South has given India and the world at large many visionaries, business leaders and great entrepreneurs. South India has been a vibrant marketplace pretty much initiating the genesis of modern retailing in India. Businesses based out of South India have always been well ahead of the curve in retailing invention.
In the year 2016, IMAGES Group instituted ‘South India Retail Awards’ to honour business legends, professionals and innovators in the business of retail and shopping centres based out of south India for Excellence in Retail and Customer Service.
The 3rd edition of IMAGES South India Retail Awards saw business visionaries from South India, those have built great Consumer Brands, Retail Concepts and Shopping & Leisure Spaces being felicitated on December 17, 2018 at JW Marriott Hotel Bengaluru.
SIRA 2018 AwardeesIMAGES Most Admired Retailer of the Year : Department store - Westside IMAGES Most Admired Retailer of the Year : Hypermarket - Big Bazaar IMAGES Most Admired Retailer of the Year : Fashion & Lifestyle (National Operations) - Soch (For Single Brand Store Operations), MAX (For Multibrand Store Operations) IMAGES Most Admired Retailer of the Year : Fashion & Lifestyle (Regional Operations) - Souchii (For Rapid Shop-in-Shop Expansion), Twills (Single Brand Store Expansion) IMAGES Most Admired Retailer of the Year : Footwear & Fashion Accessories - Skechers IMAGES Most Admired Retailer of the Year : Food & Grocery (Regional Operations) - Nilgiris IMAGES Most Admired Retailer of the Year : Foodservice (National Operations) - The Chocolate Room India IMAGES Most Admired Retailer of the Year: Foodservice (Regional Operations) - Nandhana Palace IMAGES Most Admired Retailer of the Year: Beauty & Wellness - Naturals (National Player For South India Operations), YLG Salon (Regional Player) IMAGES Most Admired Retailer of the Year: Kiosk/Express format - The Thick Shake Factory IMAGES Most Admired Retail Launch of the Year - Fipola
Images Excellence Awards
Rapid Expansion with Smart Hyper Model - Reliance Smart Emerging Brand - Cool Colors Star Brand - Otto
- P R Shiva Kumaar, MD (Global Operations), Saravana Bhawan - Saravanan R, MD (India Operations), Saravana Bhawan - Hari Menon, Co-Founder and CEO, BigBasket - CK Ranganathan, Founder & CEO, Cavinkare, Green Trends, Limelite
Presentation Based Awards
IMAGES MOST ADMIRED RETAILER OF THE YEAR: Store Design & VM - 1st – KLM Fashion Mall, 2nd - Lifestyle IMAGES MOST ADMIRED RETAILER OF THE YEAR: Marketing & Promotions - 1st - Harsha, 2nd – MAX IMAGES MOST ADMIRED STARTUP OF THE YEAR - 1st – BBQ, 2nd – Omuni, 3rd – Inner Being
IMAGES Most Admired Innovative Retail Concept of the Year - Easybuy