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Theresa Froidl Named 2014 Trade Member of the Year

Theresa Froidl joined the Institute’s St. Louis Chapter in 2006 and quickly made a difference as a committee member, board member and officer -- notably St. Louis Chapter treasurer for many years. Theresa’s fellow board members enthusiastically nominated her for the honor, sending considerably more than the asked for documentation. In their glowing letters of recommendation, they cited her can-do and professional attitude that enabled the St. Louis chapter to keep growing while re... Read More

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Retail Innovation & Inspiration Event at Bisazza
March 1, 2015
On February 18, the Southern California Chapter held its first event of 2015 at the luxurious Bisazza showroom on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles.  Over 150 industry professionals attended the Retail Innovation & Inspiration event hosted by I Face, Bisazza and Vogani. The guests enjoye... (More)
Atlanta Designers take 1st Place at International Store Design Awards
January 15, 2015 |
Miller Zell’s Orchard Supply Hardware Prototype took 1st Place in the Large Format Specialty Store Category at the 44th International Store Design Awards Gala held in NYC January 11, 2015. Congratulations to the MZ project team: Designers Tiffany Hung, Mike Albuquerque, Blair Hasty, Ama... (More)

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Theresa Froidl Named 2014 Trade Member of the Year
In Memory of Jerry Swormstedt, 1934 -- 2015
Carlos Aires Named 2014 Member of the Year
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Retail Innovation & Inspiration Event at Bisazza
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Returning Officers Look Forward to New Year
Atlanta Designers take 1st Place at International Store Design Awards

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Atlanta | Southeast

Returning Officers Look Forward to New Yea...
January 15, 2015
Atlanta Designers take 1st Place at Intern...
January 15, 2015
Atlanta Chapter Welcomes New Officers...
January 15, 2015

Madrid | Barcelona

EuroShop / RDI's Wall Design
March 8, 2014
Retail Refresh Tours
June 17, 2011

Minneapolis | St. Paul

Association for Retail Environments Awards...
April 14, 2014
Congratulations, Chandler Inc.!...
April 14, 2014
January 7, 2013

New England

Tour of The Mall at Chestnut Hill...
October 31, 2012
Boston Harbor Dinner Cruise
August 5, 2012
Back Bay Retail Tour
June 19, 2012

Northern California

San Francisco Design Week 2013 a Huge Succ...
July 11, 2013
Join us and IDSA for San Francisco Design ...
June 7, 2012
Student Elevator Pitches to Design Pros....
May 30, 2012

Pacific Northwest

The Passing of Jeri Straga Nelson...
February 27, 2013
Seattle Institute President Paul Bindolill...
December 8, 2010
Seattle Attends International Board Meetin...
March 30, 2009

Southern California

SoCal’s Membership Evening at Matteo Lab...
September 10, 2014
Carrefour Retail Innovation Delegation vis...
July 10, 2014
Hunting for cool retail in Downtown LA’s...
June 25, 2014

St. Louis

Theresa Froidl Named 2014 Trade Member of ...
April 14, 2015
Save-A-Lot Announces New Stores in Four St...
February 27, 2012
Dollar General to Open 625 New Stores in 2...
January 5, 2012

Sydney | Melbourne

Australian Retail Design Awards...
February 20, 2012
Sydney/Melbourne Announces New Leadership...
November 17, 2008
Visit our Australia Web Site
September 28, 2008


RDI Spring Event
March 21, 2013