Since 1985, AWG has presented Excellence in Merchandising Awards to retailers for their individual and often unique efforts.
The purpose of these awards is to recognize retailers who’ve demonstrated innovative, creative, and thought provoking ideas, as well as to challenge other retailers to identify new opportunities for increasing sales and profits within their stores!
Every AWG member is eligible for an Excellence in Merchandising Award, regardless of store size, location, or length of time with AWG. Throughout the year we encourage stores to share their success stories so that we can recognize those members who demonstrate merchandising expertise.
Each AWG division recognizes Excellence in Merchandising winners in each of the 10 categories (AWG Brands, Grocery, Produce, Floral, Meat, Seafood, Bakery, Deli, Event, and Marketing Campaign). One winner in each category is then recognized as an overall Excellence in Merchandising winner at the AWG Annual Meeting in March.
The videos below feature the overall winners and demonstrate outstanding ideas that can be replicated and/or built upon to enhance sales and profits.