World Retail Congress 2019

 

World Retail Hall of Fame

World Retail Hall of Fame

Launched in 2007 with a founding group of 100 members, The Hall of Fame honours retail’s most influential representatives. Each year, the Congress inducts three to four new members, recognising the achievement of individuals whose ideas have shaped retailing through the businesses and brands they have created, or by their skills in running the retail industry’s giants.

The world’s greatest retailers celebrated in the World Retail Hall of Fame share many qualities. They are innovators. They are brand builders. They demonstrate clear vision, courage and determination to make their dreams a reality. They have profound customer insight and they are driven to improve the lives of consumers. But above all, they are leaders and role models. They are men and women who have the drive and conviction to inspire their people to follow them on the course they’ve set.

2018 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES: ​

​Richard Liu

​Richard Liu

​Founder, Chairman & CEO
​JD.com
Luiza Helena Trajano

Luiza Helena Trajano

President of the Board of Directors
Magazine Luiza
Stefano Pessina

Stefano Pessina

Executive Vice Chairman & CEO
Walgreens Boots Alliance

2017 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES: ​

Martha (Marty) Wikstrom

Martha (Marty) Wikstrom

Founder
Atelier Fund
Terry Lundgren

Terry Lundgren

​Executive Chairman
​Macy’s, Inc.
Micky Jagtiani

Micky Jagtiani

Chairman
Landmark Group
Renuka Jagtiani

Renuka Jagtiani

Vice-Chairperson
Landmark Group

2016 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES: ​

Jo Malone

Jo Malone

Founder
Jo Loves
​Solomon Lew

​Solomon Lew

​Chairman
​Premier Investments
Tommy Hilfiger

Tommy Hilfiger

Principal Designer
The Tommy Hilfiger Group

2015 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES:​

Kip Tindell

Kip Tindell

Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO
The Container Store
Dr Christo Wiese

Dr Christo Wiese

Chairperson
Pepkor Holdings (Pty) Limited and Shoprite Holdings Limited
Mohammed Alshaya

Mohammed Alshaya

Executive Chairman
The Alshaya Group of Companies
Juan Cúneo Solari and Reinaldo Solari

Juan Cúneo Solari and Reinaldo Solari

Former Chairmen
Falabella

Previous inductees include

2014

  • Sudhitham Chirathivat
    Central Group
  • Ray Kelvin
    Ted Baker
  • Myron E. Ullman III​
    J.C. Penney ​​

2013

  • Daniel Bernard
    Kingfisher
  • Martha Stewart
    Martha Stewart Living / Omnipedia
  • Michael Kok
    The Dairy Farm Group

2012

  • Lew Frankfort
    Coach
  • Dickson Poon
    Dickson Concepts
  • Sir Stuart Rose
    Marks & Spencer
  • Sir Paul Smith
    Paul Smith

2011

  • Burt Tansky
    Neiman Marcus
  • Isidoro Alvarez
    El Corte Ingles
  • Tadashi Yanai
    Fast Retailing Uniqlo

2010

  • Michael Gould
    Bloomingdales
  • Heinz Krogner
    Esprit
  • Jack Ma
    Alibaba
  • Nordstrom Family

2009

  • Jacques Levy
    Sephora
  • Brad Anderson
    Best Buy
  • Victor & William Fung
    Li & Fung

2008

  • Sir Philip Green
    Arcadia
  • Millard Drexler 
    J Crew
  • BS Nagesh
    Shoppers Stop
  • Armancio Ortega
    Inditex

2007

  • Masatoshi Ito
    Ito Yokado
  • Ingvar Kamprad
    Ikea
  • Gordon Segal
    Crate & Barrel

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