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5th Images Retail Awards (IRA)

Posted by retailigence on September 23, 2008

Popularly acclaimed as the Oscars of the Indian retailing world, the saga took epic proportions.  It got better, bigger and broader in coverage and attendance, it is an occasion to confab with the stars of India Retail Inc. under the spotlight, as also to appreciate the width and depth of one of the world’s most potent retail economies. The environment was invigorating, and the competition, very, very tough! Inevitably, there is a new breed of leaders and learners who, while creating their own niches in the business, are helping shape the business for good. The IRA selection process follows a nationwide consumer and industry poll and nominations, backed up with performance assessment by an IRA team of analysts and jury. The fact that the IRA recognizes every aspect of retailing was evident from the 18 award categories that covered key retail segments and formats.

Mr. Kishore Biyani, the man who gave the country several unique retail concepts like value chain Big Bazaar, fashion & lifestyle department chain Pantaloons, seamless malls Central, and now a plethora of retail estate to almost all major verticals of retailing under The Future Group umbrella, won the coveted IRA ‘Retail Face of the Year’ honors.

Other Honors are as followed:

  • Most Admired Retailer of the year : Rural Retailer – Kisan Seva Kendra
  • Most Admired Retailer of the year : Catering Outlets –  Café Coffee Day
  • Most Admired Retailer of the year : Food and Grocery – Reliance Fresh
  • Most Admired Retailer of the year : Leisure – Planet M
  • Most Admired Retailer of the year : Consumer Electronics – Croma
  • Most Admired Retailer of the year : Entertainment – PVR
  • Most Admired Retailer of the year : Department Store – Lifestyle
  • Most Admired Retailer of the year : Beauty and fitness care – VLCC
  • Most Admired Retailer of the year: Telecom and mobile services – The Mobile Store
  • Most Admired Retailer of the year : Innovative Concept – Manipal Cure & Care
  • Most Admired Retailer of the year : Retail Group – Future Group
  • Most Evolved Retailer of the year: Spencer’s
  • Most Admired Retailer of the year: Hypermarket – Big Bazaar
  • Most Admired Retailer of the year: Fashion & Lifestyle Retailer – Benetton
  • Most Admired Retailer of the year: Health & Wellness – Apollo Pharmacy
  • Most Admired Retailer of the year: New Retail Launch – New U
  • Most Admired Retailer of the year: Best Customer Relationship Management – Shopper’s Stop

Source: Moneycontrol

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