For the fifth consecutive year, Retail Environments magazine has been recognized for design and editorial excellence with Tabbie Awards presented by the Trade, Association and Business Publications International. This year, the publication won three awards, including a Gold Tabbie. Retail Environments was chosen from publications across the globe, with submissions coming from the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. Retail Environments is produced by Shop!, the global trade association for the retail environments industry.
Retail Environments was honored for its excellence in design with the following 2020 Tabbie awards:
- Gold: Front Cover, Illustration for Jan/Feb 2019 issue
- Honorable Mention: Front Cover, Photograph for Nov/Dec 2019 issue
- Honorable Mention: Opening Page or Spread for “Something Old, Something New” – retail feature in Nov/Dec 2019
“Shop! is thrilled to have Retail Environments recognized out of so many remarkable designs across the globe, and especially, to win our first-ever Gold Tabbie award,” says Jo Rossman, LEED AP ID+C, publisher/editor of Retail Environments. “Retail is such a visual field and we strive to present strong, telling images with each story we tell.”
This is the 17th year of the editorial and design competition, which was open to English-language B2B publications worldwide, published at least three times per year. Retail Environments has now achieved Tabbie awards five years in a row, including at the Silver, Bronze, and Honorable Mention levels. This year, Retail Environments received its first-ever Gold Tabbie award for the visual Front Illustration Cover of the January/February issue. Judges said the design took “a good amount of chutzpah to select the highly stylized Arnold Boecklin font for a b2b layout and making it work.” Judges also noted “the cover is a wonderful example of how to design a cover and really think about how the masthead, copy and other type will go.”
“The retail industry can continue to rely on Retail Environments to always paint a picture of the ever-changing retail landscape,” says Shop! Executive Director Todd Dittman. “I’m proud of the award-winning work our Retail Environments team, led by Jo Rossman, has done to consistently create a well-rounded, insightful publication that has become a go-to resource for retailers, brands, store designers, marketers, POP producers, and suppliers across the country.”