footwear – Temporary
  • Nintendo Game Stop Donkey Kong Counter: Personal Electronics – Temporary

Great Expectations

Great Expectations is more than a tagline, it is an attitude. At Great Northern, customer challenges are met by an undying spirit to doing what others can’t or won’t. It’s in our DNA. And it is what our customers have come to expect with Great Northern.

How can we exceed your expectations?