Retail awards shortlist out

13 December, 2011

Off Licence News has released the shortlist for our prestigious Drinks Retailing Awards 2012. 

This year saw entries in many of the independent categories double as the latest crop of independents steps up to vie against those already recognised for their excellence for one of our prestigious awards.

New for the 2012 competitions are an award for green or ethical retailers, and Chamapgne retailer of the year – a category that spanned both independent and multiple entrants, and saw some sparkling results.

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