TCG Awards

Rewarding the most innovative brands and retailers in TCG

TCG Awards Finalists 2022

Category Specialist

Lenovo
LG
Logitech
Microsoft
Samsung

Technology Innovation

Apple
LG
Meta
Mi (Xiaomi)
Samsung

Sustainability

Arcelik
Electrolux
HP
Microsoft
Miele

Brand of the Year

Apple
Electrolux
Lenovo
LG
Samsung

Leadership

Alex Baldock, Currys
Hans Carpels, Euronics
Enrique Martinez, Fnac Darty
John Olsen, Euronics
Pieter Zwart, Coolblue

Retailer of the Year

Boulanger
Coolblue
Elkjop
Euronics
Fnac Darty

TCG Awards Winners 2022

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Retailer Award Finalists 2020

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The TCG Industry Awards are the most prestigious awards in our industry today – the  “Oscars”, so to speak.

The awards recognize the most innovative TCG brands* operating in EMEA. Not only do the awards inspire brands to demonstrate that they are the “best of the best”, but they also inspire the industry as a whole by creating powerful storytelling value.

We are looking for the Brand of the Year; the most impressive Category Specialist; the most exciting Technology Innovation; and the brand that makes powerful efforts in Sustainability.

Since 2020, the TCG Awards also features the Retailer Award. In 2022, for the first time we also honored the most outstanding Individual on the retailer side.

Winners are selected by the Grand Jury. For the Industry Awards, the Grand Jury is comprised of top management from leading EMEA tech retailers and a top representative from GfK. The Retailer Award is judged by top representatives from amongst our current TCG Summit strategic partners.

*By “brands” we refer to manufacturers/suppliers

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Applications are free of charge

Candidates for the “Brand of the Year” and the “Leadership” awards will be nominated directly by the Grand Juries.

TCG Awards 2019 Winners

Category Specialist Award

Lenovo

Technology Innovation Award

Sony

Sustainability Award

Electrolux

Leadership Award

Ami Silverman

Brand of The Year Award

Microsoft

Retailer of the Year Award

Elkjop Nordic

Integrated Marketing Award
Technology Award
Disruptor Award
Leadership Award
Brand of The Year Award

The Awards

From the six awards mentioned above, you may submit applications for the following categories:

Industry Awards

Category Specialist

Technology Innovation

Sustainability

Retailer Award

Retailer of the Year

Applications are free of charge

Candidates for the “Brand of the Year” and the “Leadership” awards will be nominated directly by the Grand Juries.

Last year’s Winners

Technology Innovation

Leadership

Brand of the Year

Disruptor

Integrated Marketing

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The Grand Jury – Awards Industry

guido-monferrini

Guido Monferrini

EVP & CCO,

MediaMarktSaturn

Hans Carpels

President,

Euronics International

Marta Gnjatovic

Marta Gnjatovic

Head of Category Teams,

Coolblue

Enrique Martinez

CEO,

Fnac Darty

Erik Sonsterud

Erik Sonsterud

CEO,

Elkjop Nordic

Karl Trautmann

Member of the

Management Board,

ElectronicPartner

Enrique-Fernandez

Enrique Fernandez

CEO,

M.Video/Eldorado

michael-mclaughlin

Michael McLaughlin

VP Retail,

GfK

Applications are free of charge

Candidates for the “Brand of the Year” and the “Leadership” awards will be nominated directly by the Grand Juries.

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The Grand Jury – Awards Retailers

Anna Ohlsson-Leijon

Anna Ohlsson-Leijon

CEO Business Area Europe,

Electrolux

Cyril Buxtorf

Cyril Buxtorf

EVP EMEA,

Groupe SEB

Carsten Olesen

Carsten Olesen

President Consumer Audio,

HARMAN International

Stuart Blanch

Stuart Blanch

EMEA Consumer Sales Director,

Intel

bradley-hopkinson

Bradley Hopkinson

VP Consumer & Device Sales EMEA,
Microsoft

Ragip Balcioglu

Ragip Balcioglu

Chief Commercial Officer,
Arcelik

Thierry Gadou

Thierry Gadou

President and CEO,

SES-imagotag

michael-mclaughlin

Michael McLaughlin

VP Retail,

GfK

jessica-distler

Jessica Distler

Partner & Managing Director,

BCG

Applications are free of charge

Candidates for the “Brand of the Year” and the “Leadership” awards will be nominated directly by the Grand Juries.

