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    Categories announced for East India Retail Awards 2012

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    Entries now open for East India’s most prestigious retail honors.

    The IMAGES Group – the company behind such successful and popular retail events as the – has announced the award categories for the second Annual East India Retail Awards to be held on January 11, 2012, in Kolkata.

    Seventeen honours – recognizing the achievements of both regional and national retailers across multiple categories during the calendar year 2011 – are to be presented under the aegis of East India Retail Awards 2012.

    Entry forms to file nominations for the East India Retail Awards can be downloaded from http://eastindiaretailsummit.com/awards.asp. The deadline for submission of entries is December 14, 2011.

    The categories include:

    Most Admired Retailer of the Year (East India): Menswear – Western
    Most Admired Retailer of the Year (East India): Menswear – Indian
    Most Admired Retailer of the Year (East India): Womenswear – Indian
    Most Admired Retailer of the Year (East India): Fashion Accessories
    Most Admired Retailer of the Year (East India): Footwear
    Most Admired Retailer of the Year (East India): Jewellery
    Most Admired Retailer of the Year (East India): Fashion MBO
    Most Admired Retailer of the Year (East India): Speciality Concepts
    Most Admired Retailer of the Year (East India): Home Products
    Most Admired Retailer of the Year (East India): Health & Beauty Services
    Most Admired Retailer of the Year (East India): Health & Wellness Products
    Most Admired Retailer of the Year (East India):
    Most Admired Value Retailer of the Year (East India)

    Apart from regional retailers operating in East India, national retailers which have contributed significantly in expanding consumption in the East Indian market will also be honoured through three awards: Most Admired Retailer of the Year in East India: Foodservice (National Chain); Most Admired Retailer of the Year in East India: Department Store (National Chain); and Most Admired Retailer of the Year in East India: Grocery & FMCG (National Chain).

    Last but not the least, an industry professional with significant achievements as mentor and leader of his/her retail enterprise, and who represents East Indian Retail at domestic and international forums as a public spokesperson of the industry, will be bestowed with the ‘Most Admired Retail Personality of the Year’ award.

    The second annual East India Retail Awards will be held during the East India Retail Summit, which is scheduled for January 11th and 12th in Kolkata. The Summit is designed to focus attention on East India’s massive but largely untapped retail opportunity. It will draw heads of retail companies and leading consumer brands shaping consumerism in East India. Along with insightful debates and conference sessions, the event will also include the East India Brand Show, a fashion show showcasing collections by leading fashion brands.

    For more information on the nomination process, please write to nupurchakraborty@imagesgroup.in