The 12th annual International Retail Design Conference (IRDC) will be held September 5-7 in Chicago at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown. Register now to attend IRDC – the premier educational and networking event for the store design and visual merchandising community.
Macy’s Inc., recently named VMSD magazine’s Peter Glen Retailer of the Year, will be the focus of a special session at the 2012 International Retail DesignConference in Chicago, September 5-7 at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown.
Amy Hanson, Macy’s executive vp, property development and credit and customer service, will accept the award on Wednesday, September 5 and discuss the role of store design and visual merchandising, and share the brand’s story.
“Macy’s Inc. is a leading example within the department store of a retailer that has adapted and evolved with its shoppers’ needs,” said VMSD editor, Anne Dinardo. “We lauded the department store for being aggressive and willing to take chances.”
The Peter Glen Retailer of the Year Award honors VMSD’s former columnist, Peter Glen, who died in 2001 following a career in retail as a designer, consultant, industry critic and motivational speaker.
The award goes annually to the company that meets his demanding criteria for smart retailing, market awareness, innovation and an intuitive understanding of who its customers are and what they want, need and expect. Recent winners include Whole Foods, Forever 21, Urban Outfitters, Costco and Best Buy.
[via PR Web]