The recipients were selected by the vendor and retailing community for their exceptional retailing expertise and business/fashion acumen. Each received a full-page profile in Merchants Hall of Fame section in the January/February issue of Accessories Magazine.
To download all the profiles as a pdf, click here.
All the inductees into the 2013 Merchants Hall of Fame will also be honored at the May FABB Ball in New York, where they will celebrate with their peers and receive a congratulatory plaque.
The 2013 inductees were as follows:
- Liz Rodbell, Lord & Taylor and Hudson’s Bay
- Michele Breslin, Macy’s Merchandising Group
- Tim Byrket, Payless ShoeSource
- Paula Lewandowski, The Bon-Ton Stores Inc.
- Melanie Wempe, ShopKo Stores, Inc.
- Jamie Barry, Century 21 Department Stores
- Saundra Riezer, Ross Stores
- Makiko Tada, Piperlime
- Erica Russo, Bloomingdale’s
- Leslie Dorfler, Fred Meyer
- Lauren Smith, QVC INC.
- Laura Nelson, Stage Stores, Inc.
- Rachael Lopes Dias, Corporate Nordstrom Rack
- Kate Keifer Tracy, Lord & Taylor