Visionary Retailers to Be Honored by the Imaging Alliance

Visionary Retailers to Be Honored by the Imaging Alliance


Woodbury, NY—The Imaging Alliance announced the three winners of its 2017 Visionary Retailer Awards. The Imaging Allliance is a nonprofit organization representing the diverse imaging industry.

Glazer’s Camera, Adorama and Best Buy will be honored for their achievements in photo-imaging retailing at the Imaging Alliance’s Celebrate Imaging Innovation event. The event will be held just prior to CES 2017 on January 4, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“Among our first awards representing the Imaging Alliance, we wanted to turn our attention to honoring retailers that have created innovative strategies to connect with consumers,” said Jerry Grossman, the organization’s executive director. “Our board of directors agreed to look at three classes of retail—photo specialty, Internet and national retail—and find leaders in each discipline that fit our criteria of pushing the envelope in retail practices.”

Visionary Retailers

glazers-grand-opening-bannerGlazer’s Camera was chosen in the photo specialty category. It was selected due to its recent investment in a new state-of-the-art location in downtown Seattle. “The sheer fact that the management of Glazer’s chose to invest so much in the new store, combined with their belief in the future of brick-and-mortar retailing in our industry, is an inspiration to the imaging industry,” said Grossman.

Best Buy is being recognized for its new Camera Experience Shops. The company has Best-Buy-Retail-Logo.jpgexpanded these shops to 130 locations nationwide. Best Buy also now offers weekend photo workshops and a trained imaging professional staff. It also sells an assortment of imaging gear in those locations. All of the assets demonstrate a renewed commitment to imaging education and retail sales.

Adorama, one of the leaders in online imaging sales, is a pioneering e-tailer. Adorama focuses its efforts beyond itsgeographic location. With its online Adorama Learning Center, the retailer offers professional-grade video tutorials anadorama-logod online social events. And the AdoramaTV series brings an exciting and inventive focus to the imaging category.

The awards ceremony recognizing the winners’ visionary achievements will take place at the Foundry at the SLS Hotel in Las Vegas on Wednesday, January 4, 2017. For more information, contact Michelle Tramantano at

The Imaging Alliance has a membership that encompasses manufacturers, software and application developers, retailers, media, photographers and others. It also brings together critical assets from two respected, longtime industry associations: the PhotoImaging Manufacturers and Distributors Association (PMDA) and the Photo Marketing Association International (PMAI).

The organization actively promotes the economic growth and sustainable development of both current and future imaging applications. In addition, its members work together to create a sense of community through philanthropic activities that support visual communications.