Chain Store Age honored five dynamic and growing retail and restaurant brands at its annual Breakout Retailer Awards presentation, which was held at CSA’s SPECS 2017 Conference, in Kissimmee, Florida.
The Breakout Retailer honorees for 2017 were Altar’d State, Bentley’s Pet Stuff, MOD Pizza, Sugarfina and Warby Parker. The awards were sponsored by Paint Folks, a division of Academy Service Group.
“The awards are designed to recognize innovative retail and restaurant concepts that are on their way up … brands that have crossed the “newbie” line, and are on track for growth,” said CSA editor-in-chief Marianne Wilson during the event.
Executives from the five winning brands were on hand at SPECS to accept their awards, and to share insights into their companies at a special Q&A session. Representing their companies were: Aaron Walters, chairman and CEO, Altar’d State; Dave Bolen, CEO, Bentley’s Pet Stuff; John Dikos, VP of partnerships, MOD Pizza; Ryan Nelson, VP of retail, Sugarfina; and Kelly Radford, VP, head of development, Warby Parker.
Here is a look at each of the winning concepts:
Altar’d State: A Young women’s apparel retailer combines a bohemian fashion sensibility, affordable prices and a distinctive store…