The shortlist has been unveiled for the IGD Awards 2018, the annual event celebrating the best of the food and grocery industry.
Celebrating nearly three decades, over 540 winners, 10,000 entries, 3,400 hours of judging, 15,000 attendees and 1,800 judges, the awards ceremony is a historic event that will take place in London on 2nd October, where more than 600 senior executives will gather to raise a toast to the industry’s achievements over the last 12 months.
Joanne Denney-Finch, IGD Chief Executive, said: “We have a lot to celebrate in our industry, whether it’s the exciting innovations and advancements we see in stores or creative new products that are inspiring shoppers to cutting-edge supply chains using the latest technology, it gives me great pride to be a part of a sector that achieves so much.”
“It’s for this reason that the IGD Awards has been bringing businesses together for 27 years to reward the accomplishments that stand out. Congratulations to all of our finalists and we wish you the best of luck on 2nd October!”
Just under 100 companies of all sizes from across the industry have been shortlisted for the prestigious awards.
IGD Store of the Year Award
Our analysts have visited over 750 stores, in more than 50 countries, during 2017/18. From these country and store visits, each analyst has submitted their nomination for the Store of the Year based on the store offering benefits for the shopper, what makes the store unique, where it fits into the retailer’s strategy and where it showcases new thinking.
From the stores that were submitted that showed how a retailer is pushing boundaries, creating an innovative, original store format that improves the shopping experience we identified a shortlist of five stores that will be judged for IGD’s Store of the Year Award. Here is the IGD Store of the Year Award shortlist:
- Albert Heijn, Netherlands
- Alibaba’s Hema Fresh, Beijing, China
- Morrisons, St Ives, United Kingdom
- Target, Minneapolis, USA
- Walmart Omnichannel, Tlalnepantla, Mexico City, Mexico
(Click on the retailer name to access our store report on the shortlisted store)
Attend the IGD Awards ceremony
Join us in congratulating the worthy finalists and deserving winners of our IGD Awards. You’ll start the evening with a champagne reception, followed by a delicious three-course dinner and exciting entertainment.
Store of the Future
We have produced a report looking at ten areas for retailers and suppliers to consider as they prepare for the physical store of the future. You can access the report for free here.
2 October, London
Join us as we reward business excellence and individual success.