Retail Design Institute Press

BoardWalk 2014
February 25, 2014
Posted By: St. Louis Chapter

This year's Boardwalk was hosted by Maryville University and included entries from SIBA, Meremac and University of Missouri-Columbia. RDI was the Silver Sponsor for the event.At the onset of the evening, RDI board members Jessie Sanders, Theresa Froidl and Jennifer Parker participated in the evening's speednetworking event where area design professionals quickly met with over 20 design students from the area to offer career advice.Additionally, the three presented the awards for 1st, 2nd and Honorable mention to both the Retail and Hospitality design Categories. The Retail category was judged by RDI members Jeanne Weltman (Brown Shoe), Greg Gorman (Triad Manufacturing) and Jennifer Parker (ArcVision).1st Place winner: Mary Petschel, Maryville University- Kate Spade 2nd Place win...

Stylmark Receives AIA Continuing Education Approval
December 6, 2013

Stylmark Receives AIA Continuing Education Approval Stylmark’s first course, Enhancing Interior Architecture with Anodized Aluminum, receives accreditation from the American Institute of Architects MINNEAPOLIS – December 3, 2013 – Stylmark is proud to join the American Institute of Architects’ Continuing Education System (CES) as an approved continuing education provider. Stylmark’s inaugural course offering is: Enhancing Interior Architecture with Anodized Aluminum.This course will provide participants with an understanding of the process of anodizing aluminum, a description of the qualities and characteristics of anodized aluminum, and a comparison of anodized finish to other metal finishing options. The course also covers the many uses of anodized aluminum in commercial interi...

Retail Design Institute International Store Design Awards 2012
January 16, 2013

The Retail Design Institute's 42nd International Store Design Awards Gala took place the evening of Monday January 14 at the TimesCenter Stage in New York City. More than 250 of the retail design industry's top design talent, retailers, editors and vendors joined the Retail Design Institute as they recognized the top store designs from 2012.
19 de Octubre Jornada Retail Design Institute Spain en FORO RETAIL en la feria EXPORETAIL
October 7, 2012

Entrevista a Carlos Aires: “Cuanto más clara es la imagen que proyecta una tienda a sus clientes objetivo, más vende”25-09-2012“Cuanto más clara es la imagen que proyecta una tienda a sus clientes objetivo, más vende”El vicepresidente de Retail Desing Institute Spain nos acerca a los temas de la jornada de la que será director en el Foro Retail el 19 de octubre y realiza un análisis exhaustivo de cómo ve el sector en estos momentos y de los retos a los que se enfrenta en los momentos actuales. Carlos Aires cree que el sector tiende hacia una polarización y apunta que las empresas deben tener un buen punto de venta o, de lo contrario, es mejor vender por internet.1. El programa de la jornada que dirige se centra en el front-end del retail ¿Cuales serán los principales tema...

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19 de Octubre Jornada Retail Design Institute Spain en FORO RETAIL en la feria EXPORETAIL
October 7, 2012
Posted By: Madrid | Barcelona Chapter

Entrevista a Carlos Aires: “Cuanto más clara es la imagen que proyecta una tienda a sus clientes objetivo, más vende”25-09-2012“Cuanto más clara es la imagen que proyecta una tienda a sus clientes objetivo, más vende”El vicepresidente de Retail Desing Institute Spain nos acerca a los temas de la jornada de la que será director en el Foro Retail el 19 de octubre y realiza un análisis exhaustivo de cómo ve el sector en estos momentos y de los retos a los que se enfrenta en los momentos actuales. Carlos Aires cree que el sector tiende hacia una polarización y apunta que las empresas deben tener un buen punto de venta o, de lo contrario, es mejor vender por internet.1. El programa de la jornada que dirige se centra en el front-end del retail ¿Cuales serán los principales tema...

