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Kristin Bates-Ashton, Costco, Buyer, Furniture

Over the several decades since its launch, Costco has become a more important force in the furniture category, and, at present, Kristin Bates-Ashton is helping the warehouse club retailer continue providing members with fresh and enticing furnishings.

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Jeremy Couey, Walmart, Buyer, Lighting

The portable lighting business at Walmart has changed significantly over the past several years, and observers credit the changes with creating a more attractive and a more shoppable store department.

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Steven D’Iorio, HomeGoods, Kitchenware Buyer

With nearly 20 years of experience as a retail buyer with a focus on housewares, Steven D’Iorio, kitchenware buyer for HomeGoods, has become a trusted partner for many vendors who welcome his “responsiveness and fair pricing” when it comes to negotiations.

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Chrissie Puchta, Wayfair, Associate Director, Tabletop Category Management

With her experience and connections as a buyer for the tabletop category, Chrissie Puchta has brought her extensive knowledge and creativity to Wayfair for nearly five years. Today, as the associate director, tabletop category management, Puchta has been praised by vendors for her knowledge, creativity and her research skills, which has led her to be named a 2019 Impact Merchant.

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Mark Callahan, QVC, Buyer

With QVC since 2005, Mark Callahan has gained a retail industry reputation for being on top of the trends and his zeal has not tapered off during his tenure. This, noted housewares vendors, is what makes Callahan deserving of the title of 2019 HomeWorld Business Impact Merchant.

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Sunipa Kreuzer, Crate & Barrel, Senior Merchant, Kitchen

A combination of creativity and analytical prowess has made Sunipa Kreuzer successful in her role as senior merchant, kitchen, at Crate & Barrel, vendors said. Additionally, her attention to detail and positive attitude has influenced vendors to nominate her for a spot on the 2019 HomeWorld Business Impact Merchants list.

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Desirae Montgomery, Costco, Buyer, Cutlery

In her nearly ten years of working as a buyer in several categories, including cutlery for Costco, Desirae Montgomery has earned a reputation for being an accessible and easy to work with partner, vendors told HomeWorld Business. For this reason and others, she is one of this year’s Impact Merchants.

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