The deadline for entries to the Convenience Retail Awards has been extended by a week, meaning retailers have until Friday 20 November to enter the prestigious programme.

The CRA is always a night to remember. Whether you want to soak up the glamorous atmosphere, be in with a chance of winning an award, or simply party with some of the biggest names in convenience retail – our awards have it all. But time is running out to enter, so don’t delay. 

Last year, Chaz Chahal and his wife took home the Best Small Convenience Store award for Costcutter Bromsgrove in Worcestershire.  The night itself was the perfect opportunity to mingle with likeminded industry leaders. “It was really fun and great to see an eclectic mix of good people – both experienced retailers and those who are new to the industry,” said Chaz.

And receiving an award was the icing on the cake. Word of Chaz’s win spread quickly, with the local media whipping up plenty of positive publicity and locals full of praise for their shopkeeper. “In terms of goodwill, the response to us winning was enormous,” said Chaz. “We were in the local paper and customers said it was great to see their local store doing so well.”

He encourages other retailers to take a shot. “If you have a good story to tell then you should enter.”

If your store boasts business success, a strong range, innovation, engaged staff, high standards of cleanliness and those all important points of difference, we want to hear from you.

To enter CRA 2016, click here