Press Release:

27 Compete to be 2017 Nebraska Retail Champions

Nominees exemplify the importance of local retailers to Nebraska communities.

Lincoln, NE   May 26, 2017:

The Nebraska Retail Federation has received 27 nominations for 2017 Nebraska Retail Champion.  Three of the 27 will be named 2017 Nebraska Retail Champions – one from each of Nebraska’s three congressional districts.

All three will receive an expense paid trip to the 2017 America’s Retail Champion competition in Washington D.C, July 17-19, 2017 sponsored by the National Retail Federation. The purpose of the competition is to emphasize the contributions local retailers make to the community (unlike out of state, online sellers).

Jim Otto, president of the Federation, expressed his excitement with the number and quality of the nominees.  He commented that “All of the nominees are in fact local champions who generously support their local communities and are succeeding in spite of keen competition.  They embody the fighting spirit of American small business and narrowing it down to three is going to be tough.”

Nominees and Location:

Krotters Home & Auto Centers        Ainsworth & O’Neill

Brown’s Shoe Fit                               Beatrice

Deines Pharmacy                              Beatrice

The Kloset/My Kloset                       Broken Bow

White River Feed                              Chadron

Bruce-Hill Furniture                           Chadron

Circle C Market                                  Cody

Gene Steffy Ford                               Columbus

Sampters                                            Fremont

GROW Nebraska                               Grand Island

C R Toys                                             Kearney

Kearney Floral Company                     Kearney

Golf USA                                            Kearney

Schaefer’s                                           Lincoln

Hobby Town                                       Lincoln

Wetzel & Truex Jewelers                    Norfolk

A to Z Books                                      North Platte

The Flower Market                              North Platte

Reclaimed & Refined Boutique           North Platte

U SAVE Pharmacy                               North Platte

Rockbrook Camera                               Omaha

Keepsakes Jewelry & Watch Repair       Omaha

Lanoha Nurseries                                   Omaha

The Bike Rack                                       Omaha

The Green Spot                                      Omaha

Wendy’s                                                 South Souix City

Masters Hand                                         Tekamah