Sunday, 18 May 2014

Best Department Store in the World

Every 2 years all the heads of the retail industry meet for a week somewhere in the world, which culminates in an event which I would describe as the retail Baftas. The awards are nominated and voted by peers within the industry, the most prestigious being awarded being voted "The Best Department Store in the World".
Selfridges first won the accolade in 2010 when the event was held in New York. They went on to win again in 2012 in Paris, being the first store to win the award twice and consecutively. Earlier this month the event was held in Singapore, where Selfridges yet again took the award again. More details can be found here.
The news was soon sent back to the stores... this is a huge accolade for a brand and I'm very proud to type this knowing I work for the Best Department Store in the World. It may be tough some days, but recognition like this is worth it, because it means we are all doing something right.
As we all left the store on Friday we were handed a small Thank you card and cupcake, these were being handed out by the directors which was a great little touch.
The vision that Mr Selfridge had 105 years ago was to be the best and that everyone is welcome, its great to know we are still living those values all these years later.

1 comment:

Victoria Eales said...

There was never any doubt in my mind it was the best!

Victoria
FlorenceandMary.com

Sunday, 18 May 2014

Best Department Store in the World

Every 2 years all the heads of the retail industry meet for a week somewhere in the world, which culminates in an event which I would describe as the retail Baftas. The awards are nominated and voted by peers within the industry, the most prestigious being awarded being voted "The Best Department Store in the World".
Selfridges first won the accolade in 2010 when the event was held in New York. They went on to win again in 2012 in Paris, being the first store to win the award twice and consecutively. Earlier this month the event was held in Singapore, where Selfridges yet again took the award again. More details can be found here.
The news was soon sent back to the stores... this is a huge accolade for a brand and I'm very proud to type this knowing I work for the Best Department Store in the World. It may be tough some days, but recognition like this is worth it, because it means we are all doing something right.
As we all left the store on Friday we were handed a small Thank you card and cupcake, these were being handed out by the directors which was a great little touch.
The vision that Mr Selfridge had 105 years ago was to be the best and that everyone is welcome, its great to know we are still living those values all these years later.

1 comment:

Victoria Eales said...

There was never any doubt in my mind it was the best!

Victoria
FlorenceandMary.com