Retail Innovator Awards
Presented by
Retail TouchPoints

In an industry where change is constant, is there someone you know who is always up for the challenge? Do you know someone who has successfully implemented a new initiative or technology that has inspired groundbreaking change for the business — or the retail industry at large?

Retail TouchPoints created the Retail Innovator Awards for these changemakers and boundary breakers!

A decade later, the Retail Innovator Awards have become one of the industry’s top programs for spotlighting executives who created tangible and positive change for their businesses. Ideal candidates have:

  1. Implemented a new technology to support specific business goals. 
  2. Spearheaded a broader initiative that inspired business (or functional) transformation. 
  3. Supported the business, helping drive specific KPIs and other measures of success. 
  4. Dedicated their careers to supporting the industry in the form of mentorship, education, empowerment and/or community building.

The deadline to nominate is Monday, March 25, so be sure to submit your retail innovator nomination today! Winners will be announced online and celebrated during the Retail Innovation Conference & Expo in Chicago on June 4-6, 2024.

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There is no cost associated with submitting a nomination. The deadline for nominations is March 25. (Nominated brands and retailers may be considered for separate speaking opportunities at the Retail Innovation Conference & Expo, depending on availability.)
Winners will be announced during a cocktail reception at the Retail Innovation Conference & Expo. The ceremony will be on May 11 and will be spotlighted via an awards report and press release. Finalists will be alerted several weeks prior to the event, so they can arrange for travel if they decide to join us in Chicago.
Our goal is to spotlight brands and retailers for their efforts. Although we encourage solution providers and tech companies to submit nominations, we will only recognize those that feature a specific brand or retailer client. There is no limitation on winners based on size, category or selling channel.

In addition to being presented with the award live at the Retail Innovation Conference & Expo in Chicago, winners will be spotlighted in content across the Retail TouchPoints media network, including via our sites, newsletters, videos and podcasts. The Brand Experience Awards report will be featured across all properties and shared across social media. Social posts also will feature winners, via LinkedIn, Twitter and other social media channels.

It is not a requirement, but we strongly request/suggest that an executive (preferably Director-level or above) attends to accept the award during the Retail Innovation Conference & Expo, which will be held May 11-12, 2022, in Chicago. Please reach out to our awards contact ( with any additional questions about the event.

Yes, just make sure each nomination includes as much detailed information as possible.

Nominations have concluded.

Deadline: April 1, 2024

Fee: Complimentary

Ceremony Date: To be announced!

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Nominations are open until March 25, 2024.

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Nomination details (nominate in up to 3 categories):

Innovative, successful retail business strategy created, developed or defined.
Specific innovative retail technology solution implemented.
Cutting-edge campaign or tactic executed.
Business results or positive outcomes, or expected results, following a successful implementation of the innovative strategy or solution.

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