2014 WORLD RETAIL AWARDS WINNERS

2014 WORLD RETAIL AWARDS WINNERS

On 30 September 2014, 500 high-level industry professionals gathered at the prestigious Salle Wagram in Paris to celebrate the retailers making moves in the industry.

The standard of 2014 World Retail Award entries was exceptional, underlining the scale of innovation and creativity within the retail industry.

Congratulations to this year’s World Retail Awards winners

NOMINATED CATEGORY WINNERS

International Retailer of the Year Sponsored by MasterCard​International Retailer of the Year

Sponsored by MasterCard

2014 Winner: H&M

With a truly global concept, our judges chose this year’s winner for its wide-ranging growth strategies. H&M has not only opened strongly in a huge number of markets but is one of the few to open in both the southern and northern hemispheres, said our judges, who praised it for innovating and maintaining a strong financial performance, and opening new concepts.

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Retailer of the Year sponsored by IBM​Retailer of the Year

Sponsored by IBM

2014 Winner: Fast Retailing

Growth and execution were two of the reasons why our judges chose this category winner. Fast Retailing has backed its ambitious expansion objectives with very impressive sales growth but the judges also liked that it has demonstrated itself a very human face through both its store environments and sta‚ff engagement. The mix of quality and price made for a compelling o‚ffer, said the judges.

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Outstanding Leadership Award sponsored by CT Partners​Outstanding Leadership Award

Sponsored by CT Partners

2014 Winner: Natalie Massenet & Mark Sebba, THE NET-A-PORTER GROUP

In a break with precedent, the special “Outstanding Leadership” Award for 2014 was presented jointly to Natalie and Mark in recognition of their exceptional skills and vision in creating NET-A-PORTER.COM, the world’s premier online luxury retailer, THE OUTNET.COM, the most fashionable fashion outlet, and MR PORTER, the online retail destination for men’s style. All previous winners have been individuals, but it was felt that the partnership between Natalie and Mark justified this joint award.

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Retail transformation and reinvention award sponsored by Boston Consulting Group​Retail Transformation and Reinvention Award

Sponsored by Boston Consulting Group

2014 Winner: ​Starbucks

​This retail transformation strategy went to the core of the brand, said the judges of our winner. The judges were impressed with what they described as the agility and speed with which Starbucks reacted to changing market conditions and its approach embraced both human and technology facets, with an approach which went to the heart of making its concept relevant.

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Future Retail Challenge

2014 Winner: ​Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), New York

ENTRY CATEGORY WINNERS

Retail Advertising Campaign of the Year

2014 Winner: Sainsbury's “Christmas in a Day” (AMVBBDO)

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Store Design of the Year >1200sqm 

2014 Winner: New Look Retailers, White City

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Store Design of the Year <1200sqm

2014 Winner: Verizon Destination Store, Mall of America, (AKQA & Chute Gerdeman)

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Growth Market Retailer of the Year

2014 Winner: BreadTalk, China

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Pure Play Online Retailer of the Year

2014 Winner: vente-privee.com

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Omnichannel Retailer of the Year

Sponsored by TCC

2014 Winner: John Lewis

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CSR Initiative of the Year

2014 Winner: Lotte Shopping - “Ecomoney Project”​

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Customer Experience of the Year

Sponsored by JDA

2014 Winner: Appliances Online

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Best New Retail Concept

2014 Winner: Eataly Smeraldo​

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World Retail Awards 2014

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