Retail Design Institute News

Call for Entries: 46th Annual Design Competition

Design firms and in-house retail design teams from around the globe are invited to submit projects for the Retail Design Institute’s annual international store design competition. The contest celebrates exceptional retail experiences across more than 20 categories from full-line department and specialty stores to restaurants and pop-ups.  The Institute’s competition is the only peer-reviewed contest in its field.  This year’s judging panel consists of Institute profes... Read More

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35th Annual Student Design Competition Winners
October 5, 2016
The Institute’s 35th annual student design competition focused on the growing category of c-stores as many operators are currently redesigning, rebranding and rolling out new prototypes. Hosting this year’s judging panel was the Pacific Northwest Chapter. A number of Pacific Northwest me... (More)
Retail Focus Event - Shinola Detroit, Venice, Calif.
July 22, 2016
More than 75 guests attended the RDI Southern California chapter’s Retail Focus event held June 29 at the Sinola Detroit retail store in Venice. It was a casual evening of retail discussions and networking. Guests enjoyed light hors-d'oeuvres and sampled custom whiskey an... (More)

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Returning Officers Look Forward to New Yea...
January 15, 2015
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Private Brand Tour
June 3, 2015

Madrid | Barcelona

EuroShop / RDI's Wall Design
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Minneapolis | St. Paul

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New England

Best Retail Spaces in Boston 2016...
March 9, 2016
Tour of The Mall at Chestnut Hill...
October 31, 2012
Boston Harbor Dinner Cruise
August 5, 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

University Village: Thank you
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Southern California

Retail Focus Event at Shinola Detroit...
July 22, 2016
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December 20, 2015
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December 20, 2015

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Welcome to our Newest Member!
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