The Spirit of Sam Taylor Award

The Spirit of Sam Taylor award was created in memory of former long-time NRF member and CEO of Oriental Trading Company, Sam Taylor. 

This award is designed to recognize retail industry leaders in our community who exhibit Sam-like traits of being:

  • Positive: Optimistic and hopeful at all times, even when faced with trying circumstances
  • Helpful: Always there to lend a helping hand to those in need    
  • Innovative: Always interested in taking the industry to new places 

The 2018 Spirit of Sam Taylor Award winner was Peter Cobb, co-founder of eBags. See a clip of his acceptance message below.

The Spirit of Sam Taylor Award 2019 

Thank you for your interest in the Spirit of Sam Taylor Award. Nominations are now closed. The winner will be announced at NRF NXT 2019 in Las Vegas, July 22-24.