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Remembering Marvin Traub - People - Retail
July 13, 2012

Marvin Traub, Retailing Legend, passed away.
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Lamb & Flag's Winston Talks Shop
March 20, 2012
Posted By: Southern California Chapter

Andrew Asch from California Apparel News blogs on the Lamb & Flag event arranged by the Southern California Chapter. For more info on the event visit: http://www.retaildesigninstitute.org/chapter/15/news/200
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Chen Sapirstein, RDI - Member of the Year
February 7, 2012


MegaWall - Trade Member of the Year
February 7, 2012


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Retail Design Institute Inducts Henry Into Retail Design Legion of Honor
January 20, 2012

NEW YORK - Jeff Henry, a principal at Gensler, the world's largest design, planning and architecture firm, was inducted into the Retail Design Legion of Honor at last night's Retail Design Institute (RDI) International Store Design Awards Show. The Legion of Honor recognizes lifetime contributions that have influenced and shaped retailing, store design and the design culture, both in the United States and abroad. A Gensler design director for the retail and hospitality studios in the firm's San Francisco headquarters, Henry has been designing spaces for people to gather, shop, connect, eat, interact and engage for more than 30 years. "It is an honor to be recognized by RDI," said Henry. "The retail design industry offers such exciting opportunities to elevate the overall con...

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Stylmark Appoints Cathi Bullis as Chief Financial Officer
September 1, 2011

Stylmark Appoints Cathi Bullis as Chief Financial OfficerMINNEAPOLIS, MINN. - August 23, 2011 - Stylmark, Inc. recently announced the promotion of Cathi Bullis to Chief Financial Officer. Cathi will be responsible for leading Stylmark's financial and information technology initiatives. In addition to her new role as CFO, Cathi will also join Stylmark's Board of Directors as the first female director in company history. Cathi has over 18 years of accounting and financial experience in a variety of manufacturing industries. She has held accounting and analysis positions for companies such as Value Rx and Stone Container Corporation. In 1999, Cathi started at Stylmark as a business analyst and became controller in 2005. "Cathi has led the finance function over the past three yea...

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International President, Brian Dyches, speaking in Sao Paulo at the ABF Convention.
June 17, 2011



International President, Brian Dyches, in front of the world famous Brasilian retailer Melissa during his recent trip to Sao Paulo
June 17, 2011

International President, Brian Dyches, in front of the world famous Brasilian retailer Melissa during his recent trip to Sao Paulo. That's actually post-it notes artfully used to create a beautiful mosaic. Each note has a distinct message.
Nace el Retail Design Institute España
June 17, 2011
Posted By: Madrid | Barcelona Chapter

El próximo 7 de abril quedará constituido formalmente el Retail Design Institute España puesto en marcha por un grupo de profesionales del diseño y de la arquitectura en retail, entre ellos DISTRIBUCIÓN ACTUALIDAD como Medio Asociado. El Instituto será presentado el mismo día en un acto que se desarrollará en el marco de las 26 Jornadas de Distribución Comercial. Contará con la presencia y padrinazgo de George Homer, presidente del Retail Design Institute de Brasil del que depende el instituto españolGeorge Homer, figura representativa del Fashion Institute of Technology de Nueva York apadrina el nacimiento del Retail Design Institute España y asistirá a la firma de constitución que tendrá lugar en la segunda sesión del día 7 de abril en el marco de las Jornadas de Distrib...

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Stylmark Names New President and Executive Vice President
May 24, 2011

Stylmark Names New President and Executive Vice President MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. May 10, 2011 Stylmark, Inc. recently announced changes in its executive structure with the naming of Kevin Hogan to President and Kevin Brown to Executive Vice President. Both Mr. Hogan and Mr. Brown will also serve on Stylmarks Board of Directors. Kevin Hogan has been with Stylmark 2 years and has been instrumental in diversifying our customer base and turning our revenue trend positive as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. I am confident that he has the vision and experience to lead Stylmark successfully into the future, said David Brink, Stylmark Chairman and CEO. Kevin Brown has been with Stylmark over 15 years and has had a significant impact on Stylmark's manufacturing success. Most rece...

