2023 Africa Retail Awards

Rewarding Excellence in the Retail Sector

The 2023 Africa Retail Recognition Awards honours and elevates the most outstanding businesses redefining and influencing retail across the continent. At the core of our awards program lies an unwavering commitment to shining a spotlight on the profound social and business contributions made by retail organisations in Africa.

Award Criteria:

To be eligible for the prestigious Africa Retail Awards, your business must meet the following criteria:
  • Your business should have an annual turnover of at least $15,000
  • A minimum of five years in active operation.
  • Official registration as a legal entity in the country of operation.
  • Have a minimum workforce of 20 employees.
  • Be actively engaged in the retail sector.

Award Categories:

  • Best Retail Organisation for Innovation Excellence
    This award recognizes retail organisations in Africa who have demonstrated innovativeness in their business operations that resulted in the biggest impact.
    Award Criteria
    • Ingenious and creative strategies to drive sales growth.
    • Pioneering business development approaches.
    • Innovative applications of technology that set you apart from the competition.
    • Recent innovations and their demonstrable impact over the past year.

  • Best Retail Organisation in Omnichannel trade: Seamless Integration of Online and Offline Retail Formats.
    This award recognizes the exceptional achievements in seamlessly bridging the gap between online and offline retail, creating a harmonious and enriching purchase experience for customers.
    Award Criteria
    • Online retail leadership exemplified through website design.
    • Elevating the in-store retail experience through superior customer service.
    • Technological advancements enhancing the in-store shopping journey.
    • Harmonious synergies between online and offline channels for unparalleled customer satisfaction.

  • Best Retail Organisation for Footprint Excellence: Sustainability and Ethical Business Practices.
    Footprint Recognition Award is the established market leading awards for sustainability and responsible business practice.
    Award Criteria
    • Meticulously crafted strategic plans for sustainable business expansion.
    • Competitive differentiators that set you apart from rivals.
    • Conspicuous returns on investment substantiated with tangible results.
    • Mastery in management communication and staff motivation, promoting responsible business practices.

  • Award for Differentiation in Retail.
    This award of recognition gives organisations the opportunity to show to their customers and the public at large, the steps they have taken to make their own unique contribution in the retail industry.
    Award Criteria
    • Unrivalled originality and product superiority.
    • Scalability of innovative solutions to reach broader markets.
    • Strategic advertising and promotional initiatives that leave an indelible mark.
    • Innovative revenue-generating ventures that directly enhance operational income.

  • Best Retail Organisation for Range Excellence.
    This recognition award celebrates retailers with an impressive range of products for the growth of the business.
    Award Criteria
    • Enhancing centre productivity to drive revenue and operational efficiency.
    • Elevating retailer performance through transformative strategies.
    • Demonstrable sales promotion and events yielding quantifiable, growth-oriented results.

  • Best Retail Organisation in Logistics Mastery
    This recognition award in the logistics sector demonstrates a direct link between the logistics activities and quantified business sales results.
    Award Criteria
    • Impeccably executed merchandising strategies that drive business success.
    • Unparalleled excellence in developing and managing distribution networks and storage facilities.
    • Utilization of cutting-edge technology to ensure seamless supply chain operations.
    • Pristine package handling, care, and lightning-fast delivery.

Why Participate? Participating in the Africa Retail Recognition Awards offers your business an exclusive opportunity to gain unparalleled recognition, stimulate innovation, and assert itself as a distinguished leader in this fiercely competitive industry. Join us as we honour the visionaries, the trailblazers, and the luminaries of African retail. Submit your entry and let Africa witness your unmatched retail excellence. Join us as we celebrate the extraordinary accomplishments of the retail industry to uncover how you can etch your name in the annals of the 2023 Africa Retail Recognition Awards.

Date: Saturday, November 11, 2023
Time: 9 am – 4 pm (WAT)
Venue: Lagos Business School, Km 22, Lekki-Epe Expressway, Lagos

At the Africa Retail Recognition Awards, we are unwaveringly devoted to recognizing and celebrating excellence within the retail sector. Our awards serve as a resounding testament to the dedication, ingenuity, and unwavering commitment of businesses that continue to redefine and reshape Africa's retail landscape.

Contact Us: For inquiries or to receive guidance with your submission, reach out to our team. Email or call us
Oluwatomilola Mustapha (omustapha@lbs.edu.ng, 0813-096-7129), Afolabi Oyewunmi (aoyewunmi@lbs.edu.ng, 0805-327-7706).