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  • Best International Retailer

    The registration for this category is open to all FMCG retailers active in Romania and owned by companies with foreign capital, by completing the Self-nomination form available online.

    Also, the suppliers of consumer goods and services can nominate their best partners in the IKA segment (International Key Accounts), by completing the Nomination form available online.

    To maximize your chances of winning, please include in the registration form as much of the information listed below as you can, that relates to 2019:

    • Financial performance
    • Assortment development (including private labels)
    • Customer Loyalty Campaigns
    • Expansion
    • In-store innovations (eg new technologies implemented)
    • Investment in logistics
    • New retail concepts
    • Campaigns to promote the network
    • Training for employees
  • Best Independent Retailer

    - Muntenia
    - Transilvania
    - Moldova

    The registration for this category is open to all active FMCG retailers in Romania that are owned by Romanian companies, by completing the Self-nomination form available online.

    Also, the suppliers of consumer goods and services can nominate their best partners in the LKA segment (Local Key Accounts) by completing the Nomination form available online.

    To maximize your chances of winning, please include in the registration form as much of the information listed below as you can, that relates to 2019:

    • Financial performance
    • Assortment development (including private labels)
    • Customer loyalty campaigns
    • Expansion
    • In-store innovations (eg new technologies implemented)
    • Measures taken to boost profitability
    • New retail concepts
    • Training for employees
    • Projects for the community
  • Best FMCG Supplier

    The registration for this category is open to producers and distributors of consumer goods active in the Romanian retail landscape (both modern and traditional), by completing the Self-nomination form available online.

    Also, retailers can nominate their best FMCG partner suppliers by completing the Nomination form available online.

    To maximize your chances of winning, please include in the registration form as much of the information listed below as you can, that relates to 2019:

    • Development of the product portfolio
    • Financial performance in retail
    • Consumer education campaigns
    • Product innovations
    • Category Management programs
    • Investments in new production capacities
    • Investments in logistics and distribution
    • Transparency and sustainability in the supply chain
  • Best New Food Product

    The registration for this category is open to packaged food products, retailed under the manufacturer's own brand and launched between December 1, 2018 - December 1, 2019. Manufacturers / distributors of food goods can register their new products by completing the Self-nomination form available online. In turn, retailers can also sign up new products from partner suppliers, which performed very well at the shelf in 2019, by completing the Nomination form available online.

    To maximize your chances of winning, please include in the registration form as much of the information listed below as you can, that relates to 2019:

    • The novelty brought to the category
    • Integrated innovations (concept, production technologies, packaging, ingredients)
    • Added value over competing products
    • New product promotional campaign
    • Total launch investment
    • Sales performance in retail
  • Best New Beverage

    The registration for this category is open to all types of drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) marketed in retail under the manufacturer's own brand and launched between December 1, 2018 - December 1, 2019. Beverage manufacturers / distributors can register their new products by completing the Self-nomination form available online. In turn, retailers can also sign up new products from partner suppliers, which performed very well at the shelf in 2019, by completing the Nomination form available online.

    To maximize your chances of winning, please include in the registration form as much of the information listed below as you can, that relates to 2019:

    • The novelty brought to the category
    • Integrated innovations (concept, production technologies, packaging, ingredients)
    • Added value over competing products
    • New product promotional campaign
    • Total launch investment
    • Sales performance in retail
  • Best New Non-Food Product

    The registration for this category is open to non-food consumer goods marketed in retail under the manufacturer's own brand and launched between December 1, 2018 - December 1, 2019. Manufacturers / distributors of non-food goods can register their new products by completing the Self-nomination form available online. In turn, retailers can also sign up new products from partner suppliers, which performed very well at the shelf in 2019, by completing the Nomination form available online.

