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DAVACO Sponsors Consumer Experience Symposium
Company Executives Join Area Retailers at University of North Texas Event

Dallas, TX (April 17, 2014) – DAVACO, Inc. (www.davacoinc.com), the North American leader of high-volume programs and implementation services for global brands, announced that the company recently sponsored and attended the 10th Annual Consumer Experience Symposium, held on April 10, 2014 at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. The annual event, which is produced by the Global Digital Retailing Research Center at UNT, brings together executive-level speakers, students and industry representatives to examine how the influence of digital engagement has altered the way retailers are responding to the consumers’ decision-making process.

“As a leading provider of retail services, we have partnered with the who’s who of retail brands to implement a wide range of initiatives that are designed to improve the customer experience and maximize the store environment,” said Rick Davis, Founder/CEO, DAVACO. “As the implementation partner for one of the largest digital screen rollouts in North America, we have seen first-hand the significant role that technology is playing in creating the optimal customer experience. We applaud UNT and their strategic vision for accelerating the future of digital retail.”

The symposium’s theme was “Consumer on the Move,” which explores the mobile commerce phenomenon and its vast implications for users and businesses. Speakers, who discussed the latest trends and applications, as well as the usability, privacy and interoperability of technology, included: Rita Rameriz, VP, Mastercard; Kerry Smith, Mobile Market Specialist, A Mobile Pursuit; Garrett Eastham, Founder/CEO, Compare Metrics, Meghana Bailey, Solutions Architect, Symphony Analytics. In addition to DAVACO, other symposium sponsors included: Target, Sally Beauty, Zales, Pier 1 imports, JC Penney, Usability Sciences Corporation, LiquidPixels and Rocket Red.

“The Consumer Experience Symposium brings academia and business together to gain knowledge on best practices and strategies from industry leaders,” said Lisa Wallace, Director of Development- College of Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism. “We are so excited to celebrate the symposium’s 10th anniversary, while marking the accomplishments of the Global Digital Retailing Research Center after its inaugural year.”

About DAVACO, Inc.
DAVACO, Inc. is a North American provider of implementation services, specializing in the management and execution of high- volume programs for global retail, restaurant, hospitality and consumer product brands. Services include: ▪ Rollouts, retrofits, resets and remodels ▪ Fixture and equipment upgrades ▪ Graphic and digital signage installations ▪ Project management ▪ Hard- and soft- line merchandising ▪ Inspection, site and marketing surveys ▪ Logistics and consolidation ▪ Design services ▪ Sustainability ▪ Special initiatives. DAVACO's unique business structure and customer-centric philosophy provides clients with speed-to-market, consistent and professional execution within an open-store environment, and proprietary ClearThread® technology for greater visibility and reporting efficiencies. Founded in 1990, DAVACO is based in Dallas, Texas and operates offices in Woodbridge, Ontario. DAVACO employs over 1,500 W-2 and T-4 employees across the United States and Canada. info@davacoinc.com www.davacoinc.cominfo@davacoinc.ca www.davacoinc.ca

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