LloydsPharmacy shortlisted for Oracle Retail Week Award

LloydsPharmacy’s Diabetes Plus campaign has been shortlisted in the Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative of the Year category at the 2014 Oracle Retail Week Awards.

The annual awards see the leading names in UK retail rewarded for their standards of excellence and innovation in managing the ever-changing demands of today’s shopper. They will be held on 13 March at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London.

With 13 categories, the awards have received the highest number of entries in recent years with more than 107 finalists making the shortlist.  A further five accolades will be presented to businesses in non-entry categories.

The shortlisted retailers will be reviewed by a jury made up of influential figures and experts from the independent retail sector, who include: Andy Clarke, Chief Executive, Asda; John King, Chief Executive, House of Fraser; Vanessa Gold, Managing Director, Anne Summers; Chris Bush, UK Managing Director, Tesco and Stephen Robertson, British Retail Consortium.

In an increasingly competitive retail market, award categories such as ‘Multichannel Retailer of the Year’ and ‘Customer Service Retailer of the Year’ demonstrate how hard retailers are working to keep up with increasingly demanding customers, through innovation and customer service. This year’s finalists have been selected for consistently going the extra mile for their customers, employing a business strategy that offers extensive delivery propositions, superior employee training and development, an enjoyable in-store experience and the innovative use of technology to ensure an integrated online and offline experience.

Commenting on this year’s Oracle Retail Week Awards finalists, Chris Brook-Carter, Editor-in-Chief of Retail Week, said: “We have been hugely impressed with the calibre of entries received for the awards from retailers up and down the country this year. As a dynamic UK retail market continues to move from strength to strength, selecting a shortlist for each award was a truly difficult task, and I know picking just one winner in each category will be a real challenge.

“This industry is ever-evolving, with new technology and busy, demanding customers ensuring the nation’s leading retailers remain constantly on their toes. The Oracle Retail Week Awards ceremony is a chance for us to recognise the best in our field, and celebrate their achievements as they continue to deliver outstanding results daily for the nation’s shoppers.”