The official shortlist has been announced for the 2015 Convenience Retail Awards, organised by Convenience Store and The Grocer. 

A total of 26 stores, representing the best in local retailing from across the British Isles, are in the running for one of four all-round store accolades or recognition in one of the special category awards, as well as for the top prize of Convenience Retailer of the Year.

All the award winners will be revealed at the presentation evening on march 19 at 155 Bishopsgate, London. For more information about booking tickets for the event, click here, or you can contact Jane Rollinson on 01293 610439.

The shortlist is:

 

Best Small Store

Jempson’s Local Northern

Costcutter Bromsgrove

Premier Romsey

Spar North Hill, Plymouth

 

Best Independent Store

Spar Walthamstow

Nisa Whittlesey

Spar Oxford Road, Manchester

Londis Southwater

Simply Fresh Bethnal Green

Spar Winning Post, Exeter

 

Best Multiple Store


Scotmid Stockbridge

Spar Leegomery

McBride’s Scaffog, Enniskillen

Spar Chirk

 

Best Large Store


Warner’s Budgens Moreton-in-Marsh

Budgens Islington

Kelly’s Eurospar Moneymore

Eurospar Cullybackey

Knights Budgens of Hassocks

 

Responsible Retailing Award (sponsored by Imperial Tobacco)


Budgens Broadstairs

Wharfedale Premier Hull

Mo’s Premier Blantyre

 

Best Chilled Food Store (sponsored by Muller Dairy and Muller Wiseman)


Spar McBride’s Scaffog

Londis Southwater

Spar Oxford Road, Manchester

 

Best Customer Service (sponsored by Bestway)


Spar McBride’s Scaffog

Eurospar Cullybackey

Scotmid Stockbridge

 

Community Retailer of the Year


Knights Budgens of Hassocks and Henfield

Eurospar Cullybackey

Heath Stores Horsmonden, Kent

 

Best Off-Licence Store (sponsored by Pernod Ricard)


Spar Walthamstow

Warners Budgens Moreton-in-Marsh

Simply Fresh Bethnal Green

 

Best Use of Technology (sponsored by the Retail Data Partnership)


Warners Budgens Moreton-in-Marsh

Costcutter Bromsgrove

Londis Southwater

 

Best Communication to Shoppers (sponsored by HIM)


Jempson’s Local Northiam

Warners Budgens Moreton-in-Marsh

Spar Oxford Road, Manchester

 

Excellence in Impulse Awards (sponsored by Mars)


Spar Oxford Road, Manchester

Spar Winning Post, Exeter

Nisa Whittlesey

 

Energy Efficient Store of the Year


Scotmid Moredun

Knight’s Budgens of Henfield

One Stop Matlock

 

Best New Store


Spar Hackney

Jempson’s Local Northiam

Nisa Whittlesey

 

National Lottery Retailer of the Year


Swift’s Supervalu, Linaskea

Brookfield’s News & Food, French Gate Centre, Doncaster

Mo’s Premier Blantyre

 

Prouct of the Year


Nutella & Go! (Ferrero)

Coke Life (Coca Cola Enterprises)

Kingsmill £1 Great White Load (Allied Bakeries)

Amber Leaf Signature Blend (JTI)

Cadbury Dairy Milk 41g Oreo Countline (Mondelez)

Vype (British American Tobacco)