Tesco boss Dave Lewis and Ocado chief executive Tim Steiner were among the winners of the Retail Week Awards 2020 sponsored by Salesforce.

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Lewis won the AlixPartners Outstanding Contribution to Retail Award for his work driving the turnaround of the UK’s biggest grocer Tesco.

Lewis has led the grocer for five-and-a-half years and was the first chief executive to be appointed from outside the business. He has taken Tesco from a trio of profit warnings in the months preceding his arrival and an accountancy scandal weeks into his tenure to a business that delivered a 6% rise in pre-tax profit to £494m in its interim results in October.

In his time running Tesco, Lewis has streamlined the business’ international portfolio and driven its sustainability agenda – all while driving a recovery in profits and sales growth.

Ocado boss and co-founder Steiner won the Clarity Retail Leader Award for his pioneering work at the grocery etailer, forging international grocery alliances with the likes of Marks & Spencer, Japanese grocer Aeon and Australian chain Coles, while driving impressive sales growth.

Among the other winners were AO.com founder John Roberts, who won the Blue Yonder Retail Activist Award for his work as chair of OnSide Youth Zones, which seeks to provide young people with a safe, affordable and inspiring place to spend their leisure time.

Greggs won Best Value Retailer and the Salesforce Best Retailer Over £250m.

Retail Week Awards 2020 winners

AwardWinnerMark of Excellence

The everis Consulting Best Place to Work



The American Express Best Fashion Retailer



The Trax Best Grocer


The Co-op

Store of the Year – Large Format

Pets at Home, Stockport, Manchester


Store of the Year – Small Format

Loaf, Guildford, Surrey


Best Value Retailer



The Cognizant Responsible Retailer

The Co-op

Iceland Foods

The Hermes Customer Experience – Game Changer

Natuzzi with Microsoft


Emerging Retailer



Own-Brand Range or Product

Asos, Collusion


The Salesforce Speciality Retailer

Pets at Home


Health and Beauty Retailer

The Body Shop


The Openpay Store Manager

Deborah Jeyachandran, The Co-op, New Eltham

Tom Balay, Sainsbury’s, Selly Oak

The Salesforce Best Retailer Over £250m



Best Retailer Under £250m



The Clarity Retail Leader

Tim Steiner, co-founder and CEO, Ocado


The AlixPartners Outstanding Contribution to Retail

Dave Lewis, CEO, Tesco


The Persado Consumer Choice



The Blue Yonder Retail Activist

John Roberts, founder and CEO, AO.com

Mark Constantine, founder and CEO, Lush

Henk Jan Beltman, chief chocolate officer, Tony’s Chocolonely