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Celebrating Retail Excellence in Asia

Nomination has now ended. If you'd like to be kept up to date and submit an entry for next year's awards, please fill this up and submit your information and we will keep in touch with you.

The Retail Asia Awards

Retail Asia is proud to launch the 16th Retail Asia Awards, a prestigious and exciting event that gathers the region's best retailers and recognises the most outstanding retail initiatives.

Nomination has now ended. If you'd like to be kept up to date and submit an entry for next year's awards, please fill this up and submit your information and we will keep in touch with you. Meanwhile, feel free to read through the guidelines, FAQs and other pages to give you more details about the awards.

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Why should you enter

NETWORK

Winners will be invited to attend the prestigious awards dinner in Singapore. Winners can bring their clients, peers, and colleagues to the awards dinner and celebrate their well-deserved award with them.

AMPLIFY

Reach potential clients as you let your innovations be known and honored in Asia.

EXPOSURE

Have the opportunity to be featured in the definitive magazine for today's retail leader, the Retail Asia. With its monthly circulation of 13,983 copies and 73,954 monthly users in its website, you are sure to reach elite level decision makers of large retail companies in Asia.

Meet the Judges

Anson Bailey

Anson Bailey

Head of Technology, Media & Telecoms, Hong Kong and Head of Consumer & Retail, ASPAC
KPMG

Olivier Gergele

Olivier Gergele

EY Asean Consumer Products and Retail Leader
EY

Tian Bing Zhang

Tian Bing Zhang

Asia Pacific Consumer Products and Retail Sector Leader
Deloitte

Uthaya C Ponnusamy

Uthaya C Ponnusamy

Partner, F&B, Retail and Consumer Products
RSM Singapore

Michael Cheng

Michael Cheng

Asia Pacific, Mainland China and Hong Kong Consumer Markets Leader
PwC

Michelle Evans

Michelle Evans

Senior Head of Global Digital Consumer Research
Euromonitor International

Guidelines and Criteria

GUIDELINES

1. Nomination is open to all retail companies with offices and operations in Asia.
2. Each company may submit a maximum of four (4) entries.
3. Each nomination form is valid for one category only. If you are nominating in several categories, please fill out the forms separately.
4. Nomination is free of charge. If you win, you are obliged to proceed booking the winner’s package.

ELIGIBILITY

Nomination is open to all retail companies with offices and operations in Asia.

  • Store and Retailer categories - The company must demonstrate significant success or accomplishments achieved in the last 24 calendar months.

  • Project categories - The product, service, or initiative must be launched in the last 24 calendar months, either in part or full. If launched prior to 24 calendar months, it remains eligible provided that recent developments or upgrades were made.

  • CEO of the Year category - The executive must be in position for at least 24 calendar months.

CATEGORIES

STORES

  • Brand Store of the Year

  • Convenience Store of the Year

  • Department Store of the Year

  • Direct Retailer of the Year

  • Discount Store of the Year

  • Domestic E-Tailer of the Year

  • Domestic Retailer of the Year

  • Drugstore of the Year

  • Hypermarket of the Year

  • International E-Tailer of the Year

  • International Retailer of the Year

  • Mall of the Year

  • Specialty Store of the Year

  • Supermarket of the Year

RETAILERS

  • Apparel Retailer of the Year

  • Cosmetics Retailer of the Year

  • Electronics & Appliances Retailer of the Year

  • Food & Beverage Retailer of the Year

  • Footwear Retailer of the Year

  • Furniture Retailer of the Year

  • Hardware Retailer of the Year

  • Health & Beauty Retailer of the Year

  • Household Goods Retailer of the Year

  • Jewellery Retailer of the Year

  • Leisure & Personal Goods Retailer of the Year

  • Sporting Goods Retailer of the Year

  • Toys & Games Retailer of the Year

PROJECTS

  • Brand Transformation of the Year

  • CSR Initiative of the Year

  • Customer Service Initiative of the Year

  • Digital Initiative of the Year

  • In-store Customer Experience of the Year

  • Marketing Initiative of the Year

  • Omnichannel Strategy of the Year

  • Payment Solution of the Year

  • Pop-up Retail Project of the Year

  • Retail App of the Year

  • Retail Product of the Year

  • Store Design of the Year (Small)

  • Store Design of the Year (Large)

  • Store Retail Initiative of the Year

  • Sustainability Initiative of the Year

Regional Award

  • CEO of the Year

CRITERIA FOR JUDGING

Store and Retailer categories:

  • Achievements - Did the company have remarkable milestones achieved recently?

