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.
Multiple categories are open to grocery retailers with more than 10 stores unless otherwise stated.
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.
Symbol/Franchise categories are open to symbol, fascia and franchise groups operating within the UK convenience store market.
Supplier categories are open to suppliers of FMCG goods to the UK independent/convenience trade. They include Product Launch of the Year, Sales Team of the Year and Most Sustainable Product of the Year.