Middle East’s top retailers bask in the glory of RetailME Awards 2022
Lulu Group International, Apparel Group, 6thStreet.com, ENOC, Splash, Crocs, Aldo, Babyshop and Skechers, among awardees at the 12th RetailME Awards, held alongside the 11th Middle East Retail Forum in Dubai on November 15, 2022
Lulu Group International won three awards including the Most Admired Responsible Retailer of the Year, Most Admired Omnichannel Retailer of the Year and Most Admired Retail Company of the Year, among several retailers who won titles at the prestigious RetailME Awards under 22 different categories.
Images RetailME received over 135+ nominations from retailers in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kuwait, Egypt and more. All nominations were reviewed by a distinguished panel of jury members. More than 35 awards were given out on Tuesday (November 15, 2022) night to retail leaders from different companies across the region during the gala ceremony.
The awards recognised the achievements of retailers from the region who have had the courage to think out-of-the-box and bring innovative retail concepts and experiences equipped with emerging technologies and data that the world has access to today.
Some of Middle East’s most deserving retailers were felicitated at the gala ceremony at the annual Images RetailME Awards, held alongside the 11th Middle East Retail Forum (MRF).
Welcoming the delegates, Justina Eitzinger, Chief Operating Officer of Images RetailME, organiser of the Middle East Retail Forum and the Images RetailME Awards, said, “RetailME Awards has become the most coveted regional awards for the top performers and trendsetters in the retail industry in the Middle East. We are happy to honour the most admired retailers in the Middle East region at this prestigious award ceremony. We aspire to inspire more retail industry players to up their game and be recognized in the future for their good work. It was truly a privilege for me to go through all the nominations along with the jury and see all the retailer’s efforts unfold into tangible results of excellence this year.”
Images RetailME Awards aims to serve as a benchmark in the Middle Eastern retail industry by honouring best practices and efforts of the retail fraternity, which serves as a massive contributor to the overall economy. The categories were carefully designed to ensure equal opportunities to all verticals across the board.
List of the awardees
|Most Admired Customer Service Initiative of the year||ENOC AutoPro|
|Most Admired Retail Launch of the Year||Brands for Less|
|Most Admired Retail Transformation of the Year||6thStreet.com|
|Most Admired Retailer of the Year: Home & Housewares||Homes R Us|
|Most Admired Retailer of the Year: Footwear & Accessories||Crocs|
|Most Admired Retailer of the Year: Food & Grocery||Grandiose Supermarket|
|Most Admired Retailer of the Year: Fashion||Splash Fashions|
|Most Admired Responsible Retailers of the Year||Apparel Group|
|Most Admired Collaborations of the Year||SKECHERS|
|Danube Supermarket (Bin Dawood Group)|
|Most Admired Emerging Tech Adopters of the Year||6thStreet.com|
|Most Admired Brand Campaigns of the Year||Splash Fashions|
|Most Admired E-commerce Retailer of the Year||6thStreet.com|
|Most Admired Experiential Retailer of the Year||ENOC Link|
|Most Admired Omnichannel Retailer of the Year||Lulu Group International|
|Most Admired Online Innovations of the Year||Aster|
|Most Admired Retailer of the Year: Beauty & Wellness||IZIL|
|Most Admired Retailer of the Year: Children’s Wear||Babyshop|
|Most Admired Store Designs of the Year||Adidas|
|Most Admired Store Managers of the Year||Skechers – Rohitha Amarasinghe|
|Nayomi – Nour Al Najjar|
|Most Admired Retail Personality of the Year||Mohammad A. Baker, GMG|
|Most Admired Retail Company of the Year||Lulu Group International|
|Images RetailME Excellence Awards (Editor’s Choice)||Threads Middle East RedTag DWELL|
Images RetailME Awards
The Middle East Retail Forum and the Images RetailME Awards in 2022 was supported by MasterCard, Zebra Technologies, Adyen, Altavant, Kalandoor, Interstore I Schweitzer, Line Investments, Al Bayader, BinDawood Group, Rasasi, ENOC, XENO, Being Human, Xpandretail, Red Sea Mall, Board International, XENO, Fashinza, EZ Dubai, Tap Payments, Jiffy Software, Yango Deli Tech, Infobip, Vemco, Mishipay, Aruba, TRI, KPMG, Alpen Capital, Dalma Mall, PearlQuest and i-TEK, among others.
About IMAGES RetailME
IMAGES RetailME is an 18-year-old retail intelligence media brand in the Middle East. With a 45,000+ strong print readership and over 100,000 digital reach across the MENA region, it offers unparalleled insights into local and international trade.
RetailME is the No. 1 Retail Intelligence Platform, bringing together physical and digital retailers of all sizes and contributing on trends, thought leaderships, experiences and transformation.
IMAGES RetailME provides unique, in-depth editorial coverage on all aspects of retail – including retail formats, merchandising, design, shop fit, category management, logistics, technology, shopping centers, consumer trends, franchising, and human resource. Plus, the readers are kept up to date with important directions and trends in this ever-growing industry.
About Images RetailME Awards
The annual Images RetailME Awards, held alongside the Middle East Retail Forum (MRF), recognises the achievements of retailers from the region who have had the courage to think out-of-the-box to bring innovative retail concepts and experiences equipped with emerging technologies and data that the world has access to today. Those that have managed to elevate the retail offerings both individually and collectively, adopted digitisation and advanced processes to deliver unimaginable outcomes, and have shifted their mindsets to reimagine values, goals, and orientations stand a strong chance at emerging as winners. Images RetailME Awards sets a benchmark in the Middle Eastern retail industry by honouring best practices and efforts of the retail sector, which serves as a massive contributor to the region’s overall economy. The awards are categories based, and the assessment period is the last one year.