Saturday 27 July 2013

ARA 2013 Retail Awards Announced

Winners and finalists of the 2013 ARA Australian Retail Awards: 

Visa Australian Retailer of the Year 
Winner: Specsavers 
Runner-up: Myer 
Highly commended: Priceline Pharmacy 
Finalists: Salvo Stores, Jeanswest, Repco 

REST Industry Super Australian Individual Retailer of the Year 
Female – Jo-Anne Oakeshott, Sunglass Hut 
Male – Cameron Richardson, Repco Corporation Limited 

BDO Australian Retail Employer of the Year 

Winner: Specsavers 
Finalists: Jeanswest, Pandora 

Eftpos Australian Independent Retailer of the Year 
Winner: Native Botanical 
Runner-up: Saltwater Wine & Stormriders 
Finalists: Casa Mia, Caesars Furniture, Sydney Street The Realise Group 

Australian Retail Innovator of the Year 
Winner: Brava Sport 
Finalists: BankWest, instant retail, Webstore Pty Ltd trading as Wedding Wish 

Expr3ss! Australian Retail Graduate of the Year – Diploma and Certificate IV 
Diploma – Michelle Hayes, Beacon Lighting 
Certificate IV – Piyush Bhanot, ALDI Stores 

Australian Multi-channel Retailer of the Year 
Winner: Specialty Fashion Group 
Runner-up: The Co-op Australian 

Online Retailer of the Year 
Winner: Shoes of Prey 
Runner-up: Blamey Saunders hears 
Finalists: Beginning Boutique, Sneaking Duck, 

Ausmode Australian Retail HR Practitioner of the Year 

Winner: Jeanswest 
Finalists: Scaffidi Group 

Victorian Retailer of the Year 
Winner: Claws ‘n’ Paws Pet Supplies 
Runner-up: Reader’s Feast Bookstore