Australians dominated the 2013 Global Marketing at Retail Awards at Globalshop in Chicago.

Out of the 20 awards handed out, 12 were won my Australian companies.

Karen Spear, POPAI Australia and New Zealand general manager, said the best ever Australian result is a demonstration of how far the industry has come in recent years.
"Australia and Australian companies have become more willing to try new things, and most importantly, be bold," she said.
"Retail is not an industry for shrinking violets, especially in the most competitive and rapidly changing phase in its history."
"Australian companies have taken up the challenge with gusto, and in some ways we're more nimble, with a smaller population, and therefore able to respond to trends quickly. As a country, we are also in a strong position economically, so we can take more risks."
"Taking out 12 of the 20 awards is terrific recognition of our place on the world stage."

icandy Creative won three of the global awards, for retail marketing solutions developed for Red Bull, Optus, and Skins Compression Garments.

Active-Adval claimed two gongs, for their Corona Portable Bar and Davey Umbrella Display.

POP Impact proved that smart use of space and shopper interactivity is a winning formula, receiving two awards for Duracell and Oral B in-store marketing units.

Target's Denim Fit Stand pushed the envelope with its pop-up format and use of technology, earning Sumo Visual Group an award.

Clever, impactful, bold point of purchase solutions for Masterfoods and Revlon saw Retail Logic, Advantage Line and POP this POP that also become winners on the world stage.

Excellent category management and shopper navigation understanding, demonstrated by The Efficiency Group, and on show in the BRU Aisle and Wall Merchandising Unit, rounded out the winning Australian contingent.