GIA - honoring innovation and excellence in the housewares industry.

The annual gia-prize is awarded to retail stores that stand out in the field of innovation. The gia was created with the objective of fostering innovation and excellence in housewares retailing throughout the world. Each year stores from around the world are nominated for the award for bringing the uttermost interesting new ideas and concepts to the retail industry.
It honors superior business innovation and creative merchandising.
Learn more about gia here


Expert Juror.

Since 2009, Reisby Consult CEO, Henrik Reisby Nielsen, has been Expert Juror and member of The Global Innovator Award-committee. The GIA is an inspirational forum and a valuable platform from which great ideas grow. Forming integral part of this international network of the world’s most innovative retailers ensures that Reisby Consult stays ahead of international new trends in the retail industry and we are happy to share this expertise with you!

Here is what the International Housewares Association said about the Expert Jurors:

"The four expert jurors who dedicate themselves to gia every year are Martin M. Pegler, Wolfgang Gruschwitz, Scott Kohno, and Henrik Reisby Nielsen, and they are all, in their different ways, invaluable to the growth of the awards and the Show that supports it. They all have careers that span retail, design, academia and business and so have a wealth of experience to share with everyone involved in gia, and others around the world. Again this year, the four expert jurors were present on the gia awards night and throughout the Show, to not only break down, sift through and give feedback on the strengths of the winning stores, but to also offer other retailers advice on how to strengthen their own brand and company, through seminars and feedback forums held for the retailers who entered gia."


Reisby Consult behind an award-winning store design.

In 2007, Inspiration H. P. Nielsen, won the Global Innovator Award. Reisby Consult developed the award-winning store design and business concept.
The idea was to create a full service integration of the store as a multi media experience. Reisby Consult implemented the solutions presenting the store and its products spanning INSTORE magazines, interactive web catalogues, digital signage and audiovisual technologies. H. P. Nielsen was the flagship store of the retail chain, Inspiration. This was where innovative ideas and concepts were first implemented and proved successful. H. P. Nielsen insisted to be first mover and present solutions that had not yet been seen. The continuous urge to combine new ideas and technologies with traditional retailing was recognized when H. P. Nielsen won the GIA.