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NRF to Honor Three

The National Retail Federation will honor three "retail visionaries" at its annual awards luncheon Jan. 16.

Reed Hastings, founder, chairman and ceo of Netflix, will be honored as the Innovator of the Year, and Kishore Biyani, founder and managing director of Pantaloon Retail (India) Limited, will be feted as International Retailer of the Year. This year's Gold Medal Award goes to Millard Drexler, chairman and ceo of J.Crew Group, Inc.

NRF's Annual Convention and Expo will run from Jan. 14-17. It will feature educational sessions, forums and events. For more information, visit or call (708) 344-4444.