General criteria 

 To be eligible for the Retail Industry Awards awards:

  • Entries must relate to activities taking place in UK grocery retail sector in the 12 months to 1 April 2021, unless otherwise stated.

  • The closing date for all Retail Industry Awards 2021 categories is Friday 11 June.

  • Entries can be made by individual businesses, those officially representing them or anyone wishing to nominate a relevant entrant.

  • Awards are open to independent convenience stores, company-owned outlets and groups, as stated in individual criteria. Please make sure you select the correct sub-category.

  • Each entry must be individual and tailored to the award category.

  • Using the published criteria, a panel of independent judges will individually allocate a score to each finalist working remotely using our online system.

Winners and runners-up will be chosen based on a combination of the final scores, judges’ top preferences and online discussions, depending on category.