StoreSpace® sponsors award for physical store innovation

Caitlin Martin
Retail Insight by Caitlin Martin Social Media Assistant 09/08/2021

We're pleased to announce that StoreSpace® is sponsoring the bricks and mortar category of the 2021 Retail Technology Innovation Hub Awards for the second year


StoreSpace Sponsors RTIH Awards

Celebrating innovation that entices customers back into stores

Bricks and mortar stores play a critical role for retailers seeking to differentiate their offer and create a connection with their customers. This is why retailers are prioritising physical store innovation to entice customers back post COVID-19.

This is reinforced by a recent survey by Epson, where  75% of respondents saying they would change their shopping habits from online to the high street if stores had an experiential element.

Creating the right experience requires a thorough understanding of the physical space, which is why StoreSpace® is delighted to sponsor the Bricks and Mortar Category of the RITH Awards for the second year running.

RTIH is the leading website for the global omnichannel retail technology community providing a source for independent technology news, analysis and research.

The awards, now in their third year, celebrate global tech innovation in a fast-moving omnichannel world.

2020 RTIH finalists

Last year, there were some great contenders for the category.

Big names such as Asda, JD Sports and Walmart were in the running for innovative store features including holograms, AI technology, LED window displays and store entertainment zones.

In the end, Asda won the bricks and mortar category for its Stevenage innovation store and its electronic shelf edge labelling solution.

ASDA in-store image

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Amazon Fresh Store

Who will you nominate?

Applications for this year’s awards are open until 5th November 2021, however, we have some predictions on the retailers that may appear in the final.

We think Amazon Fresh is a likely finalist for revolutionising store layouts. We’re also keeping our eye on the Ubamarket partnership with Co-Op introducing a scan, pay and go app that also provides info on recyclable packaging.

Similar, to Asda’s win last year, we may be looking at some success for sports retailer Intersport which has recently deployed electronic shelf labelling technology from Pricer across its European stores.

It certainly will be interesting to see how tech will be used to create physical store innovation over the coming months and which make it to the final!

2021 RTIH awards

The 2021 awards will be taking place in December and include categories such as supply chain innovation, payments innovation, most innovative retailer, technology vendor of the year, best coronavirus innovation, most innovative pureplay and of course, the category we’re sponsoring, bricks and mortar innovation.

What do you think?

Tweet us @CADSonlineuk and let us know who you think will be in the running for this year’s bricks and mortar innovation category!

Physical Store Innovation RTIH Awards

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