Welcome to the Retail Industry Awards 2022
Now in their 27th 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.
The Retail Industry Awards 2022 will be held on Tuesday 20 September 2022 at The Brewery in London.
Having our franchisees recognised for their hard work is an amazing achievement for both them and the Welcome team. Many congratulations to all our winners and highly commended stores. It has been an incredible yet very challenging year for everyone in retail and, against this backdrop, to be recognised by the Retail Industry Awards as among the best in the industry is something we are tremendously proud of for our Welcome winners.
Our independent retailers have once again swept the board at a national, UK-wide awards ceremony, pushing the standards of independent retailing even higher. These retailers have had a very challenging 18 months, and none have shown greater support to their communities. Awards like these are not just for the glory but put retail excellence on the map.
It was a huge honour to be awarded the trophy for Outstanding Achievement. I receive it on behalf of all the customers, colleagues, suppliers and industry bodies that have supported me over the years – without everybody’s support the award would not be possible.
We are delighted to have won the title of Symbol/Franchise Group of the Year for the second year in succession. The award recognises the incredible contribution made by Nisa partners and colleagues, and our logistics partner DHL, during a hugely demanding and unprecedented period. The award means a huge amount to all of us.
It was great to see resilience and innovation in the convenience sector celebrated in a year like no other.
This is amazing. We are shocked and speechless. It is just amazing to win this after the last 18 months – it makes it all worthwhile.
This is one of those awards that everyone looks up to and we are so glad we won it. It means a lot to us that all our hard work has been rewarded.
These awards motivate the team even more and we’re very proud to have made such an impact on the industry across the UK.
We are elated and thrilled to have won the award. It puts us at the forefront of the post office retailers in the country. For us to be recognised in this way is fantastic.
I am completely over the moon at winning this.
Fresh and local is what we pride ourselves on to provide for our local shoppers. We couldn't be prouder to lift this award for another year.
This year’s Retail Industry Awards recognised the resilience of the entire retail industry for the fortitude and innovation we have shown to lessen the impact of Covid and subsequent lockdowns.
The retail industry is an incredibly competitive field and it is an honour to have been recognised as a stand-out business success.