Have you secured your ticket to the 2018 eftpos ARA Australian Retail Awards?

Have you secured your ticket to the 2018 eftpos ARA Australian Retail Awards?

The 2018 eftpos Australian Retailers Association (ARA) Australian Retail Awards are approaching. With an impressive panel of judges and Naomi Simson, Founder of RedBalloon, as keynote speaker, this year’s ARA Retail Awards are set to be an event to remember.

First held in the 1970’s, the 2018 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.

The theme of this year’s Awards revolves around The Retail Realm: thinking outside the shop, which encompasses crucial components of the retail sector from customer experience, technology, payments, sustainability, supply chain, growth, employee development and corporate social responsibility. With submissions overflowing from across the country, this year’s Awards will place an emphasis on how small, medium and large businesses think ‘outside the shop’.

Over the past 12 months, the retail industry has experienced a variation of alterations, a result of the evolving digital age and global competitors. This year’s Awards will highlight progressive retailers who have tailored their business model to adhere to the new 24/7 retail landscape.

The ARA have worked with a panel of expert judges ranging from entrepreneurs to long-established retail experts, to determine what constitutes the ‘best in retail’ With 13 awards up for grabs across three retail categories, the renowned Retail Leader of the Year Award will most definitely be the hardest category to judge.

Executive Director of the ARA, Russell Zimmerman is looking forward to celebrating the achievements across the sector as the ARA Retail Awards are a platform to share industry successes and discuss market challenges.

“The ARA Awards breakfast will provide an exceptional learning platform for retailers across the country to engage with other retailers, form all retail networks and develop strategies to improve business performance,” Mr Zimmerman said.

“It will be great to see so many retailers in one room thinking beyond their shopfront and discussing how we as an industry, can turn our market challenges into triumphs.”


The 2018 eftpos ARA Australian Retail Awards will be held on Thursday 18 October at the iconic Myer Mural Hall in Melbourne, a venue rich retail history. Head to the Retail Realm to secure your tickets today.


About The Australian Retailers Association

The ARA aims to ensure retail success by informing, protecting, advocating, educating and saving money for its 7,500 independent and national retail members throughout Australia. The ARA is passionate about supporting careers in Australian retail industry and secure skilled staff to ensure the longevity of Australian Retail. By implementing these service strategies into your business, your business will thrive amongst digital and bricks and mortar competitors. Service is key to the future success of retail and therefore offering a positive experience will ensure customer satisfaction, loyalty and the longevity of your business. Visit www.retail.org.au




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