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2010 Retailer Excellence Awards Finalists Named

Industry Rising Star and the retailer-nominated Rep of the Year Finalists also named
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New York — Gifts & Decorative Accessories is pleased to announce the finalists for the magazine's 59th annual Retailer Excellence Awards and the finalists for the retailer-nominated Outstanding Manufacturers' Rep Award. Winners will be named at a gala dinner during the New York International Gift Fair on Sunday, August 15, at the Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers in New York City.


In addition to retailing award finalists, the evening's event will also honor Gifts & Decorative Accessories' Industry Rising Star, Lindsay Phillips, and Gift for Life's 2010 Industry Achievement Award honoree, Randy Eller.


The Retailer Excellence Awards are sponsored by Gifts & Decorative Accessories and the New York International Gift Fair, along with co-sponsors Dallas Market Center, 7W New York, 230 Fifth Avenue, Chicago Market Living and Giving, California Gift Show and Wellspring.


Retailer Excellence Awards Finalists:
Gift Store Design/Redesign:
bluecashew Kitchen Pharmacy, Rhinebeck, NY
ElizabethW, San Francisco, CA
LittleMissMatched, Anaheim, CA


Visual Merchandising/Display
Absolutely Fabulous, Huntington Beach, CA
Poppy, Columbia, MO
Leon & Lulu, Clawson, MI


Marketing Achievement: Branding/Integrated Marketing
Motif Modern Living, San Antonio, TX
Swagger Gifts, Cary, NC
Tweak 99, Beverly Hills, CA


Marketing Achievement: Community Service Events
Burlap Horse, Boerne, TX
Jenss Decor, Amherst, NY
Leon & Lulu, Clawson, MI


Internet Gift Retailing
Oakstreetman.com, Tucson, AZ
Taigan.com, Brentwood, TN
Vaillancourt Folk Art, Sutton, MA


2010 Outstanding Manufacturers' Representative
Julia Elliman, Goetz Inc., Dallas, TX
Amy Fischetto, One Coast, Oceanside, NY
Susan Ziff, Lineworks, Pomona, NY


Click here for more information and ticket purchases for the Retailer Excellence Awards Gala.

Caroline KennedyCaroline Kennedy | Editor in Chief, Gifts and Decorative Accessories

Editor-in-chief Caroline Kennedy has been with Gifts & Decorative Accessories magazine for more than 23 years. Her long association with the gift industry gives her a broad perspective on its trends and the ever-changing landscape of gift retailing. She brings her veteran's-eye view to the highlights and sidelights of our everyday world. When asked why she has stayed on the job for so long, her answer is, "It's like going shopping every day!"

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