The Hub Magazine Unfurls The Hub Prize

The second annual Hub Prize competition, honoring excellence in the retail experience, is now underway and will run through July 31, 2012. Honored entries will be featured in industry publication The Hub Magazine’s November 2012 edition.

Last year’s victors included Procter & Gamble, Disney, Starbucks, Walmart, Walgreens, Coca-Cola, 7-Eleven, CVS, Kellogg’s, McDonald’s, Kimberly-Clark and ConAgra, Delhaize’s now shuttered experiment in convenient, high quality grocery retailing Bloom and Safeway’s launch of the Open Nature Private Brand

Candidates can enter The Hub Prize competition online for any type of excellent retail experience, at any budget level. This includes shopper-marketing campaigns, special events, mobile applications, digital signage, package design, new products, private label, store design, retail concepts, category reinvention, pop-up stores, e-commerce, customer service, environmental/sustainability, and more.

Types of retail include, but are not limited, to: supermarket, drug, mass merchandise, club, convenience, department store, consumer electronics, banks, restaurants/food service, apparel, home/garden, books/music, toys, sporting goods, automotive, office supplies, specialty, pet supplies, and more.

An independent panel of judges will choose a total of 36 Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal winners, as well as one “Ultimate” Hub Prize Winner, and recipient of the coveted Hub Cup.

For further information and to enter the Hub Prize competition, please visit:

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Christopher Durham
Christopher Durham is the president of My Private Brand and the co-founder of The Vertex Awards. He is a strategist, author, consultant and retailer who built brands at Delhaize-owned Food Lion, and lead strategy and brand development for Lowe’s Home Improvement. He has consulted with retailers around the world on their private brand portfolios including: Family Dollar, Petco, Staples, Office Depot, Best Buy, Metro (Canada), TLW (Taiwan) and Hola (Taiwan). Durham has published five definitive books on private brands, including his first book, Fifty2: The My Private Brand Project. In 2017, he will debut his newest book, Vanguard: Vintage Originals, a visual tour of innovation and disruption in private brand going back to the mid-1800’s. Dynamic in his presentation while down to earth and frank in his opinions, he has presented at numerous conferences, including FUSE, The Dieline Conference, Packaging that Sells, Omnishopper and PLMA’a annual trade show in Chicago. Durham lives in Charlotte, NC with his wife, Laraine, and two daughters, Olivia and Sarah.