Congratulations to the 41 stores that are exceeding expectations in the 12 IAA disciplines below. 12 Category Stars, Best Innovation and the Overall Best Shop will be announced at the virtual IAA Virtual Gala on 15 July.

The Independent Achievers Academy (IAA) is a learning and development programme for independent news and convenience retailers, helping improve standards, grow profits and celebrate success.

If you want to know more about how the IAA can help you to improve your store to grow sales and profits and be in with a chance of making this list in 2022, register your interest today and we’ll be in touch!


IAA Categories quick links

Marketing to Customers in association with Suntory Beverage & Food GB&I
Customer Service in association with Post Office
Effective Ranging in association with CCEP
Availability in association with Mars Wrigley
Shop Layout in association with Retail Express
Merchandising in association with Vape Retailer
In-Store Display in association with Mondelez International
Responsible Retailing in association with JTI
Staff Development in association with BAT UK
Service to the Community in association with RN
Digital Engagement in association with betterRetailing
Environmental Sustainability in association with JTI
Innovation


Marketing to Customers

  • Day-Today Stenhousemuir, Stenhousemuir
  • H & Jodie’s Nisa, Walsall
  • McLeish, Inverurie
  • Raven’s Budgens, Abridge

In association with

Customer Service

  • Costcutter Armthorpe, Doncaster
  • Go Local Belle Vue Convenience, Middlesbrough
  • Nisa Cherry Hinton, Cambridge
  • Tenby Stores & Post Office, Tenby

In association with

Effective Ranging

  • Ash’s Shop Fenstanton, Huntingdon
  • Londis Ferme Park Road, London
  • Tysoe Village Stores, Warwick
  • Welcome Faversham, Faversham

In association with

Availability

  • Budgens of Holt, Holt
  • H & Jodie’s Nisa, Walsall
  • Londis Caterways, Horsham
  • Londis Chatsworth Road & Post Office, Chesterfield

In association with

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Shop Layout

  • Bradley’s Supermarkets, Loughborough
  • Budgens Arbury, Cambridge
  • Jack’s of Blantyre, Glasgow
  • Whites Calver, Calver

In association with

Merchandising

  • Ash’s Shop Fenstanton, Huntingdon
  • Costcutter & The Food Shop, Swanage
  • Simply Fresh – The Forge Shop, Worcester
  • Spar Rocket Stores, Bolton

In association with

Vape Retailer logo

In-Store Display

  • Bradley’s Supermarkets, Loughborough
  • Costcutter Kirk Sandall, Doncaster
  • CT Baker Budgens Aylsham, Aylsham
  • Hampstead Norreys Community Shop, Hampstead Norreys

In association with

Mondelez logo

Responsible Retailing

  • Costcutter Epsom, Epsom
  • One Stop Etwall, Derby
  • Spar Wigston, Leicester
  • Wharfedale Premier, Hull

In association with

JTI logo IAA edited

Staff Development

  • Londis Caterways, Horsham
  • London Road Bakery, Boston
  • Spar Pennings Road, Tidworth
  • Vicky’s Convenience Store & Post Office, Bromsgrove

In association with

BAT logo

Service to the Community

  • H & Jodie’s Nisa, Walsall
  • Spar Pennings Road, Tidworth
  • Woosnam & Davies News, Llanidloes
  • Wych Lane Premier, Gosport

In association with

RN logo

Digital Engagement

  • London Road Bakery, Boston
  • MJ’s Premier Store, Royton
  • One Stop Mount Nod, Coventry
  • Stretford Foodhall, Manchester

In association with

betterRetailing logo

Environmental Sustainability

  • Aberdyfi Village Stores, Aberdyfi
  • Bradley’s Supermarkets, Loughborough
  • Bridge Stores Goonhavern Londis & Post Office, Goonhavern
  • Londis Caterways, Horsham

In association with

JTI logo sustainability

Innovation

The most innovative changes made to add value to retailers’ stores, or for their customers

  • Costcutter Armthorpe, Doncaster
  • Nisa Local Halesowen, Halesowen
  • Premier Morley, Leeds
  • Spar Rocket Stores, Bolton

Register for 2022 today!