The judges met in London on Wednesday to decide on the winners and runners-up for this year’s Retail Interiors Awards.

Competition was fierce and in some categories, notably Best International Retail Interior, the number of entries was almost overwhelming. Nevertheless, following lengthy and, at times, forthright discussion, the matter was decided. As solus awards conferred by the judges, the UK Retail Interior of the Year and The Shopfitter of the Year will be announced at the awards night, which takes place at the Hilton, Park Lane, on September 29.

Retail Interiors Awards 2009 shortlist

Best Edge-of-town/Out-of-town Store

HomeSense, Cambridge
Lakeland, Arinson Retail Park, County Durham 
Marks & Spencer, Tamworth
Sony, Harlow

The Birley Best In-store Restaurant of the Year

Marks & Spencer, Westfield London
Marks & Spencer, Leeds
National Geographic, Regent Street, London

Best International Retail Interior

Woolworths, South Africa
Oberpollinger, Munich
Barbie, Shanghai
Sportsgirl, Melbourne, Australia
Fusion, Hong Kong
JJ Fox, Dublin
Adidas, Paris
Dean & Deluca, New York

Monki, Copenhagen
Gina, Dubai Mall
Topshop, New York

Best Small Shop

Recipease, Battersea, London
Lulu Guinness, London
Sony, Westfield
Marie-Chantal, London
Sweaty Betty, Soho, London
Musto, Brighton

Best VM Solution

Mamas & Papas, Westfield, London
White Stuff, York
Recipease, Clapham
Matalan, Stoke on Trent
Nokia, Regent St, London
Habitat, Westfield
Topshop, Oxford St, London

The Patton Fit-Out Department Store Interior of the Year

Debenhams, Westfield
Selfridges Men’s Formal area, London
Marks & Spencer, Cardiff
HMV, Liverpool
John Lewis, Leicester

The Portview Fashion Retail Interior of the Year

River Island, Westfield, London
Fred Perry, Westfield, London
Timberland, Westfield, London
Myla, London
Suit Supply, Westfield, London
Liberty, London
Niketown, London

Food & Supermarket Design of the Year

Waitrose, Dubai
Waitrose, Crewkerne
Sainsbury’s Local
Tesco, Cheetham Hill
Sainsbury’s, Gloucester Quays

The Nuttall Group Health & Beauty Design of the Year

Boots, Westfield, London
Destination Skin (House of Fraser, Westfield, London)
Urban Retreat, Harrods, London
John Lewis, Brent Cross

Point of Purchase Campaign of the Year

White Stuff, York
Nokia, Regent St, London
Marks & Spencer, Marble Arch, London
Topshop, Oxford Circus, London

Retail Destination of the Year

John Lewis, Hungerford
Sainsbury’s Wing Shop, National Gallery
National Geographic Store, Regent St, London
HMV, Liverpool

The NAS Shopfitting Excellence Award

Recipease, Martin Brudnicki design
Hackett, Westfield, Datum Contracts
Michael Kors, Clements Retail

John Lewis, Leicester, Wates Retail
Liberty, Hadleys
Thorntons, Sandoms-Batley

The Kleerex Sustainable Store of the Year 

Timberland, Westfield
Tesco, Cheetham Hill
Sainsbury’s, Gloucester Quays