Planet Retail Recognizes Innovation

LONDON Planet Retail, a global research firm based here, last month unveiled the winners of its first Innovation Awards for 2006 to honor retailers and food-service companies that have implemented what it considers to be best new ideas of the year. Wal-Mart Stores, Bentonville, Ark., won two awards: the Most Innovative New Concept Award in the hypermarket/superstore category for a store in Brazil

LONDON — Planet Retail, a global research firm based here, last month unveiled the winners of its first “Innovation Awards” for 2006 to honor retailers and food-service companies that have implemented what it considers to be best new ideas of the year.

Wal-Mart Stores, Bentonville, Ark., won two awards: the Most Innovative New Concept Award in the hypermarket/superstore category for a store in Brazil that caters to female shoppers, and the Greenest Efforts Award for its various

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