IRA 2018:

Business of Fashion - - Business & Innovation -

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.

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