The Convenience Awards 2020 – the new all-encompassing industry event recognising the best in class – has been officially launched and is open for entries.

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Launched by Convenience Store, sister title The Grocer and shopper insight experts HIM – also owned by William Reed Business Media – the event on 14 May 2020 will deliver insight on key trends impacting the sector during the day, while award winners will be revealed in the evening.

This is the only event that focuses solely on one of the fastest growing channels in UK grocery retail and celebrates the best from across the entire convenience community.

The awards, held at Exhibition London, will recognise the true talent within convenience, from head offices to independent stores and staff on the shop floor. 

Winners will be chosen by a panel made up of trusted independent convenience experts, or through shopper and retailer research powered by HIM’s Convenience Study, the largest piece of convenience research in the UK. 

Managing directors Lorraine Hendle (Convenience Store and The Grocer) and Jill Livesey (HIM & MCA Insight) said: “Convenience is at the heart of UK food and grocery and this event encompasses the whole channel with insight to drive growth at the conference and awards that recognise and reward growth in the evening.

“We are really excited to add this market-leading event to our extensive portfolio.”

The sponsors to date include Nescafe Azera, Bestway Wholesale, Booker Wholesale/ Booker Retail Partners, Boost, CPL Training Group, F’real, Heineken, NCS, Nescafe, Pladis, Premier Foods, Sci-Mx, and Spar. 

For more information on the new event, and to enter the awards, please visit

Deadline for entries is Monday 2 December.


Enter now for the following awards:

Best Small Convenience Store

Best Large Convenience Store

Best Independent Convenience Store

Best Multiple Managed Convenience Store

Best New Store

Community Retailer of the Year

Best Training Initiative

Excellence in Technology

Excellence in Sustainability

Food To Go Retailer of the Year

Sales Assistant of the Year

Awards nominated from the above:

Retailer’s Retailer of the Year

Convenience Retailer of the Year


Research-based awards:

Shoppers’ Favourite Convenience Fascia for Fresh & Chilled

Shoppers’ Favourite Convenience Fascia For Impulse

Shoppers’ Favourite Convenience Fascia For BWS

Shoppers’ Favourite Food to Go Fascia

Shoppers’ Favourite Forecourt Fascia

Shoppers’ Favourite Symbol Group

Shoppers’ Favourite Managed Convenience Fascia

Shoppers’ Favourite Convenience Fascia

Retailers’ Favourite Supplier For Innovation & NPD

Retailers’ Favourite Supplier Salesforce