GlobalShop 2018

See our Expanded Capabilities at GlobalShop

Great Northern Instore and United Displaycraft, A Great Northern Instore Company, are excited to exhibit its full range of retail merchandising display solutions at GlobalShop 2018!  Stop by Booths 1218 and 725 to speak with our creative team and merchandising experts and see our full range of temporary, semi-permanent, permanent and interactive display capabilities.

To learn more or register for GlobalShop, go to

Solar Roof - Great Northern Instore

A Commitment to Solar Power Pays Dividends

In 2010, Rich Carrigan, then President of United Displaycraft, decided to take on a significant energy conservation initiative by implementing a solar array installation at its manufacturing facility in Des Plaines, IL. The solar solution was easy, maintenance-free, and provided such a quick return on investment that he decided to ‘double-down’ and expand capability in 2014. It was the largest solar array installation in the state of Illinois. The investment in solar has paid for itself multiple times over. Read More…

Two Great Brands Together

With a commitment to help customers succeed at retail, Great Northern is pleased to announce an expansion and growth initiative through the acquisition of United Displaycraft (Chicago, IL), a leader in permanent and interactive displays, effective January 1, 2018. Through this acquisition, Great Northern Instore increases its capabilities and creative expertise to include a full range of temporary, semi-permanent, permanent and interactive retail merchandising solutions.

View the full press release.


2017 Holiday Retail Trends Webinar

2017 Holiday Trends at Retail

Great Northern Instore hosted a webinar that shared the latest holiday retail insights and trends.  During the hustle and bustle of this season, our team was busy capturing the latest festive retail activations.

We have frequented mass, grocery, drug, and other retail environments.   The best activations come from solid insights.

Click here to view the webinar recording

Learn about trends and insights from Back to School 2017 with Great Northern Instore

Great Northern Instore has completed our third annual audit of Back to School executions at retail. We utilized our Instore Vision app to collect data at over three dozen stores in the mass, grocery, drug and office supply channels across the country.

We recently hosted a webinar to share our findings with you. Here is the link to the recording of the webinar:

Back to School 2017 Webinar Recording

Or you can download the white paper in our Shopper Insights Library.



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?