Some of Britain's leading suppliers have thrown their weight behind the Top Shop Awards 2007, organised by Convenience Store magazine and The Grocer.

The competition, which recognises excellence in c-store retailing, has categories sponsored this year by companies including Cadbury Trebor Bassett, Imperial Tobacco, Premier Foods, Müller, Tropicana and Procter & Gamble.

Also up for grabs are awards for best food to go offer, sponsored by Country Choice, best wine retailer, sponsored by Constellation Europe, best lottery store, sponsored by Camelot, and best use of technology, sponsored by Torex Retail. The final date for submitting completed entry forms is 15 November. To obtain the entry pack, call the awards hotline on 01293 867654, or you can visit the awards website at

Winners will be revealed at a glittering awards evening at London's Marriott Grosvenor Square hotel on 15 March next year.