MOCAShop Nominated for Top Retailer of the Year by NICHE!

Baltimore, Md. (April 27, 2009) – MOCAShop of Weston, FL has been selected as a nominee in NICHE magazine’s 2009 Top Retailer Awards. MOCAShop has been nominated for an award in the following category or categories:
Best Website
Sponsored by NICHE magazine, the exclusive trade publication for progressive retailers of fine craft, the 2009 NICHE Top Retailer Awards program recognizes the nation’s best craft retailers, arts nonprofits, museums and guilds for growing and strengthening the American craft community. The Top Retailer Award program annually recognizes 24 retailers and gallery owners as Top Retailers and one Retailer of the Year, and gives awards in 10 other categories.
NICHE magazine polled thousands of professional craft artists throughout the U.S. and Canada who nominated nearly 600 galleries, retail stores, arts nonprofits, museum stores and guilds for the 2009 Top Retailer Awards. Criteria for the nomination were based on NICHE magazine’s Retailers’ Guide to Best Practices, which details the characteristics of craft retailers who are committed to fair business practices and to growing and strengthening the North American craft community.
Award winners will be announced at a ceremony on Sunday, August 2, 2009, during the Philadelphia Buyers Market of American Craft at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, August 1-3. Winners in each category will be published in the Autumn 2009 issue of NICHE magazine and posted online at
In addition to publishing NICHE magazine, The Rosen Group produces the bi-annual Philadelphia Buyers Market of American Craft, the nation’s largest wholesale American craft tradeshow. The Rosen Group also publishes AmericanStyle magazine, a consumer lifestyle magazine for arts enthusiasts, collectors and travelers.
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