Bezos Named Winner of NRF Gold Medal
December 20, 2012,
WASHINGTON-Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon.com, has been honored by the National Retail Federation with its Gold Medal for 2012.
The award is given annually to an individual who has achieved a national reputation for excellence and gained the respect of fellow retailers. NRF said in a statement, "Under Bezos' leadership Amazon continues to re-invent both itself and entire industries." Along with its online retailing business now encompassing a wide variety of products, "Amazon even empowers companies and governments in over 190 countries around the world with the leading cloud computing infrastructure through its Amazon Web Services offering," the statement said.
Also, Ken Bonning, senior executive vice president of logistics for Kohl's, has been named the recipient of NRF's Silver Plaque, for his work in the retailer's logistics area and for his role as former chairman of NRF's Strategic Supply Chain Council and his work in helping to launch the organization's Global Supply Chain Summit in 2011.