January 25, 2022
Application process opened
March 15, 2022
Application process closes
April 4, 2022
Start shortlist announcement
May 18, 2022
Announcement winners

For enquiries:

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Application for:

Choose and apply for nominations (you can apply to one, two or all three awards)

Category Specialist Award

In the past years, most of the time the huge global brands (e.g. Samsung, LG, Google, etc) ended up on the shortlist of the different TCG Awards. With this award, we want to provide category specialists the chance to win. Thus, brands which are active in one specific head category (i.e. not across multiple head categories) or even only in a subcategory. Category Specialists can often be trendsetters. Head categories are Appliances (MDA&SDA), CE (TV, photo), IT etc.

The past year was again massively influenced by the Covid-19 pandemic. Have you, as a category specialist, impressed your retail partners through outstanding cooperation or performance, and how would you describe this extraordinary achievement? This could be share increase within the respective category, margin achievement, punctual delivery and in full despite the challenges of the pandemic (production, logistics etc.), professional collaborative forecasting, jointly aligned activities across all sales channels (online/in-store/social media), product innovation, sales growth, etc.


Technology Innovation Award

Over the past year, which of your brand´s technology innovations made the biggest difference for your retail partners, excited shoppers and demonstrated the new technology to them in the best way?

This could be any innovation: a feature, a product, new product design or the creation of a whole new category. It could also be the reinvention or shifting of a whole category, e.g. creating higher value for the whole category.


Sustainability Award

The TCG retail industry is increasingly conscious of its environmental responsibilities. It is clear that consumer and legislative pressures are also building and are encouraging, or even forcing businesses and manufacturers to take dramatic steps to improve sustainability. This category focuses on concrete measurements, strategic decisions made, binding action plans (not just greenwashing) completed to support the company's determination in the field of sustainability.

  1. Do you measure sustainability (CO2 footprint) at all and how?
  2. Is there a defined and concrete reduction target and what does it say?
  3. Is there a clear, approved action plan for this? In which areas and with which targets do you aim to achieve the set sustainability targets? Can you submit a top-line summary of it?
  4. In the area of sustainability, would you like to mention or submit any other achievement that enforces your application?

Please answer each of the questions 1-4 in the field below.

Support your listed success, concept or milestones with evidence (fact and figures, videos, infographics, statistics) to underpin your achievement. Be precise and concise and relate concretely to the respective question. Uploading generic information material such as the latest annual report/latest sustainability report is not desired and rather counterproductive


Retailer Award

The year 2021 was characterized by an ongoing pandemic environment.

Do you, as a retailer, have demonstrated readiness for the “phase 2” Covid era in adopting your operating model? In which ways have you catered to the following areas:

  1. Experience commerce
  2. Innovation
  3. Sustainability?

In addition to the information below, please fill in this form.

Support your listed success, concept or milestones with evidence (fact and figures, videos, infographics, statistics) to underpin your achievement. Be precise and concise and relate concretely to the respective question. Uploading generic information material such as the latest annual report/latest sustainability report is not desired and rather counterproductive.

To assist with your application, here are some hints and tips:

  1. Your application is completely free of charge
  2. For each industry award category, please fill in a separate application template
  3. Be as precise and comprehensive in your description as possible
  4. The more compelling your description, the more likely it is that you will capture the attention of the Grand Jury
  5. Evidence of commercial success – ensure that your application is supported by tangible and accurate figures
  6. You may support your application with visual material such as videos, powerpoints, statistics, analysis or screenshots
  7. The more complete your application, the higher the chance you will be selected for the shortlist by the Grand Jury
  8. The 4th and 5th of the TCG industry awards – the “Leadership” Award and the “Brand of the Year” Award – will be chosen directly by the Grand Jury.
  9. Should you have any questions during the application process or encounter any issues, please contact our project manager Anton at anton@retail-plus.org, +41 43 50 83 356

About the TCG Summit

The TCG Summit is the leading international retail congress for technical consumer goods. It brings together the most prestigious national and international market leaders of today’s electrical retail industry. For two days each year, the TCG Summit provides an unparalleled high-level strategic forum for retail leaders to meet and share insight, form powerful connections and shape the future of electrical retail.

Go to: https://tcgsummit.com

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