2020 Design of the Times Finalists

Design of the Times - Retail Display Awards

What works best at retail? Our 80+ designers and engineers are experts in applying insights to develop a range of creative, practical solutions that meet your marketing objectives and fit your budget parameters. Collaborating with great clients, our team had three activations recognized as Design of the Times finalists.

Best Shopper Experience
This engaging Mattel pallet allows children to climb in the fire truck while merchandising the toys on both sides of the activation.

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Great Northern Instore Takes Home 17 OMA Awards

Great Northern Instore - Award Winning Displays

Great Northern Instore is proud to announce we have been awarded 17 OMA awards this year, with two of those being Gold.  The Shop! OMA Awards is the premier award competition recognizing the most innovative and effective in-store display solutions.  Our great insights, great design and great execution have led to award-winning displays.

Click here to check out all of our winning displays.

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Evan Williams® Bourbon Display hits a Home Run!

As a proud sponsor of Major League Baseball in 2018, Heaven Hill wanted a premium, impactful display for their Evan Williams Bourbon brand that would be a show-stopper in the store. To execute, the Chippewa Falls/Swedesboro team integrated both permanent and temporary design elements to truly give this display a dugout feel, making it a hit instore for Evan Williams® Bourbon!

Great Northern Instore Wins DOT Awards

Pellegrino Display

Design of the Times, an official contest and event of the Path to Purchase Institute, celebrates in-store displays and digital activations, and recognizes their role in an enhanced shopper experience.

The Path to Purchase Institute is a network attending to the needs of retailers, brands, and the entire network of solution providers along various channels. The Design of the Times, or DOT, celebrates creative merchandisers and marketers across a variety of specialty retail categories.

Great Northern Instore won 12 awards at the 2019 event, including two Gold winners. View them all here:

In 2020, the Path to Purchase Institute adjusted the format, and Great Northern Instore placed three finalists.  View their stories here:

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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?