Asda, Ocado, Sainsbury's, Tesco and The Co-operative Group are shortlisted for the Green Retailer of the Year award at The Grocer Gold Awards next month.

The new award has been introduced to recognise environmental improvements and initiatives by grocery retailers. Two other new green awards are set to recognise: Green Supplier of the Year, contested by Adnams, Alpro UK, McCain Foods, Kimberly-Clark, Tetra Pak and Unilever; and Green Wholesaler of the Year, with Brakes and Booker in the frame. For a shortlist of all categories open for entry go to

Other categories, including the UK's favourite supermarket, will be determined by research by The Grocer. Sponsored by integrated sales solutions agency Reach and Barclaycard Business, winners will be revealed at The Dorchester in London on 11 June. For details call 01293 610354.