Nomination Process

1

Select your award category

Select the most appropriate category for yourself/business

2

Ensure you meet the criteria

Ensure you have read, understood and met the criteria for your award category

3

Submit your intention to nominate online

Submit you intention to nominate by following the prompts on each category page

4

Develop and send in your submission

Ensure you send both soft (on USB) and hard (physical) copies of your submission to the ARA by 16 May 2014


 2014 eftpos ARA Australian Retail Awards: WINNERS 

The ARA is proud to announce the following winners:

Victorian Government Victorian Retailer of the Year - Claws 'n' Paws Pet Supplies
FCB Australian Retail HR Practitioner of the Year - Laura Rankin, Super Retail Group
BDO Australian Retail Employer of the Year - PANDORA
Expr3ss! Staff Selection Software Australian Retail Graduate of the Year - Certificate IV - Carmen Apostolatos, Oxfam Shop
Expr3ss! Staff Selection Software Australian Retail Graduate of the Year - Diploma - Piyush Bhanot, ALDI Stores
Roy Morgan Australian Customer Satisfaction Retailer of the Year - ABC Shop
Quest Payment Systems Australian Retail Innovator of the Year - Specsavers
eBay Inc Australian Multichannel Retailer of the Year - Specsavers
Shop for Shops Australian Retail Store Upgrade of the Year - Saltwater Wine
Visa Australian Independent Retailer of the Year - Saltwater Wine & Stormriders
REST Industry Super Australian Individual Retailer of the Year - Sharon Ida, NRMA Insurance
eftpos Australian Retailer of the Year - Priceline Pharmacy


This year, Priceline Pharmacy claimed 2014 eftpos Australian Retailer of the Year title after demonstrating strong track-record in building its business, cutting edge marketing strategies and strong leadership qualities. The ARA congratulates all finalists, runner-ups and winners for their outstanding efforts to the retail industry.

2014 eftpos ARA Australian Retail Awards

For over 40 years now, the ARA Australian Retail Awards have celebrated and paid tribute to Australia's leading retailers.

Since it was reinvigorated in 2008, the ARA Australian Retail Awards program has brought successful retail players from the shop floor to the national stage. As Australia's only national retail award program, the ARA Awards have played a hand in helping many recipients achieve greater success. 

The range of today’s coveted awards also highlights how far the awards program has come from its humble beginnings in the 1970s. Up until 2008, only a small selection of awards were available and the award ceremony itself was a very intimate affair. Today, the ARA strives to provide all award winners and finalists with the invaluable prize of recognition amongst their industry peers as well as in the national media.

This year's Awards were a tremendous success. We look forward to next year's and already have exciting plans to make the 2015 Awards even more spectacular!

For more information on the ARA Australian Retail Awards visit www.retail.org.au, call 1300 368 041 or email awards@retail.org.au

 

View the 2014 ARA Awards program


To say we are over the moon is a massive understatement! It’s great recognition for our amazing team across all of our stores, warehouse and Head Office and rewards them for all of the effort that goes into what we do.


Earlier this year we won NSW Retailer of the Year and Store Fit Out of the Year at the Australian Surf Industry Awards, I guess this qualifies and adds substance to receiving those awards.

The Store Upgrade of the Year Award for the new Saltwater Wine store in Port Macquarie acknowledges the effort by shopfitters, the architect and Wilson’s Head Office team for creating an innovative flexible space.

The store is a brand new format receiving critical acclaim, at 720 square metres it is one of the biggest surf shops in Australia, featuring an espresso bar and over 300 surfboards in stock, the store was over five months in the making. 

 

Anthony Wilson, Saltwater Wine & Stormriders - Shop for Shops Australian Retail Store Upgrade of the Year & VISA Australian Independent Retailer of the Year

Winning the Retail Employer of the Year award is a very timely accolade for all the staff at Pandora as it coincides with our 10th birthday in Australia. The ARA’s theme this year of ‘retail being a career, not just a job’, is a philosophy we are very passionate about, and is an integral part of our HR strategy. 


The recognition that comes with winning this Award is testament to a highly committed workforce who live our values genuinely and consistently, supported by a clear investment in people to ensure that they enjoy what they do and, most importantly, feel valued for doing it. This investment flows through to great outcomes for our customers and consumers and continued success for our wonderful brand. 

Mhairi Holway, PANDORA – BDO Australian Retail Employer of the Year