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Exceptional Independents Nomination Form

Nominations are now being accepted for Shelby Publishing’s 2nd Annual Exceptional Independents Awards. Nominations are open to all independent and regional U.S. grocery retailers.

Entries must detail why the nominee is qualified for this recognition. Qualifications could be related to an independent or regional’s investment in their stores or companies, commitment to supporting neighborhood charities and community involvement, and investment in their employees’ training and advancement.

Nominations are free; there is no charge/fee to nominate.


2024 Exceptional Independents Award Nomination

Please complete this form on or before February 2, 2024
You may submit up to 6 nominees
We will only contact you regarding important information related to your Exceptional Independents Award nominee and/or EIA event details.
We will only contact your nominee regarding important information related to their Exceptional Independents Award nomination and/or EIA event details.
What region is your nominee's corporate headquarters located?(Required)
What is your nominee's number of store locations?(Required)
Please provide a 2500 maximum character description (about 550 words) about why your nominee is qualified for this recognition. This could be related to the independent and regional grocers' investment in their stores and technology and commitment to supporting neighborhood charities and community involvement and investing in their employees training and advancement.
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    The Shelby-Griffin Report will highlight each honoree in a special editorial spotlight in the Exceptional Independents in the Grocery Industry feature in all five March 2024 regional editions.
    If you have any questions please reach out to:
    Stephanie Reid, President and Publisher
    Phone: 678-520-4949
    Email: [email protected]
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