Five Next-Gen retailers receive F/T-Leggett & Platt Award
December 13, 2013-- Furniture Today,
NAPLES, Fla.— Five Next-Gen retailers were awarded the Furniture/Today/Leggett & Platt Rising Star Award during the recent Furniture/Today Leadership Conference here.
Becca Sudbeck of Omaha, Neb.-based Nebraska Furniture Mart; Jessica Tubman of Boston-based Circle Furniture; Will Daughtrey of Mulberry, Fla.-based Badcock Home Furniture & more; Seth Goldberg of Liverpool, N.Y.-based Raymour & Flanigan and Mark Mueller of Bellville, Ill.-based Mueller Furniture, each received the award in recognition for outstanding leadership, innovation, vision and creativity.
In announcing the awards, Furniture/Today's Ray Allegrezza said, "I often hear complaints that the furniture industry is not able to attract that bright young people. When I look at these articulate and creative young retailers, it is abundantly clear that we can."
The awards were presented to the retailers by Leggett and Platt's segment vice president Mark Quinn, who also played a key role in the panel.
After the young retailers helped identify challenges and opportunities presented by the industry, Quinn solicited input from the 470 attendees in the audience to determine actionable strategies the industry could adopt to address some of those challenges and opportunities.
For detailed coverage of the conference, see the Dec. 16th issue of Furniture/Today.
Leggett & Platt's Mark Quinn presents the Rising Star Award:
Becca Sudbeck of Nebraska Furniture Mart
Mark Mueller of Mueller Furniture.
Circle Furniture’s Jessica Tubman.
Will Daughtrey of Badcock Home Furniture & More.
Seth Goldberg of Raymour & Flanigan.
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