Middle East Retail Forum (MRF) 2023

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Awards 2018

IMAGES RETAILME AWARDS 2018 CATEGORIES

Please understand the criteria before you select your category. The judges will require evidence of success achieved during the
assessment period – August 1, 2017, to July 31, 2018.

 
  1. Most Admired Brand Campaign of the Year : Retailers can nominate one or more of their outstanding retail brand campaigns executed during August 1, 2017, to July 31, 2018. It could be a multi-channel campaign using above or below-the-line media or a campaign using social media and CRM channels.
  2. Most Admired Retail Launch of the Year : Retailers can nominate one or more of their truly unique stores/concepts, which entered the market during August 1, 2017, to July 31, 2018, with high visibility, launch campaign, drawing significant media and consumer attention.
  3. Most Admired Store Design of the Year : Retailers can nominate one or more of their outstanding store design concepts across all retail formats operating in the Middle East. Successful entries will demonstrate how design is delivering delightful customer experience, enhancing the retail brand while proving to be a truly innovative and commercial success
  4. Most Admired Digital Innovation of the Yea : Retailers in the Middle East can nominate their most outstanding digital innovation implemented. Successful entries will demonstrate how the digital innovation is delivering delightful customer experience, enhancing the retail brand while proving to be a truly innovative and commercial success
  5. Most Admired Online Retailer of the Yea : Retailers in the Middle East operating in the e-commerce space, including bricks- and-mortar retailers now selling online, can nominate for their outstanding performance during August 1, 2017, to July 31, 2018
  6. Most Admired Store Manager of the Year :  Store managers with excellent store operational skills can nominate for their outstanding performance during August 1, 2017, to July 31, 2018. Nominees would be judged on attributes like store management skills, brand and product understanding, ability to deliver the brands’ values, customer service, leadership and team building, crisis management and the like
  7. Most Admired Responsible Retailer of the Year : Retailers demonstrating examples of excellence on a wide range of ‘Responsible’ issues can nominate for their outstanding achievements during August 1, 2017, to July 31, 2018. Nominees would be judged on ‘going beyond regulatory compliances’ – from ethical sourcing and product safety to environmental initiatives as well as workforce care, community support projects and regeneration
  8. Most Admired Retailer of the Year Fashion: This award will recognise an outstanding home-grown or international retail chain in the Middle East dealing in fashion and accessories that has successfully worked on fashion merchandise and pushed customers to shop contemporary fashion more frequently. The chain would have also shown remarkable success in the profitable expansion of its retail operations and winning customer confidence.
  9. Most Admired Retailer of the Year Lingerie & Nightwear : This award will recognise an outstanding home-grown or international retail chain in the Middle East dealing in lingerie and nightwear that has successfully worked on ‘Lingerie & Nightwear’ merchandise and pushed customers to shop for trendy fashion wear more frequently. The chain would have also shown remarkable success in the profitable expansion of its retail operations and winning customer confidence.
  10. Most Admired Retailer of the Year Footwear & Accessories : This award will recognise an outstanding home-grown or international retail chain in the Middle East dealing in footwear & accessories that has shown remarkable success in the profitable expansion of its retail operations and winning customer confidence.
  11. Most Admired Retailer of the Year Sportswear: This award will recognise an outstanding home-grown or international retail chain in the Middle East dealing in sportswear that has shown remarkable success in the profitable expansion of its retail operations and winning customer confidence.

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Chelene Raath IMAGES MULTIMEDIA FZ-LLC, Office No 311, Building No. 4, Dubai Media City, Dubai, UAE Tel: +971 44 46 7553, +971 50 122 0017 Email : chelene@imagesretailme.com

12. Most Admired Retailer of the Year Children’s wear: This award will recognise an outstanding home-grown or international retail chain in the Middle East dealing in children’s wear that has shown remarkable success in the profitable expansion of its retail operations and winning customer confidence.

13. Most Admired Retailer of the Year Beauty & Personal Care Products: This award will recognise an outstanding home-grown or international retail chain in the Middle East dealing in cosmetics & personal care products that have shown remarkable success in the profitable expansion of its retail operations and winning customer confidence.

14. Most Admired Retailer of the Year Pharmacy & Healthcare: This award will recognise an outstanding home-grown or international chain in the Middle East offering pharmacy and healthcare services and has shown remarkable success in the profitable expansion of its retail operations and winning customer confidence.

15. Most Admired Retailer of the Year Home & Housewares*: This award will recognise an outstanding home- grown or international retail chain in the Middle East dealing in home & housewares that has shown remarkable success in the profitable expansion of its retail operations and winning customer confidence.• Winner/finalist of ‘Most Admired Retailer of the Year – Home & Housewares gets a nomination to the 2018 -19 Global Innovation Award (gia) at the International Home & Houseware show (March 3-5, 2019) organised by International Housewares Association (IHA), Chicago

16. Most Admired Retailer of the Year Consumer Electronics: This award will recognise an outstanding home-grown or international retail chain in the Middle East dealing in consumer electronics that has shown remarkable success in the profitable expansion of its retail operations and winning customer confidence.

17. Most Admired Retailer of the Year Food and Grocery: This award will recognise an outstanding home-grown or international retail chain (convenience store/s, supermarket/s, hypermarket/s) in the Middle East dealing in food and grocery that has shown remarkable success in the profitable expansion of its retail operations and winning customer confidence.

18. Most Admired Retailer of the Year Leisure & Entertainment: This award will recognise an outstanding home-grown or international operator in the Middle East (FECs, cinema, themed indoor and outdoor centres) that have shown remarkable success in the profitable expansion of its retail operations and winning customer confidence.

19. Most Admired Retailer of the Year Food Service: This award will recognise an outstanding home-grown or international restaurant in the Middle East that has shown remarkable success in the profitable expansion of its retail operations and winning customer confidence.

20. Most Admired Retailer of the Year Luxury: This award will recognise an outstanding store/brand that retails premium lifestyle products (fashion, footwear, designer accessories, high-end and niche electronic gadgets and luxury goods) in the Middle East that has shown remarkable success in the profitable expansion of its retail operations and winning customer confidence

21. Most Admired Rising Star Retailer of the Year: New ideas are the lifeblood of retail, and this category seeks to highlight them. As such, this award recognises the entrepreneurial spirit, achievements and long-term ambitions of smaller retail businesses.

22. Most Admired Middle East Retailer of the Year : Our jury panel will select the nominees and the winner for this category, based on assessment and pulse of the industry. No direct entries accepted. Judges will review nominations against the below criteria:
Home-grown retailers that are expanding the market and garnering a significant share of consumer expenditure by offering unique products and retail models with overall great experience to customers. This award aims to recognise a retailer headquartered in the Middle East having shown remarkable performance.

23. Most Admired Retail Personality of the Year : Our jury panel will select the nominees and the winner for this category, based on assessment and pulse of the industry. No direct entries accepted. Judges will review nominations against the below criteria:
How s/he led the business to a successful year, in performance, profits and reputation. How his/her status and that of the company enhanced during the 12-month period of assessment, to what extent has this individual demonstrated an understanding of how to position the business for the complex challenges facing region’s retail during the assessment period to exploit the opportunities going forward.