Global Department Store Summit 2016, now in its fifth edition, is organized by the Intercontinental Group of Department Stores (IGDS), the largest international association of its kind in the world.

The prize is assigned every two years to the department store that has demonstrated a capacity to generate exceptional innovation and performance for all its stakeholders, in keeping with the selection criteria: exemplary profile, excellence in the implementation and development of products, stores, innovation strategies, ability to create an extraordinary in-store experience, excellent customer service, solid financial performance.

This year la Rinascente received its first nomination as well as the prestigious prize for the Best Department Store in the World.

The firm also came in second in the competition for the World’s Best Store Window Campaign at a Department Store 2016, thanks to the project Edible Monsters by Zim&Zou, produced for the opening of Expo Milano 2015.