The World Retail Awards took place last night and retailers from the British Isles led the way. Primark won alongside M&S and Missguided.
Retailer of the Year was awarded to Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba. The jury, which included former Kingfisher chief executive Ian Cheshire, said that Alibaba had made a lasting impact on consumer behaviour in China.
The online retailer delivered the world’s largest IPO last year and its Singles’ Day shopping event generated £3.7bn of sales in 24 hours.
Primark’s chief executive Paul Marchant won the Outstanding Leadership award and the retailer, which debuted its first US store this week, was also awarded the prize for Retail Transformation and Reinvention.
A full list of the categories and winners can be seen below.
World Retail Award 2015 winners
Retailer of the Year – Alibaba
Outstanding Leadership Award – Paul Marchant, Primark chief executive
Retail Transformation and Reinvention – Primark
Retail Advertising Campaign of the Year – Marks & Spencer for ‘For Every Milestone’ campaign
Retail Entrepreneur of the year – Nitin Passi, founder of Missguided.com
Ecommerce Retailer of the Year – JD.com
Store Design of the year – Hamleys, Moscow