Retail Insider is delighted to reveal the shortlist for its annual ‘Transforming Retail’ Awards of 2019.

The aim of the awards is to showcase the very best examples of innovation across the sector as decided by our independent panel of judges. The shortlist below highlights what a leader in innovation the retail sector really is and many of the technological and non-technological advancements below will undoubtedly be transforming the way people shop in the years to come.

I would like to congratulate all the companies on the shortlist and to thank all those that did not make the cut this time round. The judges had their work cut out to whittle some outstanding entries down to the top few here.  We are grateful to everyone who entered the 2019 Awards and made it so competitive.

 

Best Connected Experience of the Year (sponsored by SAP)

IKEA Place

Made.com

The Entertainer

OneStock/Jigsaw

Ubamarket

Best In-Store Experience of the Year (sponsored by PCMS)

Unpackaged/Waitrose

YourStudio/Virgin Holidays

Matchesfashion.com

Specsavers

 

Delivery Innovation of the Year (sponsored by Womble Bond Dickinson)

Stuart/Sainsbury’s

Stuart/Ocado

John Lewis/Waitrose ‘While You Were Away’

GiveBackBox

 

 

Most Intelligent Use of Data (sponsored by Software AG)

Unmade/Rapha

JD Wetherspoon/Good Food Talks

McDonald’s Dynamic Yield

Tails.com

Bloom & Wild / Chattermill

 

 

 Overall Technology Innovation of the Year (sponsored by Webloyalty)

TooGoodToGo

Sainsbury’s Smartshop

Entrupy

OneStock

 

 

Most Promising Newcomer of the Year (sponsored by Bold360)

Zynstra

Avasam

Pointr

Shopappy

Entrupy

 

 

Editor’s Special Award (sponsored by Clipper)

Unpackaged/Waitrose

TooGoodToGo

Pointr

 

 

The shortlist is the result of the work of a judging panel consisting of senior figures in retail: Paul Clarke, CTO of Ocado; Clodagh Moriarty, group chief digital officer at Sainsbury’s; Paul Wilkinson, head of product for space, range and display at Tesco; Martin Newman, founder at Customer First Group ; Lawrence Shaw, CEO of Sitemorse; Simon Calver, head of venture investments at BGF; 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 09.

Glynn Davis, editor of Retail Insider