(Assessment Period 1stApril, 2017 to 31st March, 2018)


IRA recognize outstanding achievers in the business of retail.
(The entrant can participate in more than one award category if qualifies as per eligibility criteria and meets the definition of concerned award category)



  1. IMAGES Most Admired Retailer Of The Year: Department Store (International/National/Regional/Independent)
  2. Definition: Retailer with minimum retail area of 25,000 sq ft per store offering a wide range of personal and home products organised into at least five distinct departments such as apparel, footwear, home appliances, furniture, jewellery, toys, cosmetics, sports goods, luggage etc.

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  3. IMAGES Most Admired Retailer Of The Year: Hypermarket (International/National/Regional/Independent)
  4. Definition: Retailer with minimum retail area of 25,000 sq ft per store offering a range of consumer products including food & grocery, FMCG, fashion and general merchandise.

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  5. IMAGES Most Admired Retailer Of The Year: Specialty Stores (International/National/Regional/Independent)
  6. Definition: Retailer of any one of the below mentioned categories.

    Fashion & Lifestyle / Fashion Accessories / Luggage / Footwear / Sports goods & Fitness Equipments / Jewellery / Eyewear / Timewear / Leisure (books, music, gifts/ toys etc.) / Consumer Electronics / Pharmacy & Wellness products / Beauty Products / Salons, Spas & Fitness Services / Mobile & Telecom / Home & Office Improvement / Foodservice / Food & Grocery (Supermarkets).

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  7. IMAGES Most Admired Retailer Of The Year: Kiosk/ Express Formats
  8. Definition: Retailers with small standalone structure, size ranging from 50-500 square feet, open ended from one end, used as a point of sale for product or service. and are located at locations, like malls, college campuses, hospitals, work places transit points such as metro stations, etc

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  9. IMAGES Most Admired Retailer Of The Year: Travel Retail
  10. Definition: Retailers located mainly at transport hubs like airports, railway stations, bus stations and metro stations, etc, catering to spontaneous/impulse buys of transiting passengers .

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  11. IMAGES Most Admired Retailer Of The Year: Entertainment
  12. Definition: Operators of multiplexes or retail chain providing entertainment through gaming and fun zones, play areas and recreational concepts.

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  13. IMAGES Most Admired Retailer Of The Year: Customer Relations
  14. Definition: Retailers who have effectively implemented and managed a customer relationship program.

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  15. IMAGES Most Admired Retailer Of The Year: Marketing & Promotions
  16. Definition: Retailers who have conducted the most effective marketing campaign during the year, using either single or mixed media (including the use of online, social media or mobile) which led to increased footfall, sales and profitability of the brand.

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  17. IMAGES Most Admired Retailer Of The Year: Store Design & VM
  18. Definition: Retailers, using Design and visual merchandising to deliver an enhanced in-store experience to customers.

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  19. IMAGES Most Admired Retailer Of The Year: Employee Practices
  20. Definition: Retailer that has conducted the most effective employee practices during the year to maximize employee performance to achieve employer’s strategic objectives.

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  21. IMAGES Most Admired Retailer Of The Year: Best Turnaround story
  22. Definition: Retailers that repositioned and restrategised to drive back consumers during the year, which led to increased footfall, sales & sustainable growth.

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  23. IMAGES Most Admired Retail Launch Of The Year
  24. Definition: A high-publicity retailer launch between April 2017 and March 2018, which has drawn significant media and consumer attention.

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  25. IMAGES Most Admired Retail Group of the year
  26. Definition: A business group or organisation which operates multiple retail formats across verticals and channels, and whose overall growth in the year is based on performance on multiple fronts.

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  27. IMAGES Most Admired Innovative Retail Concept of the year
  28. How A Great Concept Was Executed to Perfection!

    Nominations are invited for reatilers operating in India with a brief note on the unique idea, strategy or innovation enhancing or differentiating merchandise/ service mix and/or in-store presentation or promotion – unveiled between April 2017 and March 2018 – with details on its execution and results in terms of creating differentiation, customer or multi stakeholder engagement, increased sales/ consumption with positive feedback/ coverage/ and recognition.

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Processing fee per entry:


  • Rs. 15,000 + GST per entry for non members – includes two invites for the grand IRA gala – an evening of cocktails, dinner, awards and live entertainment on 6th September, 2018 at The Renaissance, Mumbai
  • Rs.  5,000 + GST per entry for IRF Privilege Club members. Invites for the grand IRA gala would be extended as per the membership package.


Remittance details:


All processing fee with the above offered terms may be made through Cheque drawn in Favour of “RELX IPL – India Retail Forum – MAPIC ” 

or through online transfer to our bank account as per the under mentioned details
A/c Name: RELX IPL – India Retail Forum – MAPIC
Bank Name: CITI BANK
Current A/c No: 0007050259
Bank Address: Citibank , (New Delhi)
Citi Bank NA, Ist Floor, DLF Capitol Point, Kharak Singh Marg, New Delhi-110001

*The processing fee will be non refundable.



  • Please send a retail / organization logo (Vector Format) along with category Specific pictures. It can be sent by email to or through
  • A separate write-up of about 350 words on company profile.



Please provide complete information and submit the form by FRIDAY 24th AUGUST 2018 to:

Ritesh Pandey. Mobile: +91-9810613585 / Priti Gupta. Mobile: +91- 8826415472