During the Retailer Excellence Awards in Dallas last week, Gift for Life bestowed its 2022 Industry Achievement Award to Warren Shoulberg, long-time industry editor and retail reporter. Fundraising in connection with the event has surpassed $23,000 for World Central Kitchen’s crisis-related hunger relief.
Gift for Life’s Industry Achievement Award recognizes overall excellence and contribution to the gift and home industry – whether as a thought leader, standard-bearer or overall industry influencer.
The Award was presented to Shoulberg by GFL Board Chair Cole Daugherty, and GFL Founder Peter Schauben. In his introduction of Shoulberg, Daugherty said, “Along the way, his insights, analysis and sometimes a swift kick in the backside helped make sense of this business. It’s safe to say that Warren’s columns have been studied by thousands of companies and consumed by millions of readers.”
Retailer Excellence Awards fundraising celebrating Shoulberg as Gift for Life’s 2022 honoree has generated nearly $23,000 for World Central Kitchen. Contributors are a “who’s who” of gift and home furnishings leaders, including Dallas Market Center, International Market Centers, Eller Enterprises, Phil Haney, Kip and Sharon Tindell, Howard Henschel, Mary Liz Curtin, Robin Lewis and many others. Donations in Warren’s honor will be accepted through July 1 at https://donate.wck.org/REA2022.
The 2022 Retailer Excellence Awards recognized winners in seven retail categories, as well special distinctions for Sales Representative of the Year and Manufacturer of the Year.