2018 World Retail Awards Winners

2018 World Retail Awards Winners

Congratulations to all of our 2018 winners!

2018’s Outstanding Store Design <1200sqm - sponsored by Showcase Interiors

Winner: 

The Arçelik Experience Store

Shortlist:

  • Daniel Wellington with Code Concept 
  • Dixons Travel - Terminal 3 Heathrow (London, UK)
  • ECOALF- A Sustainable Lifestyle Experience (Berlin)
  • FREDERIC MALLE PERFUME BOUTIQUE BY JAKOB+MACFARLANE (Paris)
  • Juventus Innovative Retail Concept (Turin, Italy)
  • L'OCCITANE en Provence Yorkdale Flagship Boutique (Toronto, Canada) 
  • Suncorp Discovery Store (Sydney, Australia)
  • The Arçelik Experience Store
  • Tommy Hilfiger Store-of-the-Future (UK)

2018’s Outstanding Store Design >1200sqm – sponsored by Showcase Interiors

​Winner: 

Missguided Bluewater with Dalziel & Pow (UK)

Shortlist:

  • AE Studio - American Eagle with Checkland Kindleysides (New York, USA)
  • BEYMEN SUADIYE 481 with HMKM (Istanbul, Turkey)
  • Bloomingdale's Kuwait
  • Construction trading house "Petrovich" (Saint Petersburg, Russia)
  • Hagkaup Smaralind with M Worldwide (Reykjavik, Iceland)
  • Marie's Baby Circle with Dalziel & Pow (Starfield Goyang, South Korea)
  • Missguided Bluewater with Dalziel & Pow (UK)
  • Robinsons Department Store (Dubai, UAE) 
  • REWE Im Weitlingkiez (Berlin, Germany)
  • Supercheap Auto - Customer Experience Centre (Sydney Australia)

Social Media Campaign of the Year

​Winner: 

'You Shall ... Find your Fairytale Christmas' Campaign - Debenhams (UK)

Shortlist:

  • #RYUOneMoreRep - RYU Apparel (Canada)
  • DUYGU OZASLAN X BOBBI BROWN (Turkey)
  • Fashion bonding social experiment – Max Fashion (UAE)
  • SPAR India #SeasonofJoy campaign (India)
  • Spend It Well | Make It Matter Day – Marks & Spencer (UK)
  • TOMMYNOW “ROCKCIRCUS” – Fall 2017 – Tommy Hilfiger (USA)
  • TOUS Insta (Tender) Story campaign (Spain)
  • 'You Shall ... Find your Fairytale Christmas' Campaign - Debenhams (UK)

Retail Employer of the Year - sponsored by Checkpoint

​Winner: 

Tommy Hilfiger

Shortlist:

  • ALDI UK
  • Carrefour Spain
  • The Co-Operative (UK)
  • Cotton On Group
  • Oliver Bonas
  • Screwfix 
  • Tommy Hilfiger

Retail Start-Up of the Year 

​Winner: 

ABOUT YOU (Germany)

Shortlist:

  • ABOUT YOU (Germany)
  • Allbirds (USA)
  • Away (USA)
  • Dress in the City (France)
  • Modibodi (Australia)
  • Pompeii (Spain)
  • RYU Apparel (Canada) 
  • Society Nine (USA)

Responsible Retailer Initiative of the Year

​Winner: 

Enrich Not Exploit™ - The Body Shop (UK)

Shortlist:

  • Palm Oil Free Champions - Biome Eco Stores (Australia)
  • Naturaplan - Natural. Right. Good - Coop (Switzerland)
  • Kwale Cotton - Cotton On Group (Australia)
  • The Future of Sustainable Fashion – ECOALF (Spain)
  • Making sustainable homes a reality for customers – Kingfisher (UK)
  • Enrich Not Exploit™ - The Body Shop (UK)
  • Transformar.te Project - Sonae MC (Portugal)

The Retail Technology Gamechanger – sponsored by Google Cloud

​Winner: 

Spoon Guru: Tailored food search

Shortlist:

