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Overview Given To Contingent From The Retail Academy of Singapore

Dallas (March 2, 2007) – DAVACO, Inc., the national leading provider of retail services, announced today that the company will be participating in The Retail Academy of Singapore Retail Study to the United States.  The retail study group will be spending time in Los Angeles beginning March 3, 2007, then traveling to Las Vegas, Nevada, where they will attend GlobalShop on March 7 – 9 at the Sands Expo Center at The Venetian. The study group, lead by Jose Maria Bustos, Retail Consultant/Creative Director with VMA PTE LTD, is designed for the attendees to obtain updates on the latest trends and innovations in store design and in-store marketing.  As a part of the program, industry leaders will provide overviews on the latest in POP display, store design materials, visual merchandising props and concepts, mannequins and customized store fixturing.  

“We are pleased to participate in the retail study group with Jose Maria Bustos,” said Rick Davis, CEO of DAVACO, Inc. “As the leading provider of retail services, we know that it doesn’t matter if a brand is established in the United States or Singapore, the ability to maintain brand standards and consistency across the world is a priority for the consumer’s shopping experience.”

“The ultimate goal of this retail study trip from Singapore is to spend time in the United States and explore and appreciate the widest range of store and fixture designs that make a difference to their business,” said Jose Maria Bustos, Retail Consultant/Creative Director with VMA PTE LTD.  “Participants will be able to attend the world’s largest visual merchandising design exhibition, as well as meet leading figures of the display industry in private sessions arranged specifically for this group.”

About the Retail Academy of Singapore
The Retail Academy of Singapore Pte Ltd is established to support retailers and shopping centres by providing training programmes that will help raise the capabilities of their workforce at all levels. The Retail Academy of Singapore is an initiative of the Singapore Retailers Association and it is jointly set up with the Retail Promotion Centre and SPRING Singapore.

About VMA (Visual Merchandising Asia) Pte Ltd
VMA (Visual Merchandising Asia) Pte Ltd is an Asia based Visual Merchandising (VM) service provider and VM consultation firm.  VMA provides customised visual merchandising consultancy services and solutions to retailers and design firms. Our speciality includes: VM Diagnosis/Assessment, VM Customisation, VM Corporate Structure Development, VM Training - seminars/workshops, Display Management, Merchandising Guidelines, Merchandising Presentations, Visual Enhancement, Window Display & Design, Concept Shop Design, Custom Fixture Design, Trade Show/Exhibition Design & Concepts, Signing, Seasonal Decorations, Interior Design, Environmental Graphic Development, Marketing Consultation and Design, Brand Enhancement Strategies / Brand Imaging, Product Launches.  VMA is presided by Mr. Jose Maria Bustos, an American who relocated to Asia in the 90's.  Mr. Bustos is highly regarded in the region as the VM expert.

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