PLANO, Texas, May 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
At Home CEO Lee Bird Awarded Retail Executive of the Year
At Home Group Inc. (NYSE: HOME), the home décor superstore, today announced it was named the winner of a Gold Stevie® Award for Retail Company of the Year, and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Lee Bird was awarded a Silver Stevie® Award for Retail Executive of the Year in The 15th Annual American Business Awards.
More than 190 professionals worldwide participated in the judging process to select this year's Stevie Award winners. "Each year, the judges find the quality and variety of the nominations to be greater than the year before. The 2017 competition was intense and every organization that has won should be proud," said Michael Gallagher, President and Founder of the Stevie Awards.
During the nomination process, judges categorized At Home as an organization with broad appeal, solid management and market positioning that is striking the right note with both consumers and investors. As one of the fastest growing retailers in America, At Home has delivered revenue growth at a 20 percent compounded annual rate over the past four years and successfully completed an initial public offering in August 2016.
"We are honored to have been recognized by the American Business Awards for the strength of our business and the exciting and unique retail success story of At Home," said Lee Bird, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of At Home. "We know our value proposition is resonating with home décor shoppers now more than ever and we are proud to have one of the strongest business models and teams in specialty retail. This award further supports that At Home is a leader, not only in home décor, but across all specialty retail, and we look forward to another award-winning year ahead of us."
Additional details about The American Business Awards and the list of 2017 Stevie winners are available at www.StevieAwards.com/ABA.
About At Home Group Inc.
At Home, the home décor superstore, is focused on providing customers with the broadest assortment of home décor products for every room, every style and every budget. With a wide assortment of over 50,000 items throughout our stores, At Home enables customers to express themselves and create a home that reflects their personality and style. Our differentiated merchandising strategy allows us to identify trends and then value engineer products to provide the aesthetics our customers want at attractive price points. Our highly efficient operating model seeks to drive growth and profitability while minimizing operating risk, ultimately allowing us to deliver exceptional value to our customers. We utilize a flexible and disciplined real estate strategy that enables us to successfully open and operate stores across a wide range of formats and markets. We believe that our broad and comprehensive offering and compelling value proposition combine to create a leading destination for home décor. As of May 4, 2017, At Home operated 129 stores in 31 states and is headquartered in Plano, Texas. For more information, visit investor.athome.com.
About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at http://www.StevieAwards.com.
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SOURCE At Home Group Inc.