TWICE honored the best retailers, e-tailers and industry greats with its annual Excellence In Retailing Awards during International CES.
The Excellence In Retailing award winners for calendar-year 1999 are the Progressive Retailers Organization (PRO Group) and its largest member, Tweeter Home Entertainment. For the first time TWICE presented Excellence In E-tailing Awards. The winner in the e-tailing-only category is 800.com, and in the click & mortar category, the winner is circuitcity.com.
Also acclaimed at the event were longtime industry retailing executive Saul Gold and former Casio president John McDonald.
TWICE hailed one of its own and presented founding editor, and now editor-at-large, Bob Gerson with a special Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Consumer Electronics Association also honored Gerson, who received the association's first lifetime Achievement Award, along with Casio Computer chairman Toshio Kashio.
At the same event, etown: The Home Electronics Guide presented its Golden Plug Awards for Product Excellence.
Following are profiles of this year's TWICE award winners, illustrating their contributions to the industry.