A number of award categories are available for retailers at the 'Middle East Retail Academy (MERA): 2017 Awards'. This consists of awards for companies and awards for individuals. The shortlists per category are created using feedback from vendors during the past year. The retail awards allocated to companies are determined by online voting ahead of the Gala Dinner. Retailers will be invited to nominate executives for the individual awards. These will then be assessed by the VIP Jury to determine the overall individual winners.

1. Overall Retailer of the Year – UAE
2. Specialist Retailer of the Year – UAE
3. Retailer of the Year – Saudi Arabia
4. Retailer of the Year – Bahrain
5. Retailer of the Year – Kuwait
6. Retailer of the Year – Oman
7. Retailer of the Year – Qatar
8. Retailer of the Year – Egypt
9. Retailer of the Year - Lebanon
10. Retailer of the Year – Jordan
11. Retailer of the Year - Iraq
12. Retailer of the Year – Iran
13. Retailer of the Year – Africa
14. E-tailers of the Year -  MEA
15. Online Marketplaces of the Year – MEA

16. Retail Executive of the Year – UAE
17. Retail Executive of the Year – Saudi Arabia
18. Retail Executive of the Year – Bahrain
19. Retail Executive of the Year – Kuwait
20. Retail Executive of the Year – Oman
21. Retail Executive of the Year – Qatar
22. Retail Executive of the Year – Egypt
23. Retail Executive of the Year - Jordan
24. Retail Executive of the Year - Lebanon
25. Retail Executive of the Year – Iraq
26. Retail Executive of the Year - Iran
27. Retail Executive of the Year - Africa
28. 10th Anniversary MERA Icons - Middle East 

Awards Criteria

  • Customer satisfaction
  • Sales growth
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Profitability
  • In-store experience
  • Vendor relations
  • Retail innovation
  • Service levels
  • Multichannel success