    To maximize your chances of winning, please include in the registration form as much of the information listed below as you can, that relates to 2019:

    • The novelty brought to the category
    • Integrated innovations (concept, production technologies, packaging, ingredients)
    • Added value over competing products
    • New product promotional campaign
    • Total launch investment
    • Sales performance in retail
  • Best Shopper Activation

    The registration for this category is open to in-store projects run by FMCG brands (e.g. shopper marketing campaigns, category management projects, in-store mobile engagement etc), as well as to shopper engagement projects run by retailers during 2019. The producers / distributors of non-food goods can register their shopper projects by completing the Self-nomination form available online. In turn, retailers can also sign up shopper engagement projects from partner suppliers by filling out the Nomination form available online.

    To maximize your chances of winning, please include in the registration form as much of the information listed below as you can, that relates to 2019:

    • The novelty of the concept
    • In-store execution
    • Investments involved
    • Retail sales value
    • The novelty brought to the category
    • Benefits generated for retail partners
  • Best Vertically Integrated Business

    The registration for this category is open to local entrepreneurs who have developed an integrated business model which includes both the production and retail components by developing a network of their own shops, by completing the Self-nomination form available online. Also, these businesses can be registered by their partners, by filling out the Nomination form.

    To maximize your chances of winning, please include in the registration form as much of the information listed below as you can, that relates to 2019:

    • Recent business investments
    • Financial performance in 2019
    • Profitability by business units
    • Share of own network of stores in total sales
    • Business development potential on the existing model
  • Best Retail Tech Innovation

    Progresiv rewards the 'early adopters' of the Romanian retail - more specifically, FMCG retailers who have implemented the latest technologies in their stores or logistics centers during 2019, with results that can be proven.

    The registration for this category is open to projects that were implemented in FMCG retail, in 2019. Application forms can be completed by both retailers and information technology providers.

    To maximize your chances of winning, please include in the registration form as much of the information listed below as you can, that relates to 2019:

    • Technological innovation/li>
    • The benefits of using the new technology/li>
    • List of stores where the project was implemented/li>
    • Investments in the project/li>
    • The expected long term impact of the new technology in retail/li>
  • Best CSR Campaign

    The registration in this category is open to donation and sponsorship campaigns carried out by players from the retail and FMCG market along with NGOs / initiative groups that are contributing to achieving one / more of the sustainability goals announced by the United Nations for the 2030 agenda.

    We do not accept marketing sponsorship campaigns.

    To maximize your chances of winning, please include in the registration form as much of the information listed below as you can, that relates to 2019:

    • Campaign description
    • Sustainable development targets the campaign helped reach
    • Motivation for choosing the campaign objective
    • Results obtained vs. set targets
    • Size of investment
  • Best Sustainability Initiative

    The registration for this category is open to business & management initiatives in retail & FMCG that have generated a demonstrable positive impact or have reduced the negative impact from the interaction of the company with its stakeholders: customers, end consumers, suppliers, employees, authorities, NGOs, or the environment.

    Examples of eligible projects (the list is not all-encompassing!)

    - Measures taken to reduce the impact of the company's activities on the environment (energy / water efficiency, reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, etc.)

    - Responsible / healthier product launches or recyclable packaging initiatives

    - Projects that support agriculture / local production

    - Pro-diversity initiatives that offer equal opportunities to people

    - The creation of good practice guidelines for industry

    - Projects for the professional / personal development of the employees

    To maximize your chances of winning, please include in the registration form as much of the information listed below as you can, that relates to 2019:

    • Project description
    • Investments involved
    • Improved sustainability indicators following implementation
    • Changes in business practices following implementation
    • Long-term project development potential
  • Best Manager of the Year

    The registration for this category is open to managers or entrepreneurs who have made a significant contribution to the development of successful businesses in the retail & FMCG market in 2019, leaders recognized by the people in their organizations and by the local business community.

    The registration is made exclusively online by completing the Nomination form.

    Managers who have won the Progresiv Awards trophy in this category in any of the previous 3 editions, will be automatically removed from the list of entries in the competition.

    To maximize the chances of winning in this category, please include in the registration form as much information as possible regarding the nominated person:

    • Demonstrated leadership skills within the organization
    • Relationship with business partners
    • Contribution to business development in 2019
    • Business vision
    • Involvement in professional associations and sustained lobby & advocacy activities