Leadership. Innovation. Creativity.

Celebrating excellence in retail.

Retail Council of Canada takes pride in honoring the very best in retail innovation and creativity at the Excellence in Retailing Awards Gala. These awards bring together Canada's top retail talent to recognize the year’s most innovative retailers in a variety of categories.

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The 2022 Excellence in Retailing Awards are now open!

  Key Dates:

  • March 11, 2022 – Deadline to register your submission.

  • March 25, 2022 – Deadline to upload all submission details.

  • May 2022 – Finalists Announced.

  • May 31, 2022 – Excellence in Retailing Awards Gala (Live and In Person).


Choose from a variety of categories that represent key areas of focus within the retail industry.


Planning to submit this year? Register today and you’ll be sent all the details on how to upload your online submission.

For specific entry details, word counts, supporting materials and general FAQ, visit our categories page .

Here’s what past winners have to say about the Excellence in Retailing Awards Experience:

We were honoured to see the collaborative and creative aspects of our Lowe’s Canada Heroes campaign being rewarded by our peers with a Philanthropic Leadership Award. This recognition celebrated the exceptional work of our teams who rallied together and spared no effort to support organizations that make a real difference in the lives of their neighbours, and we could not be prouder. – Lowe’s Canada
Staples Canada is proud to be a recipient for the In-Store Experience and Design Excellence in Retailing Awards. These awards showcase the very best in Canadian retail and we are honoured to be among great company; motivating us to continue innovating in the retail industry. – Staples Canada
Having our Made By Us campaign receive the Retail Marketing award was an honour. Being evaluated by your peers and recognized in this way has been tremendously motivating for the entire team. We are looking forward to attending the event again! – Federated Co-operatives Limited

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