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Myer names supplier of the year

myerWomen’s plus size fashion brand, Taking Shape, has been named Myer Supplier of the Year at the department store retailer’s annual event.

The retailer put aside the ongoing battle with its major shareholder, retail veteran and Premier Investments chairman Solomon Lew, to recognise brands, merchandisers, designers and other partners who supply the company.

Taking Shape was named the winner of the overall Supplier of the Year 2017, along with the award for Best Concession Partner (Apparel).

The likes of Aesop took out Best Soft Goods/Non-Apparel Supplier (over $15m); while Levi Strauss won Best Soft Goods/Apparel Supplier (up to $15m)

Estee Lauder was crowned Best Omnichannel supplier while Alex Perry was named Myer Designer of the Year.

“Our partners play an integral role in bringing the love of shopping to life for our customers,” said Myer CEO Richard Umbers.

“Myer is undergoing a major transformation and the support of our partners enables us to deliver new in store and online experiences for our customers.”

Umbers gave a nod to the department store retailer’s loyalty program in praising Taking Shape, asserting the plus size fashion brand’s “strategic use of Myer one has resulted in fantastic customer engagement and loyalty to their brand within Myer stores.”

“Their customer focus is second to none,” he said.

The fashion brand’s managing director Alla Buinowicz said its 30 year relationship with Myer was “still going strong.”

A full list of this year’s Myer Supplier of the Year Winners is available below



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