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The complete results of the ABN Amro Retailer of the Year gala

Van Eerd van Jumbo has been named “ABN Amro Retail Executive of the Year” 2020-2021 and Zeeman’s management team won the trade award “Retail Management Team of the Year”. Eye Wish Opticians was named “ABN Amro Retailer of the Year the Netherlands” 2020-2021 and “Best Retail Chain in the Netherlands”, as previously reported, at the ABN Amro Retailer of the Year gala that took place online this year.

Zooplus won the “Webshop Award the Netherlands”. The “ABN Amro Sustainable Retailer of the Year” was won by Mud Jeans this year. The winners were announced via an online event broadcast from the First Impression studio in Tilburg.

In recent months, consumers have judged their favorite retailers for the public awards “ABN Amro Best Retail Chain in the Netherlands” and “ABN Amro Webshop Award the Netherlands”. The winners of the category awards were announced on 21, 22 and 23 September 2020. These winners had a chance to win the overall titles.

Eye Wish Opticians was voted “ABN Amro Retailer of the Year the Netherlands” 2020-2021, leaving the other nominees behind. In the eyes of the consumer, Eye Wish Opticians also deserves the title “ABN Amro Best Retail Chain in the Netherlands”. Zooplus won the “ABN Amro Webshop Award the Netherlands”.

“ABN Amro Retailer of the Year” 2020-2021 trade awards

As said, Frits van Eerd of Jumbo won the ‘ABN Amro Retail Executive’ 2020-2021 professional award. Below is an overview of the full top 5 Retail Executive:

* Frits van Eerd (Jumbo)
* Hajir Hajji (Action)
* Hans Geels (Dille & Kamille)
* Marit van Egmond (Albert Heijn)
* Michiel Witteveen (Mirage Retail Group)

Zeeman’s management team won the trade award ‘ABN Amro Retail Managementteam’ 2020-2021 with 40 percent of the votes. The top 5 Retail Management team is as follows:

* Ikea
* Picnic
* Rituals
* Swiss Sense
* Sailor

The winners of the professional awards “ABN Amro Retail Executive” and “ABN Amro Retail Managementteam” were determined after a jury nominated the best executives and management teams. Retailers were able to vote during the “ABN Amro Retailer of the Year” overall event. After the votes of peers had been collected, the winners accepted the award.

Mud Jeans won the trade award “ABN Amro Sustainable Retailer of the Year” 2020-2021. Below is an overview of the complete top 3 sustainable retailers:

* Fairphone
* Mud Jeans
* Sailor

The “ABN Amro Sustainable Retailer of the Year” is a jury award within the “Retailer of the Year Netherlands” concept.

The jury, consisting of Henk Hofstede (Sector Banker Retail Commercial Clients, ABN Amro), Evelijn Vissers (Business Consultant Retail, Q&A), Margreet van Schaijck (Brand Manager, Lush Europe, Elfrieke van Galen (Partner, TheRockGroup), Michiel van Yperen (Transition Manager, MVO Nederland) and Meike Koster (Marketing & Communications Manager, Max Havelaar) nominated on the basis of six criteria which three sustainable retailers in the Netherlands perform best. At the overall event of the ‘ABN Amro Retailer of the Year’ elections the retailers in attendance were given the opportunity to influence the jury’s verdict by casting their vote for one of the three nominees.The jury’s verdict determined the outcome of the prize for 50 percent, the other 50 percent was determined by votes.

The ‘Retailer of the Year’ concept is an initiative of Q&A Insights & Consultancy. More information and previous results can be found here.
(PvWK, photo above: screenshot homepage Eye Wish)

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