Our Awards

Winning an award is always flattering. What Great Northern Instore is really passionate about is helping our customers win by doing what others can’t or won’t. Below are some of our most recent accomplishments that demonstrate not only award-winning design, but effective instore strategies that helped our customer win at retail.

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Winning At Retail

At Great Northern Instore, our mission is to help our clients achieve success in the retail space by delivering exceptional merchandising solutions that captivate and engage shoppers. With over 60 years of experience, we are dedicated to exceeding our clients’ expectations and setting new standards in retail design and execution.

Our Approach

We leverage the expertise of our team of over 80 designers to create a wide range of innovative display solutions, including permanent, semi-permanent, temporary, and interactive displays. By utilizing materials such as metal, wood, corrugate, and print, we ensure that each display is tailored to meet the unique needs of our clients.

What Sets Us Apart

  • Compelling Shopping Experiences: We focus on creating immersive and engaging experiences that differentiate physical stores from online shopping platforms.
  • Innovative Design: Our award-winning designs combine creativity with functionality to drive brand awareness and increase sales.
  • Retail Research: We stay ahead of industry trends and consumer preferences to deliver displays that resonate with target audiences.

Our Achievements

With over 100 awards since 2014, including prestigious accolades like the Design of the Times and OMA Awards, we continue to demonstrate our commitment to excellence in retail display design. For example, our Evan Williams Bourbon retail display in 2018 showcased our ability to blend permanent and temporary elements seamlessly, resulting in a highly successful campaign.

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Our 2024 Display Award Winners

We have won the following retail display design awards

OMA Awards

Shop! honors and recognizes retail displays that set design precedents through its Outstanding Merchandising Achievement, or OMA Awards competition. 

The OMA Awards have been a recognized symbol of in-store display excellence for over 50 years. Great Northern Instore has consistently excelled at the OMA Awards over the past decade, winning a total of 48 awards in the last 10 years. These awards include a mix of Gold, Silver, and Bronze recognitions, showcasing the commitment to innovative and effective in-store retail designs.

Great Northern Instore continues to push the boundaries of retail display excellence, delivering impactful solutions that drive sales and elevate brand awareness for customers.

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Design Of The Times Awards

The Design of the Times competition commemorates outstanding shopper-facing merchandising and marketing solutions. Great Northern Instore has been a consistent winner at the Design of the Times awards over the past decade, securing a total of 56 awards during this period. These awards, which include Gold recognitions, highlight the innovative and effective in-store retail designs that Great Northern Instore consistently delivers.

For 25 years, the Design of the Times awards have celebrated industry-leading digital activations and in-store commerce designs, recognizing their crucial role in successful marketing initiatives.

Great Northern Instore’s track record of excellence at the Design of the Times awards underscores their commitment to creating compelling shopping experiences that engage consumers, differentiate stores from online shopping, and drive results for their clients.

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Pepsi Generations Display

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.

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