Symbol/Franchise categories

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

Fresh Produce Retailer of the Year – Symbol/Franchise

This category is open to symbol/franchise groups in which grocery products account for more than 50% of sales. The award is for whole groups or regional distribution companies, not individual stores.


  • A clear strategy for developing sales and offer in fresh produce
  • Strong relationships with growers and suppliers
  • Superior quality of in-store staff
  • In-store theatre and cross-merchandising with other categories
  • Differentiation from the competition

Symbol/Franchise Group of the Year

All symbol, fascia and franchise groups operating in the UK convenience retail sector are eligible to enter this award. The winner will demonstrate fresh thinking, sales success and strong support for its members nationwide.


  • Financial performance
  • Retailer support
  • Store standards
  • Store innovations