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.
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!