For the third consecutive year, Retail Environments magazine has been recognized for editorial and design excellence in the Tabbie Awards, organized by TABPI (Trade Association Business Publications International). Retail Environments is the flagship magazine for Shop!, the global trade association dedicated to enhancing retail environments and experiences. The 2018 Tabbie Awards featured nearly 400 entries, with nominations coming from the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Australia, New Zealand, the United Arab Emirates, and South Africa.
Retail Environments received three awards:
- Bronze, Front Cover Photograph: November/December 2017 cover
- Honorable Mention, Technical Article: “Points WELL Taken” in November/December 2017
- Honorable Mention, Feature Article: “Cradle to Where?” in September 2017
“We’re thrilled to be recognized among the plethora of outstanding b2b publications participating in this competition,” says Jo Rossman, LEED AP ID+C, publisher/editor. “It is important that we provide well-rounded business coverage that is both intellectually and visually appealing for the retail experiences industry. Being honored within the publishing industry reinforces that we are delivering on our objectives.”
Presented by TABPI, this 15-year-old editorial and design competition was open to English-language b2b publications worldwide, published at least three times per year. Retail Environments is published six times a year with two additional special issues: Design Awards Winners Book and OMA Awards Annual. Retail Environments is distributed to more than 25,000 retailers, brands, designers, and industry suppliers.
TABPI President Paul J. Heney said that judges worldwide were impressed by the high standards met by this year’s entries. “Even with the many pressures on b2b media companies from a variety of nontraditional competitors, there’s still much quality journalism being produced in many industries across vastly different countries,” says Heney.
“As the flagship magazine for Shop!, Retail Environments is an important part of our association’s efforts to spotlight the incredible contributions our members make to the industry—from major design projects, or economic insights, to the products that enhance the retail environment and experience for shoppers,” says Todd Dittman, executive director at Shop!. “I’m proud of the efforts of our publications team, led by long-time editor/publisher Jo Rossman.”