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Three Missouri businesses make NRF’s hot 100 retailers list

makethumbnail-1Three Missouri retailers have been named on the National Retail Federation’s 2014 Hot 100 Retailers list. Helzberg’s Diamond Shops is listed at No. 20, Bass Pro Shops is listed at No. 48 and O’Reilly Automotive is listed at No. 53.

“Hot retailers do things better than their competitors. They’ve cleverly carved out a proposition for the consumer,” said Bryan Gildenberg, chief knowledge officer with Kantar Retail, which provides the data for the Hot 100 report. “Part of that is being at the right place at the right time with the right products.”

Helzberg’s Diamond Shops, headquartered in North Kansas City, saw a 15.7 percent sales growth in 2013. Bass Pro Shops, headquartered in Springfield, saw an 8.2% sales growth in 2013, and O’Reilly Automotive, also headquartered in Springfield, saw a 7.6% sales growth in 2013.

The NRF is the world’s largest retail trade association, representing retailers from the United States and more than 45 countries.

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