Six of the world’s leading retailers have been nominated for ‘Retailer of the Year’, which will be awarded at the World Retail Awards 2008 held in Barcelona this April.

Abercrombie & Fitch, Casas Bahia, Ikea, Inditex, Pantaloon, and Tesco have all been short-listed for the Oracle-sponsored award and will be reviewed at the World Retail Congress by a grand jury including Bernie Brookes, Myer; Sean Ford, Oracle Retail; Paul R Charron, Liz Claiborne; Richard Simonin, Etam, and Simon Susman of Woolworths. 

Each company will be judged against a number of key performance indicators including financial performance, product, store innovation and customer service. The winner will be announced at a gala dinner held during the congress at the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya.

Other awards presented that night include Employer of the Year; Retail Destination of the Year; Responsible Retailer of the Year; E-tailer of the Year; Emerging Market Retailer of the Year, and Multi Market Retailer of the Year.