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)
Best In-Store Experience of the Year (sponsored by PCMS)
Delivery Innovation of the Year (sponsored by Womble Bond Dickinson)
John Lewis/Waitrose ‘While You Were Away’
Most Intelligent Use of Data (sponsored by Software AG)
JD Wetherspoon/Good Food Talks
McDonald’s Dynamic Yield
Bloom & Wild / Chattermill
Overall Technology Innovation of the Year (sponsored by Webloyalty)
Most Promising Newcomer of the Year (sponsored by Bold360)
Editor’s Special Award (sponsored by Clipper)
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