Awards   //   January 26, 2023

Boisson, Karma and Floor & Decor are winners of the 2022 Modern Retail Awards

The honorees of this year’s Modern Retail Awards demonstrated the importance of e-commerce technology, as retailers wield data, algorithms and AI to personalize their products and services across the customer journey. Retail companies are also aiming to provide seamless customer experiences spanning multiple channels, including online and physical stores.  

Boisson, a specialty non-alcoholic beverage retailer and distributor, earned a win for Best Omnichannel Experience. Boasting an impressive collection of over 125 zero-proof wines, beers, spirits, aperitifs and mixers, Boisson views its hybrid e-commerce/brick-and-mortar retail model as essential to its success, especially as  consumers look to taste the brands Boisson carries. Its smart digital technology has resulted in a 55%–45% split of in-store versus e-commerce sales with a 50% rate of repeat customers. Additionally, Boisson has rapidly grown its retail footprint to eight stores across Los Angeles and New York City (and a newly opened space in San Francisco) and increased sales 7.5x since launching in 2021.

For Best Use of Social Media for Commerce, shopping app Karma was recognized for its “Netflix-style” long-form commercial and social media virality. The company partnered with more than 40 popular social media influencers to share live-reaction videos about its commercial, a three-minute thriller humorously highlighting Karma’s seamless shopping experience. The campaign drove increased engagement on its social media platforms, with Karma adding more than 150,000 active users within weeks of the campaign launch. 

Floor & Decor, a leading big-box retailer specializing in hard-surface flooring and accessories, claimed the award for Best Digital Transformation for its partnership with Astound Commerce. In 2022, Astound Commerce updated the retailer’s site architecture and design to better serve its discerning customer base of homeowners and professional contractors, all while complimenting Floor & Decor’s physical footprint. The revamped site now offers homeowners community-driven inspiration, how-tos, sign-ups for design consultations and an AR visualization tool. Meanwhile, contractors can now save and share projects, track rewards, schedule delivery and pick-up and use the site’s flooring calculator. Astound Commerce’s redesign enhanced the customer experience, with Floor & Decor seeing improvements in customer acquisition, conversions, site performance and reduced customer service calls.

Explore all the 2022 Modern Retail Awards winners below — including a quick rundown of the programs and insights into why they won and what marketing teams can learn from them. 

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Full 2022 Modern Retail Awards winners list below:

Best Back-end E-commerce Technology

  • Lily AI – Product Attributes Platform for E-Commerce

Best Brand Collaboration

  • TRUFF & Hidden Valley – Launch of TRUFF x Hidden Valley Spicy Truffle Ranch

Best Community Building Strategy

  • Vita Coco Launch of The Hangover Shop by Vita Coco

Best Customer Insight Strategy

  • Intuit Mailchimp

Best Customer Service Experience

  • Alto Pharmacy

Best Digital Transformation

  • Floor & Decor and Astound Commerce – A Digital Renovation for Home Improvement

Best E-Commerce Experience

  • Alto Pharmacy

Best Email Campaign

  • DSW x Movable Ink

Best Fulfillment Strategy

  • Quiet Platforms

Best Influencer Collaboration

  • Pearpop & Amazon: Prime Day “Dream Deals” Challenge

Best Marketing Pivot

  • The Sak & January Digital, The Digital Leadership Company™

Best Omnichannel Experience

  • Boisson

Best Personalization Strategy

  • Stitch Fix – Using data science and algorithms to deliver personal styling in real time

Best Product, Category or Sub-Brand Launch Campaign

  • Lion Brand Yarn: Sustainable Stitching

Best Retailer/Agency Collaboration 

  • Outlines E-Commerce and Subscription Platform

Best Subscription Strategy

  • Lovevery’s Early Learning Program, The Play Kits

Best Use of Social Media for Commerce

  • Karma

Best Use of Technology

  • Afresh & CUB – Improving Product Freshness & Eliminating Food Waste

Best Use of Video

  • Goods & Services and Rheem

Founder of the Year

  • Mukul Dhankhar, Mashgin – Expansion to Convenience Stores
  • Peace Out Skincare – Enrico Frezza

Most Innovative Retail Model

  • Amazon – Launch of Amazon Style

Most Responsible Retailer

  • Grove Collaborative