UK Retail Technology Implementation of the Year shortlist announced — Retail Technology Innovation Hub

Pets at Home, Currys, Skinnydip London and Astrid & Miyu are among the nominees in the Technology Implementation of the Year (UK) category at the 2022 RTIH Innovation Awards.

This award recognizes the excellence of UK retail technology projects, both in terms of delivery and results.

Implementation should have been completed between November 2021 and November 2022.

The jurors pay attention to clear project goals, an effective and innovative implementation as well as tangible and verifiable results.

2022 shortlist as follows:

Astrid & Miyu/LoyaltyLion

Cooperation with LoyaltyLion Astrid & Miyu has achieved impressive results related to loyalty programs.


The boohoo group says they have improved operational efficiencies and time to market with a product information management solution from Akeneo.

Curries/Mobile Ink

In recent years, Currys has undergone a massive digital transformation, including an email initiative using Movable Ink.

Motor Fuel Group/TLM Technologies

Shortlisted to complete the rollout of TLM’s evoBackOffice solution to the MFG (Motor Fuel Group) with over 900 stores.

Pets at home/TPP retail

For many years, Pets at Home has invested in providing technology solutions to business associates to meet customers’ pet care needs. This resulted in store teams having to use multiple devices and many different technologies.

The goal of the shortlisted project was to rethink the experience of colleagues in the store and introduce a new solution based on the creation of a single device experience with a set of internally developed applications for customer-centric and operational needs.

The Pets at Home team, with the support of technology partner TPP Retail, developed and delivered a complete software product from scratch within 18 months. Use a single solution for all in-store applications, including apps to support purchasing a pet or joining a flea subscription program.

Skinnydip London/Prodigy

Skinnydip London has enhanced its direct-to-consumer (DTC) operations and increased exposure to new categories through its partnership with Wunderkind.


In March, VST and dunnhumby launched Planogram Publisher – software that makes Tesco’s planogram data accessible to CPG brands in the UK.

And the winner is…

It is now up to our jury to select the winner who will be announced at an exclusive event in central London on Tuesday 6th December.

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RTIH Editor Scott Thompson says, “Innovation and technology play a critical role in the success of the retail sector, so it’s great to recognize outstanding examples through our awards.”

“Thank you to everyone who attended the 2022 event. We received a record number of submissions and many fantastic examples of the continued resilience and dynamism of retail space in extremely challenging times.”

“I now look forward to working with our jury to select the winners and announce them at our event in central London in December.”

The jury of the RTIH Innovation Awards 2022 as follows:

Warren Richmond, CEO and Founder, Situ Live and Revium Group

Mike Cadden, Director of Technology and Business Transformation, Start-Rite Shoes

Peter Waugh, Digital & Data Director, Compass Group

Paula Bobbett, Chief Digital Officer, Boots

Dan Saunders, Retail E-Commerce Manager, Stanley Black & Decker

Martin Newman, Founder, The Customer First Group

Toby Pickard, Global Insight Leader, IGD

Matt Taylor, Technology Transformation Leader at EY, Retail and Consumer Products

Amodini Chhabra, Investor, Compass Digital Ventures

Gary Newbury, Supply Chain Advisor and Delivery Executive

Sharon Peters, Head of Technology – Corporate Functions, Marks & Spencer

Nadine Neatrour, Director of Marketing, Selfridges

Wizz Selvey, CEO, WIZZ&CO

Simon Curtis, Chief Commercial Officer, PMC Retail

David Polinchock, Co-Founder/President, Unified Brand Experience Lab


Now in its fourth year, the RTIH Innovation Awards, sponsored by PMC, 3D Cloud by Marxent, CADS, FreedomPay and Critzr, celebrate global technical innovations in a fast-moving omnichannel world.

Stay tuned for more shortlists over the next few days.


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