Dallas Market Center Announces The Next Big Give Winners

DALLAS-Dallas Market Center today announced A. Dodson's and Brookshire's Food & Pharmacy as the two winners for The Next Big Give, a national search for specialty retailers that give back in their communities. A. Dodson's, an apparel, gift, and home decor store in Suffolk, Va., and Brookshire's Food & Pharmacy, based in Tyler, Texas, were selected from more than 50 retailers that entered.

The winners will receive a complimentary trip to the Dallas Apparel & Accessories/Total Home & Gift Markets, Mar. 22-25, 2012, including round-trip airfare and three nights hotel stay. While at market, they will be recognized during The Inspired Event, a cocktail party benefiting charitable causes.

"Congratulations to The Next Big Give winners," said Bill Winsor, president and CEO, Dallas Market Center. "Both winners are great examples of how retailers can give back in big and small ways. Their work is truly inspiring."

Among A. Dodson's charitable activities is the A. Dodson's Round Up, a program allowing customers to round up the cost of each purchase to the nearest dollar and have the extra cents donated to charity. In 2011, A. Dodson's gave more than $2,500 to various charity organizations.

Brookshire's started the Community Connections program in 2008 to enable employees to volunteer an average of four times per year with the cause of their choice. Last year, Brookshire's donated more than 28,000 documented volunteer hours and more than $1.5 million to various charitable causes.

HFN Staff | News & Commentary

HFN provides detailed information on the key home classifications: Housewares, Tabletop, Floor Covering & Rugs, Furniture, Home Textiles, Lighting, Home Decor, Mattresses & Bedding, Gifts, Major Appliances and Consumer Electronics as well as Business, Finance and Retail.

Research Store


  • Macy’s Discusses Virtual Reality Test at HFN’s Omnichannel Summit

    Camera Icon   More Videos

Subscribe to
HFN Omnichannel
Receive the news you need to know about the trends in the industry delivered right to your inbox.

Current Issue

  • HFN cover October 2017


    October 2017


    One Kings Lane Flashes Forward

    Formerly a flash-sale only website, One Kings Lane—now under the ownership of Bed Bath & Beyond—evolves into a lifestyle retailer with a new physical presence.


      •  HFN Tech & Omnichannel Study- Although e-commerce shopping is increasing dramatically among consumers, home retailers lag in their current and future tech investments and implementation.
      • Market Previews: High Point & Tabletop- The newest collections and influencer trends emerge in our High Point Market and N.Y. Tabletop Show special sections.