International Retail Awards Now Open

The NACS European Convenience Retail Awards program is now accepting entries.
February 01, 2018

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Now in its 10th year, the NACS European Convenience Retail Awards recognize outstanding achievements in the European retail community. The program is a high point for retailers, industry experts and suppliers who gather each June at the NACS Convenience Summit Europe to recognize and celebrate industry success and innovation.

Over the years, entrants from multiple European countries and diverse types of convenience format and company sizes have participated. The competition is rigorous and the benefits of participation are numerous. Past winners include SPAR Gran Canaria (Spain), FreshStop (South Africa), Applegreen (Ireland), Rutter’s (U.S.) and Topaz (Ireland).

Convenience and fuel retailers from European countries may submit entries in these four categories:

  • European Convenience Industry Leader of the Year Award (sponsored by Mondelez)
  • International Convenience Retailer of the Year Award (sponsored by Accenture)
  • European Convenience Retail Sustainability Award (sponsored by Coca-Cola)
  • European Convenience Retail Technology Award (sponsored by Verifone)

Entries for all awards must be submitted to NACS at All awards submissions will be treated confidentially. The deadline for submissions is March 30.

Submissions are vetted by the international Grand Jury, comprised of leading global convenience retailers, business and industry experts from NACS, subject matter experts, and representatives from the NACS International Board of Directors, which include leaders from well-known retail brands such as FreshStop, Migrolino, Shell and 7-Eleven as well as supplier leaders from Coca-Cola, BIC and BAT.

Winners receive unique global exposure through trade, national and international press and television. In addition, winners receive complimentary NACS Show attendance (October 7-10 in Las Vegas, U.S.) for up to three employees and further opportunities to showcase their brand at this leading event for the convenience retail industry.

Demonstrate to your peers, partners and customers the innovation and creativity found within your business. Boost your team morale and reward them for their hard work and dedication. Enter the NACS European Convenience Retail Awards today and celebrate with us—and the leadership of the most innovative convenience retailers across the globe—at the awards dinner on June 6, 2018.

Join us at the NACS Convenience Summit Europe on June 3-8 in Warsaw and London. The Summit’s agenda is quickly developing; registration will soon open at