The DRAs are the drinks trade’s biggest annual highlight, bringing together the leading lights in retail and rewarding the greatest innovators. Competition was fierce as the awards received a record number of entries, but a rigorous judging process eventually named 24 overall winners.
The awards are run by trade magazine Drinks Retailing News and editor Martin Green was joined on stage by comedian Kerry Godliman to hand out gongs to retailers that stood out as the best in the business over the past year.
This year Hildon sponsored the Luxury Retailer of the Year 2018, which was awarded to Hedonism Wines.
Huge congratulations to our partner Waitrose who managed to come away with Supermarket of the Year, Multiple Wine Retailer of the Year and Multiple Spirits Retailer of the Year. There were further awards for Morrisons, Asda, Sainsbury’s and Tesco, while another Hildon partner Majestic claimed the Multiple Specialist award after enjoying a strong turnaround in fortunes in the past year.
Awards chairman Martin Green said: “Congratulations to all the winners, who displayed fantastic levels of flair, dynamism and diligence to thrive in a challenging market”