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By Scott Thompson

The shortlist has been announced for the 2010 Retail Systems Awards, which will take place on Thursday, 28 October at the Ballroom of The Grosvenor House Hotel in London’s Park Lane. This year’s list of nominees includes technology vendors and retailers such as Oasis, Mothercare, Sainsbury’s, Comet, Carpetright, Boots UK, Shop Direct Group, Retail Assist, Commidea, Torex Retail, Portaltech, Cybertill and Kewill.

Categories include: EPoS innovation of the year; Multi-channel retailer of the year; Retail security initiative of the year; Technology vendor of the year; Best use of in-store marketing technology in retail; Best use of technology in the hospitality and leisure sector; IT team of the year.

Now into their fifth year, the awards look to recognise excellence and innovation in the field of information technology within the UK retail sector. The 2010 judging panel consists of: Luke Phillips, head of information systems, Kurt Geiger; Will Jones, IT director, The Book Depository; Sharon Peters, programme manager - retail systems, Marks and Spencer; Hayley Meenan-Wilkin, Head of Web Operations, ; Paul Rodgers, Chairman, Vendorcom; Scott Thompson, Editor, Retail Systems.

The 2010 event will be hosted by Perrier and Gold Logie-nominated Australian comedian and television presenter, Adam Hills. Hills has become one of the highlights of the Edinburgh Fringe, with sold out houses for his most recent offering. His debut show, Go You Big Red Fire Engine, went on to a West End run at Her Majesty's. UK television credits include several appearances on Mock the Week as well as Never Mind the Buzzcocks and The Stand Up Show.

The event will be a sell out, so book your places/tables now to avoid disappointment. Further information at:

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