IAA: Best shops revealed

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#IAA19 Best shops in the UK and Ireland revealed

The UK’s top convenience retailers were announced last night at the Independent Achievers Academy (IAA) Gala in London.

The Gala follows nine months of benchmarking, store visits, assessments and interviews to compare and offer tailored advice to the 413 stores that took part.

Amrit Singh from Nisa Local High Heath was recognised as this year’s Overall Best Shop. His store is the beating heart of the community and is performing strongly across all 12 categories. His excellent use of data, strong digital presence, thorough processes, imaginative in-store theatre and new vape concession set him apart. Full details on what made Amrit stand out and links to all the Category Stars can be found below.

A selection of photos from a night that celebrated the achievement of hardworking independent retailers and fantastic local shops is also available below. A full set can be found on our Facebook page here.

If you want to be in with a chance of making this list in 2020, register your interest today and we’ll be in touch to help you take part next year!

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Photos from the #IAA19 Gala at the Troxy in London

Overall Best Shop

Amrit Singh

Amrit Singh
Nisa Local High Heath

Amrit’s store is the beating heart of the community and is performing strongly across all 12 IAA disciplines.

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Rising Star

Imogen Kelly

Imogen Kelly
Londis Stour Road

The IAA Rising Star has been created to showcase a retailer that the judges believe is a future Category Star.

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