Welcome to the 2021 Retail Industry Awards

Now in their 26th year, the Retail Industry Awards are a celebration of all that is great about the UK grocery retail sector. The wide range of categories spans everyone from the country’s largest supermarkets to the smallest independent stores, recognising achievements in everything from the best use of new technology to engagement with the local community. Blue-riband awards include Supermarket of the Year for multiple retailers and Independent Retailer of the Year for individually owned stores, as well as the prestigious Symbol/Franchise Group of the Year trophy for the country’s top fascia operator.

All the awards are FREE to enter, and you can view the categories and criteria here.

Rewarding Excellence in the Retail Industry for over 25 Years 

Independent Categories

Independent categories are open to independent convenience retailers operating 10 stores or fewer, whether or not they are affiliated to a symbol/franchise group. Entries should be for a single store unless otherwise stated.

Company-owned Categories

Company-owned categories are open to individual stores belonging to a group with more than 10 company-owned, managed stores. Entries should be for a single store unless otherwise stated.

Multiple Categories

Multiple categories are open to grocery retailers with more than 10 stores unless otherwise stated.

Symbol/Franchise Categories

Symbol/Franchise categories are open to symbol, fascia and franchise groups operating within the UK convenience store market.

Product Launch of the Year 

Recognise products available to the independent/convenience channel and are divided into 10 separate sub-categories vital to the impulse channel.