Watch the video announcement to find out who has been selected by our Expert Judges for this year's World Retail Awards.
For more information on the ceremony and booking a seat at the Awards on 30 September, visit the why attend page.
Good luck to all entrants!
Comments from our expert judges
"The geographical diversity and product category diversity of entries this year has made this award category a very exciting one. Equally encouraging is the very high quality of businesses from some of these relatively lesser known countries which reaffirms what many of us already know that retail innovation is no longer the preserve of the traditional developed retail markets."
Arvind Singhal, Chairman, Technopak
"Impressively high standard overall this year and really good to see entries from a large number of countries and categories."
Alan Treadgold, Global Retail Consultant
"I was really impressed with the quality of the entries this year, particularly the customer focus and service ethos demonstrated by many of the entries. "
Stella Hartley, Retail Marketing Consultant