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DEADLINE EXTENDED: Home Accents Today's annual Retail Stars list

HAT Retail Stars 2011 AmericasMartHome Accents Today is now accepting nominations for its 8th annual 50 Retail Stars feature, which will publish in the May issue.

The 50 Retail Stars list, sponsored by AmericasMart Atlanta, recognizes enterprising independent home accents retailers who are creative in their merchandising, successful at what they do, contributing to their communities and, most important, are distinguishing themselves from the competition.

The retailers selected are listed in our May issue, of which the honorees will receive both print and jpg copies to reproduce and use on websites, in marketing materials, etc. We'll also send a certificate and formatted press release to share with local publications and media. Plus, the Retail Stars list is mined for editorial sources, monthly retail profiles and special eveHAT Retail Stars 2011 AmericasMartnts at market.

A retailer may only be named to the list once, so please do not submit a nomination form if your store has been honored as a Retail Star in a past year.

To nominate your store, complete and submit the online form at
http://researchtodayonline.com/data/HATStars12.htm by midnight, Monday, April 2, 2012.
Home Accents
 Today Retail Stars 2012We also urge manufacturers, reps and consumers to encourage their favorite retailers to submit, or email us the store's contact info and we will send them the link.

This is not a ranking, and is not based on sales volume.

If you have any questions, contact Research Analyst Stephanie Nickell at 336-605-1096 or snickell@sandowmedia.com. If you would like to submit images of your store (no videos, please), send them to sdickenson@homeaccentstoday.com.

To learn more about last year's Retail Stars list, click here.

Susan DickensonSusan Dickenson | Editor in Chief

Susan Dickenson is the editor in chief of Home Accents Today, where she has spent more than a decade covering trending topics, best practices and news items pertaining to the manufacturing, retail and interior design segments of the home furnishings industry. A graduate of UNC, Dickenson spent 15 years in the Washington, D.C., area, writing and researching in both the public and private sector. After relocating to her native North Carolina in 2003, she freelanced as a writer of general interest, business, garden and home items for local and national publications before joining Home Accents Today in 2006 as retail editor.

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