World Retail Awards winners and hall of fame inductees 2015

world retail congress | Hamleys World, Moscow by Fitch

World Retail Awards winners:


The retail industry gathered to celebrate the achievements of retailers over the past year at the Rome Cavalieri. The winners were presented with brand new awards trophies by Gregory Polletta, Professor and Founder of iGNITIATE. Congratulations to the winners!


Lifetime Achievement Award for Design and Retail:

Alberto Alessi


Future Retail Challenge:

Hong Kong Polytechnic University sponsored by Li & Fung


Young Retail Entrepreneur of the Year (sponsored by MasterCard):
Nitin Passi, Founder & CEO,


Retail Transformation & Reinvention (sponsored by Boston Consulting Group):


Retail Advertising Campaign of the Year (sponsored by Mall of Qatar):
M&S “For Every Milestone”. RKCR/Y&R


Store Design of the Year:
Hamleys World, Moscow by Fitch


e-Commerce Retailer of the Year (sponsored by JDA):, China


Outstanding Leadership Award (sponsored by Korn Ferry):
Paul Marchant, CEO, Primark


Retailer of the Year (sponsored by IBM):



World Retail Hall of Fame inductees:


An integral celebratory part of the World Retail Congress programme, the World Retail Hall of Fame recognises the lifetime achievements of true legends, pioneers and entrepreneurs who have changed the way we perceive and interact with retail. Each year, new names from around the world are inducted into the World Retail Hall of Fame.


All are honoured at an exclusive World Retail Hall of Fame lunch during World Retail Congress. They will take their place alongside a roll call of over 100 names of retailers that have helped create modern retailing around the world. This year, five outstanding people made the list.


Kip Tindell

Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO, The Container Store


Dr Christo Wiese

Chairperson of Pepkor Holdings (Pty) Limited and Shoprite Holdings Limited


Mohammed Alshaya

Executive Chairman, the Alshaya group of companies​


Juan Cúneo Solari and Reinaldo Solari

Former Chairmen of Falabella

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