  • Challenges & Solutions - Did the company successfully implement solutions to challenges?

  • Innovation - Did the company introduce unique and innovative initiatives to substantially boost the business?

Project categories:

  • Uniqueness & Innovation - Did the project introduce new or cutting-edge innovation?

  • Success & Impact - Did the project successfully achieve its objectives and targets using proper assessment measures? Was there impact on the company and industry?

  • Dynamism - Is the project open to changes and progressive opportunities?

CEO of the Year:

  • Achievements - Did the company achieve remarkable milestones under the CEO's leadership?

  • Challenges & Solutions - Did the CEO implement solutions to overcome the biggest challenges encountered in moving the company forward?

  • Innovation - Did the CEO introduce unique and innovative initiatives to substantially boost the company's business?

HOW TO ENTER?

  1. Go to the online nomination form and read the nomination guidelines.

  2. Fill out the form with the following:

    • Company details

    • Entrant (person-in-charge) details

    • Chosen category

    • 500-word write-up about the company, project, or executive

    • Three key achievements of the company, project, or executive

    • Client feedback or Testimonials

    • Chosen winner’s package option

  3. Wait for the nomination confirmation email and acknowledge it once received.

  4. Submit photos and supporting documents.

Note:

  • Each company may submit a maximum of four (4) entries.

  • Each nomination form is valid for one category only. If you are nominating in several categories, please fill out the forms separately.

  • Nomination is free of charge. If you win, you are obliged to proceed booking your chosen winner’s package option.

KEY DATES

Deadline for submission: 16 April 2021, Friday
Awards presentation: 27 May 2021

Contact Us

For more details, contact:

Jane Patiag

+65 3158 1386 ext. 217

awards@charltonmediamail.com

Meet the Judges

*subject to change

Anson Bailey

Anson Bailey

Head of Technology, Media & Telecoms, Hong Kong and Head of Consumer & Retail, ASPAC
KPMG

Olivier Gergele

Olivier Gergele

EY Asean Consumer Products and Retail Leader
EY

Tian Bing Zhang

Tian Bing Zhang

Asia Pacific Consumer Products and Retail Sector Leader
Deloitte

Uthaya C Ponnusamy

Uthaya C Ponnusamy

Partner, F&B, Retail and Consumer Products
RSM Singapore

Michael Cheng

Michael Cheng

Asia Pacific, Mainland China and Hong Kong Consumer Markets Leader
PwC

Michelle Evans

Michelle Evans

Senior Head of Global Digital Consumer Research
Euromonitor International

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Health and beauty retail succeeds by focusing on customer connectivity.


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Metro reinvents department store shopping anew

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It won the Department Store of the Year - Singapore Award for its efforts.


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DLF Avenue wins Brand Transformation of the Year Award at Retail Asia Awards 2021

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Situated in Delhi’s poshest locality, DLF Avenue brings the community together with its repertoire of memorable experiences.


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NTUC FairPrice Co-Operative nabs two Retail Asia Awards

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It successfully catered to the essential and social needs of Singaporeans amidst the pandemic.


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GLOMARK Wins Big at the Retail Asia Awards 2021

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Majid Al Futtaim snags two awards at Retail Asia Awards

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Its experiential concept stores push the boundaries of shopping with unconventional twists.


As shopping behaviours shift thanks to the emergence of user-friendly online platforms and frequent sale periods, retailers and mall...

Dmall (China) wins an impressive trifecta at Retail Asia Awards

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The digital retail service provider greatly improved its CSR and digitalisation strategies.


Dmall (China) Technology Ltd., a digital retail service provider, has performed noteworthy innovations in recent years and succeeded...