Deadline extended for 2016 eftpos ARA Australian Retail Awards

BY Australian Retailers Association
05 July 2016

Entries close July 15, 2016

Retailers keen to enter the 2016 eftpos ARA Australian Retail Awards have just two weeks to do so, with nominations now extended until July 15 as a result of popular demand.

Australian retailers and individuals can nominate themselves online across nine Awards categories at http://retail.org.au/2016-retail-awards.

“The calibre of entries in the eftpos ARA Australian Retail Awards has been consistently high over  the years of eftpos’ involvement, and we’re pleased to see a similar level of strength and success reflected in the 2016 nominations to date,” said Bruce Mansfield, Managing Director of eftpos Australia.

“I urge all Australian retailers to consider entering these prestigious Awards. Australian retailers are notorious for being hard workers, but when it comes to recognition and reward, they can be shy to stand up,” he said.

Last year’s winner of Australia’s top retail accolade, the eftpos Australian Retailer of the Year, Lush, has gone on to further grow and improve its business, while for others, taking home an award has opened doors to previously unavailable opportunities.

Nominations close July 15, with winners to be announced at the 2016 eftpos ARA Australian Retail Awards breakfast in Melbourne on August 10. A special early bird ticket price is available to those who purchase tickets to the Awards event before July 15.

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

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 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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