Monthly Archives: September 2014

2014 Popai Hall of Fame Induction

Design Phases’ very own, Ron Eckert, has been given the GREAT honor of being an Inductee to the …2014 POPAI HALL OF FAME!

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Ron started at Design Phase, Inc. in 1996, he brought with him 35 years of experience in the P.O.P industry. Ron’s career, which started at Thomas A. Schutz Company in Morton Grove, IL., centered around design and sales service. As VP of creative services, he managed the design department and model shop, and actively assisted the sales department. Ron served as a member of the board of directors and the executive committee.

While at Design Phase, Ron’s talents and experience were utilized for creative concepts, design direction, pre-engineering, prototype development, sales and management. Even though Ron has since retired from the industry he still enjoys using his creative energies through painting & sculpting. CONGRATULATIONS RON, on your Lifetime Achievement Award!!!

Design Phase award For Topco “Over the Top” Display

Our Over-The-Top Display won the 15 Snack Products Category…SUPER EXCITING!!

Over-The-Top was first launched in August, 2013, the display is now in 500 stores nationally. Feedback from stores has exceeded Topco’s initial expectations, sales have increased an average of 22% & product lift is up 28% for the same time fame compared to competitive brands. Additional member stores are now showing heightened interest in the program.