Independent Achievers Academy 2018 shortlist revealed

Independent Achievers Academy 2018 shortlist revealed
Independent Achievers Academy IAA Store management
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Congratulations to the 52 local shops that are consistently delivering excellence in the 12 IAA disciplines below. From these, four finalists for each category will be exclusively announced at our sister event, the Local Shop Summit, on 4 October.

12 category stars and the overall best shop will be announced at the IAA Gala Dinner on 22 November in London. To register your interest, email iaa@newtrade.co.uk

Did you miss this year’s opportunity to make the list? Benchmark and compare your shop with our tool and submit for a chance to make next year’s!


Marketing to Customers

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  • Family Shopper Blantyre, Glasgow
  • J Robarts & Son (Costcutter), Codicote
  • London Road Bakery (Spar), Boston
  • Mahal Stores (Premier), Nottingham
  • McLeish, Inverurie
  • Premier Linktown Local, Kirkcaldy
  • Tenby Stores & Post Office (Premier Express), Tenby
  • Wharfedale Premier, Hull

Customer Service

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  • Broadway Convenience Store (Premier), Edinburgh
  • Handley's Go Local, Sandiway
  • Hopes of Longtown, Longtown
  • Londis Woodhouse Street, Leeds
  • Pontrilas Post Office, Hereford
  • Todays News, Newcastle Upon Tyne
  • Vyas Convenience Store (Premier), Manchester
  • Whissendine Shop & Post Office (Mace), Oakham

Effective Ranging

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  • Broadway Convenience Store (Premier), Edinburgh 
  • Londis Betws-y-Coed, Betws-y-Coed
  • Londis Stour Road, Christchurch
  • McLeish, Inverurie
  • One Stop Mount Nod, Coventry
  • Ruprai Food & Wine (Nisa), Birmingham
  • The Village Shop & Post Office (Spar), Hook Norton
  • Whissendine Shop & Post Office (Mace), Oakham

Availability 

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  • Arnold Road Premier Stores, Nottingham
  • Bradley’s Supermarkets, Loughborough
  • Costcutter BWS, Chesham
  • Levenhall Village Store, Musselburgh
  • Londis Westham Road, Weymouth
  • Londis Woodhouse Street, Leeds
  • Mulkerns Eurospar, Newry
  • Premier Smeaton Stores, Kirkcaldy

Shop Layout

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  • Jay's Budgens of Crofton Park, London
  • Londis Denby Dale, Huddersfield
  • Londis Woodhouse Street, Leeds
  • Nisa Local Virginia Quay, London
  • One Stop Draycott, Derby
  • Premier Lower Darwen, Darwen
  • Shingadia's Londis Caterways & Post Office, Horsham
  • Today's Extra Fiveways, Cleethorpes

Merchandising 

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  • Bradley’s Supermarkets, Loughborough
  • Londis Ferme Park Road, London
  • Londis Westham Road, Weymouth
  • London Road Bakery (Spar), Boston
  • One Stop Canterbury Stores, Canterbury
  • One Stop Mount Nod, Coventry
  • Premier Lower Darwen, Darwen
  • Select & Save The Windmill, Birmingham

In-Store Display

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  • Brownlie's (Best-one), Biggar
  • J Robarts & Son (Costcutter), Codicote
  • Mulkerns Eurospar, Newry
  • Nisa Local Virginia Quay, London
  • Portsoy Ice Cream, Portsoy
  • Spar Hackenthorpe, Sheffield
  • St John's Budgens, Kenilworth
  • The Village Shop & Post Office (Spar), Hook Norton

Responsible Retailing 

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  • Budgens of Broadstairs, Broadstairs
  • Costcutter Epsom, Epsom
  • Crescent Stores Spar, Minster Lovell
  • One Stop Draycott, Derby
  • Shingadia's Londis Caterways & Post Office, Horsham
  • St Mary's Supermarket (Premier), Southampton
  • The Village Shop & Post Office (Spar), Hook Norton
  • Wharfedale Premier, Hull

Staff Development

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  • Hopes of Longtown, Longtown
  • Londis Westham Road, Weymouth
  • Londis Woodhouse Street, Leeds
  • Mulkerns Eurospar, Newry
  • Nisa Local High Heath, Walsall
  • One Stop The Prior Way, Borrowash
  • Tenby Stores & Post Office (Premier Express), Tenby
  • Wharfedale Premier, Hull

Service to the Community

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  • Hopes of Longtown, Longtown
  • Jay's Budgens of Crofton Park, London
  • Levenhall Village Store, Musselburgh
  • Nisa Local High Heath, Walsall
  • One Stop The Prior Way, Borrowash
  • Pontrilas Post Office, Hereford
  • Premier Smeaton Stores, Kirkcaldy
  • Woosnam & Davies News, Llanidloes

Digital Engagement 

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  • Family Shopper Blantyre, Glasgow
  • Levenhall Village Store, Musselburgh
  • London Road Bakery (Spar), Boston
  • Mullaco Supermarket, Dewsbury
  • Nisa Local Fletton & Post Office, Peterborough
  • Premier Linktown Local, Kirkcaldy
  • Premier Smeaton Stores, Kirkcaldy
  • Wharfedale Premier, Hull

Retail Innovation 

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  • Betty's News, Newquay
  • Broadway Convenience Store (Premier), Edinburgh
  • Family Shopper Blantyre, Glasgow
  • Jay's Budgens of Crofton Park, London
  • Levenhall Village Store, Musselburgh
  • Londis Westham Road, Weymouth
  • Nisa Local High Heath, Walsall
  • Premier Eldred Drive Stores, Orpington

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By betterRetailing ⁣ 10 Sep, 2018

Comments

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  • By Chander Hingorani 11 Sep, 2018
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    Congratulations to those who have been selected. It is the first step in winning the awards. These shops provide an excellent service to the community-open seven days, early morning late night. The turnover in this sector is increasing as more and more people realise the value and service these guys provide.

    Raise your glasses. Well done.

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