Nigerian retailer Jumia unveiled as finalist in two categories at World Retail Awards 2013

The World Retail Congress has revealed the list of retailers shortlisted as finalists for this year’s prestigious World Retail Awards and, for the first time, sees a Nigerian retailer, Jumia named a finalist in two categories.

This year a record number of entries were submitted from the most extensive ranges of countries and retail sectors to date for the annual awards. The team of expert judges selected the retailers they believe are the most outstanding and worthy of a place in the final. Nigerian retailer Jumia has reached the final stages of the competition for its outstanding e-commerce offering, and will compete with other leading retailers for the highly acclaimed ‘Pure Play eTailer of the Year’ award. Jumia has also been shortlisted in the important “New Retail Launch” category.

The finalists were shortlisted from an extremely high standard of entry and will all be reviewed on October 6th by the Grand Jury, made up of 16 senior retail leaders, who will select the winners. All of the winners will be announced at the Gala Dinner taking place at Salle Wagram, Paris on Tuesday 8th October. The shortlist includes for the first time, retailers from Nigeria, Pakistan, South Korea and Malaysia.

This year’s judges include: Ian Cheshire, Group Chief Executive, Kingfisher plc; Bernie Brookes, CEO, Myer Ltd; Gordon Campbell, CEO, Spar International; Paul Charron, Chairman, Campbell Soup Company; Rick Darling, President, DSG and Vice Chairman Li & Fung US; Mindy Grossman, CEO, HSN Inc; Renuka Jagtiani, Vice-Chairperson, Landmark Group; plus numerous other high profile figures from the retail industry.*

“This year we had an exceptionally high standard of entries from retailers across the globe,” says World Retail Congress Chairman, Ian McGarrigle. “I am particularly delighted to see the awards attracting entries from many more emerging markets and that we have retailers from countries such as Nigeria shortlisted for the very first time. The finalists are all fantastic representatives for the international retail industry and how retailers continue to adapt and innovate in an increasingly challenging environment. We thank everyone for their entries and look forward to hearing the Grand Jury’s final decisions in October.”

THE 2013 WORLD RETAIL AWARD FINALISTS

CSR INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR

Azizia Panda – ‘Sustainable Future’

Woolworths South Africa – ‘MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet’

Migros – ‘Generation M’

Lotte Shopping – ‘’Shared growth with stakeholders’

Continente Sonae – ‘Missão Sorriso (Mission: Smile)’

Sefam – ‘Made of Pakistan (Vote for Pakistan)’

STORE DESIGN OF THE YEAR

John Lewis – Exeter, UK (Dalziel and Pow)

Joe Fresh NYC Flagship- 5th Avenue, New York, USA (Burdifilek)

Livraria Cultura, Cine Vitória store – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Shinsegae Department Store – Uijeongbu, South Korea (JHP Design)

Begendik Cayyolu, Ankara, Turkey

STORE DESIGN OF THE YEAR

14oz.- Haus Cumberland, Berlin, Germany

Chilli Beans Flagship Store – São Paulo, Brazil

Hotel Chocolat – Roast and Conch Covent Garden, London, UK (Terry Moore Design)

Karl Lagerfeld Concept Store – Paris, France

Puma – Osaka, Japan (Player & Franz Studio)

Shoes of Prey – Sydney, Australia

PURE PLAY ETAILER OF THE YEAR

eSpares

Isabella Oliver

Jumia

Ocado

vente-privee.com

Zalora

OMNICHANNEL RETAILER OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Intel

Crocs Inc

Chow Tai Fook

Debenhams

Florence & Fred

The Home Shopping Network (HSN Pakistan)

Screwfix

The Entertainer

EMERGING MARKET RETAILER OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Mastercard

Cacau Show, Brazil

Marisa, Brazil

The MAP Group, Indonesia

Max Retail, UAE

Mr Price Group, South Africa

Sefam, Pakistan

RETAIL ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR

Aldi – ‘Like Brands’ (McCann Manchester)

Debenhams – Christmas Made Fabulous (JWT London)

Myer – ‘Colour of Summer’ (Badjar Ogily)

Tesco – Christmas 2012 Campaign (Wieden & Kennedy)

Tops Liquor Stores – ‘Drinktionary’ (TBWA Hunt Lascaris Durban)

Worten – Christmas Campaign (Fuel Portugal)

CUSTOMER LOYALTY INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by TCC Global

Billa AG– ‘Vitamin Stars’

Continente – Sonae – Cada jogo, uma final (Each Match, a final Match)

Debenhams – Beauty Club Facebook VIP

Dunkin’ Donuts – “Morning start-up” app

O’Key – Angry Birds rewards programme

HSN – ‘Captivating audiences through Partnerships and Gamification’

RETAIL TECHNOLOGY INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Samsung

American Apparel – ‘RetailNext In-Store Analytics’

ASOS- “Fit Visualiser” powered by Virtusize

Bunnpris – ‘Biometric age verification in Self Checkout PoS’

Carrefour – “The Digital Wall”

Delhaize – ‘Pricer Electronic Shelf Labelling Solution’

John Lewis – ‘Vision BeanStore PoS’

SUPPLY CHAIN INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by JDA

BWG Foods – ‘BWG Tradelink’

Debenhams – ‘Endless Aisle’

Pep Stores – ‘JDA Demand & Fulfillment’

Tesco – ‘Supply Chain Blueprint’

Tesco – ‘Tesco Connect’

The Mobile Store –‘Inventory Management – BPR and Automation’

BEST NEW RETAIL LAUNCH

Hedonism Wines

Jumia

Presso

Quem disse, Berenice

t.riciclo

Zalora

Notes to Editors:

About World Retail Congress

The World Retail Congress, part of i2i Events Group portfolio, was launched in 2007, to be a platform for senior retail executives to meet and discuss the most important topics affecting retailers across the world. It has been held in Barcelona (2007-9), Berlin (2010-11) and London (2012) and is attended by up to 1,000 industry leaders from more than 60 countries. The programme is developed in conjunction with the Congress Advisory Board which represents retailers such as Gap, Kingfisher, Macys, Reliance Lifestyle, Myer, Alshaya, Netto, Inditex and Tesco.

The co-sponsors of the 2013 World Retail Congress are Deloitte, Mastercard and Hepsiburada.com.

World Retail Awards

Also in its 7th year, the awards are designed to recognise global excellence across the key areas of retailing such as advertising, corporate responsibility, online, international, leadership and innovation with the top award being the Retailer of the Year. The winners are selected by a Grand Jury made up of leading retailer CEOs from around the world.

*All entries are judged firstly by sector experts and then by the Grand Jury which this year includes the following members:

Bernie Brookes, CEO, Myer Ltd

Gordon Campbell, CEO, Spar International

Paul Charron, Chairman, Campbell Soup Company

Ian Cheshire, Group Chief Executive, Kingfisher plc.

Rick Darling, President, Li & Fung

Mindy Grossman, CEO, HSN Inc.

Renuka Jagtiani, Vice-Chairperson, Landmark Group

Muwaffaq Jamal, CEO, Azizia Panda

Andrew Jennings, CEO, Karstadt

Bijou Kurien, President & CEO, Reliance Lifestyle

Matt Rubel, Senior Advisor, TPG Capital

Rebecca Shelley, Group Corporate Affairs Director, Tesco

Marie Schott, Managing Director, Etam

Richard Simonin, Executive Chairman, Limoni Group

Yilmaz Yilmaz, Chairman, Koton

Wang Yu, Vice President, Beijing WFJ Department Store (Group) Co. Ltd.

Dame Lucy Neville Rolfe, Non-Executive President, EuroCommerce

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