INDEPENDENT CATEGORIES


There are thousands of brilliant specialist independent retailers scattered across the country and this year we have the following categories open to retailers with up to 10 stores.

Judging Process


When the entry deadline has passed, all entries are read and shortlisted by the Drinks Retailing editorial team.

Each of the shortlisted retailers are visited by an independent judge in order to assess the standard of retailing. Once all the store visits are completed, the judge then reports his findings back to a final judging panel, where the winners are decided.*

Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on Tuesday February 2, 2021 

* Please note: our judging process may differ slightly whilst we navigate the COVID19 situation.  

Independent Retailer Categories


Best Hybrid RETAILER OF THE YEAR

Best Independent Retailer Promotion

ConveniENce Store OF THE YEAR

INdependent Beer RETAILER OF THE YEAR

Independent Spirits RETAILER OF THE YEAR

Independent Wine Retailer of the Year

independent Drinks retailer of the year

Luxury retailer of the year

newcomer of the year

regional chain of the year

online retailer of the year