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CWB Independent Retail Awards

OPEN FOR ENTRIES

Welcome to the CWB Independent Retail Awards 2017, recognising performance and innovation across the childrenswear sector and providing a platform from which to reward excellence in childrenswear stores both old and new.

Award winners will be chosen by an independent industry judging panel and announced in the December issue of CWB magazine.

As well as prestige, winners will receive a comprehensive store marketing package and dedicated coverage in CWB, both in print and online.

For information, terms and conditions and the Awards’ rules, click here. For any further queries, please email CWBRetailAwards@ras-publishing.com. The closing date for applications is 29 September 2017.

Independent retailers across the UK are invited to nominate their stores for one of the following categories:

Best Kids’ Independent Store

The Best Kids’ Independent Store category is open to independent retailers across the UK who solely trade within the children’s apparel, footwear or accessories sectors. Designed to recognise the talent of those who bring the best in branded childrenswear to customers in their local region and beyond, the award will highlight a retailer within the sector which has become a destination store in its own right.

Best Online Store

The Best Online Store category is open to independent retailers across the UK who do not have a bricks and mortar shop and trade exclusively online in children’s apparel, footwear and accessories. Designed to recognise the talent of those who bring the best in branded childrenswear to customers on a digital level, the award will highlight a retailer who has turned a domain into a destination in its own right.

Best Footwear Store

The Best Footwear Store category is open to independent retailers across the UK who specialise exclusively in the children’s footwear sector. Designed to recognise the talent of those who bring the best in branded children’s footwear to both parents and children, the award will highlight a retailer with exceptional fitting and customer service as well as an essential offer of footwear brands.

Best Baby Store

The Best Baby Store category is open to independent retailers across the UK who specialise exclusively in newborn and baby essentials, including baby clothing, nursery product and maternitywear. Designed to recognise those serving the comprehensive needs of parents and gift buyers, this award will highlight the in-depth knowledge, specialised customer service and complex product mix required to be a success in this field.

Best New Store (less than two years)

The Best New Store category is open to independent retailers across the UK who trade solely in children’s apparel, footwear and accessories and have opened within the past two years. Designed to recognise a start-up retailer that has opened since 1 July 2015, the award will highlight the innovation and determination required to launch a successful independent business.

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