Droylsden convenience store named in UK’s Top 100
Wednesday 19th September 2018 @ 11:13 by Tom Greggan
Business Droylsden News Tameside

A local shop in Droylsden has been recognised as one of the best independent stores in the country!

Yyas Convenience Store (Premier) on Jack Lane has been named on the IAA Top 100 list, which celebrates the continued success of independent shops across the UK.

The store received the prestigious recognition after an assessment across 12 core principles of retailing and excellence in serving local customers.

Shop owner, Parash Vyas, was understandably delighted with the news. “I am thrilled to have made the IAA Top 100 list,” he said. “My team and I have worked hard to achieve this and it’s great to be recognised for providing a service to our community. I can’t wait to share the news with our customers!”

Parash Vyas celebrated the honour with his wife Smruty and employee Tim Abram.

The IAA Top 100 is compiled after a rigorous benchmarking process and an independent in-store assessment, carried out by assessment partner REL Field Marketing. All retailers who participated in benchmarking their business receive a personalised benchmark report that recognises their strengths and identifies opportunities for development.

A shortlist of shops will be announced on Monday 10 September, which will be judged by a panel comprising the editors of RN and Retail Express and 12 leading industry experts.

12 category stars and an overall best shop will be revealed at the highly-anticipated IAA Gala Dinner, on Thursday 22 November in London.

Nick Shanagher, Managing Director of Newtrade, said: “Top retailers use their symbol and franchise deals to provide a compelling consumer offer on cost, choice and convenience. But on top they are giving shoppers the control they need, with 95% offering e-pay facilities like contactless.

“They also deliver a brilliant in-store experience, confirmed by REL Field Marketing, which is what today’s shopper needs from a brick and mortar outlet.

Nick added: “The Top 100 list recognises the hard work of the family business owners and their staff which consumers repeatedly say they want to find in local stores. With our partners, the IAA benchmarking helps with the simple, small, smart things that make a difference so they can compete with the chain stores and Amazon.”

For the full list of the IAA Top 100 retailers in the UK, you can visit  www.betterretailing.com/IAA/Top-100.