Five reasons to enter: IGD Awards celebrates 30th anniversary

Date : 10 March 2020

Media Release

Monday, 9 March 2020 - Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the IGD Awards has been championing creativity, innovation and outstanding achievements in the global food and consumer goods industry for three decades.

With awards recognising business excellence, people development, sustainability and individual success, here are five reasons your company should seize this opportunity to join the IGD Awards’ prestigious hall of fame:

  1. It’s free, quick and simple to enter
  2. Gain media coverage, industry recognition and the opportunity to showcase your initiative with the biggest names in food and consumer goods
  3. Raise your profile with the prestigious IGD Awards branding
  4. Launch your business and its achievements to wide acclaim
  5. Celebrate success and reward your team


This year’s Awards ceremony will be held on Wednesday 11 November at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, London. The IGD Awards are free to enter and open to all companies whether large or small, food or non-food operators. Judges will acknowledge the relative impact of the entry based on your company’s size.

Entries are now open and close on 27 May. Find out more and to the enter the IGD Awards at


This year’s categories are:

The IGD Business Transformation Award, sponsored by Alix Partners

The IGD Customer Centricity Award, sponsored by KPMG

The IGD Digital Commerce Award

The IGD Diversity and Inclusion Award, sponsored by MBS

The IGD Food-to-Go Operator of the Year Award, sponsored by Coca-Cola European Partners

The Grocer Cup, sponsored by The Grocer

The IGD Health & Wellness Award

The IGD John Sainsbury Learning and Development Award, sponsored by Sainsbury’s

The IGD Online Retailer of the Year Award

The IGD Presidents Cup

The IGD Retailer of the Year Award

The IGD Shopper Insight to Activation Award, sponsored by Savvy

The IGD Small Business Award, Sponsored by The Co-op

The IGD Small Store of the Year Award

The IGD Store of the Year Award

The IGD Supply Chain Excellence Award, sponsored by Newton

The IGD Sustainability Award


Notes to editors:

  1. IGD is a research and training charity which sits at the heart of the food and grocery industry. It has a trading subsidiary that provides commercial services. The profits from these commercial services fund the charity.
  2. For a full list of the 2019 winners, please visit:
  3. The shortlist will present to panels of industry experts in September
  4. The IGD Awards include three awards voted for by British shoppers: the IGD Food-to-Go Operator of the Year, the IGD Online Retailer of the Year and IGD Retailer of the Year. This is done through IGD’s ShopperVista service, the drumbeat of the British grocery shopper
  5. The entries for the IGD Store of the Year and the IGD Small Store of the Year are submitted by IGD analysts who will visit over 900 stores in more than 40 countries in 2020. These entries are judged by external experts and impartial senior IGD analysts.
  6. Follow IGD’s comms team on Twitter @Comms_IGD


For more information, contact:

Laura John on [email protected] or +44 (0)1923 851 986