Have you launched a new initiative that's had a real impact on the market? Do you think your consumer activity is the best in the business? Are you a wholesaler or independent retail chain that stands out above the rest? Or have you got an own label range that is the cream of the crop?

If so, then don't miss your chance to shine - enter The Grocer Gold Awards 2007, sponsored by GS1, Headcount and Deloitte.

The awards - the most prestigious and hotly contested event in the food and drink industry - recognise the best in grocery retail for service, initiative and commitment. Many of the awards are handed out after exclusive research conducted for The Grocer. For example, to find the best own label and branded manufacturers, we ask buyers from across the grocery industry to nominate their top three suppliers in each category.

The award for Britain's Favourite Supermarket is based on the results of ACNielsen Homescan's Attitudes to Retailers survey. But a handful of categories can also be entered by multiple retailers, independents, symbol groups and wholesalers.

These categories, which will be judged by industry experts, are: Best Business Initiative, Best Consumer Initiative, Best Own Label Range, Best Independent Retail Chain and Best Wholesaler. Tesco shone brightest at the 2006 event, scooping a hat-trick of trophies and beating off strong competition from Waitrose to win Grocer of the Year. It was also named Britain's Favourite Supermarket in a poll of 10,000 shoppers by ACNielsen for The Grocer and pipped last year's winner Ocado to pick up Online Retailer of the Year.

Bestway walked off with the award for Best Wholesaler and Tates won Best Independent Retail Chain. Other winners included RHM, McBride, Hovis, Procter & Gamble, InBev, Sainsbury's, Asda, Morrisons and Waitrose.

Find out more at www.thegrocergoldawards.co.uk or call 01293 867654.