Samsung Retailer of the Year 2017 shortlist announced

Recognising the highest standards of marketing creativity, sales skills and product knowledge across the Independent retail sector, Samsung Retailer of the Year is one of the most prestigious and eagerly anticipated events in the industry calendar.

The first round of judging for the 2017 edition kicked off in typically spirited style last month, and I was honoured to join the panel of retail experts to cast an eye over the competition and select the shortlisted stores for the grand final in Brighton on October 3.

Of the many outstanding retailers who were nominated by their local Samsung representatives, only nine were guaranteed a place at the final – and needless to say, I was blown away by the levels of commitment, craft and category expertise used to demonstrate Samsung best business practice, both online and in store.

The nine finalists for Samsung Retailer of the Year 2017 are:

Hughes TV and Audio Ltd.

Crampton and Moore (Television) Ltd.

PRC Direct

RGB Direct

HiFi Confidential

Reliant Direct

Martin Dawes Ltd.

Fortuna Euronics Ltd.

Dacombes of Wimborne

I look forward to sharing all highlights from the final along with the winners of Samsung Retailer of the Year with you later this year. Best of luck to all involved, see you in Brighton.

Gregor Muir

Editor, Innovative Electrical Retailing