The shortlist for the SLR Awards 2021 has been unveiled after the successful completion of the first phase of judging.

The SLR Awards exists to recognise the amazing efforts of local retailers – especially over the past year. We aim to unearth best practice, creativity, innovation and commitment and to share those stories with a wider audience to raise the entire tide of the Scottish local retailing sector.

The judges were absolutely blown away by the standard of entries this year, particularly given the challenges the sector has faced in the last year or so. The team at SLR were delighted to see so many new retailers getting involved in the Awards for the first time, and it’s very clear that the Scottish local retailing industry is in outstanding shape.

Our winners will be unveiled at a virtual ceremony at 6pm on 27 October, and will be invited to attend a celebratory lunch in November.



Confectionery Retailer of the Year

  • Day Today Armadale
  • Day Today Stenhousemuir
  • Premier Birnam Stores
  • Spar Falkirk

Food-to-Go Retailer of the Year

  • Day Today Armadale
  • Premier Birnam Stores
  • Scotmid Bo’ness
  • Spar Falkirk

Fresh & Chilled Retailer of the Year

  • Day Today Bourtreehill
  • Scotmid Barnton
  • Spar Coylton
  • Spar Garthamlock

Newstrade Retailer of the Year

  • Premier Turriff
  • Seafield Stores, Ayr
  • What Everyone Wants, Hamilton

Off-Trade Retailer of the Year

  • Day Today Armadale
  • Nisa Greens of Ellon
  • Premier Linktown Local
  • Premier RaceTrack Autoport

Scottish Brands Retailer of the Year

  • Nisa Greens of Ellon
  • Spar Falkirk

Soft Drinks Retailer of the Year

  • Day Today Bellsbank
  • Spar Falkirk
  • Spar Renfrew
  • Spar Sauchie

Vaping & Nicotine Replacement
Retailer of the Year

  • Premier RaceTrack Autoport
  • Spar Falkirk
  • Spar Sauchie

Community Retailer of the Year

  • Day Today Stenhousemuir
  • Premier Linktown Local
  • Premier Watson’s Grocer

Forecourt Retailer of the Year

  • BP Mearnskirk
  • Premier RaceTrack Autoport
  • Watermill Service Station

Home Delivery Retailer of the Year

  • Nisa Greens of Ellon
  • Premier Linktown Local
  • Premier News Food & Wine Nethergate

New Store of the Year

  • Londis Renton
  • Premier RaceTrack Crowwood
  • Scotmid Bo’ness

Refit of the Year

  • Nisa Greens of Kirkcaldy
  • Spar Coylton
  • Spar Falkirk
  • Watermill Service Station

Sustainability Retailer of the Year

  • Premier Watson’s Grocer
  • Seafield Stores, Ayr
  • Spar Colyton

#ThinkSmart Innovation Award

  • Londis Renton
  • Premier RaceTrack Autoport

Team of the Year

  • Premier Barry’s@Clarkston
  • Premier Blackadder Mini Market and Deli
  • Premier Girvan
  • Spar Renfrew

Symbol Group – Community Initiative of the Year

  • Nisa Retail
  • Spar Scotland
  • United Wholesale Scotland

Symbol Group – Innovation of the Year

  • Spar Scotland – ESELs
  • Spar Scotland – Trade Show
  • United Wholesale Scotland

Symbol Group of the Year

  • Booker – Londis
  • Booker – Premier
  • Nisa Retail
  • Spar Scotland
  • United Wholesale Scotland

All shortlisted entrants will be notified directly. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the SLR events team: events@55north.com | 0141 222 5381

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