The 15th Annual IMAGES Retail Awards 2018 (IRA 2018), powered by Vegas Mall, celebrated some of India’s most outstanding achievements in retail on September 6, 2018, at Hotel Renaissance in Mumbai. With no end in sight to the rise of online shopping, never has it been more important for retailers, shopping centre developers, city planners and communities to work together for creating a new ecosystem of lifestyle destinations.
Retail destinations are often at the very forefront of customer experience and connection. IRA 2018 honoured outstanding retailers and professionals who excelled in every aspect of retail – technological innovations, customer experience, and making profits, in front of an audience comprising the who’s who of retail in India. The ceremony honoured the achievements of India’s leading retailers with some high voltage entertainment.
Nomination & Jury Process
IRA nomination categories and entry details are announced through the website, magazine ads, a personalised electronic campaign and tele-calling to prospective nominees in all proposed categories. The prelim jury identified best performers among retailers. Prospective nominees submitted their nominations which were checked by the IRA audit team for eligibility, completeness and data correctness. The jury comprised distinguished personalities in the field of research and analysis with thorough insights into the retail business. Founder, TRRAIN was the Chairman of the Jury. The other jury members in the panel were Sr. Partner & Director, BCG;
Executive Director, Nielsen India; Senior Director, Everstone Group;
Partner - Strategy & Operations Consulting, Deloitte India;
Founder & CEO, Asbicon Group; Board Member, L Catterton Asia;
Partner & Head - Consumer Retail & Internet, KPMG;
Founder, Harish Bijoor Consults; Partner & Co Head, AT Kearney;
Founder & MD, Wazir Advisors; Executive Director, Madison World; Founder & Chairman, SKA Advisors;
Expert Marketing Strategy & Consumer Behaviour; and
Yale School of Management.