Five reasons to be in it to win it at the IGD Awards 2019

Date : 12 March 2019

For the last 28 years, the IGD Awards have recognised the outstanding achievements of the global food and grocery industry. This year is no exception, with 21 awards to be hotly contested in the areas of business excellence, people development, sustainability and individual success.

This year’s Awards ceremony will be held on 7th November at Tobacco Dock, straight after IGD’s new flagship two-day event, IGD Live.

Five reasons to throw your name in the ring

  1. Celebrate success, reward your team and boost morale
  2. Get your business in front of the biggest names in food and grocery
  3. Raise your profile and gain industry-wide recognition through awards branding and media coverage
  4. Showcase your collaborative approach with customers and suppliers
  5. Recognise hot new talent in your business

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 31 May. Find out more about the IGD Awards at

This year’s categories are:

  • The IGD Business Transformation Award, sponsored by KPMG
  • The IGD Digital Commerce Award
  • The IGD Ecommerce Packaging Excellence Award (new category for 2019)
  • The IGD Shopper Activation Excellence Award, sponsored by Savvy
  • The IGD Shopper Insight Award
  • The IGD Small Business Award, sponsored by The Co-op
  • The IGD Supply Chain Excellence Award, sponsored by Newton
  • The IGD McNicol Award for Entrepreneurship, sponsored by McCurrach (new category for 2019)
  • The IGD Leading Light Award
  • The IGD Employer of the Year Award
  • The IGD John Sainsbury Learning and Development Award, sponsored by Sainsbury’s
  • The IGD Health & Wellbeing Award
  • The IGD Sustainable Futures Award, sponsored by pladis
  • The IGD Small Store of the Year Award
  • The IGD Store of the Year Award, sponsored by ESM
  • The IGD Food-to-go-Operator of the Year Award, sponsored by Coca- Cola European Partners
  • The IGD Online Retailer of the Year Award
  • The IGD Retailer of the Year Award
  • The Grocer Cup, sponsored by The Grocer
  • The IGD President’s Cup
  • The IGD Lifetime Achievement 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 2018 winners, please visit:
  3. The shortlist will present to panels of industry experts in September
  4. The IGD Awards also includes 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.
  5. This is done through IGD’s ShopperVista service, the drumbeat of the British grocery shopper
  6. Follow IGD’s communications team on Twitter for all the latest retail insights: @Comms_IGD

For more information, contact:
Bobbie Coupe on [email protected] or 01923 857 924