In light of the current state of our community and retailers’ priorities being focused on the activities related to COVID-19, we have made the decision to cancel the 2020 Excellence in Retailing Awards program.

We take pride in honoring the very best in retail, innovation, and creativity every year. We want to ensure RCC and the industry is prepared to celebrate and honor the community to the fullest. We will explore how we can celebrate the hard work produced in 2019 and 2020 in the coming months.

Stay on top of the COVID-19 developments by regularly visiting RCC's COVID-19 update page.

Showcase your innovative ideas and celebrate your top talent!

Retail Council of Canada takes pride in honoring the very best in retail innovation and creativity at the Excellence in Retailing Awards Gala. Every year these awards bring together the top talent in the Canadian Retail industry to recognize the years most innovative retailers in a variety of categories.


  • Compete amongst some of the best. With over 50 retail submissions competing year over year, you will be competing amongst the best in the industry.
  • Comprehensive categories. Our 12 categories represent key branches within the retail industry. You’re provided the opportunity to recognize many successful projects within your organization.
  • Esteemed retail judges. Every year we establish an experienced panel of retail professionals to review and score all submission.
  • Recognize your team. Your team works hard; why not celebrate their efforts and success by submitting their work to any one of our 12 categories.
  • Trade marketing. Excellence in Retailing Award winners are often featured with a one page write up in Canadian Retailer Magazine.


  • Extensive and objective submission evaluation from a jury of retail industry experts.
  • Compete with other retailers of all sizes on a level playing field and see how you stack up.
  • Make a statement. Showcase your organization as one of the best in Canada.
  • Demonstrate pride in your work. Give your team the recognition that says they’re one of the best in Canada.
  • Market the prestige of having an award-winning project.


Contact Michelle Ribout, Director, Events at or by phone at 416-467-3746.