Retail Design Expo: Shortlist of Retail Innovations Unveiled

Earlier this month, we told you that we would be once again sponsoring the innovation trail and awards at this year’s Retail Design Expo and Retail Digital Signage Expo, both held at London’s Olympia on 8th and 9th May.

Now, as the countdown begins, we can reveal the shortlist of retail innovations that will feature on the winners’ wall, with the overall winner announced on 8th May at 1pm.

Exhibitors from both events submitted an entry, detailing their most pioneering product or service. A panel of independent judges made up of leading retail experts – including Guy Smith, head of design at Arcadia Group, and Alan Taylor, head of retail design at B&Q – drew up the shortlist.

The biggest show of its kind in the UK, the Retail Design Expo is a chance to hear from some of the industry’s biggest players, discover the latest trends and meet suppliers. Exhibitors include specialists in retail design, marketing, signage and shopfitting and many more, and come from the UK, mainland Europe, the US, Hong Kong and further afield.

As well as sponsoring the awards, we are also delighted that 20.20’s managing director Jim Thompson will be speaking, alongside Siobhan Fitzpatrick, marketing and multichannel director at Maplin. We recently worked with the electronics chain to redesign one of its stores and this talk will explore, among other things, the challenge of change.

With the retail landscape constantly changing, innovation is key to helping brands thrive and grow. We pride ourselves on being cutting-edge – and we can’t wait to see what this year’s competition has in store. During the event, we’ll also be celebrating some of the best ideas in our Twitter competition, so if you spot something eye-catching while you’re there, tweet us @2020tweets with the hashtag #RDEinnovation for the chance to win a bottle of champagne. See below for the T&Cs.

For more details on Retail Design Expo, visit the website. Jim and Siobhan will be sharing the stage on Tuesday 9th May, 3.15pm to 3.45pm at Theatre 1, Retail Design & Branding Conference.


Beaver Group / 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/
Kino-mo /Hypervsn/
NEC Display Solutions /NEC Open Modular Intelligence (OMI)/
Pixalux UK /Pixalux/
Projection Artworks /DisplayMapper/
Prosper (Tait) /StoreView® for Retail Design/
R-Tek /R-Tile Design Collection/
Seloy Live /Sense/
Sensape GmbH /Sensape Visual Retail Solution/
Stackawraps /StackaWraps/
Suntop(Xiamen) Display System Inc. /V-lit System/
Think Ambient Ltd /CLINGZ/

Twitter comp T&Cs:

• All entries must feature an image taken at this year’s RDE / RBTE on either 8 or 9 May 2017.
• All tweets must include a mention of @2020tweets and the hashtag #RDEinnovation.
• All entrants must be aged 18 or over.
• The closing date for entries is 6pm on Friday 12 May 2017.
One winner will be selected at random and announced on 20.20’s Twitter channel w/c 15 May.

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