burton + BURTON shared that CoxHealth Auxiliary Gift Shop of Springfield, Missouri, is the winner of the Albert D. Maslia Award. The award showcases excellence in visual merchandising for hospital gift shops and honors the memory of Albert Maslia, a member of the AmericasMart Atlanta management team. The award, sponsored by burton + BURTON in January 2020 at Atlanta Market, presented $500 to CoxHealth Auxiliary Gift Shop.
Second place was awarded to The Atrium at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center of Cleveland, Ohio, and third place was awarded to WellStar Cobb Hospital Gift Shop of Austell, Georgia. The contest was open for all hospital gift shops to showcase their best visual merchandising displays. The winning entry was chosen by a panel of industry experts. In addition to the monetary prize, a trophy and certificate were awarded to be displayed in the winner’s store, as well as industry recognition on social media.
The judges said CoxHealth Auxiliary Gift Shop’s use of color and themes within each display in the gift shop and window displays made for an overall cohesive layout, as well as allowing for ease of customer accessibility and interaction within the gift shop.
Maxine Burton, founder and president of burton + BURTON, said, “We congratulate CoxHealth Auxiliary Gift Shop for winning two consecutive years. It is an honor to continue this award in Albert’s memory. We thank everyone who submitted an entry to make this year’s Albert D. Maslia Award successful.”