This time a year ago the ­winner was Morrisons' store in Hyde, Manchester. Martin Flower ran the store, which delivered high standards in every area.

One year on Flower is still holding the reins at the store, which has benefited from a partial revamp in November.

"It has been a really successful year for the store," says deputy manager Tracey Miller. "We have had double-digit sales growth year-on-year and customer footfall has doubled year-on-year.

"We revamped both our Health and Beauty and Health and Living sections. The changes have been very well received by our customers. In 2007 we want to continue doing what we have been doing to make the store a success."