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The Award categories

The IGD Awards are now closed for entries. See the list of finalists here.

Business Excellence

This category celebrates excellence across the retail spectrum from supply chain innovation to the cutting edge of digital to new in-store formats and experiences.

  • NEW! Supply Chain Collaboration
  • NEW! Food to Go Operator of the Year
  • Supply Chain Innovation
  • Shopper Activation Excellence
  • Consumer Insight Excellence
  • Outstanding Small Business
  • Business Transformation
  • Digital Engagement
  • E-commerce
  • Innovative Store of the Year

Personal Achievement

This category recognises those inspirational and game-changing individuals and companies that have made a significant difference in our industry today. 

  • Young Entrepreneur of the Year
  • The Grocer Cup
  • Lifetime Achievement
  • President’s Cup


This category recognises how innovation and commitment in skills, learning and development can deliver measurable benefits for our people and the industry at large.

  • NEW! Employee Wellbeing
  • Leading Edge
  • Employability
  • Learning & Development

Sustainable Business

This category recognises those companies with best in class initiatives that have addressed the sustainability and health challenges facing the industry and its customers today. 

  • Sustainable Future
  • Health and Wellness

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Questions or comments?

If you have any questions or comments or need help with completing the online entry form, please contact us at or call +44 (0)1923 857141.

Key dates 

Closing date for entries
Friday 27 May

Finalists announced
Monday 1
1 July


IGD Awards Ceremony
Tuesday 18 October