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.