Top independent retailers recognised

Top independent retailers recognised

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, 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

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.