SOURCE: GameStop Corporation

GameStop Corporation

November 29, 2016 09:58 ET

Zing Pop Culture, GameStop's International Collectibles Brand, Named Best New Retail Concept during Annual MAPIC Awards

Global award recognizes excellence, innovation and creativity in the retail real estate industry

GRAPEVINE, TX--(Marketwired - November 29, 2016) - GameStop, a global family of specialty retail brands that makes the most popular technologies affordable and simple, announced today that its international-based Zing Pop Culture retail brand was named Best New Retail Concept during the 21st Annual MAPIC Awards held in Cannes, France.

As Australia and Europe's fastest growing purveyor of collectibles and pop culture merchandise, Zing Pop Culture received the global award for the excellence and originality of its retail concept in products, marketing campaigns, and innovations, and as well as their achievements, entrepreneurial spirit and long-term development plans.

"Zing Pop Culture is the ultimate pop culture shopping experience, having quickly cultivated a retail paradise that caters to everyone from collectors, devout fans of legendary brands and gift shoppers," said Mike Mauler, president of GameStop International. "We are honored to receive this incredible recognition from MAPIC, and look forward to continuing to grow this brand globally."

The brand opened its first retail store in 2014 as an associate brand of EB Games Australia and part of GameStop Corporation. Today, there are more than 50 stores located throughout Australia, France, Italy, Germany, and Ireland. Each location is designed with a modern, bright, open floor plan and features a wide assortment of geek-inspired collectibles, gadgets, apparel and other unique licensed products from some of the most admired pop culture brands like Disney's STAR WARS, Game of Thrones, Nintendo, Marvel, Minecraft and many others.

The global MAPIC awards were created in 1996 to recognize excellence, innovation and creativity in the retail real estate industry. The annual awards provide both retailers and real estate developers the unique opportunity to highlight their achievements. Honoring the very best of the retail industry, the 21st edition of the MAPIC awards celebrated the most outstanding retailers and retail real estate projects during a gala dinner held on Thursday, November 17, 2016, in Cannes, France.

About Zing Pop Culture

Zing Pop Culture is a part of GameStop Corp. The company sells pop culture merchandise inclusive of figurines, clothing, toys, art, and other collectibles. In addition, the company sells board games, trading cards and tabletop gaming accessories. General information on Zing Pop Culture can be obtained at the company's website: http://www.zingpopculture.com.au.

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