Retail Insider is very pleased to announce the shortlist for its annual ‘Transforming Retail’ Awards of 2018.

The aim of the awards is to showcase the best examples of innovation across the sector during what is an unprecedented period of change. We believe the shortlist below consists of a strong field of innovations and highlights the best of what the industry has to offer.

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. We hope they will be involved again next year.

Best In-store Experience of the Year (sponsored by Clipper Group)

Built

Mishi Pay

Topshop / Your Studio

Vita Mojo

 

Best Connected Experience of the Year (sponsored by PCMS Group)

Amazon Home

Big Green Bookshop

Dressipi

Go Instore

 

Delivery Innovation of the Year (sponsored by Software AG)

Bloom & Wild

Built

Stowga

Waitrose

 

 

Most Intelligent Use of Data (sponsored by K3 Retail)

Dressipi

Graze

Knomo / Nosto

Ocado

 

Overall Technology Innovation of the Year (sponsored by Webloyalty)

Great British Exchange

Mishi Pay

Ocado

SpoonGuru

 

Most Promising Newcomer of the Year

Great British Exchange

Stowga

Streetbees

UseHero

 

Retail Insider Editor’s Special Award

Great British Exchange

Big Green Bookshop

Go Instore

The shortlist is the result of the work of a judging panel consisting of senior figures in retail: Paul Clarke, CTO of Ocado; Jeremy Fennell, MD of Carphone Warehouse; Paul Wilkinson, head of product for space, range and display at Tesco; Martin Newman, chairman at Practicology; Lawrence Shaw, CEO of Sitemorse; Simon Calver, head of investments at BGF Ventures; Edwina Dunn, CEO of Starcount; and Sarah McVittie, co-founder of Dressipi.

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 10.

Drinks sponsor:

Glynn Davis, editor of Retail Insider