ACE Shop of the Month | The Association for Cultural Enterprises

ACE Shop of the Month

Does your venue's shop have what it takes to become ACE Shop of the Month? Whether it's impressive profits, innovative and unique product ranges, a fantastic refit or eye catching visual merchandising, tell us why your retail outlet deserves to be in the spotlight. Each month we'll select a winner who will be featured in our weekly e-news as well as on social media, and most importantly will also qualify for the Best Shop category at the 2019 ACE Best Product Awards. 

Simply download and complete the entry form, add up to five supporting images, and email your entry to

download shop of the month entry form

July Shop of the Month
Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow

The Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) shop has undergone a complete transformation, with a bright, fresh and colourful look and a quirky product mix featuring modern and contemporary artists. The shop's limited space means it can be challenging to merchandise. However with two entrances there are two focal points, and the shop window onto Royal Exchange Square offers a fantastic opportunity for eye-catching window displays. 

As many of the customers are regulars the team aim to reinvent the shop at least twice a year. Buying has focussed on “Gifts for an Art Lover”, inspired by modern artists including Frida Kahlo, Picasso, Dali and Warhol, and the “Modern Artists” themed ranges have proved extremely popular, resulting in phenomenal sales. Customer feedback has been very positive and GoMA has now become a destination shop in its own right.