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Retail Events is pleased to announce the short-list for the first ever Retail Business Show Awards 2009, being held on January 28 and hosted by Jimmy Carr.

Designed to acknowledge the very finest use of technology to both enhance the customer experience and optimise bottom line contribution, the short-list of 43 companies feature in categories under the headings of Retail Formats, Retail Technology and The Business of Retailing.

Shortlisted Companies

Retail Formats

Best Epos
K3 – Kiddicare
Fizzback – Tesco
Retec Interface – Liverpool Football Club

Mobile Retailing
The Light Agency

Hospitality Solution
The Q-Bot - Legoland
Fizzback - Butlins
RTAllocator - Hotel 53

Best Multi-Channel Solution
Neolane - Zavvi
Adobe Scene 7 - Harveys
Intelligent Retail – Saswa

Retail Technologies

Payment Systems
Postilion - Marks & Spencer
Altair - Tesco Personal Finance,, Independent Newspaper Group and NorthgateArinso
Verifone – EAT

In-Store Media
Beaver Solutions – Showcase Cinemas
GestureTek Inc – Musgo
DigiPoS Store Solutions - La Senza

Fraud Prevention – Screwfix
Oris – Argos

Supply Chain Solution
HCL - Co-op
Moss Bros with Argility and UCS Software
SDI Group UK - JD Williams

e-fulfilment or the final mile
Esendex – Kiddicare
Bearbox - BearBox Complete

Telecom Solutions
In Touch - Inter-Tel Deliver Voice and Data Solutions
ntl:Telewest Business - Donald & Aitchinson
Keystone Computer Group – Selfridges
Wireless Solutions
Nordic ID - WH Smith
Verifone - Wireless payment solution
ZBD - Smart Electronic Labelling Solution

The Business of Retailing

Business Intelligence
Retail Assist - Harvey Nichols
Maxymiser – Wickes
HCL – Co- Operative

Workforce Management
Hannaford Supermarkets - Relflexis
InVision - InVision Enterprise

Back-office solutions
KCS - Kurt Geiger
Casio - Figleaves
Checkpoint Systems - CheckPro AuditorTM


Retail Technology readers award

Voted for by the readers of Retail Technology Magazine this award is for the Retailer who the readers of Retail Technology most admire for their use of technology within the business. This is the ultimate in peer to peer recognition. Click here to send us the details of the retailer you are proposing with a brief description of why you feel they should be considered for the award.


Retail Events Managing Director, Paul Bessant, said: "Firstly, may I congratulate those who have been shortlisted - the quality of entries for the awards was very impressive. The excellence of the submissions reflects the high expectations that the industry sets itself and illustrates the value of technology for retail. The industry should be proud of its achievements."

"So whether you're short listed as a finalist or not, The Retail Business Show Awards promises to be the one night of the year when retail’s multi-channel elite can expect a first class night of networking and celebration. With Jimmy Carr as compere, Rick Parfitt Junior as the live band and a DJ, we look forward to seeing you there."

To find out more about the Awards, or for sponsorship packages and booking tables, visit or call Keith Newton on 0116 242 4054,
email [email protected]


For information about The Retail Business Show (28-29 January 2009), please visit

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