Congratulations to all of the retailers named Home Accents Today’s 50 Retail Stars for 2011, and a special pat-on-the-back to Retail Star and IMAX customer, Gardenviews, who contacted us to say this:
We want to thank you for your help in achieving this recognition as we know that without your great service and innovative products, this wouldn’t have been possible.
Lou Mascolo and Lori Jermont
We love to hear retailer success stories! It means we’re doing our job – to offer products that provide value for our customers, and their customers.
Gardenviews also named IMAX as a key vendor in their Retail Stars bio.
View the full list of Retail Stars on homeaccentstoday.com.
Gardenviews’ press release below:
May 4, 2011, Greensboro, N.C. – Gardenviews, owned by Lou Mascolo and Lori Jermont, and located at 117 E. Main Street in Northville, Mich., has been named one of Home Accents Today’s 50 Retail Stars for 2011 by editors of the premier trade magazine for the home accents industry. The stores selected for the list have demonstrated that they operate successfully in their marketing areas, exhibit strength in merchandising, display and/or advertising, and have a positive presence in their local communities.
Home Accents Today editors focused on independent and family-run retailers, specifically those considered specialty, home accent or home furnishings stores. Members of the industry were invited to suggest stores and retailers were encouraged to submit information describing their businesses. This list was compiled and narrowed down by research analysts and editors of the publication.
“The 2011 Retail Stars represent some of the best independent stores in the country,” said Jenny Heinzen York, editor in chief. “In a harsh economic climate where mere survival has equaled success for many, this year’s Stars have faced down the challenges with innovation, creativity and fortitude. We salute these inspiring entrepreneurs, and as always, encourage everyone to support their own local businesses.”
The 50 Retail Stars feature, sponsored by Americasmart Atlanta, is published in the May 2011 issue of Home Accents Today.