Company News • 30.04.2014

World Retail Congress Award 2014 announces Call For Entry

World Retail Congress Award 2014 announces Call For Entry...
Source: i2i Events Group

Now in its eighth year the prestigious annual World Retail CongressAwards are open, attracting entries from hundreds of retailers from over 50 countries across the world.

The Awards commence on the 30th September at the historic, Salle Wagram in Paris, held during the World Retail Congress, showcasing both finalists and winners in front of over 500 people.

The Awards are internationally open to retailers of all sizes, “It’s a fantastic award. It’s great to be recognised by the industry and by our peers." Jon Kamaluddin, International Director, ASOS.

The World Retail CongressAwards 2014 are pleased to confirm the entry categories include:

  • Store Design
  • Growth Market Retailer
  • Pure Play Online Retailer
  • Omni channel Retailer
  • CSR Initiative of the Year
  • Customer Experience of the Year
  • Best New Retail Concept
  • Retail Advertising Campaign
  • Outstanding Leadership Award
  • Retail Transformation and Reinvention Award

The Grand Jury for 2014 is made up of international heads of retail businesses that will decide the 2014 shortlist and winners. With some jurors serving since the launch of the Awards 8 years ago, as well as some new faces, the roll call of retail elite who will be reviewing the entries is stronger than ever. These include:

  • Bernie Brookes, CEO , Myer
  • Bijou Kurien, Strategic Advisor, L Capital (Asia)
  • Paul Charron, Campbell Soup Company, Chairman
  • Richard Simonin, Executive Chairman, Limoni Group
  • Rick Darling, CEO, Li & Fung US
  • Andrew Jennings

A selection of the top winners of the 2013 World RetailAwards included:

  • Supply Chain Initiative ofThe Year:Debenhams - 'Endless Aisle'
  • Store Design ofthe Year > 1200sqm: Shinsegae Department Store - Uijeongbu, South Korea (JHP Design)
  • Store Design ofthe Year < 1200sqm: Shoes of Prey - Sydney, Australia
  • Emerging Market Retailer ofthe Year: Cacau Show, Brazil
  • Pure Play Retailer of the Year:
  • Omnichannel Retailer ofthe Year: F&F
  • Customer Loyalty Initiative of the Year: HSN - 'Captivating audiences through Partnerships and Gamification'
  • Retail Advertising Campaign of theYear: Tesco - Christmas 2012 Campaign (Wieden& Kennedy)
  • CSR Initiative of theYear: Migros - 'Generation M'
  • Best New Retail Launch: Jumia
  • Retail Technology Initiative of theYear: ASOS - "Fit Visualiser" powered by Virtusize
  • Retail Transformation and Reinvention Award: Coles
  • International Retailer of the Year: LVMH
  • Outstanding Leadership Award: Yves Carcelle
  • Retailer of the Year:WholeFoods

The deadlines for your entries are the 23rd of May.  Find out how to enter here.

Source: i2i Events Group

related articles:

popular articles:

Thumbnail-Photo: Zebra Technologies to acquire Reflexis Systems, Inc....
10.08.2020   #POS communications #workforce deployment

Zebra Technologies to acquire Reflexis Systems, Inc.

Acquisition helps Zebra empower every worker at the edge to execute the best next action

Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA), an innovator at the front line of business with solutions and partners that deliver a performance edge, today announced it intends to acquire Reflexis Systems, Inc., a ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Disposition and shelf maintenance in times of Corona...
19.08.2020   #POS marketing #shop equipment

Disposition and shelf maintenance in times of Corona

Tools for shelf management

The CPG industry is currently experiencing turbulent times just as much as retail. Challenges such as the ban on field sales force visits or the sudden increase in demand for some articles, which leads to gaps in the shelf and loss of sales, are ...

