The Container Store Inc. chief executive officer Kip Tindell, Urban Outfitters Inc. ceo Glen T. Senk and Sir Philip Green, owner of U.K.’s Arcadia Group, are among the winners of the National Retail Federation awards.
The group is also honoring Sheryl Garland, vice president and senior counsel for risk management at Nordstrom Inc., with a silver plaque.
Tindell, chairman of the NRF’s awards and nominations committee, and second vice chairman of the NRF board, will receive a gold medal on Jan. 11 at the NRF Annual Convention and Expo luncheon at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York.
Tindell has been at the helm of The Container Store since it was founded in Dallas in 1978 as the first retailer devoted solely to storage and organization products. The company has 49 units in the U.S. and a Web site. Sales for 2010 are projected at $560 million. The retailer’s strong employee culture has landed it on Fortune’s list of “100 Best Companies to Work For” for the past 11 years.
Senk will be honored as NRF retail innovator of the year. The NRF said Senk has “distinguished himself as a retail pioneer through the use of new, innovative or imaginative techniques, formats or service and has demonstrated an ability to sustain and build [the business] in the face of challenges.”
Senk, who joined Anthropologie in 1994 as president, was named ceo of Urban Outfitters in 2007. During his tenure, Urban introduced Free People, Terrain and Leifsdottir freestanding stores, launched accessories stores for Anthropologie and introduced a wedding retail concept.
Green, whose holdings include Topshop, Topman, BHS, Burton, Dorothy Perkins, Evans and Miss Selfridge, operates 2,500 stores that have captured more than 10 percent of the U.K. apparel market. He will receive the international retailer award, which is given to an individual who has achieved global recognition for excellence in his or her native country and worldwide.
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