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M&M'S World® New York Wins Three National Awards

Jan. 1, 2008

COLUMBUS, OH-M&M'S World® New York, designed by Columbus, OH-based Chute Gerdeman Retail, has won three more national awards, adding to an already-impressive list of honors.

PHOTO: ADRIAN WILSON

The store, which has quickly become a Times Square landmark, recently took home a first place award at the 37th annual Institute of Store Planners/VM+SD International Store Design Competition.

Also, Chain Store Age magazine announced that the store has won two first place awards in its Retail Store of the Year competition-for Attraction Retailing (5,000 to 25,000 square feet) and Exterior (25,000 square feet or less). The winners will be profiled in the magazine's February issue and will be honored March 8 during the magazine's annual SPECS conference in Dallas.

The ISP/VM+SD award, for specialty stores over 10,000 square feet, was announced at the annual awards banquet January 14. The winners will be profiled in the February 2008 issue of VM+SD magazine.

The M&M'S World® stores in New York and Orlando, both of which were designed by Chute Gerdeman, have won more than a dozen design awards in the past 2 years.

Since 1989, Chute Gerdeman Retail, based in Columbus, OH, has created retail brands, their identities, their environments, and every other customer touch point. The firm's client list includes: M&M'S® (Mars), Walt Disney Imagineering, Target, Levi Strauss, Limited Too, Kohl's, Sheetz, Lowe's, Smithsonian, Hamleys, Einstein Brothers Café, KFC (Japan), Pepsi-Cola, Ross-Simons, Nationwide Arena, Marriott Vacation Club International, Starwood and Wolverine.

To read the feature story about M&Ms World that appeared in the May/June '07 issue of ARCHI-TECH, click here.

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