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 2016 issue of Accessories.
(Link to download the entire Accessories magazine Hall of Fame 2016)
All the inductees into the 2016 Merchants Hall of Fame will also be honored at the May FABB Ball in New York on May 4, where they will celebrate with their peers and receive a congratulatory plaque.
The 2016 inductees are: David Law, Lord & Taylor/Hudson’s Bay Co.; David Neri, Belk; Lori Marten, Nordstrom; Teri Gakos, Saks Fifth Avenue; John Ruggieri, Charming Charlie; Christine Merrick, Lord & Taylor; Jacquelyne Maddox, Francesca’s; Kristy Luerkens, Von Maur; Megan Seitz, Kohl’s; JoAn Velasco-Pineda, JCPenney; Anna Thompson-Sexe, Target; Nanette Saha, Stage Stores; Katie Huffnagle, Burlington Stores; Patti Hall, Gordmans; Jeanie Nguyen, Fred Meyer/Kroger Co.; and, Katie Shields, Boscov’s Department Store.
For a look at all the Hall of Famers from the past six years, click here.