73rd Annual Retailer Excellence Awards

Gifts & Decorative Accessories has been celebrating retail excellence since 1951 with its Retailer Excellence Awards, and the tradition will continue with our 2024 award ceremony!
The prestigious program highlights 21 independent retail finalists across seven niche categories, including Social Media Outreach and Online Initiatives, Store Design/Redesign, Visual Merchandising, Store Events, Specialty Store, Multiple Locations and Socially Responsible. The final seven winners will be announced on stage during the gala.

The Retailer Excellence Awards also gives retailers a chance to voice their opinion about who deserves to be the Manufacturer of the Year and regional Sales Representative of the Year.

Please join us as we celebrate the outstanding achievements in the gift industry, including the top retailers, sales reps and vendors in the country.

The gala will take place Wed., June 19, at the Union Station in Dallas. Dress is cocktail attire, and the event includes a strolling dinner and networking cocktail hour, as well as a seated dessert during the award ceremony.

In addition to showing your support for the retail community, your participation will also give you a chance to network with some of the top professionals in our industry. Gift for Life, a charitable organization made up of gift industry volunteers, will also present its Industry Achievement Award during the ceremony. GDA asks participants to please donate to Gift for Life’s cause of ending world hunger. More information on the GFL honoree and donation link to come.

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