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Romantique Jewelers Wins William (Wag) Wagner Award January 15, 2024 (0 comments)


Omaha, NE-- The Edge Retail Academy (ERA), a full-service jewelry business consulting firm, announced that Dominick and Kim Rodriguez of Romantique Jewelers, have been awarded the prestigious annual William (Wag) Wagner Business Excellence Award for 2023.

Romantique Jewelers has been providing quality workmanship and a great personal service experience for 43 years in the St. Louis area.

David Brown, ERA President, commented “Dominick and Kim increased sales by an impressive 16% and raised their gross profit by 20%, all while increasing their gross margin by over 3%.

[Image: Dominick and Kim Rodriguez of Romantique Jewelers Winners of 2023 Wag Award]

Dominick Rodriquez added “with the help of Robyn Holzrichter, our Edge Retail Academy Business Advisor, we implemented strategies to get our inventory healthier. We decreased our overall inventory by over $100K and reduced our aged inventory by over $200,000.”

William (Wag) Wagner Business Excellence Award

The Business Excellence Award is given annually to one retail jeweler that has achieved the most exceptional business growth in the past 12 months.

This is the sixth year that Edge Retail Academy has presented the William (Wag) Wagner Business Excellence Award.

“The Award has two goals: First, to acknowledge business excellence from independent retailers and second, to honor the memory of long-serving ERA Business Advisor William (Wag) Wagner, whose service, loyalty and advice went well beyond the expectations of our clients, his work colleagues and our company,”  Brown said.

Wag passed away in September, 2018.

Edge Retail Academy presented the Rodriguez’s with the award and a check for $1,000.

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