Retail executives honored at show

The Home Fashions Products Association and the New York Home Textiles Show will honor executives from JCPenney, Family Dollar, Tuesday Morning and others at the 19th annual Retailer of the Year Awards on Sunday, March 28.

The awards recognize retailers for achievement and commitment to the home fashions industry in five categories, while a Lifetime Achievement Award honors an individual who has significantly contributed to home textile merchandising. The 2004 Retailer of the Year Award winners are:

International Service Award: Army Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) (Dallas)

Marilyn Iverson, chief operating officer will accept the award on behalf of Army Air Force Exchange Service.

Neighborhood Discounter: Family Dollar (Charlotte, N.C.)

Irv Neger, senior vice president of Softlines and Home, will accept the award on behalf of Family Dollar.

Consumer Direct: JC Penney Direct (Plano, Texas)

John Irvin, president of JC Penney Catalog and Internet will accept the award on behalf of JC Penney Direct.

Specialty Boutique: The Linen Store and Home Décor (Delray Beach, Fla.)

Thom D'Addario, general manager, will accept the award on behalf of The Linen Store and Home Décor.

Value Department Store: Tuesday Morning (Dallas)

William H. Kendall, vice president of buying, will accept the award on behalf of Tuesday Morning.

Lifetime Achievement Award: George Greenberg, president, Pioneer Linens (West Palm Beach , Fla.)

The ceremony will take place at New York City's Pierre Hotel. A cocktail reception will kick off the event at 6 p.m., followed by the awards presentation and dinner at 7 p.m.

For tickets and information, contact Carolynn Jennings, of HFPA, at 212-297-2122 or

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