Get ready for the top shop honours

It’s time for c-store retailers to show they’re the best

Employee of the Year 2022 award for Rory Watson from Cults Store - Keystore in Aberdeen with Greg Hemphill, Ford Kiernan, and Craig Hill
Scottish Grocer wants to celebrate the very best the Scottish convenience channel has to offer so get your entries in to join us this winter!

ARE you one of Scotland’s star retailers who believes it’s your time to shine?

Do you have staff worth celebrating? Have you put time and effort into developing a key category within your store?

If so, then we want to hear from you – because entries are open for the Scottish Grocer Awards 2023.

It’s the premier awards celebration for the nation’s outstanding convenience retail sector.

This year’s programme has been designed to reward the hard graft, innovative thinking, clever category management and attention to detail across the convenience channel.

The Scottish Grocer Awards exist to recognise excellence and provide entrepreneurs with a platform to celebrate their success.

And we’ve simplified the process for entering the awards this year.

All you have to do is head to our website – – check out the criteria and come up with answers to the questions posed for the category or categories you wish to enter.

You may bid to win up to three awards per store and please feel free to include any relevant background information.

Images are also always welcome and can help paint a picture of your store at the shortlisting stage before Scottish Grocer judges hit the road this summer.

Your online submissions must be made by Friday, 26 May, 2023.

And there are plenty of opportunities to win, with a broad array of awards that highlight the strengths of the convenience channel in Scotland and the diverse categories that retailers offer consumers.

Among the gongs up for grabs are Bread &  Bakery Retailer of the Year, Best Soft Drinks Retailer of the Year, Licensed Retailer of the Year, Vaping Retailer of the Year and Tobacco Retailer of the Year.

Or perhaps you fancy entering for Symbol Store of the Year, with prizes for both single and multiple stores, or Independent Retailer of the Year.

There are also awards for Best New Store of the Year, Community Retailer of the Year and Home Delivery Store of the Year. 

Other popular categories are the Sustainability Champion Award, Innovation Award and Employee of the Year.

And, of course, the ceremony will conclude with the two big honours – the Entrepreneur Award and the Industry Achievement Award.

Each year, the Scottish Grocer Awards welcome new winners and familiar faces, providing the industry’s leading lights with a fantastic networking opportunity, as well as a night to remember.

But you’ve got to be in it to win it – so get your entries for the biggest night in the Scottish retail calendar in now.