Congratulations to the 27 retailers with a Post Office who made it on the Top 100 list by the Independent Achievers Academy.
The Independent Achievers Academy is a business development and recognition programme for independent retailers. The IAA Top 100 list celebrates both the excellence and the diversity of independent retailing across the UK.
The awards, run by betterRetailing.com, recognise top retailers from across the UK in 12 categories. The list is achieved by retailers benchmarking their shops, and follows a rigorous, independent in-store assessment.
Retailers who placed in this year’s list said they are using customer service to drive repeat visits.
The IAA revealed the current average basket spend was £7.47 – down 30p from 2018. However, it also showed stores are expanding their focus on high-margin categories.
And the retailers with a Post Office listed in the IAA’s top 100 for 2019 are:
|Retailer||Branch / Town|
|Bargain Booze Atherton||Bolton Road (204), Manchester|
|Best-one @ Brownlies||Biggar|
|Brendas||Norwell Outreach Service, Newark|
|Central Stores Winterslow||Winterslow, Salisbury|
|Costcutter & The Food Shop||Herston, Swanage|
|Hayers Meadvale||Mead Vale, Weston-super-Mare|
|Hillingdon Spar Convenience Store||Hillingdon, Burnley|
|Hopes of Longtown||Longtown|
|Hornchurch Convenience Store||North Street (92), Hornchurch|
|J Robarts & Son Limited||Codicote, Hitchin|
|King Fee Stores & Post Office||Over Monnow, Monmouth|
|Londis Oaktree Road||Oaktree Road, Southampton|
|Miserden Stores and Post Office||Miserden, Stroud|
|Mulkerns Eurospar||Cloughofe, Newry|
|My Local Convenience Stores||Pentonville, Newport|
|Nisa Local St Mary's Cray||St Mary's Cray, Orpington|
|One Stop Cranhill||Cranhill, Glasgow|
|One Stop Draycott & Post Office||Draycott, Derby|
|One Stop Gospel Lane||Gospel Lane, Birmingham|
|One Stop Warstock Post Office||Warstock, Birmingham|
|Premier Linktown Local||Linktown, Kirkcaldy|
|St John's Budgens||Roseland, Kenilworth|
|The Brent Post Office (Nisa)||The Brent, Dartford|
|Vicky's Convenience Store||Alcester Road, Bromsgrove|
|Village Store Burwash||Burwash|
|WH Smith Local Albany News||Albany Road, Cardiff|
|Whissendine Shop & Post Office (Mace)||Whissendine, Oakham|
See the full shortlist at https://www.betterretailing.com/top-100/
The winners will be announced later this autumn.
Read their guide on how to assess, compare and improve your shop using this free benchmarking tool by IAA.