Boost Juice & Thank You to speak at 2016 Australian Retail Awards

BY Australian Retailers Association
11 July 2016

Jeff Allis, Co-Founder of Australian retail success story, Boost Juice, and Daniel Flynn, Founder of social enterprise company, Thank You, and maker of Thank you branded water, food and bodycare products, will entertain guests at the eftpos ARA 2016 Australian Retail Awards next month.

Jeff Allis, Retail Zoo Jeff Allis, Retail Zoo

The eftpos ARA Australian Retail Awards are the retail industry’s longest running recognition of success, and this year will take place in front of 500 guests at a prestigious breakfast event at the Grand Hyatt, Melbourne on August 10.

In 2000, Jeff Allis and his wife, Janine, founded Boost Juice, a runaway retail success, and is chairman of Retail Zoo, owner of Boost Juice, Salsa’s, Cibo, and Hatch. Retail Zoo has turned a single brand business into a power house, multi-brand international retailer, operating more than 400 stores across 10 countries. Jeff is honest, humorous, and ruthlessly observant, and will provide Awards attendees with precious insights into Retail Zoo’s success.

Daniel Flynn began the Thank You business in 2008 with a single product – Thank You Water – and a dream to empower consumers to play a part in ending global poverty through simple every day purchases. Today, the Thank You business has more than 40 products and is available in 5000 outlets in Australia, with 100 percent of its profits going towards safe water, food, and hygiene and sanitation services around the world.

Daniel is an incredibly inspiring and energetic speaker, with the eftpos ARA Australian Retail Awards audience to leave feeling motivated and empowered by the lessons he’s learned in the eight year Thank You journey.

Early Bird prices to attend the 2016 Awards Breakfast end this Friday, July 15, with tickets starting from $45 for individuals and $400 for a table of 10. Tickets can be purchased at http://retail.org.au/2016-retail-awards/

Russell Zimmerman, ARA Executive Director, said the Awards Breakfast is an opportunity for all Australian retailers to come together to celebrate the success of their peers, network, and learn from other’s experience.
“To have Jeff and Daniel on board to share the journey and learnings behind their success is a real coup, and will only add to the atmosphere of celebration and industry support we expect the 2016 Awards to provide to retailers,” Mr Zimmerman said.

Entries to the eftpos ARA 2016 Australian Retail Awards close this week, with retailers large and small, as well as individuals encouraged to nominate to be recognised among Australia’s top retailers. Past winners include Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics, SpecSavers, The Good Guys, Saltwater Wine, and Cannings Butchers, among many others.

Retailers keen to enter the 2016 eftpos ARA Australian Retail can do so by visiting http://retail.org.au/2016-retail-awards.

Flynn Daniel 3MB Daniel Flynn, Thank You

2016 eftpos ARA Australian Retail Awards categories include:

eftpos Retailer of the Year

Shop For Shops Store Fitout of the Year

Temando Multichannel Retailer of the Year

Frontline Recruitment Retail Employer of the Year

Rest Industry Super Retail Employee of the Year

FCB Retail HR Rising Star of the Year

Pronto Software Retail Innovator of the Year

ARA Retail Institute Retail Graduate of the Year

ARA Independent Retailer of the Year
2016 eftpos ARA Australian Retail Awards Breakfast
When: Wednesday 10 August, 2016, 7am to 9:45am
Where: Grand Hyatt, 123 Collins St, Melbourne
Early Bird ticket prices:
ARA members $45 / guests $60
ARA members table of 10 $400 / guest table of 10 $550

About the eftpos ARA Australian Retail Awards

First held in the 1970s, the eftpos ARA Australian Retail Awards are the nation’s longest running and most prestigious retail event, recognising and rewarding outstanding retail businesses, innovations, and individuals across all sectors of retail.
Relaunched in 2008, the Awards culminate in the annual 2016 eftpos ARA Australian Retail Awards breakfast at Melbourne’s Grand Hyatt on August 10.
In 2016 there are nine Awards categories, judged by an experienced and distinguished panel of impartial fellow retailers, the 2016 awards event encompasses nine categories including, eftpos Retailer of the Year, Shop For Shops Store Fitout of the Year, Temando Multichannel Retailer of the Year, Frontline Recruitment Retail Employer of the Year, Rest Industry Super Retail Employee of the Year, FCB Retail HR Rising Star of the Year, Pronto Software Retail Innovator of the Year, ARA Retail Institute Retail Graduate of the Year, ARA Independent Retailer of the Year.
To enter the Awards or purchase tickets to the eftpos ARA Australian Retail Awards Breakfast event, visit http://retail.org.au/2016-retail-awards/

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