Retail TouchPoints Opens Nominations For 2017 Retail Innovator Awards

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, N.J., Aug. 17, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Retail TouchPoints (RTP), the industry’s go-to source for the latest retail trends, strategies and technology innovation, has announced that nominations for the 2017 Retail Innovator Awards are now open.

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In its fourth year, the Retail Innovator Awards (RIA) program is designed to honor individual retail executives who are focused on driving change and success through innovation and disruption.  

RIA winners will be recognized during the Retail Innovation Conference, May 9-10, 2017 at the Apella event space in New York City.

“We are thrilled to open nominations for the 2017 awards,” noted Debbie Hauss, Editor-in-Chief, Retail TouchPoints. “We’ve been so impressed by all the past award winners and their willingness to share insights and success stories with our attendees at the Retail Innovation Conference. We look forward to another amazing event in 2017.”

Eligible RIA winners include professionals who have:

  1. Helped to advance an emerging retail area.
  2. Conceptualized or launched a specific innovative retail strategy or idea.
  3. Achieved or are expecting business results or positive outcomes, following a successful implementation of the innovative strategy or concept.

A selection of past winners includes:
Jeff Raider – Warby Parker
Rudy Hermond – AT&T
Johnna Marcus – Sephora
Scott Emmons – Neiman Marcus
Rafeh Masood, Dick’s Sporting Goods
Glenn Edelman – Wine Enthusiast
Susan Soares – Alex and Ani
Nina Alexander-Hurst – Baublebar
Kevin and Jen Lavelle – Mizzen+Main
Barry Beck – Bluemercury
Shawn Nelson – Lovesac
and many more.

Winners will be invited to share their insights during the live presentations at the Retail Innovation Conference.

Professionals interested in submitting an RIA nomination can visit the 2017 Retail Innovator Awards Nominations page to nominate themselves or a colleague now through November 15, 2016.

About Retail TouchPoints
Retail TouchPoints is an online publishing network for retail executives, with content focused on optimizing the customer experience across all channels. The Retail TouchPoints network is comprised of a weekly newsletter, special reports, web seminars, exclusive benchmark research, an insightful editorial blog, and a content-rich web site featuring daily news updates and multi-media interviews at The Retail TouchPoints team also interacts with social media communities via Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

About The Retail Innovation Conference & Retail Innovator Awards
Hosted by Retail TouchPoints, the 2017 Retail Innovation Conference (RIC17) is an educational and networking event that aims to help retailers think differently by spotlighting the disruptors who are driving business success. RIC17 will be held May 9-10, 2017 at The Apella in New York City and will feature live presentations by select Retail Innovator Award winners.

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