Description: Recognizes one retail chain that best exemplifies the characteristics of professionalism, service and expertise, as voted by peers, staff and judges throughout the Industry Awards process. Runner-up is the chain that receives the second-most votes.

Qualification: Must have been selected as one of the Top 12 Retailers in the same year.

Nomination Process: Nominees are required to submit materials for judging, via video and survey.

Selection Process: Magazine staff and select judges will vote based on submitted materials to determine the Retailer of the Year.

Award Process: The winner is announced at the Mobile Electronics Industry Awards gathering in August. He / she receives an award and certificate, as well as a digital certificate and logos for marketing.