Thumbnail-Photo: eBay’s management of payments begins scaling globally...
24.07.2020   #online trading #e-commerce

eBay’s management of payments begins scaling globally

Payments initiative reaches a milestone as the Operating Agreement with PayPal expires

Starting today (July 20th), eBay will begin expanding its management of payments around the globe. The company embarked on its journey to manage the end-to-end payments process on its marketplace platform in late 2018 and is already seeing success ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Stay safe with VariPOS
11.05.2020   #cashpoints #terminals

Stay safe with VariPOS

How technology helps – Stay safe at the point of sale

Technologies for product identification and payment authentication are great for improving the customer experience with speed and accuracy, but these technologies are also being seen as beneficial in the wake of the Coronavirus Pandemic. ...

Thumbnail-Photo: World’s first convenience store retrofitted with AI technology...
14.08.2020   #video surveillance #video cameras

World’s first convenience store retrofitted with AI technology

Standard Cognition to provide Circle K with autonomous checkout

Standard (“Standard Cognition”) announced that Alimentation Couche-Tard, a company that operates close to 14,500 convenience stores worldwide, including under the global brand Circle K, has selected Standard to pilot touchless, ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Automated delivery services sprang up during China’s Covid-19 lockdown...
03.06.2020   #coronavirus #delivery

Automated delivery services sprang up during China’s Covid-19 lockdown

Retail technologies at Smart Retail Expo (SRE 2020)

In response to the Covid-19 outbreak, China’s retail giants and Meituan both deployed their smart deliver robots/vehicles in heavily locked down cities, such as Wuhan and Beijing. Insiders believe automated delivery technology will be ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Payment and retail - what happens after the crisis?...
09.07.2020   #brick and mortar retail #payment systems

Payment and retail - what happens after the crisis?

Interview with Christine Bauer from CCV

We ask Christine Bauer, Vice President International Sales of the payment service provider CCV, which has been firmly established in Germany for 25 years and internationally for 60 years.Mrs Bauer, CCV has been on the market for a very long time, ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Electronic shelf labels: photo store introduces new technology...
09.05.2020   #electronic shelf labels (ESL) #electric displays

Electronic shelf labels: photo store introduces new technology

Cooperation between Photografica and Delfi Technologies

Photografica is a professional photography store in the heart of Copenhagen. Here, personal counseling and service play a crucial role. To the benefit of both employees and customers, the store has installed electronic price tags.With a central ...

Thumbnail-Photo: COVID-19 accelerates adoption of contactless payments...
20.05.2020   #payment systems #coronavirus

COVID-19 accelerates adoption of contactless payments

Consumers around the world are switching to contactless to help with social distancing

RBR’s Global Payment Cards Data and Forecasts to 2024 reportreveals how increased contactless card issuance and acceptance combined with changes in consumer behaviour are driving growth in contactless payments. In 2018, the number of ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Bright future for Copenhagen-based Irma Store...
15.06.2020   #electronic shelf labels (ESL) #price labelling

Bright future for Copenhagen-based Irma Store

Automatic price updates with ESL

Irma Smedetoften is located in the heart of Copenhagen's Northwest Quarter. The area around the Irma store is part of an urban development project where, among other things, the local trade district will be strengthened. Irma has also recently ...


APG Cash Drawer
APG Cash Drawer
4 The Drove
BN9 0LA Newhaven
SALTO Systems GmbH
SALTO Systems GmbH
Schwelmer Str. 245
42389 Wuppertal
Apostore GmbH
Apostore GmbH
Uferstraße 10
45881 Gelsenkirchen
Reflexis Systems GmbH
Reflexis Systems GmbH
Kokkolastr. 5-7
40882 Ratingen
Poindus HQ - Taiwan
Poindus HQ - Taiwan
5F., No.59, Ln. 77, Xing-Ai Rd.,Neihu Dist.
Taipei City 114
Delfi Technologies GmbH
Delfi Technologies GmbH
Landgraben 75
24232 Schönkirchen
Gewerbering 1
84072 Au i.d.Hallertau
Adasys GmbH – a Poindus Company
Adasys GmbH – a Poindus Company
Max-Planck-Straße 10
70806 Kornwestheim
POS TUNING Udo Voßhenrich GmbH & Co KG
POS TUNING Udo Voßhenrich GmbH & Co KG
Am Zubringer 8
32107 Bad Salzuflen