IMAGES RETAIL AWARDS 2024

(Assessment Period 1st April 2023- 31st March 2024)

Entries Close on 30th April, 2024

IMAGES RETAIL AWARDS recognize outstanding achievers in the business of retail.

(The entrant can participate in more than one award category if qualifies as per eligibility criteria and meets the definition of concerned award category)

WHO CAN NOMINATE?

National and regional retailers or a brand with own stores, across the following consumption verticals, formats and channels:

Verticals: Fashion & Lifestyle / Fashion Accessories / Footwear / Jewellery / Eyewear / Timewear / Consumer Electronics / Leisure (books, music, pet care, gifts, toys etc.) / Entertainment / Pharmacy & Wellness Products / Beauty Products / Salons, Spas & Fitness Services / Mobile & Telecom / Home & Office Improvement / Foodservice / Food & Grocery / Sports goods & Fitness Equipment / Luggage / Others if any (Please Specify)

Formats: EBO/ MBO/ Department Store/ Hypermarket/ Supermarket/ Convenience Store/ Neighbourhood Store/ Travel Retail / Kiosk/ Express Formats / Shop-in-shop / Pop-ups / Online Retailer / D2C Retail, Online Marketplace, Others if any (Please Specify)

Multiple nominations may be filed under a single category, for different initiatives.

IMAGES Most Admired Retailer of The Year

Marketing & Promotions

Nomination should be for one specific campaign. Campaign categories are:

  • Celebrity Endorsed Campaign
  • Discount Sales Campaign
  • Festival Sales Campaign
  • In-store Campaign
  • Social-Media Campaign
  • Multi-Media Campaign
  • Social Cause Campaign
  • Store Launch Campaign
  • Seasonal Campaign

Innovation

Nominations can be filed with a brief note on the unique idea, strategy or innovation Include details of execution and results in terms of creating differentiation, customer or multi stakeholder engagement, increased satisfaction with positive feedback/ coverage/ and recognition.

  • Retail Design
  • Visual Merchandising
  • Customer Service
  • Employee Practices
  • Any Other

Retail Launch

Nominations can be filed for a retail store launch between April 2023 & March 2024, which drew significant consumer, media and industry attention in the following categories:

  • Brand Debut
  • New Store
  • Flagship Store
  • Concept Store

Diversity and Inclusivity

A Brand that goes beyond traditional norms and is focused on Diversity and Inclusivity might include:

  • Inclusive Size Representation
  • Adaptive Fashion for Differently-able
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Gender Inclusivity: (Innovative Design Solutions)
  • Representation in Marketing and Branding: (Brands that actively feature diverse models)

Market Expansion

Nominations can be filed by a retailer or a brand with own stores with details on following 3 quantitative parameters:

  • New Market Penetration
  • Trading Area Growth
  • Store Count Augmentation
  • 360° Expansion

Startup

Nomination can be filled by Startup Brands and Startup Retailers across eligible Formats and Verticles in the Business of Retail.

  • Startup Brands
  • Startup Retailers

Technology Implementation:

Retailers/ Technology partners that can demonstrate delivery of outstanding shopping experiences to customers across all channels via best practices in tech through the retail value chain. The category covers excellence in the technology deployment in areas including, but not limited to

  • Loyalty & Customer Engagement
  • Customer Service & Experience
  • Project Management & Governance
  • Mobile Commerce
  • In-Store Technology
  • Social Marketing
  • Enterprise Solution Implementation
  • Analytics & AI
  • Data Security & Privacy
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Omnichannel Optimisation

Digital-First Offline Retailer

Digitally native brands stepped into to brick & mortar stores to drive growth and profitability through their ‘Wow!’ experiential differentiation — conveyed through distinctive design and/ or offbeat in-store experiences/ customer engagement features, which result in higher footfall, higher per sq ft return, ROI, and mass and social media fame/ following.

Brand Retailer Partnership

Nominations can be filed for a specific initiative to launch/ promote a brand/ category/ unique concept/ special offer.

Market Expansion

Nominations can be filed by a retailer or a brand with own stores with details on following 3 quantitative parameters:

  • New Market Penetration
  • Trading Area Growth
  • Store Count Augmentation
  • 360° Expansion

Digital-First Offline Retailer

Digitally native brands stepped into to brick & mortar stores to drive growth and profitability through their ‘Wow!’ experiential differentiation — conveyed through distinctive design and/ or offbeat in-store experiences/ customer engagement features, which result in higher footfall, higher per sq ft return, ROI, and mass and social media fame/ following.

TECH.NXT

Analyses on the impact of technology have been the mainstay of business discussions worldwide over the last few years, and especially in the recent past. Technology solutions companies have also been visibly dynamic in promoting tools and services designed to aid organizations in mastering digital transformation and to circumvent the challenges of connected commerce.

  • Customer Experience
  • MarTech
  • Omnichannel Enablement
  • Supply Chain Automation and Delivery
  • Planning / Inventory Optimization
  • Last Mile & Fulfillment
  • Personalisation

PRESENTATIONS TO “ON GROUND JURY”

For the Presentations based categories, and finalists are to make 3 minutes presentations to “On Ground JURY” followed by interaction with JURY and Audience on 08-09 May 2024 at JIO World Convention Centre, Mumbai. The 3 minutes presentations by Finalists can be made by screening a Video or PPT showcasing their concept, execution, and results/ information asked for in nomination form – specific to Assessment Period 1st April 2023- 31st March 2024. The AV/ video to be in 16:9 ratio to be played in VLC player during the presentation to the IRA Grand Jury on 08-09 May 2024 at Phygital Retail Convention.

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