  • Avery Dennison: RFID and the Impact of Digital Emotional Intelligence (DEQ)
  • Catchoom: AI meets eCommerce: Product Tagging and Visual Recommendations
  • Go Instore: Bringing digital retail experiences to life
  • Ksubaka
  • MishiPay: Scan, Pay, Leave - The "Queueless" future of in-store retail
  • OneMarket - Reshaping The Way The World Shops
  • Spoon Guru: Tailored food search
  • Yoobic: Achieving Retail Excellence through in-store execution and compliance

Retail Brand Collaboration of the Year

​Winner: 

UK Exclusive: Fenty Beauty retail launch partnership (Harvey Nichols & Kendo Brands)

Shortlist:

  • Away: Edition Rashida Jones (Away)
  • CR7 - the best offence meets the best defence (PanzerGlass and Cristiano Ronaldo - CR7)
  • DUYGU OZASLAN X BOBBI BROWN (ESTEE LAUDER COMPANIES - BOBBI BROWN TURKEY)
  • Harry Potter at Primark
  • M&S Presents Paddington & The Christmas Visitor (Marks & Spencer)
  • UK Exclusive: Fenty Beauty retail launch partnership (Harvey Nichols & Kendo Brands)

Best Customer Experience Initiative - Retailer

​Winner: 

LOTTE - Cognitive Shopping Advisor - LOTTE Department Store (South Korea)

Shortlist:

  • Bar Meraviglia by Sanpellegrino Fruit Beverages (Italy)
  • Beauty Lounge: A modern grooming parlour – Harvey Nichols (UK)
  • Dear India by Level Shoes (UAE)
  • FICO Eataly World (Italy)
  • Fit & Style Studio - Marks and Spencer (UK)
  • L'OCCITANE en Provence Yorkdale Flagship Boutique (Canada)
  • LOTTE - Cognitive Shopping Advisor - LOTTE Department Store (South Korea)
  • Lynk & Co Space - Lynk + Co (China)
  • Marks and Spencer with Honeywell Dolphin 75e (UK)
  • Shell Tampines Avenue 2 Station - Shell Eastern Petroleum (Pte) Ltd (Singapore)
  • Spoon Guru and Tesco pair up to provide personalised search and tailored food choices to customers (UK)

Best Customer Experience Initiative – Mall Owner

​Winner: 

The Mall at Wellington Green - Starwood Retail Partners Live 360° (Florida, USA)

Shortlist:

  • CityWalk Immersive Experience – Float4  (Dubai, UAE)
  • Dubai Shopping Festival 2017 SHOP.POP.WIN – Dubai Festival City Mall (Dubai, UAE) 
  • “National Thank You Day” Campaign - SM Supermalls (Philippines)
  • Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire by The Void & ILMxLAB at Westfield London (London, UK)
  • Suzhou Center Mall - West Jinji Lake CBD, Industrial Park (Suzhou, China)
  • The Great Virtual Escape Campaign (A Virtual World beyond Imagination) - City Centre Deira Malls (UAE and Bahrain)
  • The Mall at Wellington Green - Starwood Retail Partners Live 360° (Florida, USA)

Retail Transformation and Reinvention Award – sponsored by Google

​Winner: 

Tendam

Shortlist:

  • Coop Norge (Norway)
  • Tendam (Spain)
  • Hoff (Russia)
  • Pick n Pay (South Africa)
  • Suncorp Discovery Store – Suncorp Group (Australia)
  • Turkcell (Turkey)
  • Vinomofo
  • Virgin Megastore 

Retailer of the Year – sponsored by IBM

​Winner: 

Sephora

Shortlist:

  • Gucci
  • JD.com
  • Lidl
  • Primark
  • Sephora
  • Walmart

Outstanding Leadership Award – sponsored by Royal Bank of Canada

​Winner: 

Pablo Isla, Chairman, Inditex

Woman of the Year - sponsored by Clarity

​Winner: 

Laura Alber, President & CEO, Williams-Sonoma

The Isidoro Álvarez Lifetime Achievement Medal – supported by El Corte Inglés

​Winner: 

Jorge Pont

Gilbert Harrison

Future Retail Challenge – sponsored by Tendam

​Winner: 

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong 

2018 Headline Partner

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