GES® Partners with Shopworks to Offer Specialty Retail Units

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Partnership to provide clients with over 40 years industry experience

Global Experience Specialists (GES), a leader in exhibition, event and retail marketing services announced today it is partnering with Shopworks, a respected specialty retail design and consulting firm headed by industry expert Sharon Loeff. GES is now Shopworks’ business partner in the design, manufacturing, delivery and installation of retail fixtures. Together, Shopworks and GES will provide top of the line carts, kiosks, lighting, shelving, and other store fixtures to developers and retailers.

“The relationship between GES and Shopworks will integrate fine arts, industrial design, and manufacturing,” said GES executive vice president and chief creative officer, Eddie Newquist. “Our designers have an unparalleled ability to understand a product concept and the retail environment where it must succeed, and we look forward to providing customers with turn-key product development and sourcing solutions.”

"This partnership perfectly matches our meticulous understanding of design for the specialty retail environment with the functional design and manufacturing prowess of GES’ cutting-edge and global-reaching team," said Shopworks President, Sharon Loeff. “We are excited to continue leading the evolution of the specialty retail industry and guiding clients to new levels of success.”

The two companies have more than forty years of combined experience in all aspects of retail merchandising design, including product development from concept to production, 3D modeling and visualization, high resolution renderings, custom design of retail merchandising units, kiosks and retail fixtures. Additionally, this partnership will allow for a new level of client services in the area of permanent and temporary retail fixtures and retail store design in malls, airports and hotels. For more information please contact Sharon Loeff of Shopworks at 480-596-9910 or Sharon(at)shopworksconsulting(dot)com or GES’ Matt Orn at 410-500-4164 or morn(at)ges(dot)com.

About GES
Global Experience Specialists, Inc. (GES), a Viad Corp (NYSE: VVI) company, is a leading marketing agency that produces exhibitions, events, exhibits and retail environments. GES provides a wide range of services, including turn-key official show services, cutting-edge creative and design, marketing and measurement services—all with an unrivaled global reach. GES partners with leading shows and brands, including Spring Fair Birmingham, International Woodworking Fair, CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE, Bell Helicopter, Genzyme, L’Oreal, Warner Bros., and Simon Property Group. GES’ National Servicenter℠ has been recognized with certification under the J.D. Power and Associates Certified Call Center Program℠ for the past five years, and for the third year in a row, Ad Age has named GES as one of the “World’s 50 Largest Agency Companies.” For more information, visit or the GES blog at

About Shopworks
For over twenty years, Shopworks has been providing management, retail consulting and industrial design services to the shopping center and airport industries. Because of its formidable depth of experience and talent, Shopworks creates effective client solutions for the common area, temporary in-line stores, and permanent locations. Since it was founded, Shopworks has designed and sold over one hundred and twenty million dollars' worth of retail merchandising units, kiosks, customer service stations, mall directories and retail fixtures. Shopworks products can be found in airports and shopping centers throughout the world.

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