Winners Announced Of The ‘Transforming Retail Awards 2017’

The winners of the Retail Insider ‘Transforming Retail Awards 2017’ were announced at a ceremony in central London last night. This is the first time Retail Insider has run the Awards which are designed to showcase the most exciting developments in the retail sector over the past year.

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The Awards attracted multiple entries of a high standard giving the judges a difficult job. However they eventually whittled all six categories down to three shortlisted entrants.

Tossed Restaurant was crowned ‘Overall Technology Innovation of the Year’, sponsored by Webloyalty, winning out against competition from Provenance, Elevaate with NotOnTheHighStreet and Shop Direct Very Assistant. Tossed Restaurant also came top in the ‘Best In-Store Experience of the Year’ category, sponsored by K3 Retail.

In other categories, Mention Me took the title of ‘Most Promising Newcomer’, sponsored by ORESA, while Starbucks came first in the ‘Best Multi Channel Experience of the Year’, sponsored by Bond Dickinson, seeing off GoInstore and Farfetch’s ‘Store of the Future platform’.

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Picking up the accolade for ‘Delivery Innovation of the Year’, sponsored by SAP, was Deliveroo Editions. Finally Shop Direct’s Very Assistant topped the ‘Most Intelligent Use of Data’, sponsored by Clipper Group, beating Blue Yonder and GeoBlink.

The Awards ceremony also included a beer tasting with a number of the awards categories matched to a different beer.

Glynn Davis, editor of Retail Insider, said: “The level of entries was extremely high and is evidence of just how much innovation is taking place within the retail industry. We would like to congratulate all the winners on their achievement and for helping make this a very exciting sector. We look forward to next year’s awards.