Today, the retailer of the year was presented with the “Retailer Award 2018” during ECE’s Retail Meeting at Fischauktionshalle Hamburg. The award was presented for the twelfth time and this year went to Levi’s®. The textile retailer and jeans world market leader has been successfully selling its products for more than 140 years. It operates in 110 countries and currently runs 30 stores at ECE shopping centers.
Steffen Friedlein, ECE Managing Director Leasing and member of the Retail Award Jury said: “Levi’s® is a great example for a brand with a long tradition that still offers attractive and sought-after products today. The company smartly connects its brick-and-mortar assortment with its e-commerce activities, operates well-designed, modern shops, and constantly aligns its products with the customer demand and thus caters for almost every age group. Levi’s® is still expanding strongly and realizes growth rates of more than 20%. It shows that brick-and-mortar retail can be strong and successful with the right concepts.”
„We are very happy to receive this award from ECE“, said Heiko Gentner, Partner Retail & Expansion Director at Levi Strauss Germany GmbH. „The prize recognizes our constant growth in the past years in Europe and Germany in particular. Our stores, first and foremost, are places where customers not only find their favorite products but where they also can experience a lot. ECE is a strong and important partner for our expansion strategy at Levi’s®.“
The ECE Retailer Award distinguishes the most innovative concepts and outstanding achievements in the retail industry and is presented at ECE’s Retail Meeting every year. The Retailer Award jury consists of renowned experts from research, science, and the retail industry as well as last year’s awardees.