Welcome to the Midwest-CBK Design, Style, Sparkle blog; your place for product news, trend information, and display ideas. We are a leading designer and manufacturer of Midwest-CBK™ holiday and gift products. We feature innovative and original artist-driven designs which are created by our in-house design team as well as nationally known licensed artists.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Retail Display Contest Winners Show Design, Style, Sparkle!

Drum roll, please! We're excited to announce the winners of Midwest-CBK's fourth annual “Design, Style, Sparkle” in-store display contest for independent retailers, including:

• First Place: Uniquely Yours in Faulkton, South Dakota
• Second Place: New River Pottery in Wilmington, North Carolina
• Third Place: Greenhurst Nursery in Nampa, Idaho

Midwest-CBK sponsored the contest to bring attention and recognition to independent retailers who have shown creativity and excellence in retail display and merchandising, one of the key elements to driving traffic and sales.

Midwest-CBK president Rick Contino says, “We are proud to shine the spotlight on the talents of these successful independent retailers, who excel in creating original, eye-catching retail displays. The entries are becoming more creative, every year, proving the continued importance of display in driving traffic and ultimately sales for independent retail business.”

First place winner Uniquely Yours created a magical holiday room setting, complete with not only holiday décor such as Santa figures, “Believe” signs, Wonderlights, ornaments, oversized snowflakes, florals and garlands, but also seamlessly integrated everyday home décor such as lamps, trays, vases, candleholders and more for a warm, welcoming scene designed to invite customers in, become a part of – and recreate at home.

Thank you to everyone who entered the contest this year! We hope to see your beautiful creations again next year!


  1. Kudos to MWCBK for spotlighting independent retailers and for celebrating visual merchandising. Uniquely Yours did a lovely job of incorporating merchandise and display elements in a "shoppable" display. Congrats to the winners and all the participants.
    Becky Tyre, Owner, Retail Details blog

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