Congratulations to the 31 local news and convenience retailers that are exceeding expectations in the IAA disciplines below. Since 2006, the Independent Achievers Academy (IAA) has set out to help independent retailers to improve standards, grow profits and celebrate their achievements through its learning and development programme. Over that time the IAA has shone a light on some truly inspirational stores, and this year is no exception.

We’re excited to announce the Category Stars and the Overall Best Shop as the IAA Gala Dinner returns on Wednesday 13 July at Eastside Rooms, Birmingham.

The Gala Dinner is a fantastic opportunity celebrate the stars of independent retail and to network with like-minded, success-focused business owners and innovative suppliers. To find out more and secure your space please click here: 

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Complete our form below to register your interest and we’ll be in touch with advice to help you grow your sales and profits, and details of how you could make the list next year!


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Marketing to Customers

  • H & Jodie’s Nisa, Walsall
  • Nisa Local Colley Gate, Halesowen
  • Premier Linktown Local, Kirkcaldy
  • Premier Morley, Leeds

In association with

RN logo

Customer Service

  • Family Shopper – Little Hulton, Manchester
  • Spar Pewsey, Tidworth
  • Tenby Stores & Post Office, Tenby
  • Welcome Harbour Parade, Southampton

In association with

Vape Retailer Logo

Effective Ranging

  • Ash’s Shop, Huntingdon
  • Londis Ferme Park Road, London
  • Miserden Stores & Post Office, Miserden
  • Nisa Local Colley Gate, Halesowen

In association with

Coca-Cola Europacific Partners Logo

Availability

  • Bassett’s Londis Abbotsbury Road, Weymouth
  • Londis Chatsworth Road & Post Office, Chesterfield
  • Nisa Local Paddington, London
  • Tenby Stores & Post Office, Tenby

In association with

Mars Wrigley Logo

Shop Layout

  • Ash’s Shop, Huntingdon
  • Bassett’s Londis Abbotsbury Road, Weymouth
  • Costcutter Marlpool, Kidderminster
  • Premier St Mary’s Supermarket, Southampton

In association with

Retail Express Logo

Merchandising & Display

  • Connolly Spar Pennings Road, Tidworth
  • Gwilliam’s of Edington, Bridgwater
  • Mulkerns Spar Jonesborough, Newry
  • White’s Calver, Calver

In association with

Mondelez International Logo

Responsible Retailing

  • Budgens of Hinchingbrooke, Hinchingbrooke
  • H & Jodie’s Nisa, Walsall
  • Premier St Mary’s Supermarket, Southampton
  • Wharfedale Premier, Hull

In association with

JTI UK Logo

Staff Development

  • Connolly Spar Beech Hill, Tidworth
  • Family Shopper – Little Hulton, Manchester
  • Tenby Stores & Post Office, Tenby
  • Vicky’s Convenience Store & Post Office, Bromsgrove

In association with

Service to the Community

  • H & Jodie’s Nisa, Walsall
  • Jules Convenience Store, Telford
  • Spar – Hackenthorpe, Sheffield
  • Woosnam & Davies News, Llanidloes

In association with

Suntory Beverage & Food GB&I Logo

Environmental Sustainability

  • Hopes of Longtown, Herefordshire
  • Mulkerns Spar Jonesborough, Newry
  • Tysoe Village Stores, Warwick
  • White’s Calver, Calver

In association with

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Innovation

  • Costcutter Marlpool, Kidderminster
  • Day Today Stenhousemuir, Stenhousemuir
  • Londis Harefield, Uxbridge
  • Premier Morley, Leeds

In association with

Newtrade Media logo

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