The search is on for the year's best small store operators as the Top Shop 2000 awards get under way. The awards are run by Convenience Store, sister magazine to The Grocer, and are sponsored by Britvic Soft Drinks, Wall's, Jenks Sales Brokers, Scottish Courage Brands, P&H McLane, Nestlé and Imperial Tobacco. The competition is split into five regions with winners in these categories: best independent CTN; best multiple CTN; best independent c-store; best multiple c-store; best independent symbol store; best multiple symbol store. There will be an awards dinner at the Landmark Hotel in London on November 23. Call 01293 846520 for an entry form. The closing date is September 1. {{NEWS }}