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Innovation Trail & Awards

innovation trail

Innovation is crucial to the success of modern multichannel retailing, and that is why it sits at the heart of both Retail Design Expo and Retail Digital Signage Expo.

Experience first-hand our exhibitors' very best solutions, products and services that are shaping the way that the retail industry will evolve.

Shortlisted entries will be featured in the Innovation Trail at Retail Design Expo and Retail Digital Signage Expo, and be highlighted on the ‘Winners Wall’ at the events. The overall winner will be announced on the first day of the shows (Monday 8 May) at 1.00pm at the Innovation Wall.

The judging panel selected the following innovations for the shortlist:

Beaver Group

signage.ninja and Contactless Content Management

CD(UK) Ltd

The Washroom Solution

Doro Tape UK Ltd

ASLAN SE 75 - Self-adhesive polyester mirror effect film.

FirstView Digital Signage

Digital Cloth Rail and integrated VIDEO INSIGHT TOOL

Illuma Lighting

Highspot LED - Spotlight



NEC Display Solutions

NEC Open Modular Intelligence (OMI)

Pixalux UK


Projection Artworks


Prosper (Tait)

StoreView® for Retail Design


R-Tile Design Collection 

Seloy Live


Sensape GmbH

Sensape Visual Retail Solution


Photo Realistic 3D Replicas

Suntop(Xiamen)Display System Inc.

V-lit System

Think Ambient Ltd



Innovation Trail & Awards 2017 Judges:

Guy Smith
Head of Design
Arcadia Group 

Alan Taylor
Head of Retail Design

Katie Greenyer
Creative Director
Red or Dead

Gareth Roberts
Head of Merchandising
& Retail Marketing 
             Pets at Home


Here’s what the 2016 winner had to say: 

'I was pleased yesterday to be on the shortlist, with all of this illustrious company. I’ve seen so many fantastic displays. To win this is remarkable and extraordinary. We are truly humbled.'

Mark Savage, Chief Commercial Officer, Icon 


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