Only in 20 years ago, in 1997, the 1st edition of the Commerce Awards, also known as “Barcelona, the best store in the world” was held in Barcelona. It was an initiative that emerged from the world of commerce in Barcelona to value and recognize the efforts of traders in favor of innovation, regeneration and its drive in a major economic sector for the economy of the city. The City Council then picked up the glove and organized a prize-giving ceremony that until today is a tribute to Barcelona’s commerce and merchants. The festival of trade in Barcelona.
This edition has made a special recognition to the markets, axes, associations and commercial establishments of the city for its commitment to courage, firmness and solidarity shown as a result of the attacks of August 17:
AMICS DE LA RAMBLA, Mercat de la Boqueria, Associació Comerciants Pl. Reial, FEM RAVAL, Federació Comerciants del Raval, Eix Raval, BARNACENTRE, PELAI CENTRE, PLAÇA UNIVERSITAT I RODALIES, El Corte Inglés
The Albert Gónzalez Prize in the task of contributing to the promotion and knowledge of the city’s trade has been for the Cottet Family for more than 100 years of business involvement in the commercial dynamization of the city. He picked up the prize Mr. Javier Cottet, founding member and president of COMERTIA, Vice President of Barnacentre, Vice President of Barcelona Oberta and member of the Executive Committee of Barcelona Shopping City of Tourism of Barcelona.
PRIZE FOR INNOVATIVE TRADE: Ethnicity
SPECIAL MENTION AT SEPHORA
PRIZE TO SUSTAINABLE TRADE: The Stock
PRIZE TO THE PROXIMITY COMMERCE: El Colorado
SPECIAL MENTION in favor of SOLER CAPELLA CARNISSERS S.L. of the Provençal Market
MERCATS DE BARCELONA AWARD Recognition for the market association of the Ninot Market