The Good Retail Awards return for 2022

Good Retail Awards return for 2022

Following on from last year’s virtual awards ceremony, the Good Retail Awards are back on the stage and bigger than ever before. Taking place as part of Spring Fair on Sunday 6th February 2022, the Good Retail Awards return, set to shine a light on the achievements of those embracing innovation and creativity to achieve retail success. 

We take a look at the success of the 2021 Awards and give a sneak preview of everything the Good Retail Awards 2022 has in store.

Looking back at GRA 2021

Taking place virtually as part of Spring Fair @Home, last year’s Good Retail Awards was an enormous success, showcasing those in the industry that had taken positive steps to grow their business throughout times of uncertainty.

In a year that had presented so many challenges for retailers, it was a pleasure to share the stories of so many in the industry that had not only adapted, but also thrived.

With an unprecedented number of entries, the judging panel had a challenging job to choose the winners, enjoying learning about each retailer’s campaigns, ideas and approaches.

Good Retail Awards 2021 winners

The 2021 awards ceremony saw people tune in from around the globe to see the winners announced.

The winners of the Good Retail Awards 2021 were as follows:

Salamander Cookshop won the Bricks ‘n’ Clicks Award for their omnichannel approach to retail, making the expertise of their staff available online and instore, alongside implementing a virtual store and utilising interactive marketing content.

The Old Moat Garden Centre & Café won the Community Award for their work as a wellbeing service within the retail sector. Helping around 50 people at any one time, they provide individuals with the confidence, skills and qualifications that they need, while working alongside staff and volunteers in a safe and supportive environment.

Furniture Village won the Digital Impact Award for their ‘Sleep Well Live Well’ campaign. Pivoting on their traditional offering, they partnered with an NHS doctor to create a conversation with customers around the best ways to boost sleep health and wellbeing.

Wyle Blue World won the Instore Creativity Award for their creation of a one-of-a-kind and experiential retail journey. As well as using in-depth knowledge to share the story of each unique product and outstanding visual merchandising, Belinda created her own Moroccan themed alfresco bar for customers to see and enjoy products in use.

Made in Ashford won the Retail District Award for their work to regenerate the town, support micro businesses and celebrate creativity, all for free or at an affordable price. Including workshops and online content, their work has benefited the community and retailers alike.

Harts of Stur won the Sustainability Initiative Award for the introduction of a project that re-designed every aspect of their business to become more eco-friendly. Recycling more than 300 tonnes of materials every year, they sourced biodegradable packaging, installed solar panels, introduced eco-friendly schemes and much more.

The Good Retail Awards 2022 return

The Good Retail Awards 2022 return to celebrate the work of retailers and highlight the positives of the past year.

Completely free of charge to enter, we’re making sure there are no barriers to entry.

Our judges are looking for positive innovations that benefit both retailers and their customers. That could be through creativity, strategy, the use of technology or otherwise. 

Winners (and those shortlisted) will gain recognition on this prestigious stage, showcasing their efforts and featuring in promotional content to help grow their brand.

Key dates

Entries close – 06.01.22

Shortlist announced – 19.01.22

Good Retail Awards ceremony at Spring Fair – 06.02.22

The Good Retail Awards 2022 categories

The categories for the Good Retail Awards 2022 are:

  • Sustainability Initiative Award
  • Instore Creativity Award
  • Community Award
  • Bricks ‘n’ Clicks Award
  • Digital Impact Award
  • Retail District Award
  • Power of One Award

Sponsors of The Good Retail Awards 2022

We’d like to say a huge thank you to the incredible sponsors that are supporting the Good Retail Awards 2022.

Each of the sponsors shared their insights on the retail industry, as well as sharing what they’re looking forward to most from the 2022 awards. Click here to read what each of the sponsors had to say.

Enter The Good Retail awards 2022

It’s an opportunity not to be missed, so visit https://modernretail.co.uk/good-retail-awards/ to enter. We look forward to hearing all your inspiring stories!