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Apparel Group and its brands take home 12 awards at the Images RetailME Awards 2022

2 Women Holding Awards Surrounding by 2 Women and 2 Men
  • Apparel Group wins The Most Admired Responsible Retailer of the year award. 

Apparel Group, the leading global fashion, and lifestyle retail conglomerate, celebrated a new milestone by winning multiple awards at the Images RetailME Awards ceremony, further cementing the company’s proven excellence. Images RetailME Awards recognizes excellence across a range of retail categories, benchmarking innovations and best practices in the dynamic and vibrant retail industry.  

After outperforming all companies in the category, Apparel Group received the most admired responsible retailer of the year in the sustainability category for its leading sustainability standards. 

The ceremony was hosted by Images RetailMe, and Apparel Group brands won the following Awards: 

  • Apparel Group – Most Admired Responsible Retailer of the year 
  • 6thstreet wins a total of 3 awards – The Most Admired Retail Transformation, E-Commerce Retailer, and Emerging Tech Adopter of the year awards 
  • Crocs – The Most Admired Retailer of the year in Footwear & Accessories 
  • F5 – The Most Admired Responsible Retailer of the year 
  • Aldo – The Most Admired Brand Campaign of the year 
  • LC Waikiki – The Most Admired Brand Campaign of the year 
  • Birkenstock – The Most Admired Brand Campaign of the year 
  • Nessa – The Most Admired Online Innovation of the year 
  • Skechers won 2 awards – The Most Admired Collaboration & Store Manager of the year

The gala ceremony featured nearly 135 nominations from retail leaders from a wide range of companies in the region. The awards recognized the achievements of retailers from the region who have had the courage to think outside the box and bring innovative retail concepts and experiences equipped with emerging technologies and data that the world has access to today. 

About Apparel Group LLC  

Apparel Group is a global fashion and lifestyle retail conglomerate residing at the crossroads of the modern economy – Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Today, Apparel Group caters to thousands of eager shoppers through its 2,010 retail stores and 78 brands on all platforms while employing over 18,500+ multicultural staff.  

Apparel Group has carved its strong presence in the GCC and expanded thriving gateways to market in India, South Africa, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia. Additionally, clear strategies are in place to enter emerging markets such as Hungary, Pakistan, Egypt and Philippines.  

Apparel Group has created an omni-channel experience, operating brands originating from the USA, Canada, Europe, Australia and Asia. The brands include leading names in fashion, footwear and lifestyle such as Tommy Hilfiger, Charles & Keith, Skechers, Aldo, Nine West, Aeropostale, Jamie’s Italian, Tim Hortons, Cold Stone Creamery, Inglot and Rituals.  

Apparel Group owes its amazing growth to the vision and guidance of its dynamic Founder and Chairwoman, Mrs. Sima Ganwani Ved, who has taken the company from strength to strength since its inception in the last two decades. 


About Middle East Retail Forum 

The Middle East Retail Forum is an annual symposium that started in 2012, which facilitates charting out the future of retail’s blueprint in the Middle East and beyond. Over the years, it has evolved to become a phenomenon where the movers and shakers of the industry come together to formulate the future of retail and set precedents for retailers across the board to follow. 

As we undergo transformations, we see incredible innovations and inventions by leaders that are paving a whole new way of doing business for generations to come. This year, we bring the region’s distinguished retailers together to unfold their retail stories and construct a cohesive plan of action by means of panel discussions, research revelations, and global expert keynotes.