Retail Insider ‘Transforming Retail Awards 2017’ shortlist announced

Retail Insider is very pleased to announce the shortlist for the inaugural ‘Transforming Retail’ Awards in 2017.

The aim of the awards is to showcase the best examples of innovation across the sector and we believe the shortlist below consists of a strong field of innovations and progressively-minded organisations.

I would like to congratulate all those companies on the shortlist and to offer commiserations to those that did not make the cut but to whom we are grateful to them for entering the awards and for making it a competitive affair.


Best In-store Experience of the Year (sponsored by K3 Retail)

Tossed Restaurant

Dixons Carphone

Red Ant / Sofology


Most Promising Newcomer (sponsored by ORESA)

Mention Me


Best Multi-Channel Experience of the Year (sponsored by Bond Dickinson)


Starbucks Mobile Order & Pay

Farfetch ‘Store of the Future’ platform

Delivery Innovation of the Year (sponsored by SAP)

Starship Technologies

Deliveroo Editions

Amazon Prime Wardrobe


Most Intelligent Use of Data (sponsored by Clipper Group)


Blue Yonder / Otto

Shop Direct Very Assistant

Overall Technology Innovation of the Year (sponsored by Webloyalty)

Tossed Restaurant


Elevaate / NotOnTheHighStreet

Shop Direct Very Assistant

The shortlist is the result of the work of a judging panel consisting of senior figures in retail: Paul Wilkinson, head of technology research at Tesco Labs; Martin Newman, CEO at Practicology; Simon Harrow, former CEO of Elevaate; Sean McKee, director of e-commerce and CX at Schuh; Steve Robinson, consulting director at Alliants, Lawrence Shaw, CEO at Sitemorse, and Bertrand Bodson, chief digital and marketing officer at Sainsbury’s Argos.

Retail Insider would like to thank the judges for their time and also to the sponsors of the awards. The winners will be announced on the evening of October 4.

Glynn Davis, editor of Retail Insider