See the winners in the National Watermelon Promotion Board Retail Display Contest

Miramar MCAS Commissary earned an Honorable Mention prize for this display in the National Watermelon Promotion Board Retail Display Contest.

The National Watermelon Promotion Board celebrated the 10th anniversary of its Retail Display Contest with 150 entries from the U.S. and Canada.

Entries are judged on overall appearance, creativity, use of NWPB-provided point of sale materials, shopability and messaging.

“This year’s entries were incredible,” said Juliemar Rosado, director of retail operations and international marketing, in a news release. “The stores didn’t just meet the judging criteria, they went above and beyond.”

The NWPB offers two categories, “Classic,” and “Star-Spangled.” Cash prizes are awarded for winners in first through fourth place, and honorable mentions.

This year’s big winners are:


  1. MacDill AFB Commissary, FL
  2. Camp LeJeune Commissary, NC
  3. Academy Commissary, CO
  4. Mayport Commissary, FL

Honorable Mention, Star Spangled:

  • Holloman AFB Commissary, NM
  • Jacksonville NAS Commissary, FL
  • Miramar MCAS Commissary, CA
  • Mountain Home AFB Commissary, ID
  • Fairchild AFB Commissary, WA
  • Fort Carson Commissary, CO
  • Fort Wainwright AFB Commissary, AK
  • Piggly Wiggly 87, Nashville, NC



  1. Nellis AFB Commissary, NV
  2. Leduc Co-Op, Alberta, Canada
  3. Smokey Point Commissary, WA
  4. Remke Markets Turfway, Florence, KY

Honorable Mention, Classic:

  • Barstow MCLB Commissary, CA
  • Charleston AFB Commissary, SC
  • Keneohe Bay MCBH Commissary, HI
  • Camp Pendleton MCB, CA
  • Lake Country Co-Op, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Borderland Co-Op – Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Peninsula Co-Op – BC, Canada
  • Cornerstone Co-Op – Alberta, Canada


Pamela Riemenschneider is the Retail Editor for Blue Book Services. You can reach her at