2014 REA Finalists Chosen

NEW YORK—The finalists in Gifts and Decorative Accessories’ 63rd Annual Retailer Excellence Awards have been chosen. Categories include,  Gift Store Design/Redesign, Marketing Achievement, Store Events, Visual Merchandising, Outstanding Rep of the Year and Industry Rising Star.

The winners will be revealed at a gala event on Sunday August 17, 2014, at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers in New York City during NY Now, the market for Home + Lifestyle, the headline sponsor of the awards program.

The finalists are:

Gift Store Design/Redesign
•Mirror Mirror, Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak, Royal Oak, MI
•RADform, Toronto
•Ripley’s Cargo Hold Gift Shop, Toronto
•Sweet Twist, East Greenwich, RI

Marketing Achievement
•Catching Fireflies, Rochester, MI
•Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI
•Rockridge Home, Oakland, CA

Store Events
•Byer’s Choice Gift Emporium, Chalfont, PA
•Glee Gifts, Mansfield, MA
•Paddington Station, Ashland, OR

Visual Merchandising
•Her Majesty’s English Tea Room at Fairchild’s, Dunlap, IL
•Leon & Lulu, Clawson, MI
•Wit & Whim, Port Washington, NY

Outstanding Rep of the Year
•Vanessa Pennoyer from Just Got 2 Have It
•Kathy Walters from Anne McGilvray
•Roger Wolther from Wolther Sales

Industry Rising Star
•Etsy Wholesale

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