The Bricks and Mortar Innovation Award will be presented to a retailer which uses technology to enable physical stores to thrive, despite challenges posed by the increase of online shopping.
“Physical shops still play such an important part in retail success. As leaders in the retail space planning industry, we’re always interested in new ways to optimise physical stores. We were greatly impressed by last years’ winners and are anticipating many new innovations to be unveiled this year,” Moates comments.
The 2021 award winner was Europe’s largest unmanned grocery store, Lifvs. Their innovative unstaffed shops are run via an app using technology from Pricer’s Plaza platform.
This year, the judges are looking for retailers which reduce friction in the customer journey by offering improved shopping experiences.
The deadline for entries is 4th November with winners announced at a glittering industry event in London during December.
Further details here.
The RTIH Innovation Awards were launched in 2019 with successful events held the following years. This year, the awards are expanding further with three new categories, a printed magazine, and an even bigger in-person event
“We’re really looking forward to the awards. It will be great to connect with industry peers and celebrate wins with our clients. We wish all the nominees the best of luck!” concludes Moates.
CADS has over 35 years’ experience making retail planners’ lives easier. It delivers a range of software and services to help retailers understand and optimise their space, including its StoreSpace technology.
CADS occupy offices in Great Yarmouth, Leeds, Wolverhampton and Edinburgh, from which its team supports clients across the UK and beyond.