Jumia Nigeria unveiled as finalist for World Retail Awards

The World Retail Congress has revealed the list of finalists for this year’s prestigious World Retail Awards and, for the third consecutive year, sees Nigerian retailer Jumia as a finalist. The winner of the 2013 Best New Retail Launch award, and nominee for last year’s CSR Initiative of the Year, has been nominated for the 2015 eCommerce Retailer of the Year.

The shortlisted entrants for the final two categories – Retail Transformation of the Year, and Retailer of the Year – will be revealed in the near future.

Now in its ninth year, the World Retail Awards are recognised as a showcase for ‘retail excellence’. The awards attract entries from hundreds of retailers from over 50 countries across the world and the teams of expert judges have now selected the retailers they believe are the most outstanding and worthy of a place in the final.

As in previous years, the shortlisted finalists have been drawn from an extremely competitive standard of entry. The finalists will all be reviewed by a Grand Jury of senior retailers and sector experts* who will meet shortly before the Congress commences, to decide on the ultimate winners in each category. The winners will be announced at the Closing Ceremony and Awards dinner taking place at the Waldorf Astoria Rome Cavalieri, Rome on Thursday 10th of September.

Ian McGarrigle, Chairman of the World Retail Congress, said: “We are delighted at the number of entrances in each category. Once again the calibre of finalists is exceptional with fantastic representation across the retail environment. It will be another difficult decision choosing the ultimate winners in each category and we are extremely grateful to everyone who has entered.”


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