JGA & FRDC Join VM-RD Winner’s Circle

PrintThe annual VM-RD Design Awards were recently held in India, recognizing the most memorable retail projects of 2016.  JGA and its Indian partner, FRDC were recognized with awards in multiple categories, both collaboratively and individually.  The competition recognized projects in 23 categories, and awarded 11 awards to JGA and FRDC and their clients, where innovation in design propelled them to the top.

JGA Chairman, Ken Nisch, remarked, “I am particularly impressed with the work that is generated within the Indian marketplace, or through partnerships with Indian brands; as that is important to the Indian design industry, vs. the “parachuting” of international concepts into the market with little regard to the local creativity or talents.”   

Sanjay Agarwal, Managing Director of FRDC, added, “The Indian Retailscape is not only evolutionary and leapfrogging, but also has pressure from the West.  Many clients of ours are not only open to embrace ‘Design innovation,’ but as well willing to take risks in order to present a Global Retail experience to their customers.”

Winners of the 2016 VM-RD Awards included:

Studio West: Brand Shop-in-Shops / In-Store Tech & Digital Experience

Big Bazaar Gen Next: General Merchandise & Food

EKK Cup Chai: Specialty Food Kiosk-Outlet / Best Retail Graphics / Green Initiative

Fiat Caffe: Transportation Specialty Store

Not Just Cheese & Wine: Food Groceries & General Merchandise

Raymond-RTW: Best Lighting/Best Shop Fitting/Best Store Front Signage (FRDC & Gensler)