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Stylmark Announces Platinum Sponsorship of The Retail Design Institute
February 14, 2011

For Immediate Release Contact: Carrie Harvey Schnabel 763-586-4892 charveyschnabel@stylmark.comStylmark Announces Platinum Sponsorship of The Retail Design InstituteStylmark will continue to support The Retail Design Institute as one of a select group of platinum sponsorsMINNEAPOLIS, MINN. � February 15, 2011 � Stylmark announced today that they have entered into a two-year agreement in support of The Retail Design Institute.�Stylmark is proud to increase our support of The Retail Design Institute,� said Kevin Hogan, Stylmark�s Vice President of Sales and Marketing. �We are excited to support the growth potential and look forward to supporting their continued outreach to the retail industry,� added Hogan.�Stylmark has a rich tradition of supporting the retail desi...

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Retail Design Institute 2010-2012 International Election Results
October 22, 2010

The Retail Design Institute is pleased to announce the results of their 2010-2012 International Election

As of November 1, 2010 the new slate of officers is

International President: Brian Dyches, FRDI

International Vice President: Ken Fuller, RDI

International Secretary: Luanne Perry, FRDI

International Treasurer: Amy Bien, RDI

Retail Design Awards 2010
June 27, 2010
Posted By: Sydney | Melbourne Chapter

The Retail Design Institute recently held their inaugural Design awards evening at Circa at the Prince Hotel in St Kilda. The event was a sold out success, it was a great evening for the celebration of innovative design and designers in this country. Our guest speaker Amanda Henderson gave a informative passionate and entertaining talk on design and her collaboration in the newly refurbed Circa at the Prince.The Retail Design Institute would like to congratulate the winners.1st place Ryan Russell of Ryan Russell for Aesop at Westfield Doncaster Equal 2nd place Sportsgirl for Sportsgirl Bourke Street Mall Luke Cannon of Studio Ginger for Wittner shoes at Chadstone Shopping CentreEqual 3rd place  Angela Layton of Arkhefield for Urbane 179 Mary St Bris...

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April 07 NEWSLETTER
October 2, 2008
Posted By: Sydney | Melbourne Chapter

You will find the latest news and upcoming events for May and June. You will also find a Membership form... we urge you to join and look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at future events. The Retail Design Institute is the only international body representing professional retail designers. Several Members Only events are coming up which are vital to your knowledge as retail designers.
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June 07 NEWSLETTER
October 2, 2008
Posted By: Sydney | Melbourne Chapter

Inside you will find the latest news, a competition and upcoming events for July and beyond. You will also find a Membership form... we urge you to join and look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at future events. The Retail Design Institute is the only international body representing professional retail designers. Several Members Only events are coming up which are vital to your knowledge as retail designers.
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November 07 NEWSLETTER
October 2, 2008
Posted By: Sydney | Melbourne Chapter

Ideas from around the world
President's letter
New Formica Flooring
The Laminex Group Review
Brief review of Regal Lighting event and Petra Kleegraefe presentation
Calender Events
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The Retail Design Institute and Living Edge held a special event on Wednesday 20th August 08.
October 2, 2008
Posted By: Sydney | Melbourne Chapter

Service Design Facilitating Retail DesignIn this presentation, Alex Ritchie explained how the best international design agencies utilise a service-led approach to retail design. This approach allows a retailer to connect to their customer on an emotional level, which converts buyers into brand advocates. Alex Ritchie - Creative Director E2 Alex is a respected brand designer who has worked across Europe, America and Australia for over 23 years. Recent projects include a 4,500sqm experiential brand experience centre for Qantas, the flagship retail environment for Sony, Kodaks future store in store retail environments, Singleton Ogilvy Mathers new workplace environment and China Telecoms Pavilion at the 2010 World EXPO in Shanghai. Living Edge showcased excellence in furniture design combi...

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