Tommy Hilfiger To Join World Retail Hall Of Fame

Tommy Hilfiger
Tommy Hilfiger.

PARIS — After 30 years in business, and having surpassed 1,400 stores in 115 countries, Tommy Hilfiger will be inducted into the World Retail Hall of Fame.

The World Retail Congress, which will host its 10th edition on April 12 to 14 in Dubai, is giving the award to the designer.

The other 2016 inductees are serial scent entrepreneur Jo Malone, founder of Jo Malone and Jo Loves, and Australian retailer and developer Solomon Lew, chairman of Premier Investments.

The distinction — decided by the congress’ advisory board, its grand jury for the World Retail Awards and industry peers — is granted for lifetime achievements and contributions to retailing.

About 1,000 people are expected to attend the congress, which is being held for the first time outside of Europe, and under the theme “Attracting and Engaging the Modern Customer.”

Tommy Hilfiger Fall 2016 Shoes On The Runway Day 5 New York Fashion Week: Backstage at Tommy Hilfiger RTW fall ’16 collection during NYFW. REX/Shutterstock.