Nominate a Remarkable Independent Grocer Today

WGB wants to know: Who has pivoted powerfully in 2020?
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You know them. Your business has worked with them. You've shopped them yourself. Now it's time to recognize them for going above and beyond in a year unlike any other: Nominate your favorite independent grocers today for Winsight Grocery Business' annual Remarkable Independents awards program.

We're looking for industry leaders that have taken business agility and service to customers, employees and the community at large to new heights amid the varied, constantly evolving challenges of 2020. Honorees will be featured in WGB's January/February print issue as well as on and WGB social networks in February.

The deadline for nominations has just been extended to Friday, Dec. 18, so don't delay—get your nominations in today.

Who can submit a Remarkable Independent 2021 nomination?

Remarkable Independents nominations are welcomed from store owners/management, nonmanagement employees, PR/marketing partners, wholesalers/distributors and allied supply-chain partners.

What are the the categories for the Remarkable Independent awards?

  • 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.)

How can I submit my nomination?

Submit your nomination by Friday, Dec. 18, using this form

Who were the 2020 Remarkable Independents?

Meet the most recent class of honorees here. 

I have a question about Remarkable Independents. Whom can I ask?

Contact WGB's Jennifer Strailey at

"This year, independent grocers have 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. Our Remarkable Independents recognition program aims to honor those independents that provide service, quality and value to their customers and make their stores great places to work and shop," WGB Editor-in-Chief Jennifer Strailey said. 

Give your favorite independent grocer the kudos it deservesnominate a 2021 Remarkable Independent.


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