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Romantique Jewelers Wins William (Wag) Wagner Award

Missouri retailer honored for business excellence.




Romantique Jewelers Wins William (Wag) Wagner Award

(PRESS RELEASE) 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%!

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 $200K!”
William (Wag) Wagner Business Excellence Award

The Business Excellence Award is given annually to 1 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: (1) to acknowledge business excellence from independent retailers and (2) 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,” said Mr. Brown.


Wag passed away in September, 2018.

Edge Retail Academy presented the Rodriguez’s with the award and a check for $1000.

About Edge Retail Academy

Edge Retail Academy is a full-service consulting firm supplying jewelry retailers with strategies to improve results in all facets of your business, including improved financials & cash flow, a healthier inventory, sales growth, increased staff performance, sales training, recruiting & onboarding, and retirement/succession planning…All custom-tailored to your company’s needs. We develop a game plan, so you achieve maximum growth and success. Edge Pulse ensures you stay on top of industry market trends with our $3 Billion+ of real-time industry sales data. Additionally, we provide vendors with retailer-specific sales and inventory data. Our Vendor Partners receive both aggregated sales data as well as retailer-specific sell-through data through Vendor Pulse. For more information, visit



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