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Gorrie is a retail activation company. We help brands and retailers bring their strategies to life brilliantly, efficiently and in record time


We’ve built our business on the idea that great strategy can never overcome ordinary execution and that the closer you can align your strategic objectives to your execution realities the better.

We at Gorrie believe:

  • Successful strategy rests entirely on execution.
  • Speed matters, especially today.
  • Speed-to-market should not command a premium price.
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For over 100 years we’ve turned ideas into displays, launches, events and environments


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We are a single point of contact for the management and execution of brand and retail execution


We utilize our unique suite of processes designed to compress the time required to design, engineer, prototype, scale, and cost-effectively execute your store or display programs, in your home market or around the globe.

Retail Activation - Store in a Box

A scalable retail activation solution incorporating design, engineering, multi-source manufacturing, centralized logistics, coordinated installation and online management tools.

Based on the idea that the existing procurement processes, all though essential to reducing the unit price of individual fixtures, do not fully represent the sum of all the services required to ensure a retail environment is efficiently ordered, planned and installed on budget.

Store in a box can be scaled, up or down, from simple paint and paper program rollouts to full-scale new builds or renovations. It provides a single touch point that ensures design continuity, maximum cost efficiencies and speed to market. A powerful tool that gives retailers the ability to enhance their internal capabilities, teams and resources and efficiently roll out new store programs across multiple locations with speed!


  • Consistency
  • Resource optimization
  • Total cost management
  • Scalability
  • Quality control
  • Speed


  • Design development of conceptual store and fixture design
  • Industrial design
  • Graphic design
  • Fixture engineering
  • Manufacturing of prototypes, fixtures - domestic & offshore
  • Paint & Paper rollout
  • Department retrofits and renovations
  • Component aggregation and distribution
  • Installation
  • Cost optimization
  • Project management
  • Global execution

Display Activation

Custom display solutions help customers visualize a brand in their day-to-day life, provide education and simplify the selection process. We believe in an omni-channel brand experience and work with our clients, retailers, agencies and shopper marketing professionals to differentiate brands at retail, increasing conversion and basket size.


  • Custom display design
  • Engineering
  • Project Management
  • Multi-material manufacturing
  • Logistics management
  • Installation

Digital Activation

The last three feet of retail and display activates the purchase decision and the conversation with your customer does not start or finish in store.

Technology is enabling vast changes in consumer behaviour and we believe in technologies ability to integrate with the every day experience.


  • Digital content development
  • Network management and distribution
  • Network engineering and integration
  • Mobile and tablet
  • NFC
  • Data Analysis
  • Remote technical support
  • Real time push information systems
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Activation is


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Public Mobile
Home Hardware logo
sico paints logo
Indigo logo
tropicana logo
sony logo
sony logo
rexall pharmacy logo
maple leaf ThinkFOOD! logo
MTS logo
BlackBerry logo
Mercedes-Benz logo
Pepsi logo
Royal Canin Logo
Esso logo
Burger King logo
Benjamin Moore Logo
Bauer logo
Akzo Nobel logo
Black & Decker logo
Cara Logo
Petro Canada logo
Shell logo
Samsung logo
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Become an activator


Gorrie seeks a manufacturing design engineer or industrial designer to lead our retail store fixture design team in Mississauga. This role, replacing our retiring incumbent, contributes to Gorrie’s success by overseeing and executing the designs of our award-winning merchandisers, displays, fixtures and shop-in-shop millwork for our brand marketing and retail clients across North America.

Summary of Key Responsibilities

Responsibilities and essential job functions include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Collaborate with our teams of industrial and graphic designers, account and project managers, stakeholders and design leads to meet project objectives
  • Develop, express and refine conceptual design across a wide variety of project types and scales
  • Collaborate with and manage third-party vendors, consultants and other designers
  • Document and share information about key learnings and best practices to other team members
  • Implement and Manage EPDM system
  • Produce executable drawings in both two and three dimensions of proposed design solutions that adhere to Gorrie and industry standard methodologies using computer aided design software. Specific emphasis on defining material use, aesthetic adherence and functional & structural integrity
  • Stay abreast on trends in the field and in touch with the market
  • Work as an integral member of a collaborative team, in a proactive, motivated and engaged manner. Be open to growth through dialogue and idea sharing

Summary of experience

  • Professional fixture design (10 years)
  • Production of industrial or fabrication drawings (10 years)
  • Have a broad depth of experience working with wood, metal, plastics, glass, lighting and electronics (10 years)
  • Retail design (5 years)
  • Management of various design projects, process and operations (5 years)
  • Management of people (2 years)


  • Industrial design or manufacturing design engineering degree from an accredited college or university preferred


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong ability to set priorities, meet deadlines and manage projects and people
  • Ability to quickly communicate design concepts through sketching, drawings and three-dimensional modeling
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Working knowledge of three dimensional (SketchUp, SolidWorks) and product data management software (EPDM), Microsoft Office and account management software principles
  • Be open to the exploration of new and forward thinking concepts. Be passionate about design and unafraid to propose and defend new ideas
  • Be able to work at a fast pace, with competing deadlines
  • Be able to navigate ambiguity, and embrace shifting project parameters on the fly

Sound like fun?

Send your resume to lana.fisher@gorrie.com, and be prepared to show off your portfolio and ideas at the interview.

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Get activated


2770 Matheson Blvd East
Mississauga, ON
L4W 4M5

t / 416.760.9100
f / 416.760.7924

e / info@gorrie.com

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