from Press Release
LUXURY Announces Retailer of the Year Finalists
|Shortly after opening its doors yesterday, JCK's LUXURY show announced the finalists for its prestigious Retailer of the Year Award. The finalists are: Borsheims Fine Jewelry and Gifts, Dianna Rae Jewelry, G. Thrapp Jewelers, JR Dunn Jewelers, and Roberson's Fine Jewelry.|
The Retailer of the Year Award program was started in 2014 and looks to recognize excellence in retail service based on timely criteria. The 2015 finalists were chosen based on the theme of 'Redesigning Retail', which looks for aptitude in rising to the challenges of the modern retailing era. Key points/areas on which the retailers were graded/judged include: successful meshing of online markets and sales with traditional brick and mortar models for business, exemplary use of social media, and an acute understanding of and incorporation of lifestyle marketing and branding.
The 2015 finalists have shown an impressive level of business savvy, as well as a commitment to service, and are all demonstrated leaders of Industry.
Borsheims Fine Jewelry and Gifts in Omaha, NE is one of the nation's largest and most well known jewelers. In business for 100 years, the store's commitment to evolving with the market and offering top notch service, are complimented by forward thinking consumer marketing and communications strategies, as seen in their Borsheim's branded nail polish, scented marketing materials, and top rated Instagram account.
Dianna Rae Jewelry, a tiny jewel box in Lafayette, LA is known for making a big impression with their unique custom experience. Utilizing impressive technology, such as 3-D printing, while combining design process and expert customer relations, is a winning combination and a sought after shopping experience.
G. Thrapp Jewelers located in Indianapolis, IN is famous for its unique nautical interior, a cozy lakeside home to vintage treasures, custom creations and an impressive array of fine designer and bridal jewelry. Nothing is common about this unique shopping experience and personal relationships are key.
JR Dunn Jewelers epitomizes the trusted family business, operating a massive storefront in the tight-knit yet affluent community of Lighthouse Point, FL. JR Dunn was the first jeweler to embrace e-commerce and has enjoyed its status as trailblazer ever since, particularly because they have a knack for driving web traffic into the store. JR Dunn is open 365 days a year and features waterfront dining.
Roberson's Fine Jewelry in Little Rock, AK, started as a traditional gold and silver, classic retailer but has grown into a unique blend of old and new. Not one to shy away from trends, Roberson's boasts an astounding selection of fashion forward designers and caters toward the female self-purchaser. The store prides itself on serving women, promoting designers, cultivating relationships and providing an atmosphere of fashionable fun.
For more on each of the finalists, click here for an engaging video presentation.
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The winner will be announced on Thursday, May 28th at the final LUXURY breakfast event.
LUXURY takes place at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas and features 225 exhibitors, including the stylishly, curated brands of Elite Enclave
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