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

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

This year, there will be five industry awards and one retailer award. This time, the leadership award will honor a leader from the industry.

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

*By “brands” we refer to manufacturers/suppliers

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Applications are free of charge

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 2023 Awards

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

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

Industry Awards

Category Specialist

Technology Innovation

Sustainability

Retailer Award

Retailer of the Year

Applications are free of charge

Last year’s Winners

Technology Innovation

Leadership

Brand of the Year

Disruptor

Integrated Marketing

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The 2023 Grand Jury – Awards Industry

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Michael Schuld

Chief Commercial & Marketing Officer,

MediaMarktSaturn

Hans Carpels

President,

Euronics International

Marta Gnjatovic

Marta Gnjatovic

Head of Commercial Teams,

Coolblue

Enrique Martinez

CEO,

Fnac Darty

Erik Sonsterud

Erik Sonsterud

CEO,

Elkjop Nordic

Karl Trautmann

Member of the

Management Board,

ElectronicPartner

michael-mclaughlin

Michael McLaughlin

VP Retail,

GfK

Applications are free of charge

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The 2023 Grand Jury – Award Retailers

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Chris Braam

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

January 11, 2023
Application process opened
February 24, 2023
Application process closes
March 28, 2023
Start shortlist announcement
May 24, 2023
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

This award is specifically tailored to Category Specialists. 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, Gaming, Wearables, Well-being.

The past year was massively influenced by the aftermath of the pandemic, the war in Ukraine resulting in rising costs, supply shortages, cooling economies and decreasing consumer confidence.

Have you, as category specialist, impressed your retail partner through outstanding collaboration or performance and how would you describe this extraordinary achievement? This could be share increase within their respective category, margin achievement, punctual delivery and in full despite a whole host of challenges (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 partner, exciting the shoppers and demonstrating 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 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. Have you initiated or are in process of cooperation models with selected brands? Can you submit specific examples?
  5. 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 1-5 in the field below.

Support your listed success, concept or milestones with evidence (facts 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 of the Year Award

2022 was characterized by a whole host of challenges (post-pandemic, war in Ukraine, soaring costs, energy crisis, etc.)

Do you, as a retailer, have demonstrated readiness for this new 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 (facts and figures, videos, infographics, statistics) to underpin your achievements. 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 “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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