IMAGES Group has announced the categories and eligibility parameters for the IMAGES Retail Awards (IRA) 2011. Entry to the IRA 2011 selection process is now open for all retailers operating in India across multiple verticals and formats, including fashion, food, consumer durables, telecom, entertainment, department stores, hypermarkets, discounters and speciality retailers, among others.
In their 8th year now, IMAGES Retail Awards are the most prestigious retail honours in India and are bestowed on the country’s most successful and best-in-class retail brands and concepts every year. This year, 20 categories have been announced, including a new addition – Most Admired Non-Store Retailer of the Year – reflecting the rapid strides India’s retail landscape is making into digital and electronic media channels.
The final shortlists for all categories will be arrived at post analyses of performance metrics such as growth in topline sales and retail presence, sales per square foot, average transaction values and profitability. Innovativeness, marketing effectiveness, supplier relations and employee practices will also be considered in the final analyses.
A complete list of IRA 2011 categories and parameters is available on http://www.indiaretailforum.in/awards.asp. Entry forms can be downloaded on links provided on this page.
The IRA 2011 ceremony will be held on the evening of September 22, 2011 at The Renaissance, Mumbai, marking the conclusion of the IMAGES Group’s annual retail business event — India Retail Forum (IRF), a congregation of the most innovative and successful retail brands, companies and minds from across the globe and the entire retail support universe, including retail real estate, design & architecture, merchandise & services, visual merchandising, security and technology.
To be held at The Renaissance, Mumbai, the 2011 edition of IRF (September 21-22, 2011) will be modelled on the theme “Shopping for Retail Success” as modern retail in India poises for real, sustainable growth. The retail industry in India has gone through several orientations and readjustments since the advent of modernisation approximately six years ago. After the initial years of reckless expansion and hard lessons, it’s time now to train our sights on building retail businesses that are relevant, successful and enduring.
The forum will bring to the participants an opportunity to learn, share and evolve with the masters in the business, explore out–of–the–box ideas, witness innovation in merchandise, spaces, IT and support systems, and celebrate outstanding achievements in the business of retail in India.
The ‘Mecca’ for retail captains and policy makers, IRF is a ‘must attend’ for all businesses wanting to connect with the lucrative–but–complex Indian market and her consumers.
For further information on the IRA 2011 selection process, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org or call +91 9811625392
– IndiaRetailing Bureau