3. Retailer of the Year: Amazon

For the second year straight, Amazon takes gold in this category and, unless something catastrophic or miraculous happens, we can see it winning every year for the remainder of the Earth’s existence. As well as the latest cameras and contractfree smartphones, its stuffed with awesome virtual goods, with millions of MP3s, apps, cloud storage and, of course, ebooks via its also-Award-scooping Kindle. It’s really starting to feel like the only reason high-street shops still exist is so we can research purchases before actually buying the stuff on Amazon.