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Nominate A Remarkable Independent Today!

Nominations are now open for Winsight Grocery Business's annual Remarkable Independents awards program, which will recognize the most influential grocers in the nation in its January/February 2021 print issue, as well as throughout the month of February on its website and social networks.

Remarkable Independents' nominations can be submitted individually by store owners/management, wholesalers/distributors or allied supply chain partners in the following categories:

  • In-Store Experience (overall in-store excellence)
  • Category Excellence (housemade specialties, dynamic department design, etc.)
  • Pandemic Response (Efforts in safety, sanitation, worker’s compensation, etc.)
  • Digital Engagement (online promotions, social media, retailer apps, etc.)
  • Independent Icons (legendary independent grocers who have left a lasting impact on the industry and their communities.)

“This past year, independent grocers proved how vital they are to healthy communities as they stepped up to the plate to answer their customers’ needs during the pandemic. They are innovative operators that often go unrecognized,” said WGB's Content Manager Jennifer Strailey. “Our Remarkable Independents recognition program aims to honor those independents who provide service, quality and value to their customers and make their stores great places to work, shop and gather together.”

The nomination process is fast and easy via the online entry form below. All nominee information will be kept confidential. Information furnished on entry forms will be used to judge applicants, and will also serve as the basis of the Remarkable Independent winners' write-ups in WGB's January/February issue.

To view the 2020 Remarkable Independent honorees, click here.

Deadline: All nominations must be electronically submitted via the link below by Dec. 18, 2020.

Questions? Email Jennifer Strailey at

Now, put on your thinking cap and let us know the grocers who are most deserving of national recognition as a 2021 Remarkable Independent!