The Excellence Rankings celebrate the greatest achievements and innovations in the industry. The programme provides a platform to recognise the people and companies that are driving change.

Our programme is designed to highlight excellence within the sector by looking at a range of corporate activities including deals, business projects and company initiatives, both internal and in the community.

What are Product Launches?

The Product Launches category recognises companies that have launched notable new products or services into the market. This can include physical products, software as well as the launch of services and concepts.

We will be specifically looking at novelty, including companies launching products into new areas or innovation in the product’s design, manufacture or marketing.

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Themes

As with many other sectors of the economy, the major factor affecting product launches in the retail industry has been covid-19, with the pandemic’s impact visible in several different ways.

In regards to delivery concerted efforts have been made by retailers to minimise the effects of the pandemic by offering a wider variety of options, with autonomous deliveries particularly popular across the board and an increased number of companies and options for groceries

The pandemic appears also to have energised the eRetail sector, with many social networks entering the field, mainly through collaborations with established retailers.

Covid-19 has also acted as a catalyst for the application of AI and cloud technologies to store operations, as a significant number of contactless payment systems have been launched during the research period.  

Ranking Categories

The category highlights social media companies and retailers that have launched commerce platforms during the research period. This could include second-hand fashion retail platforms, trade-in platforms or collaborations between social media companies and retailers.


The category includes retailers that have launched autonomous delivery services during the research period as well as the various companies they have partnered with to carry out the project.


This category comprises retailers that have launched express delivery services during the research period as well as the various companies they have partnered with to carry out the project.


This category includes retailers that have launched grocery delivery services during the research period as well as the various companies they have partnered with to carry out the project.


This category highlights retailers that have launched on-demand delivery services during the research period as well as the various companies they have partnered with to carry out the project.


This category includes retailers that have launched digital payment options during the research period as well as the various companies they have partnered with to carry out the project.


This category comprises retailers that have automated their store operations during the research period as well as the various companies they have partnered with to carry out the project.